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European Capital Invests 4 Million Euros In Mezzanine Bonds To Support The Acquisition Of A Controlling Stake In Precisium Group By Alliance Industrie's Shareholders

"We were glad to count European Capital among our early supporters in the process of acquiring Precisium Group," stated Jean-Jacques Lafont, Alliance Industrie President.  "This addition immediately positions the combined group as the leader in the distribution of automotive spare parts in France and the UK." 

Since its inception, European Capital has invested €3.4 billion in over 100 companies in Europe.  For more information on European Capital's portfolio, go to

ABOUT EUROPEAN CAPITAL  European Capital is an investment company for pan-European equity, mezzanine, unitranche and senior debt investments with €1.2 billion in assets under management.  European Capital is a wholly-owned affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. ("American Capital").  European Capital is managed by European Capital Financial Services (Guernsey), a wholly-owned affiliate of American Capital (the "Investment Manager").  The Investment Manager has offices in London and Paris.  As of 31 December 2012, the Investment Manager had 5 investment teams with 22 investment professionals and employed 27 support staff.  European Capital and its affiliates will consider senior, unitranche and mezzanine debt investment opportunities from 10 million to 40 million and up to 400 million for One Stop Buyout®, in either in euros or in sterling. For further information, please refer to

ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL   American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. American Capital manages $21.2 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $112 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets).  Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) with approximately a $13 billion market capitalization and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE) with approximately a $1.5 billion market capitalization. From its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $750 million. For further information, please refer to

Contact: European Capital Financial Services Limited + 33 1 40 68 06 66  Stephane Legrand, Managing Director

SOURCE European Capital Limited

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