Hanley Wood Completes Recapitalization, Reduces Debt by $330 Million by EON


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									Hanley Wood Completes Recapitalization, Reduces
Debt by $330 Million
Receives $35 Million in New Capital from Ownership Group Led by Oaktree Capital Management, Strategic
Value Partners, and Tennenbaum Capital Partners

January 13, 2012 11:06 AM Eastern Time 

WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Hanley Wood LLC, the leading business-to-business media
company serving the housing and commercial design and construction industries, announced today that it has
completed a recapitalization that will reduce its long-term debt from approximately $410 million to $80 million. Also
as part of this transaction, Hanley Wood’s new ownership group – led by certain funds managed by Oaktree Capital
Management, L.P., Strategic Value Partners, LLC, and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC – has invested $35
million in new capital into the company.

“This recapitalization is very positive news for the company, our customers, suppliers, business partners and
employees,” said Frank Anton, Chief Executive Officer of Hanley Wood. “With a strengthened balance sheet, we
expect to be much better positioned to invest in and grow our businesses and take full advantage of the strength of
our operations.” 

Andrew Salter, Senior Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., said, “We believe Hanley Wood is
one of the premier companies in the business-to-business media sector. With a healthy balance sheet and new
investment capital, we believe the company is poised to rebound and grow as the construction markets improve.” 

“We have outstanding, hard-working employees and a strong management team, all of whom are committed to the
long-term success of the company,” Mr. Anton said. “I am confident that we can grow all segments of this business,
including print, digital media, exhibitions, data and custom marketing. I look forward to working with Oaktree, SVP,
Tennenbaum and other members of the new ownership group to achieve that goal.” 

Houlihan Lokey acted as financial advisor for the company, and Latham & Watkins LLP served as the company’s
legal counsel. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP provided counsel to the new ownership group.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving the housing and commercial design and
construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web
sites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also
is North America’s leading publisher of home plans.

About Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Oaktree is a leading global investment management firm focused on alternative markets, with $73 billion in assets
under management as of September 30, 2011. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-
controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans),
control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Oaktree was founded in 1995 by a group of
principals who have worked together since the mid-1980s. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 600
employees and offices in 13 cities worldwide.

About Strategic Value Partners, LLC

Strategic Value Partners, LLC (“SVP”) was founded in 2001 by Victor Khosla. With approximately $4 billion in
assets under management, SVP is a leading global investment firm with primary offices in Greenwich (CT), London,
Frankfurt, and Tokyo focused on distressed, event driven and turnaround investments. SVP seeks to create value
through its substantial industry, restructuring and operating expertise.

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Tennenbaum Capital Partners™ ("TCP") is a Los Angeles-based, multi-strategy alternative investment management
firm focused primarily on special situation credit investments through its Opportunity Funds™, in addition to 
investments by specialty funds focused on debtor-in-possession and public market strategies. TCP finds opportunity
primarily in middle-market credit, where the firm can play a meaningful role in each situation. The firm's investment
professionals use their extensive expertise in legal, operational and financial disciplines to successfully execute TCP's
investment strategies. Since its founding, TCP has invested approximately $10 billion in about 200 companies. For
more, please visit: www.tennenbaumcapital.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not
historical facts. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, prospects or future events and
involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or
achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We
caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this
press release. We undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

RLM Finsbury
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