BOSTON--Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. (NYSE: BCSF, the “Company”, “our” or “we”) announced the expiration of its transferable rights offering, which entitled holders of rights to purchase one new share of common stock for every four rights held at a subscription price of $10.2163 per share. The rights offering expired on June 5, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST).
“We appreciate the strong support from our shareholders for this offering,” said Michael Ewald, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCSF. “This capital will strengthen our balance sheet and furnish us with additional capital to navigate an uncertain environment ahead as we seek to maximize long-term value for our shareholders.”
Preliminary results indicate that the rights offering was meaningfully over-subscribed. The Company received subscriptions for 21,082,519 shares accompanied by estimated payments and additional subscriptions for 5,634,269 shares by notice of guaranteed delivery. The primary subscription participation rate is estimated to be approximately 88%. The Company cannot assure you that it will receive payments for the 5,634,269 shares subscribed for by notice of guaranteed delivery on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 9, 2020 and, as a result, the number of shares subscribed for could be less and the primary subscription participation rate may be subject to change. The exact number of shares of common stock subscribed for will be determined on or around June 10, 2020 but in no event will the Company issue more than 12,912,453 shares pursuant to the subscriptions as set forth in the prospectus. Proration of any available over-subscription shares will be made in accordance with the procedures described in the prospectus for the rights offering and confirmations of shares purchased will be mailed to participants on or before June 16, 2020. Any excess payment to be refunded to a participating rights holder will be mailed by the subscription agent to the rights holder as promptly as practicable after the confirmations are sent to the participants. No interest will be paid on any amounts refunded.
Participants in the rights offering will receive a confirmation showing the number of shares purchased pursuant to the exercise of the primary subscription rights, the number of shares, if any, acquired pursuant to the over-subscription privilege, the per share and total purchase price for such shares, and any additional amount payable to the Company by the participating rights holder or any excess amount to be refunded by the Company to the participating rights holder, in each case based on the subscription price.
J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley acted as Dealer Managers for the offering.
About Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc.
Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. is an externally managed specialty finance company focused on lending to middle-market companies. BCSF is managed by BCSF Advisors, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Bain Capital Credit, L.P. Since commencing investment operations on October 13, 2016, and through March 31, 2020, BCSF has invested approximately $3,675.5 million in aggregate principal amount of debt and equity investments prior to any subsequent exits or repayments. BCSF’s investment objective is to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation through direct originations of secured debt, including first lien, first lien/last out, unitranche and second lien debt, investments in strategic joint ventures, equity investments and, to a lesser extent, corporate bonds. BCSF has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended.
Certain information contained herein may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included herein may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including those described from time to time in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement made herein. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.