FirstLight Financial Corporation Serves as Co-Lead Arranger and Documentation Agent of $52MM in Senior Credit Facilities for a Leading Data, Technology and Services Provider

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FirstLight Financial Corporation ("FirstLight") announced today that it served as co-lead arranger and documentation agent of a $52 million senior credit facility for The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. ("Wicks"), a private equity firm focused on selected segments of the communications, information and media industries.

Their deep media and communications industry knowledge really helped them get up to speed quickly, and they were very responsive and easy to work with.

    The facility was used to acquire The Gordian Group ("Gordian"), a leading data, technology and services provider to public sector real property owners using the process known as Job Order Contracting.

"The team at FirstLight took the time to understand this non-traditional media company," said Dan Kortick, a Managing Partner at The Wicks Group. "Their deep media and communications industry knowledge really helped them get up to speed quickly, and they were very responsive and easy to work with."

"The key to structuring these types of deals appropriately requires an in-depth knowledge of the media and communications industry," said Ron Carapezzi, President & CEO of FirstLight. "This is a great example of how we draw on the expertise of our media and communications finance team to deliver more value to our clients."

About FirstLight Financial Corporation:

FirstLight Financial Corporation is a commercial finance platform offering customized financings primarily for middle market companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Newly formed by a team of seasoned professionals who share a long-term, client-focused mindset, FirstLight offers a unique, personalized experience characterized by reliability, responsiveness, creativity and integrity. For more information, visit http://www.firstlightfinancial.com.

About the The Wicks Group:

The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. manages private equity funds that invest in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. Such funds currently own or have owned companies in educational publishing, consumer publishing, medical information services, community newspapers, radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, magazine publishing, outdoor advertising, newsletter publishing, and cable television distribution. For more information, visit http://www.wicksgroup.com.

About The Gordian Group:

The Gordian Group, Inc. is the leading provider of a full-service Job Order Contracting ("JOC") solution for federal, state and local governmental authorities and private institutions. Through its JOC Complete Solution, the Company provides a full-range of database, software and service solutions that assist public-sector agencies and private-sector institutions in the procurement of their repair and alterations construction needs.

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