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$20,000,000


Senior Term Loan
Equity

August 2013

 

Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) invested debt and the majority of the equity required to conduct the buyout of Schylling, Inc., a premier provider of high quality specialty toys. Gladstone Investment partnered with Crofton Capital LLC, industry executive Frank O'Connell, and the Schylling management team in support of the acquisition from the sellers.

Schylling, founded in 1975 and based in Rowley, MA, designs its own proprietary line of toys, designs toys for other brands under license agreements, and acts as a distributor for other toy brands by leveraging its unique distribution channel.

For more information on Schylling, Inc., please visit www.schylling.com.

 

"Gladstone Investment is excited about partnering with Crofton, Frank, and the talented and experienced management team at Schylling. We look forward to the continued growth of the business and building on the success that this management team has already achieved," said Kyle Largent, Managing Director at Gladstone Investment.

For additional information on this transaction you may contact either David Dullum or Kyle Largent.

THE GLADSTONE COMPANIES
Leaders in private equity, debt and real estate ownership and financing, the Gladstone Companies are a family of public and private investment funds. Our funds as applicable, invest in commercial real estate, farmland, and small and medium-sized companies and provide financing to such businesses across the capital structure, from second lien and mezzanine debt, to equity and real estate financing solutions.

Financing for the Gladstone Companies is provided by four public investment vehicles: Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD), Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN), Gladstone Commercial Corporation (NASDAQ: GOOD), and Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ: LAND).


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