Capitala Group Announces Investment Activity

September 12, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC, September 12, 2016 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Capitala Finance Corp. (“Capitala” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:CPTA) announced today that it recently invested $25.0 million in two new investments.

On September 2, 2016, the Company invested $5.0 million in the second lien debt of California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (“CPK”). Founded in 1985, CPK is a leading casual dining chain featuring an imaginative line of hearth-baked pizzas, including the original BBQ Chicken Pizza, and a broad selection of distinctive pastas, salads, appetizers, soups, sandwiches and desserts across 265 company-owned and franchised locations.

On September 9, 2016, the Company invested $20.0 million in the first lien debt of AmeriMark Holdings, LLC (“AmeriMark”), parent company of AmeriMark Direct LLC and Dr. Leonard’s Healthcare Corp. Founded in 1969, AmeriMark is a catalog and e-commerce direct marketer of apparel, healthcare, general merchandise and As Seen On TV products. AmeriMark sells its merchandise through ten branded catalog properties and six websites.

About Capitala Group
Capitala Group is a leading provider of capital to lower and traditional middle-market companies, through its family of credit focused funds. Since 1998, Capitala Group's managed funds have participated in over 125 transactions, representing over $1 billion of investments in a variety of industries throughout North America. Capitala Group manages both public capital (Capitala Finance Corp. (Nasdaq:CPTA)) and several private funds for institutional and individual investors, and seeks to partner with strong management teams to create value and serve as long term partners. For more information, please visit

About Capitala Finance Corp
Capitala Finance Corp. is a business development company that invests primarily in traditional mezzanine, senior subordinated and unitranche debt, as well as senior and second-lien loans and, to lesser extent, equity securities issued by lower and traditional middle-market companies.Capitala Finance managed byCapitala Investment Advisors, LLC. For more information, please visit

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