|[June 26, 2014]
Hercules Technology Growth Capital Announces Portfolio Update for Q2 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC), the leading specialty
finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture
capital-backed companies in technology-related markets, including
technology, biotechnology, life science, and energy & renewable
technology industries, at all stages of development, today announced its
Q2 2014 portfolio update.
"Hercules' origination activity was very strong during the second
quarter, with new commitments totalling $198.6 million," said Manuel A.
Henriquez, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Hercules.
"We are very pleased to have been able to continue to deploy our excess
liquidity to a number of promising and innovative companies which also
meet our stringent credit requirements. With a strong cash position and
selective investment process, we believe Hercules is well positioned to
continue meeting the robust demand for capital."
New Originations for Q2 2014:
As of June 26, 2014, Hercules has originated approximately $198.6
million of debt commitments to new and existing portfolio companies.
Hercules has made new commitments to the following eleven companies,
assisting in their future growth and development.
$35.0 million commitment to Alimera Sciences, Inc., a
biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research,
development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic
$30.0 million commitment to Nanotherapeutics, Inc., an
integrated biopharmaceutical company with a major focus on developing
a diversified proprietary pipeline of products having both biodefense
and medical applications.
$25.5 million commitment to CareCloud Corporation, a
provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record,
and medical billing software and services.
$22.5 million commitment to SkyCross (News - Alert), Inc., a global
designer and manufacturer of advanced antenna and RF solutions.
$15.0 million commitment to Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,
a pharmaceutical company developing advanced therapies to treat cancer
based identifying synergistic ratios of drugs that improve tumor cell
$15.0 million commitment to a software company that provides a
commerce platformfor retailers.
$10.0 million commitment to Pong Research Corporation,
which develops cases for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and Android (News - Alert)
smartphones to increase range and transmit stronger signal, while
reducing exposure to wireless energy.
$10.0 million commitment to Quanterix Corporation, a
leader in high definition diagnostics, including its Simoa platform
uses single molecule measurements to access previously undetectable
$10.0 million commitment to a specialty biopharmaceutical
company focused on the development, manufacturing and
commercialization of products for aesthetic medicine
$4.5 million commitment to Poplicus, Inc., a software
company that creates proprietary analytics from big data in the public
$4.0 million commitment to Zosano Pharma, Inc., a
biopharmaceutical company developing a transdermal delivery technology
for a broad range of therapeutic indications.
In addition, Hercules provided approximately $17.1 million of debt
commitments and renewals to existing portfolio companies.
It is important to note that certain commitments may expire without
being drawn upon, and commitments do not necessarily represent future
cash requirements or future earning assets for Hercules. Our commitments
may include conditions, such as reaching certain milestones, before the
Hercules debt commitment would become available. Hercules is instituting
more funding or performance based milestone requirements to mitigate
risk which will affect our actual funding levels.
As of June 26, 2014, Hercules received approximately $68.1 million in
principal repayments, of which approximately $38.7 million were
unscheduled early repayments.
Portfolio Company Liquidity Events for Q2 2014:
1. In April 2014, Hercules portfolio company Glori Energy, Inc.
(NASDAQ: GLRI) completed its $185 million reverse merger with Infinity
Cross Border Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: INXB) and closed a share tender
offer and a warrant tender offer.
Current Companies in IPO Registration:
As of June 26, 2014, Hercules had warrant and equity positions in five
(5) portfolio companies that had filed Registration Statements in
contemplation of a potential IPO:
Box (News - Alert), Inc.
Dance Biopharm, Inc.
Zosano Pharma, Inc.
One company filed confidentially under the Jobs Act
There can be no assurances that these companies will complete their IPOs
in a timely manner or at all.
About Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.:
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) is the leading
specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to
venture capital-backed companies in technology-related markets,
including technology, biotechnology, life science, and energy &
renewable technology industries, at all stages of development. Since
inception (December 2003), Hercules has committed more than $4.2 billion
to over 270 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and
venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing.
Hercules' common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the
ticker symbol "HTGC."
In addition, Hercules has two outstanding bond issuances of 7.00 percent
Senior Notes due 2019-the April 2019 Notes and September 2019
Notes-which trade on the NYSE under the symbols "HTGZ" and "HTGY,"
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risks, uncertainties and factors referred to in the "Risk Factors"
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risks, uncertainties and factors, actual results may differ materially
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