FARMINGTON, CT--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2014) - Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (
Robert D. Pomeroy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon, stated, "We are pleased to reach a successful exit of our investment in Xtreme, our second resolution of a non-accrual account over the past month. The sale of Xtreme's assets has provided a full recovery of Horizon's investment including all principal, interest and fees, resulting in a realized internal rate of return on the transaction of 17.7%. As we continue to aggressively manage our dynamic venture loan portfolio, we will maintain our focus on taking advantage of the underlying value of the assets securing our loans for the benefit of shareholders."
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas approved the sale of substantially all of the assets of Xtreme. In connection with the sale, Horizon has received cash proceeds of $9.9 million. Horizon applied $2.8 million of the proceeds to fully reimburse the debtor-in-possession financing it provided to Xtreme in the first quarter of 2014 and applied the remaining $7.1 million of proceeds to fully pay off Xtreme's venture loan balance, including fees and expenses.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, Horizon expects to reverse approximately $1.3 million in previously recorded unrealized depreciation on its loan investment in Xtreme. As of December 31, 2013, the loan was on non-accrual with a cost of $6.0 million and fair value of $4.7 million.
About Horizon Technology Finance
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation is a business development company that provides secured loans to development-stage companies backed by established venture capital and private equity firms within the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and cleantech industries. The investment objective of Horizon is to maximize total returns by generating current income from a portfolio of directly originated secured loans as well as capital appreciation from warrants that it receives when making such loans. Headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, with regional offices in Walnut Creek, California and Reston, Virginia, Horizon is externally managed by its investment advisor, Horizon Technology Finance Management LLC. Horizon's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "HRZN". In addition, Horizon's 7.375% Senior Notes due 2019 trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "HTF." To learn more, please visit www.horizontechnologyfinancecorp.com.
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