Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: October 28, 2021

(Date of earliest event reported)



Gladstone Capital Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland   814-00237   54-2040781
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification Number)


1521 Westbranch Drive, Suite 100  
McLean, Virginia   22102
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(703) 287-5800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class





Name of Each Exchange

on Which Registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share    GLAD    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Global Select Market)
5.375% Notes due 2024, $25.00 par value per note    GLADL    The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
(Nasdaq Global Select Market)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 8.01. Other Events

On October 28, 2021, Gladstone Capital Corporation (the “Company”), Gladstone Management Corporation and Gladstone Administration, LLC, on the one hand, entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Raymond James & Associates, Inc., as representative of the several initial purchasers listed on Schedule A thereto (the “Initial Purchasers”), on the other hand, in connection with the offer and sale by the Company of $50 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.75% notes due 2027 (the “Notes”) to the Initial Purchasers in a private placement in reliance on Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and for the initial resale by the Initial Purchasers to qualified institutional buyers in transactions exempt from registration under the Securities Act pursuant to Rule 144A thereunder. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration.

The closing of the private placement is expected to occur on November 4, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay a portion of the amount outstanding under its credit facility, to fund new investment opportunities and for other general corporate purposes.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: October 28, 2021     Gladstone Capital Corporation

/s/ Nicole Schaltenbrand

      Nicole Schaltenbrand
      Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer