Grows Total Loan Originations Since Inception To $514 Million
WOODSIDE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2020 — Runway Growth Credit Fund Inc. (the “Fund” or “Runway Growth”), a leading lender of growth capital to both venture and non-venture backed companies seeking an alternative to raising equity, provided a portfolio update for the year ended December 31, 2019.
“We had a very strong year adding nine new portfolio companies in 2019,” said David Spreng, CEO. “We continue to demonstrate our ability to creatively structure loans that support company growth and meet the needs of both the entrepreneur and institutional equity holders. Our portfolio continues to grow in an environment where we are being very selective in our investment process. Momentum continued into early January with an additional $45 million loan commitment closing the first week of the new year, $43.6 million of which was funded.”
Total loans funded for the year equaled $232.9 million, bringing the total loan originations to $514 million since the Fund’s December 2016 launch. Total loan commitments since inception equaled $560 million.
Runway Growth funded nine new loans during the full year ended December 31, 2019, to new and existing portfolio companies. The table below highlights new portfolio company activity for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Runway Growth also funded additional loans in the amount of $60.4 million to eight existing portfolio companies.
In October, in conjunction with its sale to Stryker Corporation, our portfolio company Mobius Imaging LLC, prepaid its outstanding principal of $15.5 million, plus interest and end-of-term payment. In addition, Runway Growth received approximately $1.9 million in connection with the termination of its warrants in Mobius Imaging LLC. Five liquidity events that our portfolio companies experienced for the full year 2019 generated $82.5 million in loan repayments and approximately $2.9 million in proceeds from the termination of warrants.
About Runway Growth Capital LLC and Runway Growth Credit Fund, Inc.
Runway Growth Capital LLC is the investment advisor to Runway Growth Credit Fund Inc., a lender of growth capital to companies seeking an alternative to raising equity. Led by industry veteran David Spreng, the Fund provides senior term loans of $10 million to $50 million to fast growing companies based in the United States and Canada. The Fund is a closed-end investment fund that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940. For more on the Fund and its manager, Runway Growth Capital LLC, please visit our website at www.runwaygrowth.com.
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