NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Saratoga Investment Corp. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SAR) today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $35 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.25% unsecured notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes will mature on August 31, 2025, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at Saratoga Investment Corp.’s option on or after August 31, 2021. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 6.25% per year payable quarterly on February 28, May 31, August 31 and November 30 of each year, beginning November 30, 2018.
The offering is expected to close on August 28, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $5 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes. The Notes are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and to trade thereon within 30 days of the original issue date under the trading symbol “SAF”.
The Company has received an investment grade private rating of “BBB” from Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency.
Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Ratings Organization (NRSRO) and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP). Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS), BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC are acting as the joint book-running managers, B. Riley FBR, Inc., Compass Point, National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:NHLD) and William Blair are acting as joint lead managers and Maxim Group LLC is acting as the co-manager for the offering.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds from this offering to make investments in middle-market companies in accordance with the Company’s investment objective and strategies and for general corporate purposes.
Investors are advised to consider carefully the investment objective, risks and charges and expenses of the Company before investing.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of, the Notes 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 the Notes was filed and has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This offering is being made solely by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement, which may be obtained for free by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or from of any of the following investment banks: Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 277 Park Avenue, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10172, or by emailing email@example.com (telephone number 1-800-573-2541); BB&T Capital Markets at 901 East Byrd Street, 3rd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 Attn: Syndicate Dept. or via email request: firstname.lastname@example.org; Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, or by emailing email@example.com; B. Riley FBR, Inc., 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1400, Arlington, VA 22209 or via email request at firstname.lastname@example.org; Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Suite 303 Washington, D.C. 20007, or email at email@example.com; William Blair & Company, L.L.C., Attention: Prospectus Department, 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago IL 60606, or by telephone at 1-800-621-0687 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org; Maxim Group LLC at 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10174, Attention Syndicate Department, or via email at email@example.com or telephone at (212) 895-3745. The prospectus contains a description of these matters and other important information about the Company and should be read carefully before investing.
About Saratoga Investment Corp.
Saratoga Investment Corp. is a specialty finance company that invests primarily in leveraged loans and mezzanine debt issued by privately owned U.S. middle-market businesses, which the Company defines as companies having annual EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) of between $2 million and $50 million, both through direct lending and through participation in loan syndicates. Saratoga Investment Corp.’s objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation from our investments. Saratoga Investment Corp. has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally-managed by Saratoga Investment Advisors, LLC, a New York-based investment firm affiliated with Saratoga Partners, a middle market private equity investment firm. Within the BDC, Saratoga Investment Corporation manages both an SBIC-licensed subsidiary and a Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) fund. The Company believes these diverse funding sources, combined with a permanent capital base, enable Saratoga Investment Corp. to offer a broad range of financing solutions.
Forward Looking Statements
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Source: Saratoga Investment Corp