Prospect Capital Corp. has recapped CCPI Inc. with $33.9 million of combined debt and equity financing. Blanchester, Ohio-based CCPI develops proprietary refractory materials, temperature sensing devices, and other products. Prospect now holds a majority stake in the company.
Prospect Capital Corporation PSEC +1.40% (“Prospect”) announced today that Prospect has funded a recapitalization of CCPI Inc. (“CCPI” or the “Company”) with $33.9 million of combined debt and equity financing.
CCPI was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Blanchester, Ohio. The Company develops, manufactures, and sells a range of proprietary refractory materials, temperature sensing devices, and other consumable products. CCPI’s high-tolerance products are used in multiple industrial applications, including steel production, aluminum production, and industrial heat treating. CCPI has manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Connecticut, the United Kingdom, and Bahrain. The Company also maintains a sales office in the Netherlands. CCPI sells its products under various proprietary brands including COMAT(R) and TunTemp(R).
The purpose of the recapitalization was to provide an opportunity for the owners of CCPI to monetize their ownership interests. As a result of the recapitalization, Prospect is the controlling shareholder of CCPI.
“The senior managers of CCPI, who have invested alongside Prospect in the recapitalization, look forward to growing CCPI with Prospect,” said Mike Williams, President and CEO of CCPI. “Prospect has extensive experience as a supportive, long-term investor in US-based mid-sized industrial and other businesses.”
“We are impressed with the Company’s technical excellence and expansive product offering as a global leader in its market,” said Bart J. de Bie, a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management LLC. “This recapitalization of CCPI demonstrates Prospect’s ability to make combined debt and equity investments to generate compelling yield and total return for our shareholders.”
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