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Chicago, IL, United States, 2012/07/25 - GE Antares, a unit of GE Capital, announced today it served as administrative agent on a $150 million senior credit facility to support the acquisition of Henry Company, LLC by a group of investors - (NYSE: GE) - GEantares.com. NYSE: GE
Graham Partners led the acquisition, partnering with OceanBridge Partners; other investors included management and the former owners of the Company. GE Capital Markets served as sole lead arranger and bookrunner on the transaction.
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Henry Company, LLC is one of North America’s leading manufacturers and distributors of roofing and building envelope products and systems.
“The GE Antares team understands our business, and working on our prior transactions enabled them to structure a deal which helps us build a stronger business,” said Rob Newbold, managing principal at Graham Partners. “The team’s responsiveness and industry knowledge was invaluable on this acquisition and we look forward to working with them as we continue to grow our business.”
“GE’s relationship with Graham Partners and Henry Company enabled us to provide a financing solution that worked for all parties,” said Brian Polomsky, senior vice president of GE Antares. “We look forward to working with them as they enhance Henry’s leadership in building high performance and innovative building solutions.”
About Henry Products
Henry products control the flow of water, vapor, air, and energy through the entire building envelope, from foundation to roof. Henry understands the principles of integrating air and vapor barrier, roofing, and waterproofing systems to ensure superior building performance. Henry professionals offer designers, contractors, and building owners a combination of technical experience and a commitment to provide quality products. For more than 75 years, Henry has been the trusted source for a variety of building solutions.
About Graham Partners
Graham Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in companies with proprietary technologies, advanced manufacturing know-how, innovative product development capabilities, and exceptional growth potential. Graham Partners targets businesses with revenues between $30 million and $500 million, and will invest in smaller companies to the extent they complement one or more of its other holdings. Since the firm's founding in 1988, Graham Partners has closed over sixty acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and divestitures. Today, the committed capital of the Graham Partners funds and Graham led co-investments totals approximately $1.6 billion. Based in suburban Philadelphia, the firm has access to extensive operating resources and industrial expertise as a member of The Graham Group, an alliance of independently owned and operated industrial and investment management businesses that share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Donald C. Graham.
About GE Antares Capital
GE Antares (geantares.com) is a unit of GE Capital, Americas. We are builders, not bankers. With offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, GE Antares is a leading middle market lender, offering a “one-stop” source for GE’s lending and other services offered to middle market private equity sponsors.
About GE Capital
GE Capital offers consumers and businesses around the globe an array of financial products and services. For more information, visit gecapital.com or follow company news via Twitter (@GECapitalNews). GE is Imagination at Work - a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems.