Antares backs Kohlberg’s acquisition of GPRS

Antares has provided a credit facility to back Kohlberg & Company's buyout of Toledo, Ohio-based GPRS, a provider of advanced scanning services for subsurface infrastructure.

Antares has provided a credit facility to back Kohlberg & Company’s buyout of Toledo, Ohio-based GPRS, a provider of advanced scanning services for subsurface infrastructure. No financial terms were disclosed.

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Antares announced today that it served as lead left arranger and is acting as administrative agent on a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of GPRS Holdings (“GPRS”) by Kohlberg & Company (“Kohlberg”).
Founded in 2001 in Toledo, OH, GPRS is the nation’s largest provider of advanced scanning services for subsurface infrastructure. GPRS has an extensive nationwide network of 250+ highly trained and experienced project managers in every major U.S. market.

“We view Antares as a value-added partner which provided certain and scalable financing, important in the current market,” said Benjamin Mao, partner of Kohlberg. “Antares has provided GPRS with a flexible capital structure that will support the company in its execution of its long-term strategic plan.”

“As always, we’re pleased to support Kohlberg in their latest investment,” said Vince Di Grande, senior vice president with Antares Capital. “GPRS is a market leader with a strong value proposition for its clients and world class operations. We look forward to working closely with Kohlberg and the GPRS team as they pursue continued growth for the business.”

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