WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Elm Capital Corp. (the “Company” or “GECC”) (GECC) announced today the pricing of its underwritten public offering of $40.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% notes due 2024 (the “Notes”), which will result in net proceeds to the Company of approximately $38.2 million after payment of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company.
The Notes will mature on June 30, 2024, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at the Company’s option on or after June 30, 2021. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 6.50% per year payable quarterly on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year, beginning on September 30, 2019. The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $6.0 million aggregate principal amount of Notes to cover over-allotments, if any.
The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and the Notes are expected to be delivered on or about June 18, 2019. The Notes are expected to be listed on The Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol “GECCN,” and to trade thereon within 30 days from the original issue date. The Notes have a private credit rating of BBB from Egan-Jones Ratings Company.*
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments consistent with its investment objectives and for general corporate purposes. Pending the investment of the net proceeds in investments consistent with its investment objectives, the Company may invest the net proceeds of this offering in cash, cash equivalents, U.S. government securities, money market mutual funds and other high quality debt instruments that mature in one year or less, or “temporary investments,” as appropriate.
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS) and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Incapital LLC is acting as lead manager for the offering.
* A securities rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to revision or withdrawal at any time.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in this offering or any other securities nor will there be any sale of these securities or any other securities referred to in this press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
A registration statement relating to these securities is on file with and has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from:
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.
277 Park Avenue, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10172
Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses of the Company before investing. The preliminary prospectus, dated June 6, 2019, which has been filed with the SEC, contains a description of these matters and other important information about the Company and should be read carefully before investing.
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 special situations and catalyst-driven investments as it seeks to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns through both current income and capital appreciation.
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