Category: Industry News

Norwest Equity Invests in Actagro; GE, Others Provide Financing

Norwest Equity Partners has made a significant investment in Actagro, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of organic liquid and specialty plant nutrients. Norwest Mezzanine Partners, GE Antares Capital and Madison Capital Funding participated in the financing for this transaction.

Main Street Capital Closes New Portfolio Investment

Main Street Capital has completed a new portfolio investment, consisting of $12.1 million in first lien secured debt and a $2.9 million direct equity investment, in NRP Jones, which supported the acquisition of the NRP group of companies by Main Street and a group of private investors.

Prospect Provides $91.1 Million for Five Investments

Prospect Capital provided $31.1 million of senior secured debt to VanDeMark Chemical. Separately, Prospect provided $8 million of senior secured debt to a provider of non-destructive testing services, and also provided $52 million in secured financing to three separate existing portfolio companies.

Maryland Governor Asks Immelt to Unfreeze R.G. Steel Funds

The Baltimore Sun reported that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has asked GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt to reconsider GE Capital’s decision to freeze some of R.G. Steel’s funds, saying the move has contributed to the firm’s decision to lay off workers.