Boston, MA, September 21, 2006 - NewStar Financial, Inc., a commercial finance company, announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
NewStar intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for the development and growth of its business and to repay indebtedness.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC are serving as underwriters for this transaction.
The number of shares to be offered and the proposed price range have not been determined. The proposed public offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Once available, a copy of the prospectus may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attn: Prospectus Delivery Department at 1585 Broadway, New York, NY 10036-8200, by telephone at (212) 761-6775, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004-2408, fax: (212) 902-9316, or by email at email@example.com; from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220, phone: 800-831-9146, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or from Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152-4077, Attn: Equity Syndicate, or email@example.com.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
NewStar Financial, Inc. was formed in June 2004 by a group of senior banking and capital markets executives from leading financial institutions, including FleetBoston Financial, Citigroup and JP Morgan Chase, and leading institutional investors. NewStar provides customized financing solutions to mid-sized borrowers through three specialized lending groups: Middle Market Corporate, Structured Products and Commercial Real Estate.