BOSTON, June 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- THL Credit, Inc. (Nasdaq:TCRD) ("THL Credit") announced today that it has closed its public offering of 7,590,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $14.62 per share, raising $111.0 million in gross proceeds. The 7,590,000 shares of common stock include 990,000 shares from the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters that was exercised in full. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Barclays acted as joint book-running managers for this offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a Stifel Company, acted as lead manager for this offering. BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, JMP Securities and Maxim Group LLC acted as co-managers for this offering.
THL Credit intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including working capital requirements.
ABOUT THL CREDITTHL Credit is an externally-managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company (BDC) under the Investment Company Act of 1940. THL Credit's investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation, primarily through investments in privately negotiated debt and equity securities of middle market companies. THL Credit is headquartered in Boston, with additional investment teams in Los Angeles, New York and Houston. THL Credit is a direct lender to middle market companies and invests in subordinated, or mezzanine, debt and second lien secured debt, which may include an associated equity component such as warrants, preferred stock or other similar securities. THL Credit also selectively invests in first lien secured loans that generally have structures with higher interest rates, which include unitranche investments or loan structures that combine characteristics of traditional first lien senior secured loans as well as second lien and subordinated loans. In certain instances THL Credit will also make direct equity investments, including equity investments into or through funds, and may also selectively invest in more broadly syndicated first lien secured loans from time to time. THL Credit's investment activities are managed by THL Credit Advisors LLC, an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.