Houston, Feb. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NGP Capital Resources Company (NASDAQ: NGPC) (the "Company") today announced the closing of its first two non-energy middle market portfolio investments, totaling $26.5 million. The Company completed a $17.5 million investment in a Texas-based at-home health service provider and a $9.0 million investment in a leading manufacturer of urinalysis testing products.
OCI Holdings, LLC
On February 15, 2013, the Company closed a $17.5 million investment in OCI Holdings, LLC ("OCI"). The Company's investment in OCI includes a $15.0 million subordinated note and a $2.5 million direct equity co-investment. OCI is a home health provider of physical, occupational and speech therapy services to pediatric patients in the state of Texas. Proceeds from the investment were used to refinance OCI and to finance OCI's strategic acquisition of a provider of similar services. The Company partnered with Ancor Capital Partners, a Fort Worth-based sponsor, and OCI's management team to facilitate this transaction.
KOVA International, Inc.
On February 15, 2013, the Company provided $9.0 million of Senior Subordinated Notes to KOVA International, Inc. ("KOVA") in order to facilitate the acquisition of the urinalysis division of Hycor Biomedical, Inc. by One Rock Capital Partners, Laurel Crown Partners and StoneCreek Capital. Since 1974, the KOVA product lines have been among the leading disposable plastics and liquid controls products used in the urinalysis testing market.
Steve Gardner, the Company's President and CEO stated, "We are impressed with the experience and operational performance of the management teams at both OCI and KOVA, and are pleased to support them and to facilitate the continued expansion of their businesses. We look forward to working with Ancor Capital Partners, One Rock, Laurel Crown and StoneCreek Capital in these businesses, as well as continuing to expand our relationships with each of these sponsors in the future."
Michael Brown, the Company's Managing Director and Head of Middle Market Investments, added, "We have been pleased with the market's response to our expansion into the middle market sector. It has been great to reconnect and partner once again with many fund sponsors, former management teams and colleagues with whom I have worked in the past. Our ability to demonstrate flexibility with deal size and structure, competitive pricing and market terms, and a streamlined approval process has been well received by buyers and gives them the assurances they need in today's market environment. We look forward to continuing to build our middle market portfolio, as well as continuing to build on our strength in the energy sector."
About NGP Capital Resources Company
NGP Capital Resources Company is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. We principally invest in private companies and from time to time, we may also invest in public companies. We invest primarily in senior secured and mezzanine loans according to our business plan and in some instances receive equity interests in portfolio companies in connection with such investments. Our manager is NGP Investment Advisor, LP, an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management ("NGP ECM"). Founded in 1988, NGP ECM is a premier investment franchise in the natural resources industry, which together with its affiliates has managed $13 billion in cumulative committed capital since inception.
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