GE Capital Provides $50 Million Credit Facility to Stoli Group USA

NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced that it provided a $50 million senior credit facility to Stoli Group USA, the North American producer and distributor of Stolichnaya® vodka. The financing will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Stolichnaya vodka, generally known as Stoli, is distributed by Stoli Group USA, a subsidiary of SPI Group, which is a global leader in the production, sales and distribution of distilled spirits and wine.

“We are looking forward to developing a long-term relationship with GE Capital,” said John Esposito, CEO of Stoli Group USA. “They showed a lot of creativity in structuring this facility to meet our needs and we really value having a lender with a thorough understanding of our industry.”

“We specialize in financing food and beverage companies and it’s exciting to be playing a role in the next phase of Stoli’s development,” said Chris Nay, senior managing director, food and beverage at GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “We strive to work closely with clients, providing flexible financing and sharing industry know-how to help them grow.”

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