BioAmber Closes $25 Mln from Hercules Capital

BioAmber said Thursday that it has received a $25 million loan from Hercules Capital. The financing is in addition to the $71.9 million that BioAmber raised for its IPO in May 2013. Based in Minneapolis, Minn., BioAmber is a sustainable chemicals company.


MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – BioAmber Inc. (NYSE and EURONEXT Paris: BIOA) announced today that it has closed on a $25 million, three-year term loan with Hercules Capital.
The $25 million debt facility is in addition to the $71.9 million of net proceeds that BioAmber received in connection with its initial public offering in May 2013. A description of the loan agreement can be found in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 28, 2013.
“This debt financing helps ensure we have the capital needed to construct and start up our planned 30,000 metric ton bio-succinic acid facility in Sarnia, Ontario,” said Andrew Ashworth, Chief Financial Officer.
About BioAmber
BioAmber (NYSE: BIOA) is a sustainable chemicals company. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, resins, food additives and personal care products. For more information about BioAmber visit
About Hercules
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) is the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related markets, including technology, biotechnology, life science and energy technology (aka cleantech) industries, at all stages of development. Since inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $3.8 billion to over 240 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing. Companies interested in learning more about financing opportunities should contact, or call 650.289.3060.