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BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation Announces Credit Agreement Amendment

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation Announces Credit Agreement Amendment

BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation announced that it has entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its $265 million senior secured revolving credit agreement (as amended, including by the Amendment, the “Revolving Credit Facility”). The Amendment, among other things:

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  • extends the maturity date of the loans made under the Revolving Credit Facility (collectively, the “Loans”) from April 23, 2025 to September 6, 2028;
  • extends the termination date of the commitments available under the Revolving Credit Facility (collectively, the “Commitments”) from April 23, 2024 to September 6, 2027;
  • reduces the applicable margin to be applied to interest on the Loans by 25 basis points per annum and reduces the commitment fee on unused Commitments from 40 basis points per annum to 37.5 basis points per annum; and
  • permits the merger of BCIC with and into Project Spurs Merger Sub, LLC (“Merger Sub”), a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp., a Delaware corporation, with Merger Sub continuing as the surviving company (the “Merger”).

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Upon and following the consummation of the Merger and satisfaction of customary conditions precedent (as further described in the Amendment), Merger Sub will assume all of the rights and obligations of BCIC under the Revolving Credit Facility and grant a lien on substantially all of its assets to secure the obligations thereunder.

The Revolving Credit Facility continues to include an “accordion” feature that allows BCIC, under certain circumstances, to increase the size of the Revolving Credit Facility up to $325 million in the aggregate.

Usage of the Revolving Credit Facility continues to be subject to a borrowing base, and the Revolving Credit Facility continues to be secured by substantially all of the assets of BCIC and the subsidiary guarantors.

In addition, the facility continues to contain customary representations, covenants (including restrictions on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, liens and dividends, and a requirement to maintain a certain minimum amount of shareholder’s equity and a certain minimum ratio of total assets, less all liabilities other than indebtedness, to indebtedness) and events of default.

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