Lincoln International Wins Best Financing Transaction of the Year Mixed Securities

Lincoln International received the award for Best Financing Transaction of the Year Mixed Securities for its transaction with SP Industries, Inc. at the 2006 Inaugural Middle Market Financing Awards hosted by the M&A Advisor. Lincoln International was nominated in a total of three categories, including Best Financing Transaction of the Year Mixed Securities, Best Agent of the Year, and Best Financing of the Year in Healthcare Biotechnology. The Financing Awards Ceremony was established by the M&A Advisor to recognize outstanding achievements in middle market financings.

Lincoln International assisted Riverlake Partners, LLC, a private equity group based in Portland, OR, in arranging, structuring and negotiating the acquisition financing required to complete the acquisition of SP Industries Inc., a global supplier of specialty glassware, environmental control chambers, and laboratory equipment. Commerce Bank, based in Philadelphia, PA., provided the senior credit facility, while MVC Capital, Citizens Capital and Argo Partners provided second-lien senior debt, subordinated debt and preferred equity.

About Lincoln International

Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition services and private capital raising for leading organizations involved in mid-market transactions. With offices in Chicago, Frankfurt, New York and Paris, and strategic partnerships with China Everbright and other partner firms in Asia, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in the key global economies. The organization provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise, and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at