Enlightenment Capital and Republic Capital Access Form Strategic Partnership

Chevy Chase, MD – October 19, 2015: Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, and Republic Capital Access, a leading provider of U.S. Government contract financing, jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership.

With this partnership, Enlightenment and Republic will promote their complementary financing products to prospective customers in their target Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) industries. The partnership will enable Enlightenment and Republic to enhance their service offerings and provide companies with “one stop” financing solutions, with Enlightenment providing senior and subordinated debt financing and Republic providing working capital facilities. The partnership offers ADG businesses a unique combination of holistic financing solutions, greater certainty and simplicity, and deep industry background.

“We are thrilled to partner with Republic to marry their sector-focused financing platform with our industry expertise and flexible capital solutions. This partnership allows our firms to better meet the needs of our target companies, which are providing essential government services and enhancing national security,” said Devin Talbott, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.

“We share a commitment with Enlightenment to support the vital work that companies in the ADG industry perform. Our combined track record and reach in the ADG space will allow us to better serve our existing customers and help us expand our customer base through new opportunities,” added Ed Stucky, President and CEO of Republic Capital Access.

About Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC-area, based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit https://enlightenment-cap.com/.

About Republic Capital Access

Republic Capital Access, LLC is a United States-domiciled, SAM-registered finance company for U.S. Government contractors. Our innovative program often allows our customers to fund receivables resulting from a U.S. Government prime or sub-contract at a better rate than they can achieve through other financing arrangements. This improves margins, enhances balance sheets, and frees up capital for more productive uses. RCA is a subsidiary of Stephens Investment Holdings, LLC, a privately held, family-owned company based in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, visit www.republiccapitalaccess.com.