August 11, 2011

BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners Announces $15.0 Million Investment in Acis Offshore Technologies Inc.


BNY Mellon Asset Management Unit Sees Growth in Offshore Energy Service Market

NEW YORK, August 11, 2011 — BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners, a division of Alcentra and part of BNY Mellon Asset Management, today announced it invested $15.0 million in senior secured debt in Acis Offshore Technologies Inc., a global oilfield products and services company. BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners is a subordinated debt and equity capital provider to middle market companies throughout North America.

The financing of Acis effectuated the merger of Galathea Group and Proserv Group, two existing Intervale Capital portfolio companies. This is Alcentra's second transaction in support of an Intervale portfolio company.

Acis, which will conduct business primarily under its Proserv trade name, focuses on the growing offshore and subsea markets. The company offers products and services that span the drilling, production, and decommissioning segments of the oilfield lifecycle. Acis' operating divisions offer specialty hydraulic valves, subsea trees and associated preparation and installation services, test and control equipment, instrumentation and calibration equipment, oil and gas sampling cylinders, pipeline inspection and repair services, cold cutting, and flushing services.

"The combination of Galathea and Proserv will create operational and financial critical mass, provide a platform with a broad geographical footprint, enhance managerial efficiencies and facilitate cross-selling opportunities for complementary product and service offerings," said Scott Gold, senior vice president of Alcentra. "The company is led by a veteran senior management team focused on customer service, growth and overall value creation."

BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners, a division of Alcentra NY, LLC based in New York, currently manages approximately $500 million of capital. BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners invests in unitranche debt, mezzanine debt, and/or minority equity. Targeted sectors include healthcare and pharmaceutical services; defense, homeland security and government services; business and outsourced services. BNY Mellon-Alcentra Mezzanine Partners makes investments in transactions led by sponsors, fundless sponsors or directly with entrepreneurs / business owners. Additional information is available at http://mezzanine.alcentra.com/.

Alcentra is an asset management and investment group focused on sub-investment grade debt capital markets in Europe and the United States. The group has an investment track record that dates back to 1998 and spans across 43 separate investment funds totaling approximately $17 billion. Alcentra is 95.5 percent owned by BNY Mellon and 4.5 percent owned by the employees.

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