MONTREAL – Renewable materials company BioAmber Inc. has closed on a $19.2 million loan from Bridging Finance Inc., acting as sub-advisor to the Sprott Bridging Income Fund LP. Proceeds from the loan will be used to retire an $8 million loan from Tennenbaum Capital Partners, with the balance applied to general corporate purposes. The loan does not contain any convertible features or warrants.

Mario Saucier, Chief Financial Officer of BioAmber, stated, “This non-dilutive loan from Bridging Finance is a strong endorsement of our facility, technology and team, and has allowed us to both lower our financing costs and strengthen our balance sheet. We remain committed to rewarding the confidence that Bridging Finance and our shareholders have shown in us as we ramp-up towards full capacity.”

Bridging Finance is a privately held Canadian company providing middle-market North American companies with alternatives to the financing options offered by traditional lenders.