News Articles:7-5-06
Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding
Announces
$10.0 Million Investment in Akrion, Inc.
New York, NY - July 7, 2006 - Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding announced that it has closed on a $10.0 million senior subordinated loan facility to Akrion, Inc. Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Akrion is a leading supplier of wet cleaning equipment for the semiconductor industry. The Company designs, manufactures, installs and services advanced single-wafer and batch-immersion wet cleaning equipment used in the production of a diverse range of semiconductor and related devices. Proceeds from the investment were used to retire existing indebtedness.

About Akrion, Inc.
Akrion is a leading supplier of wet cleaning equipment for the semiconductor industry. The Company designs, manufactures, installs and services advanced single-wafer and batch-immersion wet cleaning equipment used in the production of a diverse range of semiconductor and related devices. The Company's wet cleaning systems provide its customers with the processes and advanced technology required to clean these devices. With Akrion's wet cleaning technology, customers are able to improve process results and increase yields, thereby positively impacting the return on their multi-billion dollar investment in manufacturing equipment.

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.




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