Capitala Group Realizes $57.1 Million of Investments and Reduces Energy Exposure

August 25, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC, August 26, 2016 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Capitala Finance Corp. (“Capitala”, or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:CPTA) announced today four investment exits totaling $57.1 million.

On August 2, 2016, the Company exited its $18.4 million subordinated debt investment in Merlin International, Inc. at par.

On August 5, 2016, the Company exited its investment in MTI Holdings, Inc.The Company received $8.0 million for its subordinated debt investment, which was repaid at par.The Company also received $10.6 million for its equity investment, netting a realized gain of approximately $8.6 million.

On August 24, 2016, the Company exited its investment in STX Healthcare Management Services, Inc.The Company received $6.4 million for its subordinated debt investment, which was repaid at par.The Company also received $2.8 million for its common stock and warrants, generating a gain of approximately $1.4 million.

On August 24, 2016, the Company exited its investment in Sparus Holdings, Inc.The Company received $10.9 million representing full repayment of the Company’s senior secured and subordinated debt investments, including accrued PIK.

Following the repayment from Sparus Holdings, Inc., the Company’s current exposure to energy, on a fair value basis, is approximately 3%, compared to approximately 9% at December 31, 2015.

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 Corp. is managed by Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC.For more information, please visit www.CapitalaGroup.com


Forward-Looking Statements
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SOURCE: Capitala Finance Corp.
Capitala Finance Corp.
Stephen Arnall, Chief Financial Officer
704-376-5502
sarnall@capitalagroup.com

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