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american capital ltd (ACAS) Snapshot

Open
$14.58
Previous Close
$14.61
Day High
$14.78
Day Low
$14.47
52 Week High
01/21/14 - $16.37
52 Week Low
06/24/13 - $11.82
Market Cap
4.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.4M
EPS TTM
$0.05
Shares Outstanding
269.8M
EX-Date
11/10/08
P/E TM
317.1x
Dividend
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Dividend Yield
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American Capital, Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in management and employee buyouts, subordinated debt, leveraged finance, mezzanine, acquisition, recapitalization, middle market, early venture, mature, industry consolidation, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest in senior debt mezzanine, unitranche, and equity financing for buyouts of private equity firms and direct in private and public companies. It also invests in special situations and in government. In special situations, the firm invests in troubled situations and in distressed situations. The firm also considers smaller investments as add-on acquisitions for existing portfolio companies. In this area, it invests in acquisitions of true turnarounds, 363 auctions, portfolio add-on acquisitions, operationally challenged companies; financings in exit, ABL loans, second lien refinance, and direct lending to distressed companies. The firm invests in manufacturing, services, and distribution companies with a special focus on energy sector. The firm also invests in infrastructure and structured products. The firm also invests in business services, consumer products and services, industrial, healthcare and food companies. The firm prefers to invest in Information Technology focusing on Custom information technology solutions, Technology and software enabling headcount reduction, and Technology and software enabling cost reductions in conducting transactions with or within government. The firm also invests in digital media and entertainment, internet and consumer related, communications, mobile and wireless, security and data center infrastructure, software and services, semiconductor, and other innovative technologies. The firm also invests in a variety of industry sectors, including life science services, medical device, medical tools and equipment, and healthcare services, among others. In energy production sector, the firm invests in lower risk oil and gas exploration, production and development; natural gas liquids; coal mining and coal-fired generation; uranium mining and nuclear-fired generation; wind-powered generation; and solar-powered generation. In energy transmission sector, the firm invests in oil and gas pipelines; LNG tankers and regasification facilities; and power transmission. In energy distribution sector, it targets propane distribution; gas distribution; electricity distribution. In energy services sector, the firm invests in oil and gas services and utility services. The firm also targets investments in companies that provide services or products to federal, state or local governments. It seeks to invest in human resources/benefit administration, outsourcing, transaction processing, engineering and construction, logistics, original equipment manufacturers – homeland security and component, aftermarket parts and supplies, and technology. It also invests in real estate and insurance. It invests as lead or participative investor and also makes equity co-investments. The firm seeks to invest globally focusing on Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Mid-Atlantic, New England, North East Unites States, Canada, Central America & Mexico, and Caribbean. The firm and its affiliates invest between $10 million to $750 million per company in North America and €10 ($13.34 million) to €400 million ($533.99 million) per company in Europe. The firm’s investment range is between $5 million and $25 million and higher depending on the opportunity. The firm targets new investments with at least $4 million in EBITDA and enterprise values of typical transaction from $20 million and $500 million. The firm invests senior debt, subordinated debt and equity allows us to provide one-stop financing up to $500 million. The firm also has the resources to deploy over $100 million into high growth later stage companies. In special situations group, the firm invests between $20 million and $750 million per transaction in a variety of investments, including: buyouts operational turnarounds, corporate orphans and carve-outs, complex management buyouts, financings dip financings, exit financings, and mezzanine financings for sponsored buyouts. In buyouts, the firm invests in companies having Enterprise Value of up to $1600 million. In federal, state and local government, the firm invests between $10 million and $500 million in a single transaction. The firm prefers to be a majority or minority investor and makes direct minority investments of subordinated debt, senior debt and equity in middle market private and public companies. The firm prefers to take minority ownership position of up to 49%. American Capital, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland with additional offices in United States, Europe, and Asia.

291 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Founded in 1986

american capital ltd (ACAS) Top Compensated Officers

Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer an...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.5M
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President of Specialty Finance and Operations
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President of European Private Finance
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Compliance Officer, Executive Vice Pres...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

american capital ltd (ACAS) Key Developments

American Capital Energy &Infrastructure Appoints Robert Wholey as Managing Director of North America Investments

American Capital Energy &Infrastructure announced that it has appointed Robert "Bo" Wholey as Managing Director responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing energy and infrastructure investments in North America. Prior to joining American Capital Energy &Infrastructure, Mr. Wholey spent the last nine years at Highstar Capital, most recently in the role of Managing Director, where he led and managed investments in the midstream energy sector.

American Capital, Ltd. Announces Management Changes

American Capital, Ltd. announced that it has promoted Ryan Brauns to Head of Sponsor Finance effective March 1, 2014. In his new role, Mr. Brauns will be responsible for overseeing the Sponsor Finance Group, a dedicated, standalone team of professionals exclusively focused on providing capital to the financial sponsor community. Mr. Brauns joined American Capital in February 2007 and has been a Managing Director in the New York office. The company announced that two Managing Directors in the Sponsor Finance Group, Adam Spence and Bowen Diehl, have resigned from the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Spence has been appointed by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to be Senior Vice President of START-UP NY.

American Capital Amends $450 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility to Reduce Interest Rate and Extend Maturity

American Capital, Ltd. announced that it has amended its $450 million senior secured term loan credit facility. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC was lead arranger and sole bookrunner on the transaction. The amendment modifies the credit agreement to: Reduce the interest rate from LIBOR plus 3.00% to LIBOR plus 2.75%; reduce the LIBOR floor from 1.00% to 0.75%; and extend the maturity of the facility by one year to August 2017.

 

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