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Sutherland Represents Fifth Street Finance Corp. in Initial Public Offering

June 24, 2008

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2008)Sutherland represented Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NYSE: FSC) in connection with its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock for total proceeds of approximately $141.2 million, before the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.  Goldman, Sachs & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC acted as joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters in connection with the initial public offering. 

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company, based in White Plains, New York, that lends to, and invests in, small and mid-sized companies in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. 

The Sutherland team representing Fifth Street Finance Corp. was led by Steven B. Boehm, Harry S. Pangas and Anne W. Gray.        

Inquiries related to this transaction may be directed to Steven B. Boehm, a partner in Sutherland’s Financial Services Group, at 202.383.0176 or, or Harry S. Pangas, a partner in Sutherland’s Corporate Group, at 202.383.0805 or

Sutherland is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to approximately 500 lawyers handling matters in every part of the world. Seven major practice areas — corporate, financial services, energy and environmental, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and tax — provide the framework that contains an extensive range of specialty areas, allowing its lawyers to serve a diverse client base that includes a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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