October 20, 2016— Ares Commercial Finance announced it has provided an $8 million ABL credit facility to Fulham Co., Inc., a Hawthorne, CA-based developer and manufacturer of lighting components, subsystems and solutions for the energy efficient lighting fixture industry. The senior-secured credit facility consists of a working capital revolver and term loan. Proceeds of the financing were used to refinance the company’s existing senior credit facility, fund an acquisition and supplement ongoing working capital needs.
About Fulham Co., Inc.
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, CA, the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit www.fulham.com.
About Ares Commercial Finance
Ares Commercial Finance (“ACF”) is the asset-based lending group for Ares Management, L.P. providing asset-based revolving lines of credit and term loans, as well as stretch loans to middle market and lower-middle market companies. In addition, ACF has the ability to provide cash flow loans to certain borrowers as well as asset-backed facilities to specialty finance companies. Leveraging the breadth and experience of the Ares platform, ACF works with borrowers to understand their business, goals and needs and then deliver creative, flexible and comprehensive financing solutions. ACF’s asset-based lines of credit may be structured as working capital and bridge financing, special accommodation financing, turnaround financing, debtor-in-possession financing and acquisition financing. ACF’s asset-based lending practice focuses on privately-held and small public companies in the middle market and addresses a wide breadth of industries including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and service companies.
About Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $95 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2016 and more than 15 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since its inception in 1997, Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles. Ares believes each of its three distinct but complementary investment groups in Credit, Private Equity and Real Estate is a market leader based on assets under management and investment performance. Ares was built upon the fundamental principle that each group benefits from being part of the greater whole. For more information about Ares, visit www.aresmgmt.com.
This information is neither an offer to sell, nor the solicitation of an offer to purchase, any security, the offer and/or sale of which can only be made by definitive offering documentation.
Bill Mendel, 212-397-1030