American Capital's Sponsor Finance Group Invests $59 Million in Three Companies in the First Quarter of 2013

    American Capital's Sponsor Finance Group Invests $59 Million in Three
                    Companies in the First Quarter of 2013

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., April 19, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq:
ACAS) ("American Capital") announced today that in the first quarter of 2013,
its Sponsor Finance Group invested over $59 million, in support of leading
private equity firms.

"During the first quarter of 2013, we invested in three global middle market
companies. Our transaction execution was efficient and we were able to
provide competitive pricing and terms, working both directly with sponsors and
participating in syndicated second lien term loans with leading investment
banks," said Adam Spence, Managing Director, American Capital. "The American
Capital Sponsor Finance Group, with 29 investment professionals in the United
States and Europe, is able to provide one stop financing solutions and
subordinated debt capital and participate in syndicated second lien term

"Our flexible capital and our wide-ranging financing capabilities position us
to move quickly and finance new attractive acquisitions, capital structure
refinancings and corporate growth initiatives," said Bowen Diehl, Managing
Director, American Capital. "We look forward to an active year of supporting
our sponsor partners in new buyouts and in growing their portfolio companies,
while forging and enhancing new relationships in the sponsor community."

A summary of transactions is outlined below.

Total Safety, Inc.
In March 2013, American Capital invested in a second lien facility to support
a leading private equity firm in the refinancing of Total Safety, Inc., the
premier global outsourced provider of integrated safety and compliance
solutions for clients operating in highly-regulated, hazardous environments.
Headquartered in Houston, TX, the company's solutions include the rental,
inspection, service and repair of respiratory protection equipment, gas
detection and monitoring equipment and portable instrumentation, as well as
the installation and service of complex breathing air systems, technical
private facility communication networks and gas monitoring, fire detection and
suppression systems.

Datapipe, Inc.
In March 2013, American Capital invested in a second lien facility to support
a leading private equity firm's purchase of Datapipe, Inc., a leading global
provider of outsourced IT solutions to medium and large size enterprise
customers. Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with data center facilities in
New York, Virginia, San Jose, London, Iceland, Hong Kong and Shanghai,
Datapipe offers a range of managed services, including
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and cloud
computing solutions.

Neways, Inc.
In February 2013, American Capital invested in a new first lien facility as
part of the refinancing of its existing portfolio company, Neways, Inc., a
multi-level marketing firm. American Capital acted as lead syndication and
administrative agent on the deal. Headquartered in Springville, UT, Neways
sells personal care and nutritional health products, including liquid
vitamins, dietary supplements, and beauty care products through a global
network of independent distributors.

American Capital and its affiliated funds have invested approximately $31
billion in over 550 portfolio companies both directly and in support of
leading financial partners in change of control transactions. For more
information about American Capital's portfolio, go to

American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm
and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its
asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in
middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured
products. American Capital manages $18.6 billion of assets, including assets
on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated
managers, with $117 billion of total assets under management (including
levered assets). Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly
traded American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) with approximately a $13
billion market capitalization and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.
(Nasdaq: MTGE) with approximately a $1.5 billion market capitalization. From
its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate,
European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to
$750 million. For further information, please refer to

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements
regarding expected results of American Capital are subject to various factors
and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of
transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions,
changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes
in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made

Adam Spence, Managing Director, Sponsor Finance Group
Bowen Diehl, Managing Director, Sponsor Finance Group
(301) 951-6122
(301) 654-6714 Fax

SOURCE American Capital, Ltd.

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