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US Capital Partners Provides Follow-On Bridge Facility to a Multi-Million Dollar Transaction for Wham-O®

Private investment bank backs world-renowned American toy manufacturer and marketer, to support the accelerated growth of its recently launched lineup of new consumer brands.

SAN FRANCISCO, October 2015 – US Capital Partners Inc. has provided a third round of bridge financing for Wham-O Marketing, Inc. (“Wham-O”), a global leader in the toy and lifestyle industries. The follow-on financing is designed to help Wham-O fulfill new customer orders and raise an investment facility to support further strategic growth initiatives. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wham-O manufactures and markets some of the most recognizable consumer brands in the world today, including Slip ’N Slide®, Hula Hoop®, Frisbee®, and Hacky Sack®.

US Capital Partners is a full-service private investment bank that makes direct debt investments between $500,000 and $50 million, participates in debt facilities, and has robust distribution for debt and equity private placements. Headquartered in San Francisco, the firm has a proven track record in securing well-structured financing for middle market companies across a wide range of industries, and a history of successful closings in the consumer discretionary sector.

“We have now closed multiple rounds of financing with US Capital Partners, as we continue to expand our range of world-class branded products,” said Kyle Aguilar, CEO at Wham-O. “We approached US Capital Partners because of the firm’s deep experience in delivering well-structured, customized financing solutions. We were especially impressed with the personal attention we received at the firm, from analysts all the way up to senior management. US Capital Partners has taken a solution-oriented approach to addressing our short-term capital requirements, while simultaneously supporting our long-term strategic goals and vision.”

“We are delighted to have provided a third round of timely bridge financing for this leading American toy manufacturing and marketing firm,” said Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO at US Capital Partners. “Wham-O is at an inflection point in its international expansion, having launched a range of additional new products and brands. US Capital Partners was able to provide another well-structured bridge facility quickly and efficiently to support the company’s continued growth.”

About US Capital Partners Inc.

Since 1998, US Capital Partners (www.uscapitalpartners.net) has been providing well-structured, custom financing solutions to private and public companies with $5 million to $100 million in sales. Headquartered in San Francisco, US Capital Partners is a full-service private investment bank that makes direct debt investments between $500,000 and $50 million, participates in debt facilities, and has robust distribution for debt and equity private placements. The firm also offers financial advisory services for buy-side and sell-side engagements and for capital formation, including early-stage financings requiring equity or debt.

To learn more about how your business can secure the funding it needs, email Jeffrey Sweeney, Chairman and CEO, at jsweeney@uscapitalpartners.net or call (415) 889-1010.

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