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Norwalk, CT, United States, 2011/10/19 - GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it is the administrative agent for a $150 million asset-based credit facility to United Copper Industries, Inc. (UCI), a leading manufacturer of building wire and cable (NYSE: GE) - GECapital.com. NYSE: GE
The loan was used to support the company’s acquisition by KPS Capital Partners, LP and for UCI’s ongoing working capital needs. GE Capital Markets served as sole lead arranger and bookrunner.
Headquartered in Denton, TX, UCI is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building wire and cable used in the construction of industrial, residential and commercial buildings in the U.S. and Canada. The company sells its products through national, regional and local electrical distributors. New York-based KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds.
“GE Capital once again delivered the financing we needed at this exciting juncture in our company’s history,” said Charles Banham, chief financial officer of UCI. ”We appreciate their flexibility in structuring the financing and their commitment to completing the transaction in an uncertain economy.”
“We have worked closely with UCI and KPS Capital Partners for many years,” said Tom Quindlen, president and CEO of GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “We specialize in making significant financial commitments to help build middle-market companies and support their business objectives.”
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