NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audax Private Debt (“Audax”) announced that, as Administrative Agent and Lead Arranger, it provided a unitranche credit facility to support Incline Equity Partners (“Incline”) in their acquisition of GME Supply Co. (“GME” or the “Company”), a leading omni-channel distributor of fall protection, safety, and productivity equipment.
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Columbia, MO, GME supplies a comprehensive selection of fall protection, rigging materials, workwear, and PPE to technicians and contractors working at-height in the telecom, utility, aerial construction, and renewable energy markets. The Company provides expedited delivery of products that are critical to worker safety while catering to unique customer needs with value-added services like curated kitting and certified training courses.
“GME Supply has established itself as a leading platform for reliable, high quality safety equipment, trusted by its customers to provide critical protection to their employees,” said Peter Stern, Managing Director at Audax Private Debt. “The Company’s industry expertise and distribution footprint creates a unique value proposition for its customers, and we are excited to partner with the Incline team as they build upon GME’s momentum and help the Company scale its business and accelerate its growth plan.”
“Audax Private Debt has been an efficient and collaborative partner throughout the financing process,” said Leon Rubinov, Senior Partner at Incline. “Their dedication and ability to adapt have been instrumental, and we are confident in their continued support as we work together to unlock the full potential of GME.”
About Audax Private Debt
Based in New York, Audax Private Debt is a leading debt capital partner for North American middle market companies. Since its inception in 2000, Audax Private Debt has invested over $34 billion across more than 1,110 companies in support of over 275 private equity sponsors and has raised over $27 billion in capital. The platform offers its clients a range of financing solutions, including first lien, stretch senior, unitranche, second lien, and subordinated debt, as well as equity co-investments. With more than 50 investment professionals and over 190 employees, Audax Private Debt provides financing certainty, add-on investment capability, and the experience and collaborative approach to partner with private equity firms and their portfolio companies. For more information, please visit www.audaxprivatedebt.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
Audax Private Debt is an integral part of Audax Group, a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and London.