CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Golub Capital BDC, Inc. (the "Company"), a business development company (NASDAQ: GBDC, www.golubcapitalbdc.com), announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 4,500,000 shares of common stock at $15.87 per share. Wells Fargo Securities, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The co-managers are RBC Capital Markets and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel. The offering of the shares will be made under the Company's shelf registration statement, which was filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The offering is expected to close on January 18, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 675,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to invest in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objective and strategies and for general corporate purposes. A portion of the net proceeds from the offering is expected to be utilized to capitalize GC SBIC V, L.P., our wholly owned subsidiary, following which we expect GC SBIC V, L.P. to issue debentures and make investments in accordance with our investment strategy. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to repay amounts outstanding under our credit facility.
Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of the Company before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement dated January 14, 2013 and the accompanying prospectus dated January 30, 2012, which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, contain this and other information about the Company and should be read carefully before investing.
The information in the prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release is not complete and may be changed. The prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and this press release are not offers to sell any securities of the Company and are not soliciting an offer to buy such securities in any state where such offer and sale is not permitted.
The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, 375 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10152, Attn: Equity Syndicate or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (800) 326-5897; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York, 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department or by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (866) 718-1649; or UBS Investment Bank, 299 Park Ave., New York, New York 10171, Attn: Prospectus Department or by calling (888) 827-7275.
ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL BDC, INC.
Golub Capital BDC, Inc. principally invests in senior secured, one stop, mezzanine and second lien loans of middle-market companies that are, in most cases, sponsored by private equity investors. Golub Capital BDC, Inc.'s investment activities are managed by its investment adviser, GC Advisors LLC, an affiliate of the Golub Capital group of companies ("Golub Capital").
ABOUT GOLUB CAPITAL
With over $7 billion of capital under management, Golub Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for the middle market, including one stop financings (through the firm's proprietary GOLD and MEGA GOLD facilities), senior, second lien, and subordinated debt, preferred stock and co-investment equity. The firm underwrites and syndicates senior credit facilities up to $250 million. Golub Capital's hold sizes range up to $200 million per transaction.
Golub Capital has been a Top 3 Traditional Middle Market Bookrunner each year from 2008 through 3Q 2012 for senior secured loans of up to $100 million for leveraged buyouts (according to Thomson Reuters LPC and internal data; based on number of deals). In 2012, Golub Capital was awarded the ACG New York Champion's Award for "Senior Lender Firm of the Year" and "Lender Firm of the Year" by the M&A Advisor. Golub Capital is a national firm with principal offices in Chicago and New York. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.golubcapital.com.
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Golub Capital BDC, Inc. undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.
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