CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: GBDC), a business development company, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, GC SBIC V, L.P., has received approval for a license from the United States Small Business Administration ("SBA") to operate as a Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC"). This is the second SBIC license granted to the Company through its SBIC subsidiaries.
As an SBIC, GC SBIC V, L.P. will be subject to a variety of regulations and oversight by the SBA concerning, among other things, the size and nature of the companies in which it may invest as well as the structure of those investments.
The license will allow GC SBIC V, L.P. to obtain leverage by issuing SBA-guaranteed debentures, subject to the issuance of a capital commitment by the SBA and customary procedures. Debentures are loans issued by an SBIC which have interest payable semi-annually and a ten-year maturity. The interest rate is fixed at the time of issuance at a market-driven spread over U.S. Treasury Notes with ten-year maturities.
"We are very pleased to have received approval for a second SBIC license within our business development company, particularly given our strong origination volume this quarter," said Golub Capital BDC, Inc. CEO David Golub. "This should provide us with additional attractive long-term debt capital."ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL BDC, INC. Golub Capital BDC, Inc. principally invests in senior secured, one stop, mezzanine and second lien loans of middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. Golub Capital BDC, Inc.'s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, GC Advisors LLC, an affiliate of the Golub Capital group of companies ("Golub Capital"). ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL With over $7 billion of capital under management, Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one stop financings (through the firm's proprietary GOLD and MEGA GOLD facilities), senior, second lien, and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. The firm underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $250 million. Golub Capital's hold sizes range up to $200 million per transaction. Golub Capital has been a Top 3 Traditional Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through 3Q 2012 for senior secured loans of up to $100 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals). In 2012, Golub Capital was awarded the ACG New York Champion's Award for "Senior Lender Firm of the Year." Golub Capital is a national firm with principal offices in Chicago and New York. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.golubcapital.com. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Golub Capital BDC, Inc. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.