In a Guidance Update published on June 30, 2014 by the SEC’s Division of Investment Management, the staff closed a loophole that allowed business development companies (BDCs) with wholly owned Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) subsidiaries to avoid meeting asset coverage requirements when the SBIC subsidiaries issue debt that is not guaranteed by the Small… Read More
As business development companies (BDCs) grow in popularity, the role of their independent directors grows in importance. Here we look at the increasingly important role that BDC independent directors play and how their responsibilities differ from the responsibilities of independent directors to traditional investment companies. To read the full alert, click here.
A congressionally mandated budget report may ring the death knell for proposed legislation that would increase the leverage limit for business development companies (BDCs). The April 10, 2014 report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the Small Business Credit Availability Act, H.R. 1800, if enacted, would cost taxpayers $354 million over the next… Read More