November 2011 - Abacus Finance Group, LLC (Abacus), a recently formed New York-based specialty finance company, announced today that, acting as Administrative Agent and Sole Lead Arranger, it provided senior secured credit facilities to support the refinancing of Take 5 Solutions LLC (Take 5), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (Kinderhook).The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. Abacus focuses exclusively on providing cash flow financing for private equity-sponsored, lower middle-market companies.

Headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Take 5 Solutions is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing, mobile technology, trigger, compiled and direct response data. New York-based Kinderhook Industries is a private equity firm managing $770 million of committed capital. Legal counsel to Abacus was provided by Goulston & Storrs LLP.

In addition to refinancing existing debt, the funds from the transaction were used to provide additional capital for growth and to complete two add-on acquisitions: Johnson City, NY-based Spectra Products, the largest in-statement insert provider in the United States, and Digital Reach Group, a leader in mobile marketing services based in Dublin, Ireland.

“We once again turned to the Abacus team because of its knowledge of the direct marketing industry and ability to provide an attractive and flexible financing structure with certainty of closure. Their approach to loan documentation was fair and balanced and the closing process smooth and efficient,” said Thomas L. Tuttle, Managing Director of Kinderhook. “This transaction provides the growth capital Take 5 needs at this stage of its development, and we know we can look to Abacus as a partner in future financings as Take 5 continues to build out its operations.”

“The important aspects of this transaction,” said Tim Clifford, President and CEO of Abacus, “were that Kinderhook had worked with us before and trusts us. In keeping with what we call our Total Partnership Approach, they knew we had direct industry knowledge, and they were looking for an approval and execution process that was seamless from a lender that has the capacity to grow with the company.”

About Kinderhook Industries, LLC

Founded in 2003, Kinderhook Industries is a New York-based private equity firm that manages $770 million of committed capital. Kinderhook primarily makes control investments in companies with transaction values of $10 million to $75 million where the firm can achieve significant financial, operational and growth improvements. Kinderhook’s investment philosophy is based on combining senior management and operating experience in a variety of industries to support the growth of entrepreneurial owned businesses and orphaned non-core subsidiaries of larger corporations. For more information, please visit: www.kinderhook.com.

About Take 5 Solutions, LLC

Take 5 Solutions, LLC headquartered in Boca Raton, FL is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing offerings, e-mail, postal (business and consumer data), digital, mobile and social media. At the core of Take 5's offerings is one of the largest consumer and business databases that contains opt in e-mail addresses, life event trigger data, survey and response data, cell phone and landline data along with over 1000 data attributes. To learn more, please visit www.take5solutions.com.

About Abacus Finance Group, LLC

Abacus Finance, formed in June 2011 as an affiliate of New York Private Bank & Trust and its subsidiary Emigrant Bank, is a lower middle-market focused, specialty finance company that provides cash flow-based senior and subordinated debt financing to private equity-sponsored companies nationwide. Abacus targets debt financing opportunities of up to $50 million with a typical hold size ranging from $10 million to $25 million, and the companies it finances generally have EBITDA between $3 million and $15 million.  Abacus is headquartered at 6 East 43rd Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017. All inquiries and new investment opportunities should be directed to Tim Clifford at 212-850-4620 or at cliffordt@abacusfinance.com. Please visit www.abacusfinance.com for more information.