American Capital Invests in One Stop Buyout of Imaging Business Machines

BETHESDA, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Capital Strategies Ltd. announced today that it and an affiliate have invested in the One Stop Buyout(TM) of Imaging Business Machines LLC (“IBML”), a leading provider of high speed, intelligent document scanning hardware and software, as well as recurring support and maintenance services. American Capital’s investment takes the form of a first lien term loan, senior subordinated debt, convertible preferred equity and common equity. American Capital is also providing a revolving credit facility. American Capital Equity Fund I LLC, a fund managed by American Capital, provided 30% of the American Capital equity investment. Imaging Business Machines’ management team is also investing in the preferred and common equity.

“We are delighted to be investing in Imaging Business Machines, whose experienced and deep management team has made it the leader in the high end high volume document processing and image scanning market,” said Darin Winn, American Capital Regional Managing Director. “Our flexibility in responding to the evolving requirements of the sellers and our ability to fund across the capital structure facilitated this transaction and secured this excellent investment opportunity.”

American Capital has invested directly and through its funds under management $8.7 billion in the last twelve months, $4.6 billion year to date and approximately $3 billion quarter to date. Not including funds under management, American Capital has invested $6.1 billion in the last twelve months, $3.1 billion year to date and approximately $2 billion quarter to date. For more information about American Capital’s portfolio, go to

“Imaging Business Machines is at the forefront of the document processing and image scanning market, whose growth is being driven by the scanning needs of the health care and financial services industries as well as of federal and state governments,” said Jeff MacDowell, American Capital Managing Director. “IBML is widely viewed as the quality leader and the innovator for this high end scanning technology. IBML has strong and established relationships with resellers, integrators and business processing outsourcers, providing it with a diversified and growing customer base.”

“IBML’s premier products — the ImageTrac(R) III and ImageTrac IV — possess outstanding capabilities in handling a wide range of document types, sizes and textures, in sorting documents into discrete pockets, in data extraction, in ease of maintenance and in speed. These capabilities provide a strong value proposition to its customers, producing invaluable efficiencies for users and rapid payback periods,” said Adam Stern, American Capital Vice President. “With its growing reseller relationships, widening reputation and its commitment to ongoing research and development, IBML is positioned to win substantial new business.”

Imaging Business Machines’ ImageTrac Scanning Platform possesses open- track transports and inline software and pocketing capabilities. The Company’s software enables the execution of rules-based applications, the recognition of a wide variety of documents and the ability to send data collected from the scanning process to end users’ back-end systems. IBML also provides support and maintenance to its extensive installed base of scanning equipment. Founded in 1992 by Gary Murphy, IBML is headquartered in Birmingham, AL and has sales and support offices in Konstanz, Germany and Guilford, UK.

“This is a very exciting time at IBML,” said Derrick Murphy, Imaging Business Machines President and CEO. “With American Capital’s investment in IBML, we are positioned to take advantage of their investment management expertise and combine it with our experienced executive team to maximize the growth potential of IBML. With the strength of American Capital, we will expand the reach of our products and services, building on our leadership in the industry.”


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