ORIX Leveraged Finance Acts as Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent for Increased Credit Facilities to Support Growth of Event Photography Group

ORIX Leveraged Finance announced today the closing of an increased senior debt facility to Event Photography Group, Inc. (“EPG”).  Proceeds were used to fund acquisitions of complementary photography businesses and to provide liquidity to support the company’s expected growth.  ORIX Leveraged Finance served as lead arranger and administrative agent, partnering with Carlyle GMS Finance, who also participated in the upsized credit facility.

Headquartered in Chesterfield, Missouri, EPG is the nation’s premier photographer and direct marketer of treasured personal and family images.  EPG covers memorable events including graduations, endurance races, and mall visits with holiday themed characters.  The company is principally owned by Friend Skoler & Co., Raymond James Capital, ORIX Leveraged Finance, and management.

Ted Thorp, director and co-head of ORIX Leveraged Finance said, “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with Event Photography Group and support the very unique, growing business with a flexible credit facility that accommodates the needs of the company.”

Paul Rasmussen, president of EPG stated, “ORIX and Carlyle GMS Finance have been constructive business partners who have steadfastly supported our consolidation and growth initiatives for the past six years with creative and flexible financing solutions.”