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30.09.2009 – 17:42

American Capital Ltd.

American Capital Announces Closure of European Capital Financial Services' Frankfurt Office

Bethesda, Maryland (ots/PRNewswire)

American Capital Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS), parent company of European
Capital Financial Services Ltd. ("ECFS"), today announced the closure
of its Frankfurt affiliate. The closure of the Frankfurt office is in
response to the global downturn in the private equity markets over
the past two years. The assets originated by the Frankfurt office of
European Capital will continue to be owned by European Capital
Limited and continue to be managed by the London branch of ECFS,
headed by Nathalie Faure Beaulieu.
"We would like to thank Robert von Finckenstein, Managing
Director Germany, and his team for their valuable contribution in
building a significant Mezzanine franchise in the DACH region over
the past two and a half years," said Ira Wagner, President of ECFS.
"In support of notable international private equity firms the
Frankfurt office has invested a total of approximately euro 153
million in Euro-Druckservice, Norma Group, Hofmann Menu, DruckChemie
and Stabilus, which we continue to believe are market leading
companies with strong business models."
European Capital is an investment company for pan-European
equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments. It is managed by
European Capital Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited ("ECFSG" or
the "Investment Manager"), a wholly-owned affiliate of American
Capital Ltd.
European Capital invests in and sponsors management and employee
buyouts, invests in private equity buyouts and provides capital
directly to private and public companies headquartered primarily in
Europe. European Capital generally invests between euro 5 million and
euro 100 million per transaction in equity, mezzanine debt and senior
debt to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations. For further
information, please refer to
American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and
global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its
asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages
investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real
estate and structured products. Founded in 1986, American Capital has
US$11 billion(1) in capital resources under management and nine
offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For further information, please
refer to
(1) As of June 30, 2009.
Performance data quoted above represents past performance of
American Capital. Past performance does not guarantee future results
and the investment return and principal value of an investment in
American Capital will likely fluctuate. Consequently, an investor's
shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original
cost. Additionally, American Capital's current performance may be
lower or higher than the performance data quoted above.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. The
statements regarding expected results of American Capital are subject
to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties
associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in
interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional,
national or international economic conditions or changes in the
conditions of the industries in which American Capital has made
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