BioAmber Inks $25M Debt Financing for Ontario Project

BioAmber Inc. (NYSE and EURONEXT Paris: BIOA), a company focused on converting renewable feedstock into chemicals, has closed a US$25 million term loan with U.S. specialty finance firm Hercules Technology Growth Capital. The debt facility will provide capital needed to construct and start a 30,000 metric ton bio-succinic acid facility in Sarnia, Ontario. The venture-backed BioAmber, which has offices in Montréal and Minneapolis, Minnesota, raised US$71.9 million from its initial public offering in May 2013.


BioAmber Closes $25 million Loan from Hercules

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – 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.

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SOURCE BioAmber Inc.

For further information:
BioAmber Investor Contact
Chad Rubin
The Trout Group, LLC
740 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: + 1 (646) 378-2947

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