News Articles:June 26, 2007
Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding
$10.0 Million Investment in Orion Seafood International, Inc.
New York, NY - June 29, 2007 - Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding announced that it has closed on a $10.0 million senior subordinated loan facility to Orion Seafood International, Inc. of which $5.0 million was funded at closing. The BHC investment will be used to fund increased working capital needs as Orion Seafood materially increases its shrimp business.

About Orion Seafood
Orion Seafood International, Inc., located in Portsmouth, NH, is one of North America's largest seafood suppliers and a key worldwide supplier of frozen Canadian lobster and snow crab, and frozen shrimp sourced from Asia. Orion has over 1,000 U.S and international customers in the foodservice, retail, and cruise line channels, including Darden, US Foodservice, Winn Dixie, and Royal Caribbean. Relationships with the largest customers average nearly 12 years with some going back to the inception of the Company. The Company was founded in 1988 by Charles Anastasia, the current owner and CEO.

About Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding - $200 Million Committed Capital Fund
Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding, established in 1999, provides bridge and interim capital (a term of up to three years, interest only, with no prepayment penalties) ranging from $5 million to $25 million to profitable, U.S. middle-market companies that require capital to facilitate an acquisition or recapitalization, finance profitable growth or expansion, augment working capital or senior debt, and capitalize on time-sensitive opportunities. The principals of the Fund work closely with its referral sources including senior lenders, investment bankers, and private equity firms. Brooks, Houghton is currently investing the capital of its $200 million second fund.

Φ BHC Middle Market Funding, L.P. – Φ Brooks, Houghton & Company, Inc.
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