Equicapita Investment Corp. (“Equicapita” or the “Fund”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with ATB Corporate Financial Services (“ATB”) to provide an acquisition credit facility to Equicapita (the “Facility”). ATB is a progressive leader in financial services and the largest Alberta-based financial institution. The Facility is comprised of a revolving committed operating loan for the purposes of acquisitions, refinancing existing credit facilities, day to day operating requirements and capital expenditures. The Facility is secured by among other things, a general security agreement that Equicapita holds in certain subsidiaries.
“This credit relationship is an important next step in the evolution of Equicapita. The Facility supplements our strong balance sheet and provides Equicapita with additional flexibility to be opportunistic with future, accretive acquisitions,” commented Greg Tooth, Director and Co-Founder of the Fund.
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ABOUT EQUICAPITA – Founded in 2013, Equicapita is a Calgary based investment fund; established for the purpose of acquiring private, small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) in western Canada. Equicapita’s mandate is to acquire a diversified portfolio of private businesses with enterprise values ranging from $5 to $20 million, primarily from retiring owners seeking liquidity. Equicapita is a buy and hold fund that partners with existing management teams, over a long investment horizon, in an investment vehicle that streams income to a diverse investor base (www.equicapita.com).
ABOUT ATB FINANCIAL – ATB Financial is the largest Alberta-based financial institution, with assets of over $33 billion. ATB provides retail, business and agri-business, and investment solutions through 171 branches and 130 agencies to over 650,000 customers. Through its ATB Corporate Financial Services division, ATB offers a wide range of custom-built solutions from capital, cash management and financial markets to commercial and corporate business operating in industries critical to the Alberta economy including the energy, real estate, food & forestry and diversified sectors. ATB Financial also has a strategic alliance with AltaCorp Capital Inc. an institutional financial advisory firm offering a full spectrum of value-added financial and advisory services to corporations in varied stages of development.
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