WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Elm Capital Corp. (the “Company” or “GECC”) (NASDAQ: GECC) announced the final results of its non-transferable rights offering, which entitled holders of rights to purchase one new share of common stock for every one right held at a subscription price of $2.95 per share. The offering expired on September 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., New York City time.
The Company received total subscription requests for 10,795,419 shares of common stock, including primary subscription rights for 3,959,475 shares and over-subscription requests for an additional 6,835,944 shares.
In total, the Company sold 10,761,950 shares of its common stock for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $31.8 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily to (i) make opportunistic investments, in accordance with its investment objectives and policies, in assets that the Company’s external investment manager, Great Elm Capital Management, Inc., believes have become undervalued due to the current extreme market volatility, and on more attractive terms than the Company would otherwise be able to obtain under typical, less volatile market conditions and (ii) support its existing portfolio companies through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We appreciate the strong support from our shareholders for this offering,” said Peter Reed, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “This capital will strengthen our balance sheet and furnish us with additional capital to continue implementing the portfolio repositioning we began in the second quarter, including by pursuing additional opportunities in the specialty finance sector.”
Imperial Capital, LLC and Piper Sandler & Co. acted as dealer managers for the offering.
About Great Elm Capital Corp.
Great Elm Capital Corp. is an externally managed, specialty finance company focused on investing in debt instruments of middle market companies. GECC elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. GECC targets catalyst-driven investments as it seeks to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns through both current income and capital appreciation.
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