On October 17, 2019, the Staff of the Division of Investment Management released FAQs meant to assist business development companies (“BDCs”) that have obtained the requisite approvals for lowering their asset coverage from 200% to 150% in satisfying the applicable repurchase offer obligation.  As required by Section 61(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940,

In this Lexis Practice Advisor® Practice Note, we provide answers to questions frequently asked by securities lawyers and their clients regarding the federal securities laws applicable to Business Development Companies (BDC’s). Specifically, this practice note includes questions related to:

  • Securities offering process;
  • Disclosure and corporate governance obligations;
  • Stock exchange requirements;
  • Commercial and regulatory

On June 20, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) proposed amendments to FINRA Rule 2210 (Communications with the Public) and FINRA Rule 2241 (Research Analysts and Research Reports) to further the rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) last year as required by the Fair Access to Investment Research Act of

Business development companies (BDCs) are closed-end investment management companies that are specially regulated by the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the 1940 Act). This Lexis Practice Advisor® market trends article covers recent commercial and regulatory trends affecting BDCs, particularly focusing on various types of securities offerings by public and private BDCs.

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Late last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule amendments that are intended to modernize the offering related provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act) and the communications safe harbors available to business development companies (BDCs) and closed-end funds (CEFs) in order to harmonize these with the provisions applicable to

The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule amendments that are intended to modernize the offering related provisions of the Securities Act and the communications safe harbors available to business development companies (BDCs) and closed-end funds (CEFs) in order to bring these to parity with the provisions applicable to operating companies.  The Commission was required to

At the ICI Conference, Dalia Blass, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management, provided some insights on upcoming rulemaking initiatives.  Director Blass noted that we should anticipate a proposal soon for business development company and closed-end fund offering reform, as well as recommendations for a proposal on modernizing the advertising and

On February 28, 2019, the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management issued a no-action letter to the Independent Directors Council permitting board members of a business development company to vote by telephone, video conference or other remote means in certain circumstances.  This modernized position softens, but does not eliminate, the