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Second Avenue Capital Partners Reaches Agreement To Provide Exit Financing For A'GACI

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Second Avenue Capital Partners Reaches Agreement To Provide Exit Financing For A'GACI

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BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC, announced it has provided a $12,000,000 revolving line of credit to A'GACI, LLC, a young women's lifestyle brand and fast fashion retailer. Proceeds from the credit facility will be used as exit financing, enabling A'GACI's emergence from bankruptcy.

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"We're proud to partner with A'GACI and help the company meet their growth objectives," said Chris O'Connor, President of Second Avenue Capital Partners. "The relationship we've formed with the team at A'GACI has enabled us to support their needs at this critical time."

A'GACI has been an innovator in the fast fashion apparel industry for a number of years. Founded in 1971, San Antonio-based A'GACI developed a loyal customer base by offering affordable, trendy styles that reflect the feminine, confident style of today's young women.

A'GACI will be led by managing partner David Won, who co-founded the Company with his brother John. Mr. Won is credited with putting together a sustainable plan that allowed for the survival of the Company, and the preservation of 1,500 jobs. A'GACI's exit from bankruptcy is seen as a rare success in today's uncertain retail sector.

When discussing SACP, Mr. Won is enthusiastic. "Second Avenue Capital Partners was there when we needed them. They have a very different way of looking at things. It's their entrepreneurial approach and their merchant perspective that sets them apart from other lenders. Their retail connection was important to us. SACP could see our vision for the future, and they valued it."

"All retailers today face a challenging environment," said Mark Gallivan, Managing Director of Second Avenue Capital Partners. "With A'GACI, we saw an organization that took positive steps to position itself for success. We wanted to be a part of A'GACI's next chapter, and we're very pleased they chose us to support their new efforts."

About Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC
Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC (SACP), a Schottenstein Affiliate, is a finance company specializing in asset-based loans for the broader retail and consumer products industry. Focused on serving middle-market companies, we leverage the experience of retail operators, product merchants, and lenders to provide an array of customized, capital solutions for businesses. Our merchant perspective allows us to recognize and unlock value in assets other capital providers often overlook or don't understand. SACP's ability to tailor financing solutions is a vital resource for clients as they seek the capital necessary to effectuate strategy and achieve financial objectives. Headquartered in Boston, Second Avenue Capital Partners also has offices in New York, Columbus, and Los Angeles. Visit www.secondavecp.com for more information.

About A'Gaci
Founded in San Antonio, Texas 47 years ago, A'GACI is a lifestyle brand catering to young fashion lovers who are sexy, feminine and elegant in their style.  A'GACI owns and operates 55 high-energy stores in the U.S. A'GACI also represents a large online presence known within the fashion community as the place for value-priced, fashionable merchandise.  To find out more about A'GACI, please visit www.agacistore.com.

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