UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 12, 2021 (August 11, 2021)

 

 

Gladstone Investment Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   814-00704   83-0423116

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100, McLean, Virginia 22102

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(703) 287-5800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

N/A

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communication pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities

registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Stock, $0.001 par value per share   GAIN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
6.375% Series E Cumulative Term Preferred Stock, $0.001 par value per share   GAINL   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
5.00% Notes due 2026, $25.00 par value per note   GAINN   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 1.01. Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On August 11, 2021, Gladstone Investment Corporation (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) by and among the Company, Gladstone Management Corporation, Gladstone Administration, LLC and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., as representative of the several underwriters named therein, in connection with the issuance and sale of $117.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 4.875% Notes due 2028 (the “Offering”). The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $17,550,000 aggregate principal amount of the 4.875% Notes due 2028 to cover overallotments, if any. The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on August 18, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Offering was made pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form N-2 (Registration No. 333–232124) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as supplemented by a preliminary prospectus supplement dated August 11, 2021, the pricing term sheet dated August 11, 2021 and a final prospectus supplement dated August 11, 2021. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

The description above is only a summary of the material provisions of the Underwriting Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by reference to a copy of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On August 11, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing that it plans to redeem all of its outstanding shares of its 6.375% Series E Cumulative Term Preferred Stock due 2025, contingent upon the Company’s successful completion of the Offering. A copy of the press release is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
No.

  

Description

  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated as of August 11, 2021, by and among the Company, Gladstone Management Corporation, Gladstone Administration, LLC and Oppenheimer  & Co. Inc., as representative of the several underwriters named therein.
99.1    Press release issued by the Company, dated as of August 11, 2021.


SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    Gladstone Investment Corporation
Date: August 12, 2021     By:  

/s/ Julia Ryan

      Julia Ryan
      Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
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