Encina Business Credit announced a recapitalization and an expanded capital base provided by affiliated funds of Barings along with participation from Encina management. In conjunction with the recapitalization, Encina changed its name to Eclipse Business Capital.
U.S. Bank entered into a definitive agreement to purchase PFM Asset Management under its subsidiary, U.S. Bancorp Asset Management. PFM Asset Management will continue to operate as a separate entity. The agreement was signed on July 7 and is expected to close in Q4/21.
Horizon Technology Finance Management entered into an agreement with Waterfall Asset Management to originate and manage a venture debt portfolio. Horizon will originate and manage an initial commitment of $100 million, with the potential to increase to $300 million over time.
Oaktree Specialty Lending closed its previously announced merger with Oaktree Strategic Income Corporation (OCSI), with Oaktree Specialty Lending as the surviving company.
Harvest Capital Credit (HCAP) and Portman Ridge Finance (PTMN) entered into a definitive agreement under which HCAP will merge with and into PTMN, a business development company managed by Sierra Crest Investment Management.
Oaktree Specialty Lending and Oaktree Strategic Income are merging, with Oaktree Specialty Lending as the surviving company. Oaktree Fund Advisors waived a total of $6 million of management fees for two years following closing in support of the merger.
Goldman Sachs BDC completed its merger with Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending. BofA Securities and Dechert served as financial and legal advisors to Goldman Sachs BDC, while Morgan Stanley and Eversheds Sutherland served as the financial and legal advisors to Goldman Sachs Middle Market Lending.
Barings BDC and MVC Capital entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined company, which will remain externally managed by Barings, is expected to have more than $1.2 billion of investments on a pro forma basis.
Centric Brands entered into a restructuring support agreement, led by certain funds managed by Blackstone, Ares Management, and HPS Investment Partners, to recapitalize the company and provide $435 million in debtor-in-possession financing.