Daily News: September 6, 2012

Golub Provides Facility for CGP’s Acquisition of Marathon Data


Golub Capital announced that as sole bookrunner and administrative agent it provided a GOLD financing to support the acquisition of Marathon Data Systems by Chicago Growth Partners (CGP) and company management. GOLD financings are Golub Capital’s one-loan debt facilities.

Marathon Data Systems provides configurable, fully featured software solutions for field service businesses of all sizes that can be accessed on a SaaS or on-premise basis. Whether for a $100 million-plus national provider or a single branch business, Marathon offers a suite of services designed to mitigate the key pain points that field service companies face in their daily operations. By integrating Enterprise Resource Planning, Mobile Workforce Management and Customer Relationship Management functionality with a suite of Lead Generation offerings, Marathon Data Systems offers a tailored, fully-featured solution set for pest control, lawn and landscaping, HVAC, plumbing, janitorial, maid and carpet cleaning field service companies.

“We are very excited to close another deal with Chicago Growth Partners. Having successfully closed half a dozen deals with CGP, we’ve come to appreciate their strong partnership mentality and focused diligence and execution process,” stated Stefano Robertson, a managing director at Golub Capital.

Devin Mathews, a managing partner at Chicago Growth Partners, commented, “Golub Capital continues to be a terrific partner for CGP as they understand the nature of pulling together a middle market deal. They were a visible partner throughout the process and delivered on their promises, ultimately facilitating a very efficient closing. We look forward to working with them again.”

Golub Capital is a provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one-loan financings (through the firm’s proprietary GOLD facility), senior, second lien, and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity.