Expertise, Dedication, Collaboration,
that’s our responsive capital approach.

Great American Capital Partners is a specialty finance company dedicated to providing opportunistic and responsive capital to the underserved middle market. We originate and underwrite senior secured loans to asset-rich companies across a wide array of industries by leveraging our deep in-house asset valuation expertise to deliver capital solutions that traditional lenders are typically unable to provide. Our customized solutions support a range of growth, refinancing, recapitalization and restructuring needs.

Investment Strategy

We leverage significant in-house asset valuation expertise to gain meaningful insight into collateral values: this singular perspective on real-time market trends and values enables us to extend beyond standard structures to assign value to traditional and non-traditional assets that other lenders are generally unwilling to finance. Our typical transaction ranges from $10 million to $100 million, with the ability to underwrite larger transactions.

We work collaboratively with management teams to develop optimal credit solutions, and often work in partnership with institutional investors such as commercial and regional banks, private equity funds and family offices to deliver comprehensive, creative solutions tailored to each company’s unique situation.

Transaction Types

Our customized capital solutions support healthy and distressed companies by providing an alternative source of capital to meet a wide range of near-and long-term objectives:

  • Working capital
  • Corporate acquisitions
  • Recapitalizations
  • Growth capital
  • Refinancings
  • Restructurings / turnarounds

Transaction Structures

We provide secured debt financing in various forms:
 

  • 1st and 2nd lien secured loans
  • Unitranche loans
  • Debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings
  • FILO (First In Last Out) loans
  • Bridge facilities
  • Hybrid/cash flow loans

Industry Focus

With the capacity and expertise to work in a wide range of industries including retail, oil and gas, metals, heavy equipment, technology, wine and spirits, and healthcare to name a few, here’s an overview of some of the industries we focus on.

Retail

Industrial - Metal

Industrial - Automotive OEMs

Apparel

Oil & Gas

Financial Services

Aerospace & Defense

Technology

Hospitality

News & Events

Great American Capital Partners and KKR Credit Advisors act as Joint Lead Arrangers for C$300 Million Term Loan to Sears Canada Inc.

April 19, 2017 - GACP and KKR Capital Markets LLC announced that they have entered into an agreement with Sears Canada, Inc. (TSX:SCC) to provide a C$300 million senior secured term loan. The first tranche of C$125 million was drawn at closing and the second delayed draw tranche is up to C$175 million. Proceeds from the loan will be used for general corporate purposes. GACP is a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY).

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Great American Capital Partners Provides $20 Million FILO Term Loan to General Finance Corporation

April 18, 2017 - GACP has announced that a fund managed by GACP has entered into an agreement with General Finance Corporation ("GFC") to provide a $20 million term loan for certain subsidiaries of GFC.

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Great American Capital Partners Provides $30 Million to hhgregg, Inc. as part of Wells Fargo-led Financing

March 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great American Capital Partners, LLC ("GACP"), a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:RILY), and Wells Fargo Bank have entered into an agreement with hhgregg, Inc. (the "Company") to provide a $80 million debtor-in possession ("DIP") financing facility. Wells Fargo led the financing, which consists of a $50 million revolving credit facility provided by Wells Fargo and a $30 million term loan facility provided by GACP.

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Great American Capital Partners Provides $20 Million Senior Secured Term Loan to Eleven James

Great American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP), a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY),  has entered into an agreement with Eleven James™, Inc., to provide a $20 million senior secured term loan to be used for general corporate purposes to support the company's continued growth. Eleven James is revolutionizing the luxury goods market with its pioneering "Discover, Experience and Share" platform that optimizes access, variety and value in luxury consumption.

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Great American Capital Partners Provides $25 Million Senior Secured Term Loan to Excel Corporation

Nov. 10, 2016 - Great American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP), has entered into an agreement with Excel Corporation, a leading provider of integrated financial and transaction processing services, to provide a $25 million senior secured credit facility. Proceeds will be used to refinance existing debt and provide additional liquidity for future acquisitions.

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Great American Capital Partners Provides $17 Million Senior Secured Term Loan to EVINE Live

Mar 10, 2016 -- Great American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP), a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), a leading provider of diversified financial and business advisory services, has entered into an agreement with EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) to provide a $17 million senior secured term loan. Proceeds from the loan will be used for general corporate purposes and to support the continued growth of EVINE Live.

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Great American Capital Partners and Wells Fargo Provide Financing to Scrap Metal Services

Dec. 16, 2015 -- Great American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP), a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc.(NASDAQ: RILY), and Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, have entered into an agreement with Scrap Metal Services (SMS) to provide a $63 million senior secured credit facility. Wells Fargo led the financing, which consists of a $40 million asset-based revolving credit facility provided by Wells Fargo and a $23.27 million term loan facility provided jointly by Wells Fargo and GACP.

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Great American Capital Partners Receives Investment from Tennenbaum Capital Partners

October 5, 2015 -- Great American Capital Partners, LLC (GACP), a provider of senior secured loans to middle-market companies and a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY), has received an investment from Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (TCP), a leading alternative investment management firm.

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Great American Capital Partners Closes $25 Million Term Loan to RadioShack

July 6, 2015 -- GACP led a $25 million senior secured first-in last-out (FILO) term loan to General Wireless Operations, Inc., doing business as RadioShack. The term loan is part of a $75 million financing package that includes a $50 million asset-based revolving credit facility led by RBC Capital Markets.

The financing will allow RadioShack to invest in branding and merchandising initiatives, and to continue developing its partnership with Sprint.

In April 2015, General Wireless, an affiliate of the New York-based investment firm, Standard General LP, acquired certain assets of RadioShack, including more than 1,700 store leases, the RadioShack trademark and other intellectual property.

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Great American Capital Partners Provides $17.5 Million Senior Secured Term Loan Facility to Hancock Fabrics

April 22, 2015 - GACP provided a $17.5 million senior secured first-in last-out (FILO) term loan facility to Hancock Fabrics, Inc. GACP's term loan was in conjunction with a new five-year $100 million asset-based revolving credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which replaced Hancock's existing $100 million facility.

The proceeds were used to pay down existing debt and provide Hancock Fabrics the flexibility to execute its store relocation strategy designed to enhance store performance and drive sustainable long-term growth.

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Great American Capital Partners

11100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.966.1446

For general inquiries, please contact:

John Ahn
President
Phone: 310.689.2215
Email: jahn@gacapitalpartners.com

Robert Louzan
Managing Director
Phone: 203.663.5101
Email: rlouzan@gacapitalpartners.com

Doug Stewart
Vice President
Phone: 310.689.2234
Email: dstewart@gacapitalpartners.com

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