SOURCE: Aptara

September 19, 2007 10:35 ET

Aptara Announces Equity Investment From American Capital Strategies Ltd.

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - Aptara, Inc., a global leader in integrated content transformation solutions, today announced that American Capital Strategies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) has made an additional equity investment of $23 million in Aptara. Aptara will use the additional capital to recapitalize the Company and to finance growth both in the United States and overseas.

"Aptara is an innovative and dynamic company and we are pleased to be bolstering our partnership with them with this investment," said David Steinglass, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, American Capital.

"We are very pleased that American Capital has chosen to increase its equity position in Aptara," said Ranjit Singh, Aptara's President and CEO. "With American Capital's continued support, we expect to continue the success the company has enjoyed since its founding in 1988."

Aptara, formerly known as Techbooks, provides a range of content services enabling companies to develop, prepare, manage and present their proprietary information assets in new and innovative ways. Leveraging state-of-the-art software and its certified ISO: 9000 facilities, Aptara offers the outsourced advantage of bringing together a worldwide network of high quality professionals and resources for legal, publishing and eLearning customers, thereby allowing companies to focus on their core competencies, resulting in reduced costs and administrative time.

About American Capital

American Capital is the only alternative asset management company that is a member of the S&P 500. With $17 billion in assets under management, including its investments in externally managed funds, American Capital is the largest U.S. publicly traded private equity fund and one of the largest publicly traded alternative asset managers. American Capital, both directly and through its global asset management business, is an investor in management and employee buyouts, private equity buyouts, and early stage and mature private and public companies. American Capital provides senior debt, mezzanine debt and equity to fund growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and securitizations. American Capital and its affiliates invest from $5 million to $800 million per company in North America and EUR 5 million to EUR 500 million per company in Europe.

About Aptara

Aptara delivers technologically advanced and integrated content transformation solutions that enable customers to unleash the value of their content and uncover new revenue opportunities. Aptara delivers full life-cycle content management services -- content capture, digitization and distribution -- to leading publishers, Fortune Global 500 companies, and the legal marketplace. Aptara also provides solutions to financial institutions, information aggregators, professional societies, government agencies, universities, libraries, and the automotive, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, the company serves customers around the globe from ISO-certified facilities and employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Aptara has 19 offices across the United States, India, United Kingdom and Australia. For more information on Aptara and its services, please visit

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