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Golub Capital Named Lender, BDC of The Year by Private Debt Investor

March 02, 2016, 07:10 AM
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Golub Capital announced it has been named 2015 Lender of the Year, Americas; Senior Lender of the Year; and BDC of the Year by Private Debt Investor ("PDI"), a global independent publication based in London, covering the private debt and private equity industries.

"Golub Capital proved it was ahead of the pack with a strong year of fundraising, originating new deals and hiring some of the industry's best talent," according to PDI, which is why the Firm took multiple top awards. Golub Capital's middle market lending had a strong year across the board with $14 billion in new loan originations in 2015, holding about $8.4 billion of that – its largest volume yet. "About 70 percent of the $8.4 billion in loans that Golub held on book in 2015 went into unitranche deals. The Firm has a strong unitranche franchise, arranging deals and then syndication slices of the debt to other lenders," said PDI.

In regards to Golub Capital BDC of the Year award, PDI notes: "Golub Capital BDC reported positive financials in its fourth quarter earnings report while many of its rivals suffered mark-downs stemming from market volatility. The Firm reported a new increase in net assets of $20.6 million or 40 cents per share as of 31 December, up from $19.5 million or 38 cents per share the previous quarter. This is the 14th consecutive NAV rise for the Golub business development company at a time when many other BDCS are reporting declines."

"We are greatly honored by PDI's recognition and we will continue to provide best in class reliability and partnership," said Andy Steuerman, Head of Middle Market Lending. "We want to thank all of our colleagues and investors who cast a vote in the award process."

PDI began the awards process last November by shortlisting names for the 37 categories across three broad regions; the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Selections by the editorial team were guided by their own market knowledge, many in-depth conversations with market experts and discussions with other editorial colleagues within PEI Media in their New York, London and Hong Kong offices.

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

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