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Golub Capital Named Lender Of The Year M&A Atlas Award

November 02, 2015, 07:52 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

Golub Capital announced it was named "Lender of the Year" in the Large Mid Markets category at the 7th annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards. Golub Capital also won "Pharma & Medical Device Deal of the Year, Americas" for its financing of Flexan Corporation. Presented by the Global M&A Network, the awards honor the best value-generating deals, star dealmaker teams and outstanding firms from the North and South American mergers and acquisitions communities.

The firm received "Lender of the Year" for deploying over $4.7 billion of loans in the first half of 2015, with over 80% repeat clients. Its largest deal in this period was a $515 million financing to support the recapitalization of Data Device Corporation, a portfolio company of Behrman Capital.

The firm also received "Pharma & Medical Device Deal of the Year, Americas" for its financing of Flexan Corporation by Linden Capital Partners. Golub Capital led the transaction as Administrative Agent, Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner, providing a GOLD financing and co-investment equity.

"We would like to thank the Global M&A Network, and all our colleagues and investors who cast a vote in the award process. We are greatly honored by the recognition and will continue to provide best in class reliability and partnership," said Andy Steuerman, Head of Middle Market Lending.

Award recipients were selected independently based on a set of criteria for individual award categories. Deal performance criteria included: (1) Deal style, complexity, structure, sector; (2)  Jurisdiction, negotiation, regulatory; (3) Resiliency, brand, leadership; (4) Transaction impact, financial value, and (5) Post acquisition strategy/integration, etc. All nominees were required to pay an entry fee for consideration.

Golub Capital's award winning middle market lending team structures financing solutions with hold positions of up to $300 million. The team also underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities and a proprietary suite of GOLD (one-loan debt) facilities, up to $500 million. Golub Capital has been a top 3 US Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through Q3 2015 for senior secured loans of up to $500 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals).

Golub Capital is a nationally recognized credit asset manager with over $15 billion of capital under management. Golub Capital has four highly complementary business lines led by exceptional teams of credit professionals: Middle Market Lending, Late Stage Lending, Broadly Syndicated Loans and Opportunistic Credit. Golub Capital's lending offices are located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Charlotte.

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