Crown Capital increases loan to Triple Five to $20 mln


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Canadian specialty finance firm Crown Capital Partners has provided an additional $5 million to Triple Five Intercontinental Group Ltd, a Calgary-based explorer, developer and producer of petroleum and natural gas.

The financing adds to a $15 million loan provided last year.

Triple Five is currently generating about 5,100 barrels of oil-equivalent production per day from eight Alberta wells, of which about 81 percent is natural gas and 19 percent is natural gas liquids.

It will use the deal’s proceeds to support growth initiatives.

Crown is investing from its $300 million special situations fund, Crown Capital Partner Funding.

PRESS RELEASE

Crown Capital Partners Provides Additional $5 Million to Portfolio Company Triple Five Intercontinental Group Ltd

CALGARY, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced that Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP (“Crown Partners Fund”) has advanced an additional $5 million to Triple Five Intercontinental Group Ltd. (“Triple Five”), a privately held, Calgary-based company engaged in the exploration, development and production of petroleum and natural gas.

Founded in 2014, Triple Five’s assets are located in west central Alberta, where the company has a 100% working interest in 20 contiguous sections of land (approximately 12,800 net acres) in the Spirit River zone. Triple Five is currently producing approximately 5,100 barrels of oil equivalent production per day from eight producing wells, of which approximately 81% is natural gas and 19% is natural gas liquids. The drilling results from the two most recent wells have outperformed expectations, more than doubling the company’s natural gas liquids production. The additional funding from Crown Partners Fund will be used for capital expenditures to support growth initiatives.

Crown Partners Fund provided Triple Five with a $15 million, three-year term loan on September 4, 2018. The term loan bears a fixed interest rate of 10.5% per annum and includes a royalty to Crown Partners Fund based on Triple Five’s gross sales. Concurrent with this $5 million investment, the term of the original agreement was extended by six months.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)
Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

For further information: Craig Armitage, Investor Relations, [email protected], (416) 347-8954

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