|By PR Newswire||
|August 21, 2013 06:17 PM EDT||
TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Senior Secured Floating Rate Loan Fund (the "Fund") announces that it has filed a final prospectus dated August 21, 2013 with the securities regulatory authorities of all of the Canadian provinces and territories for an initial public offering (the "Offering") of Class A Units and Class U Units of the Fund (collectively, the "Units") at a price of $10 per Class A Unit and U.S. $10 per Class U Unit. Class U Units are designed for investors who want to make their investment in U.S. dollars. The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has conditionally approved the listing of the Units under the symbol FRL.UN, subject to the fulfillment of TSX requirements.
The Fund's investment objectives are to provide holders of Units with stable monthly cash distributions, preservation of capital and increased returns in the event that short-term interest rates rise. The Fund has been created to invest in an actively managed portfolio consisting primarily of first lien senior secured floating rate corporate loans of U.S. borrowers. The Fund's distributions are initially targeted to be 6.5% per annum on the subscription price of $10 ($0.054167 per Unit per month or $0.65 per Unit per annum).
Propel Capital Corporation ("Propel") is the manager and promoter of the Fund. Propel has retained Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC ("Credit Suisse") to provide portfolio management services to the Fund. Credit Suisse has approximately U.S. $400 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2013, including over U.S. $19 billion in senior secured loans.
The syndicate of agents for this offering is being led by CIBC, National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Capital Markets, and TD Securities Inc., and includes BMO Capital Markets, GMP Securities L.P., Scotiabank, Raymond James Ltd., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd. and Manulife Securities Incorporated.
This offering is only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from one of the above-noted agents. Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision.
SOURCE Propel Capital Corporation