News Articles:8-9-06
Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding
$20.0 Million Investment in Echo Bridge Entertainment LLC
New York, NY - August 9, 2006 - Brooks, Houghton Interim Funding announced that it has closed on a $20.0 million senior subordinated loan facility to Echo Bridge Entertainment LLC. Headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, Echo Bridge is a full service owner and independent distributor of motion pictures, television programming and home entertainment content. Currently, Echo Bridge has a library of over 3,600 film and television titles which it distributes domestically and internationally in the theatrical, home video, pay and free television and new media markets. Proceeds from the investment were used to retire existing indebtedness.

About Echo Bridge Entertainment
Echo Bridge Entertainment is an independent film distribution company that acquires existing motion pictures for distribution in theatrical, home video, television, and satellite markets throughout the world. Industry consolidation in recent years has created a hole in the market for a company focused entirely on the sale and distribution of independent movies throughout the world to theaters, television networks and stations, cable, VOD, over the Internet and all future electronic distribution avenues. Echo Bridge exists to command this position in the market by acquiring commercially driven feature films and film libraries and leveraging the lucrative economies of scale in the business.

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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