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"I have had the opportunity over the last 15 years to work with a variety of organizations that have operated under debt and/or equity support from companies similar to Gladstone. The unique nature of Gladstone is their willingness to get actively involved in an organization to assist in working out financial issues that are in the best interest of the portfolio company. I attribute this difference to Gladstone taking a longer view of their partnership with their portfolio companies."  
  Thomas Blackburn
Acme Corporation
"We are fortunate that in our company's first experience with an outside lender we chose Gladstone. We found Gladstone’s unique structure as a BDC provided us recapitalization options beyond what was available through other financing sources. They worked with rectitude of purpose to meet our needs as part of our team with a focus on our mutual success. During the recent world economic recession, Gladstone provided us critical support and flexibility that allowed us to weather the financial storm. I highly recommend Gladstone as a lender/business partner without reservation."  
  Dwane Rose
Saunders & Associates, Inc.
"Our experience with Gladstone has been great. They tailor made their investment to fit our needs and moved quickly and thoroughly through their diligence. Additionally, they were exceedingly user friendly when working through an unusual set of circumstances prior to the closing. Post closing, Gladstone has been very supportive of our capital needs."  
  Matt Kraus
Managing Director
Celerity Partners
“It was a pleasure working with the Gladstone Companies real estate division. Cummins Mid South LLC is an exclusive distributor of Cummins diesel engines, parts and services in several southern states.  Our markets include automotive, marine, power generator, and industrial OEM markets.   Gladstone worked quickly to understand our company, our growth initiatives and our marketplace. The real estate transaction we worked on was a sale-leaseback of three industrial buildings: two 30,000 sq ft. buildings in Birmingham, AL, a 30,000 sq ft. building in Montgomery, AL and a 16,000 sq ft. building in Columbia, MO.  I would highly recommend Gladstone as a strong, long term partner for real estate financing solutions.”
  Mark Whitehead
Cummins Mid South, LLC
"Gladstone Capital provided financing for Harren in connection with its recapitalization of Woven Electronics. They spent the time and did the work necessary to close the transaction quickly and on the terms promised. We have pursued several additional transactions with Gladstone and their support has been similarly outstanding."  
  Tom Carver
Managing Director
Harren Equity
"We have enjoyed working with the Gladstone team and consider Gladstone to be a key capital partner for Viapack, our consolidation platform in the plastic film industry. Gladstone performed thorough due diligence to understand the complex original acquisition and then moved quickly to provide additional capital for a major add-on acquisition. Gladstone's operational understanding of Viapack's business makes them a patient and flexible partner. We would definitely look forward to working with Gladstone again as we finance other portfolio companies."  
  Mark Kammert
Managing Director
Red Diamond Capital, Inc.
"As an investor in middle-market and less liquid loans, it is mission critical to find intelligent, experienced and trustworthy partners. Without exception Gladstone outperforms in all of these areas. Gladstone is consistently thorough, responsive and willing to work with borrowers as partners which has earned them a very favorable reputation in the lending space. To sum it up, Gladstone gets it right."  
  Jason Dillow
Managing Director
Halcyon, LLC.
"Raabe Corporation is a world-class manufacturer of custom matched touch-up paint and a leading provider of private label aerosol and liquid filling services. We worked with The Gladstone Companies to execute a sale-leaseback of Raabe's 128,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, WI. The Gladstone team was focused on more than just the bricks and mortar; they worked closely with us to understand the company and our operating strategy. We were very happy with the results.”
  Chris Sheeren
Huron Capital Partners
"Gladstone has been an exceptional partner. The easier part was the investment side and the structure of our partnership. Their due diligence, questions and thoroughness secured that for both parties. The more important part has been their role after the transaction. In this area Gladstone gets very high marks. Gladstone has demonstrated that rare combination of pushing you to get better, letting you have enough room to run your enterprise and being quality people to be around."  
  Jon King
CEO, Quench Inc.
"Gladstone was a unique financial partner for MISTRAS Group. We chose Gladstone to be our stretch senior loan partner for their well-balanced professionals of investment/loan bankers and operating company executives. Many sources can lend money to a transaction, but few can add true value. Gladstone did that for our company....Gladstone's significant operating experience, advice and support was invaluable at the most critical stages of the integration of our acquisition. With Gladstone's strong business acumen, common sense and pragmatic approach, they became the catalyst in obtaining management support, while balancing changes often demanded by our bank and equity sponsors... Gladstone remains a valuable source of sales leads and business advice."  
  Sotirios J. Vahaviolos, Ph.D.
C.E.O. & Chairman
Mistras Group, Inc.
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