Apollo Investment Corporation Amends, Extends and Upsizes Its Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility
Reduced Asset Coverage Requirement from 200% to 150%
Extended Final Maturity by Approximately 2 Years
Increased Commitments by $400 Million to $1.59 Billion
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) (the “Company”) announced today that it has amended, extended and upsized its senior secured revolving credit facility (the “Senior Secured Facility”). The amendment reduces the Company’s minimum asset coverage financial covenant from 200% to 150% and includes certain related changes to the borrowing base calculation. This amendment follows the passage of the Small Business Credit Availability Act (“SBCA Act”) in March 2018 and the Company’s Board of Directors’ adoption of the reduction in the asset coverage requirement in April 2018 which will become effective on April 4, 2019. There was no change in the borrowing cost in connection with the amendment. Lender commitments to the Senior Secured Facility increased by $400 million from $1.19 billion to $1.59 billion. In addition, the final maturity date of the Senior Secured Facility was extended by approximately 2 years from December 21, 2021 to November 19, 2023.
For further information, please see the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2018.
“We are now prepared to execute our plan to use the reduction in our asset coverage requirement. As previously communicated, we intend to utilize the incremental investment capacity to shift our portfolio mix to more senior first lien floating rate loans sourced by the Apollo Direct Origination platform” said Howard Widra, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Mr. Gregory W. Hunt, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer commented, “We greatly appreciate the support of our lenders in this important amendment to our facility which allows us to execute our low risk portfolio growth strategy. We intend to prudently increase leverage over the next 18 to 24 months with a target debt-equity ratio of 1.25x to 1.40x.”
About Apollo Investment Corporation
Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV) is a closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Company invests primarily in various forms of debt investments, including secured and unsecured debt, loan investments, and/or equity in private middle-market companies. The Company may also invest in the securities of public companies and structured products and other investments such as collateralized loan obligations and credit-linked notes. The Company seeks to provide private financing solutions for private companies that do not have access to the more traditional providers of credit. Apollo Investment Corporation is managed by Apollo Investment Management, L.P., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager. For more information, please visit www.apolloic.com.
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