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Hercules Expands Wells Fargo Facility, Adds $20MM From AloStar Bank of Commerce

March 08, 2016, 08:03 AM
Filed Under: Lender Finance

Hercules Capital, Inc. announced that effective March 8, 2016, it has expanded its credit facility with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, under which AloStar Bank of Commerce has committed $20.0 million, for a total of $95.0 million in credit capacity under a $300.0 million accordion credit facility, subject to borrowing base, leverage and other restrictions. Borrowings under the enhancement maintain the current interest rate of LIBOR plus 3.25% with no floor and a maturity date to August 2018, plus a 12-month amortization period. The advance rate of 50% against eligible loans remains the same.

“We continue to position our capital stack to optimize the efficiency of our capital and work to lower our cost of debt,” stated Mark R. Harris, chief financial officer of Hercules. “We are very proud to have AloStar join this facility and look forward to working with them. We see AloStar’s commitment as a critical step in moving to the next level of growth.”

Hercules Capital, Inc. is the leading and largest specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured venture growth loans to high-growth, innovative venture capital-backed companies in a broadly diversified variety of technology, life sciences and sustainable and renewable technology industries.

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