Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC) Files An 8-K Other Events
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On November 19, 2019, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Court”) approved the settlement of the consolidated stockholder action captioned In re Medley Capital Corporation Stockholder Litigation, C.A. No. 2019-0100-KSJM (the “MCC Stockholder Action”) on the terms contemplated by the Stipulation of Settlement dated July 29, 2019 (the “Settlement”) (as described under “Item 1. Legal Proceedings” in Medley Capital Corporation’s (“MCC”) Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019), and the Stipulation Amending Release of Claims and Certain Exhibits, dated August 8, 2019.
Approval of the Settlement by the Court is a condition to the closing of the Merger (as defined below) under the Amended MCC Merger Agreement (as defined below) and, as described in this Item 8.01, such condition will be satisfied. Any disputes or appeals relating solely to the amount, payment or allocation of plaintiffs’ attorney fees shall have no effect on finality of the Settlement for purposes of satisfying this condition.
The Court also awarded attorney’s fees as follows: (i) an award of $3,000,000 to lead plaintiffs’ counsel and $75,000 to counsel to plaintiff Stephen Altman (the “Therapeutics Fee Award”) and (ii) an award in an amount equal to 26% of the nominal value of the settlement fund, grossed up to include the amount of the lead plaintiffs’ counsel’s attorney’s fees, and excluding the portion of the fees borne by the class under the Amended MCC Merger Agreement (as defined below), as well as an award of $100,000 relating to the composition of the board of directors of the post-Merger company (the “Contingent Fee Award” and, together with the Therapeutics Fee Award, the “Fee Awards”). A proposed form of order and final judgment is being prepared for review and entry by the Court. The Therapeutics Fee Award will be payable within five (5) business days of the entry of an order and final judgment by the Court. The Contingent Fee Award is contingent upon the closing of the merger (the “Merger”) contemplated by the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 29, 2019, by and between MCC and Sierra Income Corporation (the “Amended MCC Merger Agreement”), and will be due within five (5) business days of the closing of the Merger. The Fee Awards will be paid by MCC or its successor.
This communication contains “forward-looking” statements, including statements regarding the proposed transactions contemplated by the Amended MCC Merger Agreement. Such forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and financial performance, and MCC may make related oral forward-looking statements on or following the date hereof. Statements that include the words “should,” “would,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “will,” and similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements in this material or similar oral statements for purposes of the U.S. federal securities laws or otherwise. Because forward-looking statements, such as the possibility that MCC may receive competing proposals and the date that the parties expect the proposed transactions to be completed, include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied and include, but are not limited to, those discussed in MCC’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and (i) the satisfaction or waiver of closing conditions relating to the proposed transactions described herein, including, but not limited to, the requisite approvals of the stockholders of each of MCC, Sierra Income Corporation (“Sierra”), and Medley Management Inc. (“MDLY”), Sierra successfully taking all actions reasonably required with respect to certain outstanding indebtedness of MCC and MDLY to prevent any material adverse effect relating thereto, certain required approvals of the SEC (including necessary exemptive relief to consummate the merger transactions), approval by the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware of the Settlement Agreement, the necessary consents of certain third-party advisory clients of MDLY, and any applicable waiting period (and any extension thereof) applicable to transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, shall have expired or been terminated; (ii) the parties’ ability to successfully consummate the proposed transactions, and the timing thereof; and (iii) the possibility that competing offers or acquisition proposals related to the proposed transactions will be made and, if made, could be successful. Additional risks and uncertainties specific to MCC include, but are not limited to, (i) the costs and expenses that MCC has, and may incur, in connection with the proposed transactions (whether or not they are consummated); (ii) the impact that any litigation relating to the proposed transactions may have on MCC; (iii) that projections with respect to distributions may prove to be incorrect; (iv) Sierra’s ability to invest its portfolio of cash in a timely manner following the closing of the proposed transactions; (v) the market performance of the combined portfolio; (vi) the ability of portfolio companies to pay interest and principal in the future; (vii) the ability of MDLY to grow its fee earning assets under management; (viii) whether Sierra, as the surviving company, will trade with more volume and perform better than MCC and MDLY prior to the proposed transactions; and (ix) negative effects of entering into the proposed transactions on the trading volume and market price of the MCC’s common stock. There can be no assurance of the level of any distributions to be paid, if any, following consummation of the proposed transactions.
The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (as defined below) relating to the proposed transactions and in the “Risk Factors” sections of MCC’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The forward- looking statements in this communication represent MCC’s views as of the date of hereof. MCC anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while MCC may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, MCC does not have any current intention of doing so except to the extent required by applicable law. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing MCC’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this material.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transactions, Sierra intends to file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders an amendment to the Registration Statement on Form N-14 that will include a proxy statement and that also will constitute a prospectus of Sierra, and MCC and MDLY intend to file with the SEC and mail to their respective stockholders an amendment to the proxy statement on Schedule 14A (the “Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus” and, as amended, the “Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus). INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AS WELL AS THE AMENDED JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, OR ANY SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SIERRA, MCC, AND MDLY, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and stockholders can obtain the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Sierra, MCC, and MDLY, free of charge, from the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) and from Sierra’s website (www.sierraincomecorp.com), MCC’s website (www.medleycapitalcorp.com), or MDLY’s website (www.mdly.com). Investors and stockholders may also obtain free copies of the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus, the Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus (when available), and other documents filed with the SEC from MCC by using the contact information provided above.
Participants in the Solicitation
MCC and its directors, executive officers, other members of its management and certain employees of Medley LLC may be deemed to be participants in the anticipated solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transactions. Information regarding MCC’s directors and executive officers is available in its definitive proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders filed with the SEC on May 9, 2019 (the “MCC 2019 Proxy Statement”). To the extent holdings of securities by such directors or executive officers have changed since the amounts disclosed in the MCC 2019 Proxy Statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed by such directors or executive officers, as the case may be, with the SEC. More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Amended Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus when such documents become available and in other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC. These documents may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.
No Offer or Solicitation
The information in this press release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction to or in connection with the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
About Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE:MCC)
Medley Capital Corporation is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by lending directly to privately-held middle market companies, primarily through directly originated transactions to help these companies expand their business, refinance and make acquisitions. Its investment portfolio includes senior secured first lien term loans, senior secured second lien term loans, unitranche, senior secured first lien notes, subordinated notes and warrants and minority equity securities. It may invest up to 100% of its assets in securities acquired directly from issuers in privately negotiated transactions. Its portfolio of investments includes industries, including banking, finance, insurance and real estate; construction and building; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; beverage and food, and telecommunications. MCC Advisors LLC is the Company’s investment advisor.