WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of $30 Million
6.50% Senior Notes Due 2020
MIAMI -- July 23, 2013
WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: WHF) announced today the
closing of an underwritten public offering of $30,000,000 in aggregate
principal amount of 6.50% senior notes due 2020 (the “Notes”). The Notes will
mature on July 31, 2020 and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or
from time to time at the Company’s option on or after July 31, 2016. The Notes
will bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per year payable on March 31, June 30,
September 30 and December 31 of each year, with the first interest payment
occurring on September 30, 2013. The Company has granted the underwriters an
option to purchase up to an additional $4,500,000 aggregate principal amount
of Notes to cover over-allotments, if any.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. and Citigroup
Global Markets Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.
Barclays Capital Inc. andBB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities,
LLC, acted as co-lead managers for the offering. Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.
and Wunderlich Securities, Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.
The Notes began trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol
“WHFBL” on July 22, 2013.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds to reduce outstanding obligations
under its unsecured term loan.
Investors are advised to consider carefully the investment objectives, risks
and charges and expenses of the Company before investing. The prospectus dated
July 16, 2013, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, contains this and other information about the Company and should
be read carefully before investing.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of the Notes referred to in this
press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation
or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the
securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement
relating to these securities was filed and has been declared effective by the
Securities and Exchange Commission on July 16, 2013. This offering is being
made solely by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective
registration statement.A copy of the final prospectus relating to the
offering may be obtained, when available, from any of the following joint
book-running managers: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus
Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836 or by e-mailing
email@example.com or by calling (800) 503-4611; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods,
Inc., Attention: Capital Markets, 787 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY
10019 or by calling toll-free (800) 966-1559; or Citigroup Global Markets
Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood,
NY 11717 or by calling (800) 831-9146.
About WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.
WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a business development company that originates and
invests in loans to privately held small-cap companies across a broad range of
industries. The Company’s investment activities are managed by its investment
adviser, H.I.G. WhiteHorse Advisers, LLC, an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital,
L.L.C. (“H.I.G. Capital”). H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative
asset manager managing approximately $13 billion of capital across a number of
funds focused on the small-cap market. For more information about H.I.G.
Capital, please visit http://www.higcapital.com. For more information about
the Company, please visit http://www.whitehorsefinance.com.
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than
statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute
forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or
results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of
a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to
update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this press release.
WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.
Alastair Merrick, 212-506-0500
Brian Schaffer, 212-279-3115
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