BB&T Capital Markets Serves as a Co-Manager on Capitala Finance Corporation’s Convertible Notes Offering
BB&T Capital Markets’ Financial Services Group completed a transaction for Capitala Finance Corporation, serving as a co-manager on the $50mm Convertible Notes Offering (NASDAQ: CPTAG), and helping to raise $50mm of gross proceeds for our client.
Capitala expects to use a portion of the net proceeds from the 6.00% Senior Notes due 2022, and the 5.75% Convertible Notes due 2022 offerings to redeem all of the outstanding indebtedness under the 7.125% 2014 Notes. On May 26, 2017, Capitala officially called the remaining $113.44mm in aggregate principal of the 2014 Notes, and will redeem them on June 25, 2017 at 100% of their principal amount ($25 per note), plus accrued and unpaid interest. Any net proceeds in excess of the outstanding indebtedness of the 2014 Notes will be used to repay borrowings under Capitala’s credit facility. Total gross proceeds of the Senior Notes includes the $5.0mm exercise of the underwriter’s 30 day overallotment option. Capitala also granted the underwriter’s a 30 day option to purchase an additional $7.50mm Convertible Notes to cover overallotments.
About the Companies
Capitala Finance Corporation is an externally managed non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Capitala’s investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.
BB&T Capital Markets Financial Services Group has extensive experience providing community banks and thrifts, business development companies, and other specialty finance companies with a full range of public and private capital raising solutions, M&A advisory, fairness opinions and other strategic advisory services.
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