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Feb 05, 2016

Houston – TX, February 5, 2016 – Stellus Capital Management, LLC (“Stellus”) announced that its affiliates acted a lender in providing a Credit Facility in support CenterGate Capital, L.P.’s (“CenterGate”) investment in Vision Media Management (“Vision”), a leader in worldwide physical and digital asset management, fulfillment and distribution services. Featuring comprehensive logistics solutions and state-of-the-art digital technologies, Vision has over 30 years of expertise and powerful business relationships with the entertainment and consumer industries.

Headquartered in Valencia, California, Vision Media Management’s multiple worldwide facilities specialize in executing complex logistics programs and customized fulfillment services. Vision was founded in 1985 by Michael A. Alvarez, Jr. who successfully grew the pioneering company into a global physical and digital services provider to blue-chip entertainment clients including major television networks and film studios, theatrical exhibitors and high profile consumer products clientele.

Lewis Schoenwetter, Managing Director at CenterGate said, “It has been a pleasure to partner with Vision and Stellus. Management and CenterGate look forward to investing the additional capital to grow and expand Vision’s service offerings.”

Robert T. Ladd, Managing Partner at Stellus noted, “We continue to support the CenterGate team and look forward to Vision’s continued evolution.”

Gavin Roseman, Managing Partner at Stellus added, “We have developed a long relationship with the CenterGate principals and we are excited to partner with both them and Vision management on the transaction.”

About CenterGate Capital

CenterGate Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market companies with $20 to $250 million of revenue. In order to realize their potential, these companies need flexible capital, strategic guidance and strong management teams. They bring together a balance of transactional and operational experience along with a network of advisors and strategic relationships, which provide their portfolio companies with exceptional resources. For more information visit

About Stellus Capital Management, LLC

Stellus Capital Management, LLC is a leading private investment firm focused on two investment strategies: middle market private credit and energy-focused private equity. The private credit strategy seeks to maximize total return in the form of income and capital appreciation by investing primarily in middle-market through first lien, second lien, unitranche, and mezzanine debt financing, and corresponding equity investments. The energy-focused private equity strategy seeks to achieve capital gains and superior investment returns by making investments in equity and equity-linked debt capital in small and middle-market energy businesses. To learn more about Stellus Capital Management, please visit

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