The New York-based investment firm Prospect Capital announced today that it has made a secured second lien investment of $39 million to support the recapitalization of Totes Isotoner, a company controlled by affiliates of MidOcean Partners and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., LLC.
Totes Isotoner, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, makes and distributes “functional” accessories, including umbrellas, gloves, hats, and slippers.
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) (“Prospect”) announced today that Prospect has made a secured second lien investment of $39 million to support the recapitalization of Totes Isotoner Corporation (“Totes Isotoner” or “Company”), a company controlled by affiliates of MidOcean Partners (“MidOcean”) and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., LLC (“BRS”).
Totes Isotoner is a designer, distributor, and retailer of high-quality, branded functional accessories, such as umbrellas, gloves, hats, scarves, sandals, and slippers. The Company maintains a leading market share in department stores, national chains, mass merchants, and food and drug stores in North America and Europe through its familiar Totes, Isotoner, and Acorn brands.
“Prospect was able to commit to this transaction quickly by focusing on critical business due diligence items within an expeditious timeframe,” said Benton Cummings, a Managing Director of Prospect Capital Management. “Totes Isotoner and its management team have an impressive track record of operational and financial performance, and we are delighted to support MidOcean and BRS with our investment.”
Prospect has closed more than $700 million of new originations so far in calendar year 2011.
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