Also in January 2013, the Company sold its remaining $10.0 million face amount of EP Energy, LLC Senior Unsecured Notes at a price of 113.375 resulting in a realized capital gain of $1.3 million, or $0.06 per common share. The Company's total investment in EP Energy, LLC Senior Unsecured Notes, which began as a $25 million participation in their original issuance in April 2012, generated an internal rate of return of 36.5% with a return on investment of 1.16x.
Steve Gardner, President and CEO stated, "We are pleased to report this update in portfolio activity. Like the EP Energy and Midstates investments, the Talos investment represents a highly liquid security, with a reasonable yield and outstanding credit quality. We have been working closely with Spirit and Contour for several months now regarding the restructuring of their credit facilities, and we are happy to report their completion. In both cases, I believe we have improved the credit quality of our investments, providing those businesses with the support and capital they need to be successful, and increasing our opportunity to meaningfully participate in their financial upside. EP Energy, STP, Powder River and Tammany all represent successful exits with solid overall returns. We continue to seek opportunities to expand our portfolio and provide superior returns for our investors."
About NGP Capital Resources Company
NGP Capital Resources Company is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. We principally invest in private companies and from time to time, we may also invest in public companies. We invest primarily in senior secured and mezzanine loans according to our business plan and in some instances receive equity interests in portfolio companies in connection with such investments. Our manager is NGP Investment Advisor, LP, an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management ("NGP ECM"). Founded in 1988, NGP ECM is a premier investment franchise in the natural resources industry, which together with its affiliates has managed $13 billion in cumulative committed capital since inception.