Saratoga Investment (SAR) Prices $50M Notes Offering

April 12, 2023 5:45 AM EDT

Saratoga Investment Corp. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SAR) today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of $50.0 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.50% unsecured notes due 2028 (the “Notes”).

The Notes will mature on April 15, 2028, and may be redeemed in whole or in part at any time or from time to time at the Company’s option on or after April 14, 2025. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 8.50% per year payable quarterly on February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30 of each year, beginning May 31, 2023.

The offering is expected to close on April 14, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $7.5 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes. The Notes are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and to trade thereon within 30 days of the original issue date under the trading symbol “SAZ”.

The Company has received an investment grade private rating of “BBB+” from Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency.

Egan-Jones is a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) and is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP). Egan-Jones is also certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., B. Riley Securities, Inc., and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. are serving as joint book-running managers for this offering. Compass Point Research & Trading, LLC, InspereX LLC, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. are serving as lead managers for this offering. Hovde Group, LLC and Maxim Group LLC are serving as co-managers for this offering. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay a portion of outstanding indebtedness under its senior secured revolving credit facility, make investments in middle-market companies in accordance with the Company’s investment objective and strategies (including investments made through Saratoga Investment Corp. SBIC III LP) and for general corporate purposes.

Investors are advised to consider carefully the investment objective, risks and charges and expenses of the Company before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement dated April 11, 2023, and the accompanying prospectus dated March 13, 2023, each of which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), contains a description of these matters and other important information about the Company and should be read carefully before investing.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of, the Notes referred to in this press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement (File No. 333-269186) relating to the Notes was filed and has been declared effective by the SEC.

This offering is being made solely by means of a written prospectus forming part of the effective registration statement and a related preliminary prospectus supplement, which may be obtained for free by visiting the SEC’s website at or from of any of the following investment banks: Ladenburg Thalmann, Attn: Syndicate Department, 640 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 (telephone number 1-800-573-2541), or by e-mailing [email protected]; B. Riley Securities, Inc., 299 Park Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10171 by emailing at [email protected]; and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Attn: Syndicate Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mailing at [email protected].

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