Boston, MA September 25, 2009 NewStar Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEWS), a Boston-based specialty finance company, announces that it has provided $19.5MM in senior credit facilities towards a $62.9MM financing led by GE Capital that supports Sizzling Platter's acquisition of additional Little Caesars restaurants in Texas and refinance of existing debt. Sizzling Platter is owned by Valor Equity Partners ("Valor Equity"). The company owns and operates 98 restaurants under the Little Caesars, Sizzler, Red Robin, Ruby River Steakhouse and Hoppers Seafood brands. NewStar served as Co-Documentation Agent. Valor Equity is a middle market focused private equity firm based in Chicago, IL.