Capitala Group Promotes Casey Swercheck to Director of Capital Strategies

Capitala Group (“Capitala”), a provider of capital to lower and
traditional middle market companies, announced today that it has
promoted Casey Swercheck to Director of Capital Strategies. Mr.
Swercheck will be responsible for cultivating relationships with current
and prospective investors across a variety of Capitala-sponsored
investment products and strategies. In addition, Mr. Swercheck will
continue to focus on origination and sourcing in the Florida market,
which is a significant source of investments for Capitala Group.

“Since the recent closing of Capitala Specialty Lending Corp. and the
pre-launch of our new growth fund, Capitala has reevaluated its human
capital needs and investor communication structure,” said Joe Alala,
III, Chairman & CEO of Capitala Group. “Casey’s strong background in
investor strategy and institutional client relations make him the ideal
person for the position as Capitala continues to provide best-in-class
service to its investors.”

Casey Swercheck joined the firm in 2013, establishing its Fort
Lauderdale office. Previously, Mr. Swercheck worked for Hamilton Lane
Advisors, where he focused on the investment activities of the Florida
Growth Fund, and was a member of Hamilton Lane’s Fund Investment Team.
Prior to Hamilton Lane, Mr. Swercheck worked with Wilshire Associates,
an investment consulting firm. Mr. Swercheck is a graduate of the
University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Finance. He is currently the
Chairman of the Florida Venture Forum, and a board member of the Miami
Finance Forum and the South Florida chapter for the Association for
Corporate Growth.

About Capitala Group

Capitala Group is a $2.7 billion asset management firm that provides
capital to lower and traditional middle market businesses throughout
North America with office locations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort
Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York, and Raleigh. Capitala’s lower
middle market investment strategy focuses on investing in debt
securities with minority equity co-investments with less than $250
million in enterprise value through its permanent capital vehicles,
Capitala Finance Corp. (Nasdaq:CPTA) and Capitala Specialty Lending
Corp. (CSLC). Capitala’s growth
fund strategy targets control and minority equity investments,
typically coupled with credit investments, in lower middle market
companies with less than $30 million in enterprise value through both
SBIC (CapitalSouth SBIC Fund IV, L.P.) and non-SBIC closed-end funds.
Capitala Group has invested in over 150 companies since its inception in
1998 and seeks to partner with strong management teams to create value
and achieve optimal outcomes for its investors. For more information,
visit our website at

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