October 21, 2020
ATLANTA — October 21, 2020 — Wingspire Capital LLC (“Wingspire”) announced that it has agented a $80 million credit facility consisting of an $80 million senior credit facility (co-led by Ares Commercial Finance) to Rubies II, LLC (“Rubies II”).
Proceeds from the financing were used to purchase substantially all of the assets of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc. (“Rubie’s”) via a Chapter 11 363 sale process. Proceeds will also be used to fund the on-going working capital needs of Rubies II.
Rubie’s, founded in 1973 and headquartered in Long Island, NY is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of costumes and novelties with an impressive portfolio of licenses that are sold at over 1,000 retail accounts including Amazon, Costco, Target and Walmart.
Wingspire is encouraged by the steady demand for costumes as parents and neighborhood groups innovate with socially distant Halloween parades, online costume parties, and pre-filled bags of candy that minimize contact during the pandemic.
“Wingspire is pleased to support Rubies II and its owners,” said David Wisen, Chief Executive Officer of Wingspire Capital. “We believe in the leadership and ownership of Rubies II and the leading brands it sells, and we have confidence in the future of the company as it emerges from bankruptcy with a healthy balance sheet.”
ABOUT WINGSPIRE CAPITAL
Wingspire Capital focuses on the upper tier of the senior secured asset-based lending market by providing revolving credit lines and term loans ranging from $20 to $200 million. The Atlanta-based company serves mid-sized public and private businesses across numerous industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, logistics, automotive, energy, consumer products, hospitality, lender finance and business services. Wingspire’s loans are secured by assets such as accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, real estate and intellectual property. Wingspire is a portfolio company of Owl Rock Capital Corporation (NYSE: ORCC). ORCC is externally managed by Owl Rock Capital Advisors LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Owl Rock Capital Advisors LLC, together with its affiliates, is a New York based direct lending platform with approximately $20 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2020. For more information about Wingspire, please visit wingspirecapital.com.