Golub Capital supports Linsalata’s refinancing of Whitcraft

Golub Capital has provided undisclosed financing to back Linsalata Capital‘s refinancing of Whitcraft LLC. Based in Eastford, Connecticut, Whitcraft is a maker of aerospace components.

PRESS RELEASE

CHICAGO, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Golub Capital announced today that as Administrative Agent, Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner, it provided a GOLD financing to support the refinancing of Whitcraft LLC (“Whitcraft” or “the Company”) by Linsalata Capital Partners (“Linsalata Capital”). GOLD financings are Golub Capital’s One-Loan Debt facilities.

Whitcraft is a leading manufacturer of precision formed, machined, and fabricated flight-critical aerospace components. Since Whitcraft was founded in the 1960s, the Company has developed solid, long-term relationships with the global leaders in the gas turbine industry including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Honeywell, Siemens, Rolls-Royce and the United States government. Whitcraft is also a prime supplier to major global Tier 1 revenue-sharing partners including MTU, GKN, Samsung Techwin and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Golub Capital’s financing provides the Company with the financial backing and flexibility to continue to make investments in technology and in the capacity required to support its customers’ growth in the years ahead.

“This transaction marks our fifth platform investment with Linsalata and our first GOLD financing for them,” noted Stefano Robertson, a Managing Director at Golub Capital. “We are very excited about the continued partnership we have both with the team from Linsalata as well as the senior management at Whitcraft, who we have known since 1998. Whitcraft is a recognized leader in its markets in which it competes and has a strong reputation for quality. We are excited to support the Company’s growth initiatives.”

Murad Beg, a Principal at Linsalata Capital, said, “Golub Capital has been a strong supporter of ours and has always understood our long-term investment objectives as it relates to Whitcraft. They delivered a seamless and efficient financing that lowered Whitcraft’s total cost of capital. Partnering with Golub allows management to focus on the business and our related goals. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

About Golub Capital Middle Market Lending
Golub Capital’s award winning middle market lending team structures financing solutions with hold positions of up to $250 million. The team also underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities and a proprietary suite of GOLD (one-loan debt) facilities, up to $500 million. Golub Capital has been a top 3 US Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through Q1 2015 for senior secured loans of up to $500 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals).

Golub Capital is a nationally recognized credit asset manager with over $10 billion of capital under management. Golub Capital has four highly complementary business lines led by exceptional teams of credit professionals: Middle Market Lending, Late Stage Lending, Broadly Syndicated Loans and Opportunistic Credit. Golub Capital’s lending offices are located in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.golubcapital.com.

About Linsalata Capital
Located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Linsalata Capital Partners was founded in 1984 and has combined its strong financial capabilities with extensive operational experience to accelerate the growth of middle-market companies. In its more than 31 years of investing, the firm has completed 106 buy-side transactions totaling more than $3 billion. Linsalata Capital Partners is currently investing from its seventh fund, Linsalata Capital Partners Fund VI, L.P., with $427 million in committed equity capital.