Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:GSBD) announced today that
Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) has assigned the Company an investment grade
rating of BBB-; the rating outlook is stable.
“We are pleased to receive an investment grade rating from Fitch, which
we believe reflects both the quality of GSBD’s investment portfolio and
the strength of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (“GSAM’s”) platform. We
are particularly gratified by Fitch’s acknowledgment of GSAM’s
differentiated risk management and proprietary loan sourcing
capabilities in its assessment,” said Brendan McGovern, CEO of the
“The investment grade rating from Fitch is noteworthy as we seek to
capitalize on the broader range of financing strategies available to the
Company following the passage of the Small Business Credit Availability
Act,” added Jonathan Lamm, CFO of the Company. “We believe all of our
stakeholders benefit from prudent balance sheet management, which
facilitates ongoing access to both debt and equity capital markets.”
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS BDC, INC.
Goldman Sachs BDC, Inc. is a specialty finance company that has elected
to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment
Company Act of 1940. GS BDC was formed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
(“Goldman Sachs”) to invest primarily in middle-market companies in the
United States, and is externally managed by Goldman Sachs Asset
Management, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs. GS BDC seeks to generate
current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation primarily
through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, first
lien/last-out unitranche and second lien debt, and unsecured debt,
including mezzanine debt, as well as through select equity investments.
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