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Sutherland Represents Solar Capital Ltd. in Initial Public Offering

April 28, 2010

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2010) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP recently advised Solar Capital Ltd. in its $105 million initial public offering.

The transaction priced February 9, 2010, and included a series of merger transactions involving onshore and offshore entities.  Solar Capital Ltd. is an externally managed business development company, or BDC, which invests primarily in leveraged, middle-market companies in the form of senior secured loans, mezzanine loans, and equity securities.

The Sutherland team was led by Financial Services Partner Steven B. Boehm and Corporate Partner John J. Mahon both in Washington, D.C.  The team included Corporate Partners Mark D. Kaufman in Atlanta and Douglas J. Leary and Cynthia M. Krus in Washington, D.C.; Tax Partners Michael R. Miles and David A. Roby Jr. in Washington, D.C.; Corporate Associates Vlad M. Bulkin, Anne W. Gray, Owen J. Pinkerton, Payam Siadatpour, and Brett C. Stohs in Washington, D.C.; Corporate Associate Doyle Campbell in New York; Financial Services Associate Carol W. Khalil in Washington D.C.; Tax Associate Henrick Haeckel in Washington, D.C.; and Corporate Paralegal Specialist Cynthia D. Farmer in Washington, D.C.

SUTHERLAND ASBILL & BRENNAN LLP
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm with global reach known for solving challenging business problems and resolving sophisticated legal issues for many of the world’s largest companies. Founded in 1924, the firm handles matters throughout the United States and worldwide. Seven major practice areas—corporate, energy and environmental, financial services, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax—provide the framework for an extensive range of focus areas, allowing Sutherland attorneys to serve a diverse client base that ranges from small and medium-sized start-up businesses to a significant number of Fortune 100 companies.

                                                                           

DEAL NOTIFICATION

Target & Acquirer name, nation, business description:
Solar Capital Ltd.;  New York, New York; a closed-end externally managed investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.  Solar Capital invests primarily in leveraged, middle-market companies in the form of senior secured loans, mezzanine loans, and equity securities.

Date Deal Priced:  February 9, 2010

Deal status:  Completed

Which party firm advised:  Solar Capital Ltd.

Advisory role:  Legal counsel

Deal Description or comments (if necessary): 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP recently advised Solar Capital Ltd. in its $105 million initial public offering.

Value (if disclosed):  $105 million

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