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Main Street Announces New Portfolio Investment

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HOUSTON, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) ("Main Street") is pleased to announce that it recently led a new portfolio investment to facilitate the management-led buyout of Charps Welding & Fabricating, Inc. ("Charps" or the "Company"), a premier specialty contractor focused on the maintenance, repair, fabrication and construction of oil and gas pipelines.  Main Street, along with a co-investor, partnered with the Company's management team to facilitate the buyout, with Main Street funding $18.8 million in a combination of first-lien, senior secured term debt and a direct equity investment.  

Headquartered in Clearbrook, Minnesota, and founded in 1999, Charps (www.charps.com) provides various pipeline services to customers focused on energy transmission and distribution.  The Company primarily performs work in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Eastern U.S., and its pipeline services include pipeline integrity services, emergency response, hydrostatic testing, existing line replacement, pipeline fabrication and new construction and installation. 

ABOUT MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORPORATION

Main Street (www.mainstcapital.com) is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.  Main Street's portfolio investments are typically made to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings, refinancings and acquisitions of companies that operate in diverse industry sectors.  Main Street seeks to partner with entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams and generally provides "one stop" financing alternatives within its lower middle market portfolio.  Main Street's lower middle market companies generally have annual revenues between $10 million and $150 million.  Main Street's middle market debt investments are made in businesses that are generally larger in size than its lower middle market portfolio companies.

Main Street's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "MAIN." In addition, Main Street has outstanding 6.125% Notes due 2023, which trade on the NYSE under the symbol "MSCA."

Contacts:
Main Street Capital Corporation
Dwayne L. Hyzak, President & COO, dhyzak@mainstcapital.com
Brent D. Smith, CFO, bsmith@mainstcapital.com
713-350-6000

Dennard - Lascar Associates
Ken Dennard | ken@dennardlascar.com
Mark Roberson | mroberson@dennardlascar.com
713-529-6600

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