Mount Logan Capital Inc. increases its stake in
All amounts are shown in United States dollars, unless otherwise specified.
TORONTO, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mount Logan Capital Inc. (NEO: MLC) (“Mount Logan” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (“Portman Ridge”), which is managed by Sierra Crest Investment Management LLC (“Sierra Crest”), in which Mount Logan holds a minority interest, today announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (formerly NASDAQ: HCAP) (“HCAP “). The combined company is managed externally by Sierra Crest and is expected to have total assets of approximately $ 614 million after closing.
HCAP was a publicly traded, closed-end, externally managed (“BDC”) US-based business development company within the meaning of the United States. Investment Companies Act 1940, as amended (the “1940 Law”) which offered personalized financing to small and medium-sized businesses located across North America. The merger received strong support from HCAP’s shareholder base, with over 96% of voting shareholders approving the transaction.
As part of the merger transaction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mount Logan contributed additional capital to Sierra Crest, increasing its stake in Sierra Crest from 21.40% to 24.99%.
Ted Goldthorpe, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Mount Logan, said, “The completion of the HCAP merger highlights the continued execution of Portman Ridge’s strategy to target attractive consolidation opportunities in the BDC space. We anticipate that the growth and scale-up of the combined company will benefit and support the future earnings growth of Sierra Crest and ultimately Mount Logan by providing a broader base of permanent fee-generating capital.
About Mont Logan Capital Inc.
Mount Logan Capital Inc. is an alternative asset management firm that focuses on public and private debt securities in the North American market. The Company seeks out, assesses, underwrites, manages, monitors and invests primarily in loans, debt securities and other credit-oriented instruments that present attractive risk-adjusted returns and present a low risk of capital depreciation throughout. along the credit cycle.
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This press release is not, and should not be construed as, a prospectus or an advertisement, and the communication of this press release is not, and should in no way be construed as, an offer. sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of the Company or any fund or other investment vehicle. This press release is not intended for American people. The shares of the Company are not and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Company is not and will not be registered under the 1940 Act. US nationals are not permitted to purchase shares of the Company in the absence of an applicable exemption from registration under each of these laws. In addition, the number of investors in the United States, or who are United States nationals or who purchase on behalf of or for the benefit of United States nationals, will be limited to the number required to comply with an available exemption from the registration requirements of the United States. 1940 Act.
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Mont Logan Capital Inc.
365 Bay Street, Suite 800
Toronto, ON M5H 2V1