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Crown Partners Fund Completes Term Loan with Centric Health for up to $30 Million

Crown Partners Fund Completes Term Loan with Centric Health for up to $30 Million

Centric to acquire Remedy’sRx specialty pharmacy business, creating the largest specialty
pharmacy business in Canada

CALGARY, March 31, 2020 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced that Crown Partners Fund, an investment fund managed by Crown and in which Crown holds an approximate 39% interest, has completed a term loan of up to $30 million (the “Agreement”) with Centric Health Corporation (“Centric”) (TSX: CHH), a leading provider of pharmacy and other healthcare services to Canadian seniors.

Centric provides specialty pharmacy and other healthcare services to Canadian seniors living in assisted living and long-term care facilities. The company operates a large national network of pharmacy fulfilment centres that deliver high-volume solutions for the cost-effective supply of chronic medication and other specialty clinical pharmacy services, serving more than 31,000 residents in over 460 seniors’ communities nationally. Centric is headquartered in Toronto and operates 14 pharmacy and fulfillment locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Crown’s term loan will be used to refinance Centric’s existing senior debt and support Centric’s acquisition of the specialty pharmacy business of Remedy’sRx. Remedy’sRx operates the 5th largest specialty pharmacy business in Canada, and the acquisition positions Centric as the largest specialty pharmacy in Canada, serving approximately 50,000 residents.

“We are pleased to partner with Centric’s proven and experienced management team as they continue to reposition their business to an institutional pharmacy business and execute on this transformative acquisition,” said Chris Johnson, Crown’s President & CEO. “There is an increasing need in Canada for efficient, low cost pharmaceutical services for senior citizens and, as the largest dedicated provider, Centric will be well positioned to capture this projected growth both organically and through additional acquisitions.  We believe that Centric supports an essential component of Canada’s health care system and it should be a strong performer in recessionary conditions.”

“This transaction is the culmination of our strategic transformation in the past two years, and it marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our company,” said David Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Centric Health. “Together with Remedy’sRX, we will be well positioned to accelerate growth and lead the consolidation of a fragmented industry. Crown’s customized facility was a good match for our needs, and we are pleased to have their support to enable this transaction.”

The Agreement provides for a term loan of up to $30 million, of which Crown Partners Fund has advanced $22 million to repay Centric’s senior debt facility and for working capital purposes.  An additional $5 million will be advanced upon the close of the Remedy’sRx acquisition, with the remaining $3 million available to be drawn within a 12-month period.  The term loan bears a fixed interest rate of 10% per annum, matures in 60 months, and includes the issue to Crown Partners Fund of warrants to acquire 7,200,000 common shares of Centric at an exercise price of $0.25 per common share.

This investment brings the total loans outstanding in Crown Partners Fund to $235 million across 12 companies.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)
Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co- invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

 FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Crown Partners Fund Completes Term Loan with Centric Health for up to $30 Million2020-05-12T17:59:31+00:00

Crown Partners Fund Completes $5.5 Million Term Loan with Internet Service Provider CCI Wireless

CALGARY, March 27, 2020 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced that Crown Partners Fund, an investment fund managed by Crown and in which Crown holds an approximate 39% interest, has completed a two-year, $5.5 million term loan with CCI Wireless (“CCI”), a wireless internet service provider focused on Western Canada.

Headquartered in Calgary, CCI specializes in providing internet connectivity to rural and remote residential clients as well as customized connectivity solutions for First Nations and urban and rural enterprise clients across Western Canada. CCI was founded in 2007 by nine Alberta natural gas co-ops that were receiving insufficient internet service from incumbent providers. CCI maintains a carrier-grade network that covers more than 250,000 square kilometers with over 23,000 clients. The funding from Crown Partners Fund will be used to repay existing debt and support CCI’s growth plans.

“CCI has built a large, diverse and stable client base across western Canada by addressing the growing need for connectivity solutions to under-served regions,” said Chris Johnson, Crown’s President & CEO. “This is a long-term growth theme we understand well from our current investment in telecommunications infrastructure and one we believe has considerable growth opportunity for Crown.”

”In Crown, CCI has secured the ideal strategic partner to drive our growth strategy.  Crown’s experience in the telecom infrastructure space in North America is an ideal fit for CCI; allowing us to expand on our success in deploying Carrier grade telecom solutions for underserved communities,” said Jordan Young, CEO.

The demand for fixed internet across Canada has been growing as consumers and enterprises increasingly rely on internet connectivity and consume greater amounts of data. The new minimum service standards recently defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission results in greater than 60% of the rural population of Canada falling below the minimum internet speed requirements. CCI operates in Canada’s four western provinces that combine to represent a target market of $4.6 billion annually comprised of residential and enterprise fixed internet customers.

This investment brings the total loans outstanding in Crown Partners Fund to $213.3 million across 11 companies.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co- invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

 FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Crown Partners Fund Completes $5.5 Million Term Loan with Internet Service Provider CCI Wireless2020-05-12T17:59:31+00:00

Crown Capital Partners Announces Financial Results for Q4 & Full-Year 2019

CALGARY, March 13, 2020 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019. Crown’s complete financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis for the three- and 12-month periods ended December 31, 2019 are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

2019 Financial & Operating Highlights

  • Interest revenue increased to $28.3 million, compared with $26.6 million in 2018, due to higher contributions from Crown Partners Fund and Crown Private Credit Fund, as well as initial revenue recognized in Crown Power Fund.
  • Total revenue was $25.2 million, a decrease from $32.7 million in 2018. The year-over-year change mainly reflects a net loss on investments, including the previously disclosed $11.1 million realized loss on Crown Partners Fund’s Solo Liquor Holdings Limited (“Solo”) investment, offset by the addition of network services revenue from the acquisition of WireIE Holdings International Inc. (“WireIE”).
  • Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) totaled $(0.2) million, compared with $7.1 million in 2018. The year-over-year decrease was due primarily to the realized loss recognized on the Solo investment; the acquisition of WireIE, which had an aggregate net negative impact on earnings before income taxes of $0.4 million; a previously disclosed $2.5 million provision for bad debt recognized in relation to amounts owing from an operating partner formerly affiliated with Crown Power Fund; and a reduction in other net investment gains to $0.4 million compared with $2.5 million in 2018.
  • Adjusted Funds from Operations1 decreased to $5.3 million ($0.56 per basic share), compared with $13.2 million ($1.38 per basic share) in 2018, due to the factors described above.
  • Total assets increased to $299.7 million at quarter-end, compared with $275.9 million at December 31, 2018.
  • Crown paid quarterly dividends totaling $0.60 per common share in 2019.
  • Crown acquired WireIE, which deploys carrier-grade data networks to underserved communities. Crown believes this industry provides an attractive new avenue for growth, and intends to leverage this operating platform to develop a third-party fund. While WireIE generates positive cash flow from recurring contracts, the business contributed a net loss before income taxes of $(0.9) million following its acquisition in July in 2019, mainly because of depreciation expense of $1.9 million.
  • Crown Partners Fund announced new investments totaling approximately $74 million and repayments of $57 million.
  • Completed agreement with Concentra Bank to provide investment management services for Concentra Bank’s investment in a senior secured credit facility.
  • Continued scale-up of Crown Power Fund, with the addition of three new operating partners and construction on four new distributed power projects, increasing the total number of projects in development or in operation to 10 at year end.

 Q4 2019 Financial & Operating Highlights

  • Total revenue of $10.3 million was comparable to $10.4 million in Q4 2018 including $2.1 million of network services revenue (Q4 2018 – $nil) from WireIE and decreases in each of interest revenue, fee and other income and the net gain on investments.
  • Net income attributable to shareholders of $1.1 million (Q3 2019 – $0.5 million; Q4 2018 – $2.4 million), or $0.11 per common share (basic) (Q3 2019 – $0.05; Q4 2018 – $0.25). Net income was negatively impacted by a net loss of $(0.3) million from the operations of WireIE, including related depreciation expense of $0.7 million, as well as additional investments to support the growth of new financing platforms.
  • Adjusted Funds from Operations1 decreased to $3.4 million ($0.36 per basic share) from $3.9 million ($0.41 per basic share) in Q4 2018 but improved compared with $(0.5) million in Q3 2019.
  • On November 29, 2019, paid a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per common share.
  • Crown Partners Fund advanced an additional $27 million to three portfolio companies in Q4 2019. Subsequent to year end, Crown Partners Fund advanced an additional $6.1 million to VIQ Solutions Inc., increasing that term loan to $15.0 million.
  • The first distributed power project developed by Crown Power Fund became operational.

Management Commentary

“We faced some challenges in 2019 as we worked through the start-up phases of two new financing platforms and dealt with a loss on one of our special situation investments. While these events – and investments we are making in future growth – affected our earnings for the year, we are pleased with the progress being made to transition Crown into a more diversified finance platform with a much larger market opportunity and higher earning power over the long term,” said Chris Johnson, President and CEO of Crown.

“In 2019, our alternative finance business grew modestly despite elevated competitive pressures from traditional finance providers, and we are delivering the expected performance in Crown Partners Fund. We see improved market conditions for alternative finance opportunities in 2020 and continue to believe this platform can grow to $500 million in assets over time. In our distributed power business, we have worked through many of the initial start-up challenges and expect accelerated progress on many fronts this year. We currently have nine projects in development or in operation, which will increase revenue and operating cash flow to the fund. Moreover, the new project pipeline is robust and accelerating, supported by the addition of three new operating partners in 2019. These include our first operator based in Alberta, which provides a strategic foray into onsite power projects that can be augmented with sales of market electricity to the grid.”

“In 2020, we will continue to invest in the development of our power and telecom platforms while ensuring the overall business remains solidly profitable. We are especially focused on originating new special situations investments and building out Crown Power Fund’s operator base and project pipeline, supported by increased marketing efforts in targeted verticals and geographic expansion. At the same time, we will look to secure additional third-party funding to grow these two segments.”

Mr. Johnson added: “We are actively monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic impacts on the health of our portfolio companies.  In addition, there is increased volatility in global oil markets; however, Crown’s energy clients have substantial natural gas exposure and this is expected to provide stability to these companies. It is not clear at this time the extent to which our diversified portfolio companies will be impacted by the economic volatility, but management presently believes that the impacts will not materially impair their ability to make payments on their debt obligations.”

Conference Call & Webcast

Crown will host a conference call to discuss its Q4 2019 financial results at 8:30 a.m. EDT on March 13, 2020. The call will be hosted by Chris Johnson, President & CEO, and Michael Overvelde, CFO. To participate in the call, dial (416) 764-8659 or (888) 664-6392 using the conference ID 19840668. The audio webcast can be accessed at www.crowncapital.ca under Investor Relations or https://bit.ly/38NFURX. Listeners should access the webcast or call 10-15 minutes before the start time to ensure they are connected.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements, management’s beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding the alternative financial market and the general economy, transaction pipeline, Crown’s business plans and strategy, including anticipated capital deployments and the timing thereof, and Crown’s future earnings. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. In addition, Crown’s dividend policy will be reviewed from time to time in the context of the Corporation’s earnings, financial requirements for its operations, and other relevant factors and the declaration of a dividend will always be at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Crown Capital Partners Announces Financial Results for Q4 & Full-Year 20192020-05-12T17:59:31+00:00

Crown Capital Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.15 Per Share

CALGARY, March 12, 2020 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.15 per common share, payable on March 27, 2020 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 19, 2020.

This dividend is designated by the Company to be an “eligible dividend” pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any applicable provincial or territorial legislation pertaining to eligible dividends. Shareholders with questions regarding the tax treatment of dividends should consult with their own tax advisors.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Power Fund.

 FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. In addition, Crown’s dividend policy will be reviewed from time to time in the context of the Corporation’s earnings, financial requirements for its operations, and other relevant factors and the declaration of a dividend will always be at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Crown Capital Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.15 Per Share2020-05-12T17:59:31+00:00

Notice of Crown Capital Q4 2019 Results Conference Call

CALGARY, February 27 , 2020 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced it will host a conference call to discuss its 2019 fourth quarter and full-year financial results on March 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST. The call will be hosted by Chris Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Overvelde, Chief Financial Officer. Crown will issue its financial results on the morning of March 13, 2020.

Q4 2019 CONFERENCE CALL

DATE:                                    Friday, March 13, 2020

TIME:                                    8:30 a.m. EST

DIAL IN NUMBER:                (416) 764-8659 or (888) 664-6392

CONFERENCE ID:                 19840668

REPLAY:                                (416) 764-8677 or (888) 390-0541 (playback code: 840668)

Available until midnight (EST) March 20, 2020

WEBCAST:                            The audio webcast can be accessed at www.crowncapital.ca under

Investor Relations or at https://bit.ly/38NFURX

ABOUT CROWN CAPITAL PARTNERS (TSX: CRWN)

Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

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Notice of Crown Capital Q4 2019 Results Conference Call2020-05-12T17:59:31+00:00

Crown Capital Partners Announces Q3 2019 Financial Results

CALGARY, November 7, 2019 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2019. Crown’s complete financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Q3 2019 Financial & Operating Highlights

  • Interest revenue increased to $7.5 million, compared with $7.2 million in Q3 2018, due primarily to revenue of $1.3 million from the repayment of the Canadian Helicopters Limited loan, which offset the impact of a lower average level of interest-yielding investments held by Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP (“Crown Partners Fund”).
  • Fees and other income increased to $0.5 million (Q3 2018 – $0.2 million).
  • Total revenues were $8.0 million, compared with $7.9 million in Q3 2018. Compared with the prior year, the change in net investment loss, mostly comprised of a reduction in the carrying value of equity-related investments and a reversal of an unrealized gain upon repayment of the Canadian Helicopters Limited loan, was offset by the inclusion of $1.9 million of revenue from WireIE Holdings International Inc. (“WireIE”) and increases in interest and fee income.
  • On July 12, 2019, Crown acquired WireIE, which deploys carrier-grade data networks to underserved communities. Crown believes this industry provides an attractive new avenue for growth, and intends to leverage this operating platform to develop a third-party fund. While WireIE generates positive cash flow from recurring contracts, the business incurred a net loss before income taxes of $0.6 million in the quarter, inclusive of depreciation expense of $1.2 million.
  • Net income, net of non-controlling interests, of $0.5 million (Q3 2018 – $1.8 million), or $0.05 per common share (basic) (Q3 2018 – $0.19 per share). Net income for Q3 2019 was affected by net investment losses and a net loss from the operations of WireIE.
  • Adjusted Funds from Operations1 of $(0.5) million, compared with $3.2 million in Q3 2018
  • Total assets of $276.5 million at quarter-end, compared with $275.9 million at December 31, 2018.
  • On August 30, 2019 paid a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per common share.
  • Announced an agreement with Concentra Bank to provide investment management services for Concentra Bank’s $20 million investment in a senior secured credit facility.
  • Crown Partners Fund advanced an additional $26.5 million to two portfolio companies:
    • $7 million advanced to DATA Communications Management Corp, bringing its total investment to $19 million; and
    • $19.5 million advanced to Rokstad Holdings Corporation (“Rokstad”) through two transactions, bringing its total investment to $35 million.
  • Subsequent to quarter end, Crown Partners Fund increased its loans to three portfolio companies:
    • $7 million advanced to Triple Five Intercontinental, increasing the existing term loan to $27 million;
    • $5 million advanced to Touchstone Exploration, increasing the existing term loan to $20 million; and
    • $15 million advanced to Rokstad, increasing its aggregate loan investment in Rokstad to $50 million.

“Our core operating performance remains solid and we made steady progress during the quarter building our lending and power platforms,” said Chris Johnson, President and CEO of Crown. “Since the end of the second quarter, we have taken advantage of opportunities to increase our investment in several of the quality companies in Crown Partners Fund, putting over $50 million to work to support the growth of these businesses. We were also able to leverage our deep relationships and origination capabilities in the middle market to provide investment management services for Concentra, which we view as a new revenue growth avenue going forward. We continue to monitor the challenges facing the oil and gas sector and the impacts that they might have on our investments. We remain confident in the fundamentals and overall quality of the companies in our portfolio.”

Mr. Johnson added: “Although we have faced delays in the development of Crown Power Fund this year, we are making progress with key projects that were under construction with one of our previous operating partners. We also advanced multiple other late-stage projects during the quarter, which we expect to be operational in the coming quarters. One of our priorities is to onboard new partners to accelerate the growth of the transaction pipeline for this fund.”

  1. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Funds from Operations are not measures of financial performance (nor do they have standardized meanings) under IFRS. In evaluating these measures, investors should consider that the methodology applied in calculating these measures might differ among companies and analysts. The Corporation has provided a reconciliation of earnings before income taxes to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Funds from Operations in this news release. The Corporation believes these are useful supplemental measures that may assist investors in assessing the financial performance and the cash anticipated to be generated by Crown’s business. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Funds from Operations should not be considered as the sole measures of Crown’s performance and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, analysis of the Corporation’s financial statements.

Conference Call & Webcast
Crown will host a conference call to discuss its Q3 2019 financial results at 8:30 a.m. EDT on November 7, 2019. The call will be hosted by Chris Johnson, President & CEO, and Michael Overvelde, CFO. To participate in the call, dial (416) 764-8688 or (888) 390-0546 using the conference ID  91871635. The audio webcast can be accessed at www.crowncapital.ca under Investor Relations or  https://bit.ly/2IXNRcl. Listeners should access the webcast or call 10-15 minutes before the start time to ensure they are connected.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)
Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements, management’s beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding the alternative financial market and the general economy, transaction pipeline, Crown’s business plans and strategy, including anticipated capital deployments and the timing thereof, and Crown’s future cash flow and shareholder value. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. In addition, Crown’s dividend policy will be reviewed from time to time in the context of the Corporation’s earnings, financial requirements for its operations, and other relevant factors and the declaration of a dividend will always be at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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Crown Capital Partners Announces Q3 2019 Financial Results2020-05-12T17:59:31+00:00

Crown Capital Partners Increases Rokstad Holdings Corporation Term Loan to $50 Million

CALGARY, November 6, 2019 – Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: CRWN), a capital partner to entrepreneurs and growth businesses, today announced the closing of an additional advance of $15 million to Rokstad Holdings Corporation (“Rokstad”), increasing the total term loan with Rokstad to $50 million. Headquartered in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Rokstad provides power line construction and maintenance services to blue-chip customers across North America.

“Rokstad continues to experience very strong top-line growth, driven by the significant need to improve and repair the power grid across North America,” said Chris Johnson, Crown’s President & CEO. “Most notably, the company has been successful in winning large new contracts in California, and our expanded facility will provide additional capital to support their rapid growth.”

The facility provides for a total term loan of $55 million to Rokstad, of which Crown Capital Partner Funding, LP (“Crown Partners Fund”), an investment fund managed by Crown and in which Crown holds a 37% interest, subscribed for $50 million, and Crown syndicated $5 million to two of the institutional limited partners in the Crown Partners Fund.  The term loan matures in 60 months.

This investment brings the total loans outstanding in the Crown Partners Fund portfolio to approximately $207 million across 10 companies.

About Crown Capital Partners (TSX:CRWN)
Founded in 2000, Crown is a leading specialty finance company that provides growth capital to a diversified group of successful mid-market companies that are seeking alternatives to banks and private equity funds. Crown provides customized solutions in the form of loans, royalties, and other structures with minimal or no ownership dilution. In addition to deploying capital as a principal investor, Crown develops, manages and co-invests in alternative investment funds, including Crown Partners Fund and Crown Capital Power Fund.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain “forward looking statements” and certain “forward looking information” as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “plans” or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in the Crown’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. See Crown’s most recent annual information form for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting Crown. In addition, Crown’s dividend policy will be reviewed from time to time in the context of the Corporation’s earnings, financial requirements for its operations, and other relevant factors and the declaration of a dividend will always be at the discretion of the board of directors of the Corporation. Crown undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

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