NEW YORK, Jan 9, 2008 (PrimeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- Kohlberg Capital Corporation (Nasdaq:KCAP) ("Kohlberg Capital") announced today that its wholly owned affiliate and asset manager, Katonah Debt Advisors L.L.C. (KDA), completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Scott's Cove Capital Management LLC ("Scott's Cove") effective January 1, 2008. The assets were acquired by Katonah Scott's Cove Management LLC ("Katonah Scott's Cove"), a wholly owned subsidiary of an affiliate of KDA.
Scott's Cove focuses on an event-driven credit long short investment strategy. "This acquisition will give KDA greater expertise in high yield bonds, distressed debt and equities which will strongly complement our leveraged loan capabilities," said E.A. Kratzman III, President of KDA.
Phillip S. Schaeffer will continue as Portfolio Manager of Katonah Scott's Cove, which currently has approximately $60 million of assets under management. He will report to Mr. Kratzman.
"We are very pleased to have Phil and his team as part of KDA. I have known Phil since 1998, and he has an excellent long-term track record in event driven investing. The success to date of Scott's Cove combined with the strong credit expertise at KDA will give us the ability to offer additional alternative investment vehicles, diversify our stream of management fee revenues and enhance the income and value of KDA to Kohlberg Capital's financial performance. We will immediately begin integrating the two platforms and expect to grow assets under management," stated Mr. Kratzman.
KDA had $2.1 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2007.
About Kohlberg Capital Corporation:
Kohlberg Capital Corporation is a publicly traded, internally managed business development company. Our middle market investment business originates, structures, finances and manages a portfolio of term loans, mezzanine investments and selected equity securities in middle market companies. Our wholly-owned portfolio company, Katonah Debt Advisors, manages CLO Funds that invest in broadly syndicated corporate term loans, high-yield bonds and other credit instruments.
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SOURCE: Kohlberg Capital
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