Antares Capital Supports The Stephens Group’s Acquisition of The Pearlman Group

CHICAGO--()--Antares Capital announced today it is serving as administrative agent and sole lead arranger on a senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of The Pearlman Group (Pearlman) by The Stephens Group.

“Antares and their strategic investors spoke for the full facility we were seeking, and delivered an efficient and timely close”

Headquartered in Norcross, GA, The Pearlman Group is a developer and multi-channel distributor of branded abrasives, diamond tools and equipment used in the fabrication and maintenance of hard surfaces for residential, commercial and industrial end-markets.

“Antares and their strategic investors spoke for the full facility we were seeking, and delivered an efficient and timely close,” said Clay Hunter, managing director of The Stephens Group. “This was our first transaction with Antares and we look forward to future opportunities where we can leverage the Antares team once again.”

“We are very pleased to support The Stephens Group in their latest investment,” said Doug Koch, managing director for Antares. “With a leading market position, national distribution network and a value-add sales approach, we look forward to the growth Pearlman and The Stephens Group can achieve together.”

The Stephens Group, LLC

The Stephens Group, LLC is a private investment firm representing the interests of Witt Stephens, Jr. and Elizabeth S. Campbell. For more than 80 years, the firm has partnered with talented managers, entrepreneurs and executive officers to help them achieve their strategic visions and build long-term value. For more information: please visit

About Antares Capital

Antares Capital is a leading provider of financing solutions for middle-market, private equity-backed transactions with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Norwalk (Connecticut) and Toronto. Antares issued more than $18 billion in financing during 2016, and was named 2015 Dealmakers of the Year and 2014 Lender of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions. Visit us at or follow Antares Capital on Twitter at Antares Capital is a subsidiary of Antares Holdings LP.


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