The expectations of the management of Fidus – and the BDC’s result – have swung wildly in the last 6 months. In the IIIQ 2020 most everything’s coming up roses.
A calendar reminder about Great Elm Corporation’s upcoming IIIQ 2020 earnings release, which could be very informative.
Main Street is not deterred by the bankruptcy filing of one of its restaurant companies. Indeed, the BDC – and sister fund HMS Income – are doubling down and – with an equity partner – acquiring the assets of the bankrupt business.
“Ask and you shall receive”. Hercules sought SBA approval of a new SBIC license back in June and has just received a favorable response. We discuss the implications for Hercules, but also for other BDCs with SBIC ambitions.
The two public BDCs managed by Oaktree Capital are going to merge in a transaction that will be favorable to Oaktree and – to a lesser degree – to the two sets of shareholders involved.
This quarter, instead of annotating BDC conference call transcripts, we’re experimenting with providing our view of the highlights, and offer up a selection of key quotes. We begin with the Ares Capital IIIQ 2020 conclave.
Oxford Square Capital’s IIIQ 2020 results were better than the prior quarter in one respect but worse in another. Everything else was mostly unchanged.
As October draws to a close, a new BDC-financed company files for Chapter 11. We re-publish an article from the BDC Credit Reporter and put this bankruptcy in context for a difficult year in credit.
All quiet on the BDC Fixed Income price front but both this week and next plenty of news stories to discuss, weigh and place into context.
For a third week in a row, BDC sector prices are down on the eve of earnings season. Also discussed: the growth in size of the larger BDCs and what that might mean for shareholders, inspired by Goldman Sachs BDC’s just completed merger with a sister fund.
The parent of Crescent Capital BDC’s external manager is being acquired by a trillion dollar financial services company. We review the details and what the implications are for the public BDC’s shareholders only months after going public.
Golub Capital offers up some preliminary results for the quarter ended September 2020. The BDC Reporter analyzes the metrics in the context of a difficult year for the BDC and the sector generally.
In a much anticipated move both the shareholders of Portman Ridge and Garrison Capital formally agreed to a merger first mooted in mid-year. The BDC Reporter, though, has serious concerns about the post-merger balance sheet; leverage and liquidity of a super-sized Portman Ridge.
The median BDC unsecured debt price dropped slightly this week, but the BDC Reporter remains sanguine. However, with BDC earnings season coming up, several underperforming BDCs do bear watching. We name names.
Not a good week where overall BDC stock prices were concerned, but the BDC Reporter is not fazed and we explain why.
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