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MVC Capital 10-K 2008
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
 
 
     
(Mark One)    
þ
  ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007
or
o
  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
    For the transition period from          to          
 
Commission file number 814-00201
 
 
MVC Capital, Inc.
 
     
Delaware
  94-3346760
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
287 Bowman Avenue,
Purchase, New York
  10577
(Zip Code)
(Address of principal executive offices)
   
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code
(914) 701-0310
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
         
Title of Each Class
 
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock
    New York Stock Exchange  
 
Securities registered pursuant to section 12(g) of the Act:
None
 
 
(Title of class)
 
 
 
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes o     No þ.
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.  Yes o     No þ.
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ     No o.
 
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§ 229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
 
o  Large accelerated filer          þ  Accelerated filer          o  Non-accelerated filer
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o     No þ.
 
Approximate aggregate market value of common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of the last business day of the Company’s most recently completed fiscal second quarter: $226,850,663 computed on the basis of $17.57 per share, closing price of the common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) on April 30, 2007. For purposes of calculating this amount only, all directors and executive officers of the registrant have been treated as affiliates.
 
There were 24,281,157 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $.01 par value, outstanding as of December 28, 2007.
 
 
Proxy Statement for the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders 2008, incorporated by reference in Part III, Items 10, 11, 12 and 14
 


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EXPLANATORY NOTE
 
Our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December 28, 2007 (the “10-K”) inadvertently included a misprinted copy of our auditor’s report. The Fund is filing this amendment to the 10-K with the correct auditor’s report. The re-filed auditor’s report continues to be unqualified and has no impact on the underlying 10-K.
Other than this report found on page 102 of the Form 10-K, there are no other changes from the previously filed 10-K.


 

 
MVC Capital, Inc.
 
(A Delaware Corporation)
 
 
                 
        Page
 
      Business     3  
      Risk Factors     15  
      Unresolved Staff Comments     24  
      Properties     25  
      Legal Proceedings     25  
      Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders     25  
 
      Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities     25  
      Selected Consolidated Financial Data     29  
      Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     30  
      Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk     66  
      Financial Statements and Supplementary Data     67  
      Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure     103  
      Controls and Procedures     103  
      Other Information     103  
 
      Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant     105  
      Executive Compensation     105  
      Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters     105  
      Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence     105  
      Principal Accounting Fees and Services     105  
 
      Exhibits, Financial Statements, Schedules     106  
    112  
 Certifications of the CEO and CFO
 Section 906 Certifications


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Part I
 
 
This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws that involve substantial uncertainties and risks. The Company’s future results may differ materially from its historical results and actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors. These factors are described in the “Risk Factors” section below. Readers should pay particular attention to the considerations described in the section of this report entitled “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Readers should also carefully review the risk factors described in the other documents the Company files, or has filed, from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
 
In this Annual Report on Form 10-K, unless otherwise indicated, “MVC Capital,” “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company” refer to MVC Capital, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, MVC Financial Services, Inc. and “TTG Advisers” or the “Adviser” refers to The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC. Unless the context dictates otherwise, “we” also refers to TTG Advisers acting on behalf of MVC Capital.
 
Item 1.   Business
 
 
MVC Capital, Inc. is an externally managed, non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). MVC Capital provides equity and debt investment capital to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations of small and middle-market companies in a variety of industries primarily located in the United States. Our investments can take the form of common and preferred stock and warrants or rights to acquire equity interests, senior and subordinated loans, or convertible securities. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “MVC.” During the 2006 fiscal year, MVC Capital was an internally managed investment company. Effective November 1, 2006, the Company is externally managed by The Tokarz Group Advisers LLC (“TTG Advisers”) pursuant to an Investment Advisory and Management Agreement, dated October 31, 2006 (the “Advisory Agreement”).
 
Although the Company has been in operation since 2000, the year 2003 marked a new beginning for the Company. In February 2003, shareholders elected an entirely new board of directors. The board of directors developed a new long-term strategy for the Company. In September 2003, upon the recommendation of the board of directors, shareholders voted to adopt a new investment objective for the Company of seeking to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income. The Company’s prior objective had been limited to seeking long-term capital appreciation from venture capital investments in the information technology industries. Consistent with our broader objective, we adopted a more flexible investment strategy of providing equity and debt financing to small and middle-market companies in a variety of industries. With the recommendation of the board of directors, shareholders also voted to appoint Michael Tokarz as Chairman and Portfolio Manager to lead the implementation of our new objective and strategy and to stabilize the existing portfolio. Prior to the arrival of Mr. Tokarz and his new management team in November 2003, the Company had experienced significant valuation declines from investments made by the former management team. After three quarters of operations under the new management team, the Company posted a profitable third quarter for fiscal year 2004 reversing a trend of 12 consecutive quarters of net investment losses and earned a profit of approximately $18,000 for fiscal year 2004. The Company has continued to be profitable since fiscal year 2004 posting annual net operating income before taxes of $5.7 million, $3.9 million and $1.7 million in fiscal years 2005, 2006 and 2007, respectively. Similarly, the change in net assets resulting from operations increased from $26.3 million at the end of fiscal year 2005 to $47.3 million as of the end of fiscal year 2006, and to $65.7 million as of the end of fiscal year 2007.
 
Fiscal year 2007, represented a positive year for the Company. The Company made ten new investments and 16 follow-on investments in fiscal year 2007. The Company committed a total of $167.1 million of capital in fiscal year 2007, compared to $166.3 million and $53.8 million in fiscal year 2006 and 2005, respectively. The fiscal year


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2007 new investments included: WBS Carbons Acquisition Corp. (“WBS”), HuaMei Capital Company, Inc. (“HuaMei”), Levlad Arbonne International LLC (“Levlad”), Total Safety U.S., Inc. (“Total Safety”), MVC Partners LLC (“MVC Partners”), Genevac U.S. Holdings, Inc. (“Genevac”), SIA Tekers Invest (“Tekers”), U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. (“U.S. Gas”), Custom Alloy Corporation (“Custom Alloy”), and MVC Automotive Group B.V. (“MVC Automotive”). The fiscal year 2007 follow-on investments included: SGDA Sanierungsgesellschaft fur Deponien und Altasten mbH (“SGDA”), Vitality Foodservice, Inc. (“Vitality”), Turf Products LLC (“Turf”), Harmony Pharmacy & Health Center, Inc. (“Harmony Pharmacy”), HuaMei, MVC Partners, Velocitius B.V. (“Velocitius”), BP Clothing, LLC (“BP”), Auto MOTOL BENI (“BENI”), SP Industries, Inc. (“SP”), Baltic Motors Corporation (“Baltic Motors”), Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. (“Dakota Growers”), and Ohio Medical Corporation (“Ohio Medical”).
 
The fiscal year 2006 new investments included: Turf, Strategic Outsourcing, Inc. (“SOI”), Henry Company, SIA BM Auto (“BM Auto”), Storage Canada, LLC (“Storage Canada”), Phoenix Coal Corporation (“Phoenix Coal”), Harmony Pharmacy, Total Safety, PreVisor, Inc. (“PreVisor”), Marine Exhibition Corporation (“Marine”), BP, Velocitius, Summit Research Labs, Inc. (“Summit”), Octagon Credit Investors, LLC (“Octagon”), BENI, and Innovative Brands LLC (“Innovative Brands”). The fiscal year 2006 follow-on investments included: Dakota Growers, Baltic Motors, SGDA, Amersham Corporation (“Amersham”), Timberland Machines & Irrigation, Inc. (“Timberland”), SP, Harmony Pharmacy, and Velocitius.
 
The fiscal year 2005 investments included: JDC Lighting, LLC (“JDC”), SGDA, SP, BP, Ohio Medical, Amersham, Timberland, Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc. (“Vestal”), and Impact Confections, Inc. (“Impact”).
 
We continue to perform due diligence and seek new investments that are consistent with our objective of maximizing total return from capital appreciation and/or income. We believe that we have extensive relationships with private equity firms, investment banks, business brokers, commercial banks, accounting firms, law firms, hedge funds, other investment firms, industry professionals and management teams of several companies, which can continue to provide us with investment opportunities.
 
We are currently working on an active pipeline of potential new investment opportunities. We expect that our equity and loan investments will generally range between $3 million and $25 million each, though we may occasionally invest smaller or greater amounts of capital depending upon the particular investment. While the Company does not adhere to a specific equity and debt asset allocation mix, no more than 25% of the value of our total assets may be invested in the securities of one issuer (other than U.S. government securities), or of two or more issuers that are controlled by us and are engaged in the same or similar or related trades or businesses as of the close of each quarter. Our portfolio company investments are typically illiquid and are made through privately negotiated transactions. We generally seek to invest in companies with a history of strong, predictable, positive EBITDA (net income before net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization).
 
Our portfolio company investments currently consist of common and preferred stock, other forms of equity interests and warrants or rights to acquire equity interests, senior and subordinated loans, and convertible securities. At October 31, 2007, the value of all investments in portfolio companies was approximately $379.2 million and our gross assets were approximately $470.5 million compared to the value of investments in portfolio companies of approximately $275.9 million and gross assets of approximately $347.0 million at October 31, 2006.
 
We expect that our investments in senior loans and subordinated debt will generally have stated terms of three to ten years. However, there are no constraints on the maturity or duration of any security in our portfolio. Our debt investments are not, and typically will not be, rated by any rating agency, but we believe that if such investments were rated, they would be below investment grade (rated lower than “Baa3” by Moody’s or lower than “BBB-” by Standard & Poor’s). In addition, we may invest without limit in debt of any rating, including debt that has not been rated by any nationally recognized statistical rating organization.
 
On July 16, 2004, the Company formed a wholly-owned subsidiary, MVC Financial Services, Inc. (“MVCFS”). MVCFS is incorporated in Delaware and its principal purpose is to provide advisory, administrative and other services to the Company and the Company’s portfolio companies. The Company does not hold MVCFS


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for investment purposes. The results of MVCFS are consolidated into the Company and all inter-company accounts have been eliminated in consolidation.
 
Our board of directors has the authority to change any of the strategies described in this report without seeking the approval of our shareholders. However, the 1940 Act prohibits us from altering or changing our investment objective, strategies or policies such that we cease to be a business development company, nor can we voluntarily withdraw our election to be regulated as a business development company, without the approval of the holders of a “majority”, as defined in the 1940 Act, of our outstanding voting securities.
 
Substantially all amounts not invested in securities of portfolio companies are invested in short-term, highly liquid money market investments or held in cash in an interest bearing account. As of October 31, 2007, the Company’s investments in short-term securities, cash equivalents and cash were valued at $84.7 million.
 
 
The Company was organized on December 2, 1999. Prior to July 2004, our name was meVC Draper Fisher Jurvetson Fund I, Inc. On March 31, 2000, the Company raised $330 million in an initial public offering whereupon it commenced operations as a closed-end investment company. On December 4, 2002, the Company announced it had commenced doing business under the name MVC Capital.
 
We are a Delaware corporation and a non-diversified closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the 1940 Act. On July 16, 2004, the Company formed MVCFS.
 
The Company has been “internally managed,” i.e., has had no investment adviser from June 2002 through the end of the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006. Effective November 1, 2006, pursuant to the Advisory Agreement, the Company is externally managed by TTG Advisers, which serves as the Company’s investment adviser. The Advisory Agreement was unanimously approved by the board of directors, including all of the directors who are not “interested persons” of the Company, as defined by the 1940 Act (the “Independent Directors”) on May 30, 2006 and by shareholders at the annual meeting of shareholders on September 7, 2006. TTG Advisers is a registered investment adviser that is controlled by Mr. Tokarz. All of the individuals (including the Company’s investment professionals) that had been employed by the Company as of the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 became employees of TTG Advisers. It is currently anticipated that the Company’s investment strategy and selection process will remain the same under the externalized management structure. Accordingly, the section below entitled “Our Investment Strategy” is currently expected to remain applicable to the Company under external management.
 
All but one of the independent members of the current board of directors were first elected at the February 28, 2003 Annual Meeting of the shareholders, replacing the previous board of directors in its entirety. The new board of directors then worked on developing a new long-term strategy for the Company. Then, in September 2003, upon the recommendation of the board of directors, shareholders voted to adopt our new investment objective. With the recommendation of the board of directors, shareholders also voted to appoint Mr. Tokarz as Chairman and Portfolio Manager to lead the implementation of our new objective and strategy and to stabilize the existing portfolio. Mr. Tokarz and his team managed the Company under an internal structure through October 31, 2006. On September 7, 2006, the shareholders of the Company approved the Advisory Agreement (with over 92% of the votes cast on the agreement voting in its favor) that provided for the Company to be externally managed by TTG Advisers. The agreement took effect on November 1, 2006. TTG Advisers is a registered investment adviser that is controlled by Mr. Tokarz. All of the individuals (including the Company’s investment professionals) that had been previously employed by the Company as of the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 became employees of TTG Advisers.
 
Our principal executive office is located at 287 Bowman Avenue, Purchase, New York 10577 and our telephone number is (914) 701-0310. Our website is http://www.mvccapital.com. Copies of the Company’s annual regulatory filings on Form 10-K, quarterly regulatory filings on Form 10-Q, Form 8-K, other regulatory filings, code of ethics, audit committee charter, compensation committee charter, nominating and corporate governance committee charter, corporate governance guidelines, and privacy policy may be obtained from our website, free of charge.


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Our Investment Strategy
 
On November 6, 2003, Mr. Tokarz assumed his current positions as Chairman and Portfolio Manager. We seek to implement our investment objective (i.e., to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income) through making a broad range of private investments in a variety of industries. The investments can include common and preferred stock, other forms of equity interests and warrants or rights to acquire equity interests, senior and subordinated loans, or convertible securities. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company made ten new investments and 16 follow-on investments, committing a total of $167.1 million of capital to these investments.
 
Prior to the adoption of our current investment objective, the Company’s investment objective had been to achieve long-term capital appreciation from venture capital investments in information technology companies. The Company’s investments had thus previously focused on investments in equity and debt securities of information technology companies. As of October 31, 2007, 3.63% of our assets consisted of investments made by the Company’s former management team pursuant to the prior investment objective (the “Legacy Investments”). We are, however, seeking to manage these Legacy Investments to try and realize maximum returns. We generally seek to capitalize on opportunities to realize cash returns on these investments when presented with a potential “liquidity event,” i.e., a sale, public offering, merger or other reorganization.
 
Our new portfolio investments are made pursuant to our new objective and strategy. We are concentrating our investment efforts on small and middle-market companies that, in our view, provide opportunities to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income. Under our investment approach, we have the authority to invest, without limit, in any one portfolio company, subject to any diversification limits that may be required in order for us to continue to qualify as a “regulated investment company” (“RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).
 
We participate in the private equity business generally by providing negotiated equity and/or long-term debt investment capital. Our financing is generally used to fund growth, buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, note purchases, and/or bridge financings. We are typically the lead investor in such transactions but may also provide equity and debt financing to companies led by private equity firms. We generally invest in private companies, though, from time to time, we may invest in small public companies that may lack adequate access to public capital. We may also seek to achieve our investment objective by establishing a subsidiary or subsidiaries that would serve as general partner to a private equity or other investment fund(s). In fact, during fiscal year 2006, we established MVC Partners for this purpose. Additionally, we may also acquire a portfolio of existing private equity or debt investments held by financial institutions or other investment funds.
 
As of October 31, 2007, October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2005, the fair value of the invested portion (excluding cash and short-term securities) as a percentage of our net assets consisted of the following:
 
                         
    Fair Value as a Percentage of Our Net Assets  
    As of
    As of
    As of
 
    October 31,
    October 31,
    October 31,
 
Type of Investment
  2007     2006     2005  
 
Senior/Subordinated Loans and credit facilities
    53.56 %     55.98 %     28.81 %
Common Stock
    18.31 %     39.40 %     23.10 %
Warrants
    0.30 %     0.46 %     0.89 %
Preferred Stock
    19.18 %     13.79 %     7.96 %
Other Equity Investments
    11.38 %     6.77 %     0.78 %
Other Rights
    0.00 %     0.00 %     0.00 %
 
Substantially all amounts not invested in securities of portfolio companies are invested in short-term, highly liquid money market investments or held in cash in an interest bearing account. As of October 31, 2007, these investments were valued at approximately $84.7 million or 22.96% of net assets.
 
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dealerships, energy and information technology. The current portfolio also has investments in a variety of geographical areas including the United States, Europe, and Asia.
 
Market.  We have developed and maintain relationships with intermediaries, including investment banks, industry executives, financial services companies and private mezzanine and equity sponsors, through which we source investment opportunities. Through these relationships, we have been able to strengthen our position as an investor. For the transactions in which we may provide debt capital, an equity sponsor can provide a source of additional equity capital if a portfolio company requires additional financing. Investment Criteria. Prospective investments are evaluated by the investment team based upon criteria that may be modified from time to time. The criteria currently being used by management in determining whether to make an investment in a prospective portfolio company include, but are not limited to, management’s view of:
 
  •  Businesses with secure market niches and predictable profit margins;
 
  •  The presence or availability of highly qualified management teams;
 
  •  The line of products or services offered and their market potential;
 
  •  The presence of a sustainable competitive advantage;
 
  •  Favorable industry and competitive dynamics; and
 
  •  Stable free cash flow of the business.
 
Due diligence includes a thorough review and analysis of the business plan and operations of a potential portfolio company. We generally perform financial and operational due diligence, study the industry and competitive landscape, and meet with current and former employees, customers, suppliers and/or competitors. In addition, as applicable, we engage attorneys, independent accountants and other consultants to assist with legal, environmental, tax, accounting and marketing due diligence.
 
Investment Sourcing.  Mr. Tokarz and the other investment professionals have established an extensive network of investment referral relationships. Our network of relationships with investors, lenders and intermediaries includes:
 
  •  private mezzanine and equity investors;
 
  •  investment banks;
 
  •  industry executives;
 
  •  business brokers;
 
  •  merger and acquisition advisors;
 
  •  financial services companies; and
 
  •  banks, law firms and accountants.
 
Allocation of Investment Opportunities.  In allocating investment opportunities, TTG Advisers adheres to the following policy, which was approved by the board of directors on October 31, 2006: (1) absent the consent of the board of directors, TTG Advisers will allocate to the Company all investment opportunities in (i) mezzanine and debt securities or (ii) equity or other “non-debt” investments that are (a) expected to be equal to or less than the lesser of 10% of the Company’s net assets or $25 million; and (b) issued by U.S. companies with less than $150 million in revenues; (2) notwithstanding Item 1, any private fund managed or co-managed by TTG Advisers and a person or entity not affiliated with TTG Advisers or MVC Partners, a wholly-owned portfolio company, is permitted to make an investment, without regard to the Company, if such investment is sourced by a person or entity not affiliated with TTG Advisers and MVC Partners; and (3) notwithstanding Item 1, TTG Advisers shall not have an obligation to seek the consent of the board of directors nor be required to allocate to the Company any equity investment where the investor would hold a majority of the outstanding “voting securities” (as defined by the 1940 Act) of the relevant company, provided that such investment is allocated, in its entirety, to MVC Partners. In connection with our investment in MVC Acquisition Corp., through our wholly-owned portfolio company, MVC


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Partners LLC, we anticipate the execution of a letter agreement with MVC Acquisition Corp., which would provide MVC Acquisition Corp. with a right of first review with respect to target businesses with a fair market value in excess of $250 million that we become aware of through TTG Advisers. As a result, certain investment opportunities that might otherwise be made available to us would first be submitted for review by MVC Acquisition Corp., and we may therefore be unable to make an investment that may otherwise be attractive to us.
 
Co-Investments.  The Company is permitted to co-invest in certain portfolio companies with its affiliates, subject to specified conditions set forth in an exemptive order obtained from the SEC. Under the terms of the exemptive order, portfolio companies purchased by the Company and its affiliates are required to be approved by the Independent Directors and are required to satisfy certain other conditions established by the SEC.
 
Investment Structure.  Portfolio company investments typically will be negotiated directly with the prospective portfolio company or its affiliates. The investment professionals will structure the terms of a proposed investment, including the purchase price, the type of security to be purchased or financing to be provided and the future involvement of the Company and affiliates in the portfolio company’s business (including potential representation on its board of directors). The investment professionals will seek to structure the terms of the investment as to provide for the capital needs of the portfolio company and at the same time seek to maximize the Company’s total return.
 
Once we have determined that a prospective portfolio company is suitable for investment, we work with the management and, in certain cases, other capital providers, such as senior, junior and/or equity capital providers, to structure an investment. We negotiate on how our investment is expected to relate relative to the other capital in the portfolio company’s capital structure.
 
We make preferred and common equity investments in companies as a part of our investing activities, particularly when we see a unique opportunity to profit from the growth of a company and the potential to enhance our returns. At times, we may invest in companies that are undergoing a restructuring but have several of the above attributes and a management team that we believe has the potential to achieve a successful turnaround. Preferred equity investments may be structured with a dividend yield, which may provide us with a current return, if earned and received by the Company.
 
Our senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt investments are tailored to the facts and circumstances of the deal. The specific structure is negotiated over a period of several weeks and is designed to seek to protect our rights and manage our risk in the transaction. We may structure the debt instrument to require restrictive affirmative and negative covenants, default penalties, lien protection, equity calls, take control provisions and board observation. Our debt investments are not, and typically will not be, rated by any rating agency, but we believe that if such investments were rated, they would be below investment grade quality (rated lower than “Baa3” by Moody’s or lower than “BBB — ” by Standard & Poor’s, commonly referred to as “junk bonds”).
 
Our mezzanine debt investments are typically structured as subordinated loans (with or without warrants) that carry a fixed rate of interest. The loans may have interest-only payments in the early years and payments of both principal and interest in the later years, with maturities of three to ten years, although debt maturities and principal amortization schedules vary.
 
Our mezzanine debt investments may include equity features, such as warrants or options to buy a minority interest in a portfolio company. Any warrants or other rights we receive with our debt securities generally require only a nominal cost to exercise, and thus, as the portfolio company appreciates in value, we may achieve additional investment return from this equity interest. We may structure the warrants to provide minority rights provisions and event-driven puts. We may seek to achieve additional investment return from the appreciation and sale of our warrants.
 
Under certain circumstances, we may acquire more than 50% of the common stock of a company in a control buyout transaction. In addition to our common equity investment, we may also provide additional capital to the controlled portfolio company in the form of senior loans, subordinated debt or preferred stock.
 
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security (payment-in-kind income). From time to time, we may also opt to reinvest accrued interest receivable in a new debt or equity security, in lieu of receiving such interest in cash and funding a subsequent investment. We may also acquire investments through the issuance of common or preferred stock, debt, or warrants representing rights to purchase shares of our common or preferred stock. The issuance of our stock as consideration may provide us with the benefit of raising equity without having to access the public capital markets in an underwritten offering, including the added benefit of the elimination of any commissions payable to underwriters.
 
Providing Management Assistance.  As a business development company, we are required to make significant managerial assistance available to the companies in our investment portfolio. In addition to the interest and dividends received from our investments, we often generate additional fee income for the structuring, diligence, transaction, administration, and management services and financial guarantees we provide to our portfolio companies through the Company or our wholly-owned subsidiary MVCFS. In some cases, officers, directors and employees of the Company or the Adviser may serve as members of the board of directors of portfolio companies. The Company may provide guidance and management assistance to portfolio companies with respect to such matters as budgets, profit goals, business and financing strategies, management additions or replacements and plans for liquidity events for portfolio company investors such as a merger or initial public offering.
 
Portfolio Company Monitoring.  We monitor our portfolio companies closely to determine whether or not they continue to be attractive candidates for further investment. Specifically, we monitor their ongoing performance and operations and provide guidance and assistance where appropriate. We would decline additional investments in portfolio companies that, in TTG Advisers’ view, do not continue to show promise. However, we may make follow on investments in portfolio companies that we believe may perform well in the future.
 
TTG Advisers follows established procedures for monitoring equity and loan investments. The investment professionals have developed a multi-dimensional flexible rating system for all of the Company’s portfolio investments. The rating grids are updated regularly and reviewed by the Portfolio Manager, together with the investment team. Additionally, the Company’s Valuation Committee (the “Valuation Committee”) meets at least quarterly, to review a written valuation memorandum for each portfolio company and to discuss business updates. Furthermore, the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer administers the Company’s compliance policies and procedures, specifically as they relate to the Company’s investments in portfolio companies.
 
We exit our investments generally when a liquidity event takes place, such as the sale, recapitalization or initial public offering of a portfolio company. Our equity holdings, including shares underlying warrants, after the exercise of such warrants, typically include registration rights which would allow us to sell the securities if the portfolio company completes a public offering.
 
Investment Approval Procedures.  Generally, prior to approving any new investment, we follow the process outlined below. We usually conduct one to four months of due diligence and structuring before an investment is considered for approval. However, depending on the type of investment being contemplated, this process may be longer or shorter.
 
The typical key steps in our investment approval process are:
 
  •  Initial investment screening by deal person or investment team;
 
  •  Investment professionals present an investment proposal containing key terms and understandings (verbal and written) to the entire investment team;
 
  •  Our Chief Compliance Officer reviews the proposed investment for compliance with the 1940 Act, the Code and all other relevant rules and regulations;
 
  •  Investment professionals are provided with authorization to commence due diligence;
 
  •  Any investment professional can call a meeting, as deemed necessary, to: (i) review the due diligence reports; (ii) review the investment structure and terms; (iii) or to obtain any other information deemed relevant;


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  •  Once all due diligence is completed, the proposed investment is rated using a rating system which tests several factors including, but not limited to, cash flow, EBITDA growth, management and business stability. We use this rating system as the base line for tracking the investment in the future;
 
  •  Our Chief Compliance Officer confirms that the proposed investment will not cause us to violate the 1940 Act, the Code or any other applicable rule or regulation;
 
  •  Mr. Tokarz approves the transaction; and
 
  •  The investment is funded.
 
 
All of the individuals (including the Company’s investment professionals) that had been employed by the Company as of the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 became employees of TTG Advisers. TTG Advisers employs 17 individuals, including investment and portfolio management professionals, operations professionals and administrative staff. The Company no longer has any direct employees.
 
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company bore the costs relating to the Company’s operations, including fees and expenses of the Independent Directors; fees of unaffiliated transfer agents, registrars and disbursing agents; legal and accounting expenses; costs of printing and mailing proxy materials and reports to shareholders; NYSE fees; custodian fees; litigation costs; costs of disposing of investments including brokerage fees and commissions; and other extraordinary or nonrecurring expenses and other expenses properly payable by the Company. It should be noted, that the Advisory Agreement provides for an expense cap pursuant to which TTG Advisers will absorb or reimburse operating expenses of the Company to the extent necessary to limit the Company’s expense ratio (the consolidated expenses of the Company, including any amounts payable to TTG Advisers under the base management fee, but excluding the amount of any interest and other direct borrowing costs, taxes, incentive compensation and extraordinary expenses taken as a percentage of the Company’s average net assets) to 3.25% in each of the 2007 and 2008 fiscal years. In fiscal year 2006, when the Company was still internally managed and not subject to the expense cap, the expense ratio was 3.22% (taking into account the same carve outs as those applicable to the expense cap). For fiscal year 2007, the expense ratio was 3.0% (taking into account the same carve outs as those applicable to the expense cap).
 
Under the externalized structure, all investment professionals of TTG Advisers and its staff, when and to the extent engaged in providing services required to be provided by TTG Advisers under the Advisory Agreement, and the compensation and routine overhead expenses of such personnel allocable to such services, are provided and paid for by TTG Advisers and not by the Company, except that costs or expenses relating to the following items are borne by the Company: (i) the cost and expenses of any independent valuation firm; (ii) expenses incurred by TTG Advisers payable to third parties, including agents, consultants or other advisors, in monitoring financial and legal affairs for the Company and in monitoring the Company’s investments and performing due diligence on its prospective portfolio companies, provided, however, the retention by TTG Advisers of any third party to perform such services shall require the advance approval of the board (which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld) if the fees for such services are expected to exceed $30,000; once the third party is approved, any expenditure to such third party will not require additional approval from the board; (iii) interest payable on debt and other direct borrowing costs, if any, incurred to finance the Company’s investments or to maintain its tax status; (iv) offerings of the Company’s common stock and other securities; (v) investment advisory and management fees; (vi) fees and payments due under any administration agreement between the Company and its administrator; (vii) transfer agent and custodial fees; (viii) federal and state registration fees; (ix) all costs of registration and listing the Company’s shares on any securities exchange; (x) federal, state and local taxes; (xi) independent directors’ fees and expenses; (xii) costs of preparing and filing reports or other documents required by governmental bodies (including the SEC); (xiii) costs of any reports, proxy statements or other notices to stockholders, including printing and mailing costs; (xiv) the cost of the Company’s fidelity bond, directors and officers/errors and omissions liability insurance, and any other insurance premiums; (xv) direct costs and expenses of administration, including printing, mailing, long distance telephone, copying, independent auditors and outside legal costs; (xvi) the costs and expenses associated


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with the establishment of a special purpose vehicle; (xvii) the allocable portion of the cost (excluding office space) of the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary in an amount not to exceed $100,000, per year, in the aggregate; (xviii) subject to a cap of $150,000 in any fiscal year of the Company, fifty percent of the unreimbursed travel and other related (e.g., meals) out-of-pocket expenses (subject to item (ii) above) incurred by TTG Advisers in sourcing investments for the Company; provided that, if the investment is sourced for multiple clients of TTG Advisers, then the Company shall only reimburse fifty percent of its allocable pro rata portion of such expenses; and (xix) all other expenses incurred by the Company in connection with administering the Company’s business (including travel and other out-of-pocket expenses (subject to item (ii) above) incurred in providing significant managerial assistance to a portfolio company).
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the 1940 Act, we value our portfolio securities at their current market values or, if market quotations are not readily available, at their estimates of fair values. Because our portfolio company investments generally do not have readily ascertainable market values, we record these investments at fair value in accordance with valuation procedures adopted by our board of directors (the “Valuation Procedures”). As permitted by the SEC, the board of directors has delegated the responsibility of making fair value determinations to the Valuation Committee, subject to the board of directors’ supervision and pursuant to our Valuation Procedures. Our board of directors may also hire independent consultants to review our Valuation Procedures or to conduct an independent valuation of one or more of our portfolio investments.
 
Pursuant to our Valuation Procedures, the Valuation Committee (which is currently comprised of three Independent Directors) determines fair valuations of portfolio company investments on a quarterly basis (or more frequently, if deemed appropriate under the circumstances). Any changes in valuation are recorded in the statements of operations as “Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments.” Currently, our net asset value (“NAV”) per share is calculated and published on a monthly basis. The fair values determined as of the most recent quarter end are reflected, in the next calculated NAV per share. (If the Valuation Committee determines to fair value an investment more frequently than quarterly, the most recently determined fair value would be reflected in the published NAV per share.)
 
The Company calculates our NAV per share by subtracting all liabilities from the total value of our portfolio securities and other assets and dividing the result by the total number of outstanding shares of our common stock on the date of valuation.
 
At October 31, 2007, approximately 80.59% of our total assets represented portfolio investments recorded at fair value (“Fair Value Investments”).
 
Initially, Fair Value Investments held by the Company are valued at cost (absent the existence of circumstances warranting, in management’s and the Valuation Committee’s view, a different initial value). During the period that a Fair Value Investment is held by the Company, its original cost may cease to represent an appropriate valuation, and other factors must be considered. No pre-determined formula can be applied to determine fair values. Rather, the Valuation Committee makes fair value assessments based upon the value at which the securities of the portfolio company could be sold in an orderly disposition over a reasonable period of time between willing parties, other than in a forced or liquidation sale. The liquidity event whereby the Company exits an investment is generally the sale, the merger, the recapitalization or, in some cases, the initial public offering of the portfolio company.
 
 
There is no one methodology to determine fair value and, in fact, for any portfolio security, fair value may be expressed as a range of values, from which the Company derives a single estimate of fair value. To determine the fair value of a portfolio security, the Valuation Committee analyzes the portfolio company’s financial results and projections, publicly traded comparables when available, precedent exit transactions in the market when available, as well as other factors. The Company generally requires, where practicable, portfolio companies to provide annual audited and more regular unaudited financial statements, and/or annual projections for the upcoming fiscal year.


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The fair value of our portfolio securities is inherently subjective. Because of the inherent uncertainty of fair valuation of portfolio securities that do not have readily ascertainable market values, our estimate of fair value may significantly differ from the fair market value that would have been used had a ready market existed for the securities. Such values also do not reflect brokers’ fees or other selling costs which might become payable on disposition of such investments.
 
Equity Securities.  The Company’s equity interests in portfolio companies for which there is no liquid public market are valued at fair value. The Valuation Committee’s analysis of fair value may include various factors, such as multiples of EBITDA, cash flow(s), net income, revenues or in limited instances book value or liquidation value. All of these factors may be subject to adjustments based upon the particular circumstances of a portfolio company or the Company’s actual investment position. For example, adjustments to EBITDA may take into account compensation to previous owners or acquisition, recapitalization, or restructuring or related items.
 
The Valuation Committee may look to private merger and acquisition statistics, public trading multiples discounted for illiquidity and other factors, or industry practices in determining fair value. The Valuation Committee may also consider the size and scope of a portfolio company and its specific strengths and weaknesses, as well as any other factors it deems relevant in assessing the value. The determined fair values may be discounted to account for restrictions on resale and minority positions.
 
Generally, the value of our equity interests in public companies for which market quotations are readily available is based upon the most recent closing public market price. Portfolio securities that carry certain restrictions on sale are typically valued at a discount from the public market value of the security.
 
Loans and Debt Securities.  For loans and debt securities, fair value generally approximates cost unless there is a reduced value or overall financial condition of the portfolio company or other factors indicate a lower fair value for the loan or debt security.
 
Generally, in arriving at a fair value for a debt security or a loan, the Valuation Committee focuses on the portfolio company’s ability to service and repay the debt and considers its underlying assets. With respect to a convertible debt security, the Valuation Committee also analyzes the excess of the value of the underlying security over the conversion price as if the security was converted when the conversion feature is “in the money” (appropriately discounted if restricted). If the security is not currently convertible, the use of an appropriate discount in valuing the underlying security is typically considered. If the value of the underlying security is less than the conversion price, the Valuation Committee focuses on the portfolio company’s ability to service and repay the debt.
 
When the Company receives nominal cost warrants or free equity securities (“nominal cost equity”) with a debt security, the Company allocates its cost basis in the investment between debt securities and nominal cost equity at the time of origination.
 
Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis to the extent that such amounts are expected to be collected. Origination, closing and/or closing fees associated with investments in portfolio companies are accreted into income over the respective terms of the applicable loans. Upon the prepayment of a loan or debt security, any prepayment penalties and unamortized loan origination, closing and commitment fees are recorded as income. Prepayment premiums are recorded on loans when received.
 
For loans, debt securities, and preferred securities with contractual payment-in-kind interest or dividends, which represent contractual interest/dividends accrued and added to the loan balance or liquidation preference that generally becomes due at maturity, the Company will not accrue payment-in-kind interest/dividends if the portfolio company valuation indicates that the payment-in-kind interest is not collectible. However, the Company may accrue payment-in-kind interest if the health of the portfolio company and the underlying securities are not in question. All payment-in-kind interest that has been added to the principal balance or capitalized is subject to ratification by the Valuation Committee.


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US Bank National Association is the primary custodian (the “Primary Custodian”) of the Company’s portfolio securities. The principal business office of the Primary Custodian is 1555 North River Center Drive, Suite 302, Milwaukee, WI 53212.
 
 
The Company employs Computershare Ltd. (the “Plan Agent”) as its transfer agent to record transfers of the shares, maintain proxy records, process distributions and to act as agent for each participant in the Company’s dividend reinvestment plan. The principal business office of such company is 250 Royall Street, Canton, Massachusetts 02021.
 
Certain Government Regulations
 
We operate in a highly regulated environment. The following discussion generally summarizes certain government regulations.
 
Business Development Company.  A business development company is defined and subject to the regulations of the 1940 Act. A business development company must be organized in the United States for the purpose of investing in or lending to primarily private companies and making managerial assistance available to them. A business development company may use capital provided by public shareholders and from other sources to invest in long-term, private investments in businesses.
 
As a business development company, we may not acquire any asset other than “qualifying assets” unless, at the time we make the acquisition, the value of our qualifying assets represent at least 70% of the value of our total assets. The principal categories of qualifying assets relevant to our business are:
 
(1) Securities purchased in transactions not involving any public offering from the issuer of such securities, which issuer (subject to certain limited exceptions) is an eligible portfolio company, or from any person who is, or has been during the preceding 13 months, an affiliated person of an eligible portfolio company, or from any other person, subject to such rules as may be prescribed by the SEC. An “eligible portfolio company” is defined in the 1940 Act as any issuer which:
 
(a) is organized under the laws of, and has its principal place of business in, the United States;
 
(b) is not an investment company (other than a small business investment company wholly owned by the business development company) or a company that would be an investment company but for certain exclusions under the 1940 Act; and
 
(c) satisfies any of the following:
 
  •  does not have any class of securities with respect to which a broker or dealer may extend margin credit;
 
  •  is controlled by a business development company or a group of companies including a business development company and the business development company has an affiliated person who is a director of the eligible portfolio company; or
 
  •  is a small and solvent company having total assets of not more than $4 million and capital and surplus of not less than $2 million.
 
The SEC recently adopted Rules 2a-46 and 55a-1 under the 1940 Act, which together expand the foregoing definition of “eligible portfolio company.”
 
(2) Securities of any eligible portfolio company which we control.
 
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its obligations as they came due without material assistance other than conventional lending or financing arrangements.
 
(4) Securities of an eligible portfolio company purchased from any person in a private transaction if there is no ready market for such securities and we already own 60% of the outstanding equity of the eligible portfolio company.
 
(5) Securities received in exchange for or distributed on or with respect to securities described in (1) through (4) above, or pursuant to the exercise of warrants or rights relating to such securities.
 
(6) Cash, cash equivalents, U.S. Government securities or high-quality debt maturing in one year or less from the time of investment.
 
To include certain securities described above as qualifying assets for the purpose of the 70% test, a business development company must make available to the issuer of those securities significant managerial assistance such as providing significant guidance and counsel concerning the management, operations, or business objectives and policies of a portfolio company, or making loans to a portfolio company. We offer to provide managerial assistance to each of our portfolio companies.
 
As a business development company, we are entitled to issue senior securities in the form of stock or senior securities representing indebtedness, including debt securities and preferred stock, as long as each class of senior security has an asset coverage ratio of at least 200% immediately after each such issuance. See “Risk Factors.” We may also be prohibited under the 1940 Act from knowingly participating in certain transactions with our affiliates without the prior approval of our Independent Directors and, in some cases, prior approval by the SEC. On July 11, 2000, the SEC granted us an exemptive order permitting us to make co-investments with certain of our affiliates in portfolio companies, subject to various conditions. During the last completed fiscal year, the Company did not engage in any transactions pursuant to this order.
 
As with other companies subject to the regulations of the 1940 Act, a business development company must adhere to certain other substantive ongoing regulatory requirements. A majority of our directors must be persons who are not “interested persons,” as that term is defined in the 1940 Act. Additionally, we are required to provide and maintain a bond issued by a reputable fidelity insurance company to protect the business development company. Furthermore, as a business development company, we are prohibited from protecting any director or officer against any liability to the company or our shareholders arising from willful misfeasance, bad faith, gross negligence or reckless disregard of the duties involved in the conduct of such person’s office.
 
We and TTG Advisers maintain a code of ethics that establishes procedures for personal investment and restricts certain transactions by our personnel. The code of ethics generally does not permit investment by our employees in securities that may be purchased or held by us. You may read and copy the code of ethics at the SEC’s Public Reference Room in Washington, D.C. You may obtain information on operations of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at (202) 942-8090. In addition, the code of ethics is available on the EDGAR Database on the SEC Internet site at http://www.sec.gov. You may obtain copies of the code of ethics, after paying a duplicating fee, by electronic request at the following email address: publicinfo@sec.gov, or by writing to the SEC’s Public Reference Section, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20549. The code of ethics is also posted on our website at http://www.mvccapital.com.
 
We may not change the nature of our business so as to cease to be, or withdraw our election as, a business development company unless authorized by vote of a “majority of the outstanding voting securities,” as defined in the 1940 Act, of our shares. A majority of the outstanding voting securities of a company is defined by the 1940 Act as the lesser of: (i) 67% or more of such company’s shares present at a meeting if more than 50% of the outstanding shares of such company are present and represented by proxy, or (ii) more than 50% of the outstanding shares of such company.
 
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Item 1A.   Risk Factors
 
Investing in MVC Capital involves a number of significant risks relating to our business and investment objective. As a result, there can be no assurance that we will achieve our investment objective.
 
BUSINESS RISKS
 
Business risks are risks that are associated with general business conditions, the economy, and the operations of the Company. Business risks are not risks associated with our specific investments or an offering of our securities.
 
 
We depend on the continued services of Mr. Tokarz and certain other key management personnel of TTG Advisers. If we were to lose access to any of these personnel, particularly Mr. Tokarz, it could negatively impact our operations and we could lose business opportunities. Mr. Tokarz has entered into an agreement with TTG Advisers pursuant to which he has agreed to serve as the Company’s Portfolio Manager for the full twenty-four calendar months following November 1, 2006, absent the occurrence of certain extraordinary events. Furthermore, the Advisory Agreement may not be terminated by TTG Advisers during the initial two-year term of the Advisory Agreement except, upon 60 days’ written notice: (i) in the event a majority of the current directors who are not “interested persons” of the Company, as defined by the 1940 Act (“Independent Directors”) cease to serve as directors or (ii) the Company undergoes a change in “control” (as defined by Section 2(a)(9) of the 1940 Act) not caused by TTG Advisers. However, there is still a risk that Mr. Tokarz’s expertise may be unavailable to the Company, which could significantly impact the Company’s ability to achieve its investment objective.
 
 
Our future success depends to a significant extent on the services of our investment adviser. We are dependent for the final selection, structuring, closing, and monitoring of our investment on the diligence and skill of our recently formed investment adviser. TTG Advisers identifies, evaluates, structures, monitors and disposes of our investments, and the services it provides significantly impact our results of operations. Because TTG Advisers is recently formed, it has a limited operating history and limited equity capital. However, Mr. Tokarz and the investment and operations professionals that had been employed by the Company, as of the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, became employed by TTG Advisers.
 
 
Past performance of the private equity industry is not necessarily indicative of that sector’s future performance, nor is it necessarily a good proxy for predicting the returns of the Company. We cannot guarantee that we will meet or exceed the rates of return historically realized by the private equity industry as a whole. Additionally, our overall returns are impacted by certain factors related to our structure as a publicly-traded business development company, including:
 
  •  the lower return we are likely to realize on short-term liquid investments during the period in which we are identifying potential investments, and
 
  •  the periodic disclosure required of business development companies, which could result in the Company being less attractive as an investor to certain potential portfolio companies.
 
 
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of making fair value determinations to the Valuation Committee, subject to the board of directors’ supervision and pursuant to the Valuation Procedures.
 
At October 31, 2007, approximately 80.59% of our total assets represented portfolio investments recorded at fair value.
 
There is no single standard for determining fair value in good faith. As a result, determining fair value requires that judgment be applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each portfolio investment while employing a consistently applied valuation process for the types of investments we make. In determining the fair value of a portfolio investment, the Valuation Committee analyzes, among other factors, the portfolio company’s financial results and projections and publicly traded comparables when available, which may be dependent on general economic conditions. We specifically value each individual investment and record unrealized depreciation for an investment that we believe has become impaired, including where collection of a loan or realization of an equity security is doubtful. Conversely, we will record unrealized appreciation if we have an indication (based on a significant development) that the underlying portfolio company has appreciated in value and, therefore, our equity security has also appreciated in value, where appropriate. Without a readily ascertainable market value and because of the inherent uncertainty of fair valuation, fair value of our investments may differ significantly from the values that would have been used had a ready market existed for the investments, and the differences could be material.
 
Pursuant to our Valuation Procedures, our Valuation Committee (which is currently comprised of three Independent Directors) reviews, considers and determines fair valuations on a quarterly basis (or more frequently, if deemed appropriate under the circumstances). Any changes in valuation are recorded in the statements of operations as “Net change in unrealized (depreciation) appreciation on investments.”
 
 
Many of the companies in which we have made or will make investments may be susceptible to economic slowdowns or recessions. An economic slowdown may affect the ability of a company to engage in a liquidity event. These conditions could lead to financial losses in our portfolio and a decrease in our revenues, net income and assets.
 
Our overall business of making private equity investments may be affected by current and future market conditions. The absence of an active mezzanine lending or private equity environment may slow the amount of private equity investment activity generally. As a result, the pace of our investment activity may slow, which could impact our ability to achieve our investment objective. In addition, significant changes in the capital markets could have an effect on the valuations of private companies and on the potential for liquidity events involving such companies. This could affect the amount and timing of any gains realized on our investments.
 
 
When we invest in mezzanine and senior debt securities, we may acquire warrants or other equity securities as well. We may also invest directly in various equity securities. Our goal is ultimately to dispose of such equity interests and realize gains upon our disposition of such interests. However, the equity interests we receive or invest in may not appreciate in value and, in fact, may decline in value. In addition, the equity securities we receive or invest in may be subject to restrictions on resale during periods in which it would be advantageous to resell. Accordingly, we may not be able to realize gains from our equity interests, and any gains that we do realize on the disposition of any equity interests may not be sufficient to offset any other losses we experience.
 
 
We face competition in our investing activities from private equity funds, other business development companies, investment banks, investment affiliates of large industrial, technology, service and financial companies, small business investment companies, wealthy individuals and foreign investors. As a regulated business development company, we are required to disclose quarterly the name and business description of portfolio companies


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and the value of any portfolio securities. Many of our competitors are not subject to this disclosure requirement. Our obligation to disclose this information could hinder our ability to invest in certain portfolio companies. Additionally, other regulations, current and future, may make us less attractive as a potential investor to a given portfolio company than a private equity fund not subject to the same regulations. Furthermore, some of our competitors have greater resources than we do. Increased competition would make it more difficult for us to purchase or originate investments at attractive prices. As a result of this competition, sometimes we may be precluded from making certain investments.
 
 
If we experience a shift in the ownership of our common stock (e.g., if a shareholder who acquires 5% or more of our outstanding shares of common stock, or if a shareholder who owns 5% or more of our outstanding shares of common stock significantly increases or decreases its investment in the Company), our ability to utilize our capital loss carryforwards to offset future capital gains may be severely limited. In this regard, we may seek to address this matter by implementing restrictions on the ownership of our common stock which, if implemented, would generally prevent investors from acquiring 5% or more of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Further, in the event that we are deemed to have failed to meet the requirements to qualify as a RIC, our ability to use our capital loss carryforwards could be adversely affected.
 
 
We have operated to qualify as a RIC. If we meet source of income, diversification and distribution requirements, we will qualify for effective pass-through tax treatment. We would cease to qualify for such pass-through tax treatment if we were unable to comply with these requirements. In addition, we may have difficulty meeting the requirement to make distributions to our shareholders because in certain cases we may recognize income before or without receiving cash representing such income. If we fail to qualify as a RIC, we will have to pay corporate-level taxes on all of our income whether or not we distribute it, which would substantially reduce the amount of income available for distribution to our shareholders. Even if we qualify as a RIC, we generally will be subject to a corporate-level income tax on the income we do not distribute. Moreover, if we do not distribute at least 98% of our income, we generally will be subject to a 4% excise tax on certain undistributed amounts.
 
 
In order to qualify as a RIC for U.S. federal income tax purposes, we must satisfy tests concerning the sources of our income, the nature and diversification of our assets and the amounts we distribute to our shareholders. We may be unable to pursue investments that would otherwise be advantageous to us in order to satisfy the source of income or asset diversification requirements for qualification as a RIC. In particular, to qualify as a RIC, at least 50% of our assets must be in the form of cash and cash items, Government securities, securities of other RICs, and other securities that represent not more than 5% of our total assets and not more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of the issuer. We have from time to time held a significant portion of our assets in the form of securities that exceed 5% of our total assets or more than 10% of the outstanding securities of the issuer, and compliance with the RIC requirements may adversely affect our ability to make additional investments that represent more than 5% of our total assets or more than 10% of the outstanding voting securities of the issuer. Thus, compliance with the RIC requirements may hinder our ability to take advantage of attractive investment opportunities.
 
 
We are not generally able to issue and sell our common stock at a price below net asset value per share. We may, however, sell our common stock or warrants at a price below the then-current net asset value per share of our common stock if our board of directors determines that such sale is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders, and our stockholders approve such sale. In any such case, the price at which our securities are to be issued and sold may not be less than a price that, in the determination of our board of directors, closely approximates


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the market value of such securities (less any distributing commission or discount). If we raise additional funds by issuing more common stock or senior securities convertible into, or exchangeable for, our common stock, then the percentage ownership of our stockholders at that time will decrease, and you might experience dilution.
 
 
We intend to continue to qualify as a business development company (“BDC”) under the 1940 Act. The 1940 Act imposes numerous constraints on the operations of BDCs. For example, BDCs are required to invest at least 70% of their total assets in specified types of securities, primarily in private companies or thinly-traded U.S. public companies, cash, cash equivalents, U.S. government securities and other high quality debt investments that mature in one year or less. Furthermore, any failure to comply with the requirements imposed on BDCs by the 1940 Act could cause the SEC to bring an enforcement action against us and/or expose us to claims of private litigants. In addition, upon approval of a majority of our stockholders, we may elect to withdraw our status as a business development company. If we decide to withdraw our election, or if we otherwise fail to qualify as a business development company, we may be subject to the substantially greater regulation under the 1940 Act as a closed-end investment company. Compliance with such regulations would significantly decrease our operating flexibility, and could significantly increase our costs of doing business.
 
 
We are regulated by the SEC. Changes in the laws or regulations that govern business development companies and RICs may significantly affect our business.
 
 
Our operating results will fluctuate and, therefore, you should not rely on current or historical period results to be indicative of our performance in future reporting periods. In addition to many of the above-cited risk factors, other factors could cause operating results to fluctuate including, among others, variations in the investment origination volume and fee income earned, variation in timing of prepayments, variations in and the timing of the recognition of realized and unrealized gains or losses, the degree to which we encounter competition in our markets and general economic conditions.
 
 
The trading price of our common stock may fluctuate substantially. The price of the common stock may be higher or lower than the price you pay for your shares, depending on many factors, some of which are beyond our control and may not be directly related to our operating performance. These factors include the following:
 
  •  price and volume fluctuations in the overall stock market from time to time;
 
  •  significant volatility in the market price and trading volume of securities of business development companies or other financial services companies;
 
  •  volatility resulting from trading in derivative securities related to our common stock including puts, calls, long-term equity participation securities, or LEAPs, or short trading positions;
 
  •  changes in regulatory policies or tax guidelines with respect to business development companies or RICs;
 
  •  actual or anticipated changes in our earnings or fluctuations in our operating results or changes in the expectations of securities analysts;
 
  •  general economic conditions and trends;
 
  •  loss of a major funding source; or
 
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As with any stock, the price of our shares will fluctuate with market conditions and other factors. If shares are sold, the price received may be more or less than the original investment. Whether investors will realize gains or losses upon the sale of our shares will not depend directly upon our NAV, but will depend upon the market price of the shares at the time of sale. Since the market price of our shares will be affected by such factors as the relative demand for and supply of the shares in the market, general market and economic conditions and other factors beyond our control, we cannot predict whether the shares will trade at, below or above our NAV. Although our shares have recently traded at a premium to our NAV, historically, our shares, as well as those of other closed-end investment companies, have frequently traded at a discount to their NAV, which discount often fluctuates over time.
 
 
We cannot assure that we will achieve investment results that will allow us to make cash distributions or year-to-year increases in cash distributions. Our ability to make distributions is impacted by, among other things, the risk factors described in this report. In addition, the asset coverage test applicable to us as a business development company can limit our ability to make distributions. Any distributions will be made at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on our earnings, our financial condition, maintenance of our RIC status and such other factors as our board of directors may deem relevant from time to time. We cannot assure you of our ability to make distributions to our shareholders.
 
 
We have borrowed and may continue to borrow money (subject to the 1940 Act limits) in seeking to achieve our investment objective going forward. Borrowings, also known as leverage, magnify the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and, therefore, can increase the risks associated with investing in our securities.
 
Under the provisions of the 1940 Act, we are permitted, as a business development company, to borrow money or “issue senior securities” only in amounts such that our asset coverage, as defined in the 1940 Act, equals at least 200% after each issuance of senior securities. If the value of our assets declines, we may be unable to satisfy this test. If that happens, we may be required to sell a portion of our investments and, depending on the nature of our leverage, repay a portion of our indebtedness at a time when such sales may be disadvantageous.
 
We may borrow from, and issue senior debt securities to, banks, insurance companies and other lenders. Lenders of these senior securities have fixed dollar claims on our assets that are superior to the claims of our common shareholders. If the value of our assets increases, then leveraging would cause the NAV attributable to our common stock to increase more sharply than it would have had we not leveraged. Conversely, if the value of our consolidated assets decreases, leveraging would cause NAV to decline more sharply than it otherwise would have had we not leveraged. Similarly, any increase in our consolidated income in excess of consolidated interest payable on the borrowed funds would cause our net investment income to increase more than it would without the leverage, while any decrease in our consolidated income would cause net investment income to decline more sharply than it would have had we not borrowed. Such a decline could negatively affect our ability to make common stock dividend payments. Leverage is generally considered a speculative investment technique.
 
 
Because we have borrowed and may continue to borrow money to make investments, our net investment income before net realized and unrealized gains or losses, or net investment income, may be dependent upon the difference between the rate at which we borrow funds and the rate at which we invest these funds. As a result, there can be no assurance that a significant change in market interest rates would not have a material adverse effect on our net investment income. In periods of declining interest rates, we may have difficulty investing our borrowed capital into investments that offer an appropriate return. In periods of sharply rising interest rates, our cost of funds would increase, which could reduce our net investment income. We may use a combination of long-term and short-term


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borrowings and equity capital to finance our investing activities. We may utilize our short-term credit facilities as a means to bridge to long-term financing. Our long-term fixed-rate investments are financed primarily with equity and long-term fixed-rate debt. We may use interest rate risk management techniques in an effort to limit our exposure to interest rate fluctuations. Such techniques may include various interest rate hedging activities to the extent permitted by the 1940 Act. Additionally, we cannot assure you that financing will be available on acceptable terms, if at all. Recent turmoil in the credit markets has greatly reduced the availability of debt financing. Deterioration in the credit markets, which could delay our ability to sell certain of our loan investments in a timely manner, could also negatively impact our cash flows.
 
 
On April 27, 2006, the Company and MVCFS, as co-borrowers entered into a new four-year, $100 million revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) with Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC (“Guggenheim”) as administrative agent to the lenders. The Credit Facility contains covenants that we may not be able to meet. If we cannot meet these covenants, events of default would arise, which could result in payment of the applicable indebtedness being accelerated. In addition, if we require working capital greater than that provided by the Credit Facility, we may be required either to (i) seek to increase the availability under the Credit Facility or (ii) obtain other sources of financing. As of October 31, 2007, there was $50 million in term debt and $30 million on the revolving note outstanding under the Credit Facility.
 
 
As of October 31, 2007, 3.63% of the Company’s assets are represented by Legacy Investments. These investments were made pursuant to the Company’s prior investment objective of seeking long-term capital appreciation from venture capital investments in information technology companies. Generally, a cash return may not be received on these investments until a “liquidity event,” i.e., a sale, public offering or merger, occurs. Until then, these Legacy Investments remain in the Company’s portfolio. We are managing them to try and realize maximum returns. Nevertheless, because they were not made in accordance with the Company’s current investment strategy, their future performance may impact our ability to achieve our current objective.
 
 
The way in which the compensation payable to TTG Advisers is determined may encourage the investment team to recommend riskier or more speculative investments and to use leverage to increase the return on our investments. Under certain circumstances, the use of leverage may increase the likelihood of default, which would adversely affect our shareholders, including investors in this offering. In addition, key criteria related to determining appropriate investments and investment strategies, including the preservation of capital, might be under-weighted if the investment team focuses exclusively or disproportionately on maximizing returns.
 
 
Our officers and directors, and members of the TTG Advisers investment team, may serve other entities, including those that operate in the same or similar lines of business as we do. Accordingly, they may have obligations to those entities, the fulfillment of which might not be in the best interests of us or our shareholders. It is possible that new investment opportunities that meet our investment objectives may come to the attention of one of the management team members or our officers or directors in his or her role as an officer or director of another entity or as an investment professional associated with that entity, and, if so, such opportunity might not be offered, or otherwise made available, to us.
 
Additionally, as an investment adviser, TTG Advisers has a fiduciary obligation to act in the best interests of its clients, including us. To that end, if TTG Advisers manages any additional investment vehicles or client accounts in the future, TTG Advisers will endeavor to allocate investment opportunities in a fair and equitable manner. If TTG


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Advisers chooses to establish another investment fund in the future, when the investment professionals of TTG Advisers identify an investment, they will have to choose which investment fund should make the investment. As a result, there may be times when the management team of TTG Advisers has interests that differ from those of our shareholders, giving rise to a conflict. In an effort to mitigate situations that give rise to such conflicts, TTG Advisers adheres to a policy (which was approved by our board) relating to allocation of investment opportunities, which generally requires, among other things, that TTG Advisers continue to offer the Company investment opportunities in mezzanine and debt securities as well as non-control equity investments in small and middle market U.S. companies. For a further discussion of this allocation policy, please see “Our Investment Strategy — Allocation of Investment Opportunities” above.
 
 
We have agreed to serve as the corporate sponsor of MVC Acquisition Corp., a newly-formed blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an operating business. We hold our investment in MVC Acquisition Corp. through our wholly-owned portfolio company, MVC Partners LLC. Michael Tokarz, our Chairman and Portfolio Manager and the Manager of TTG Advisers, and Peter Seidenberg, our Chief Financial Officer, who serves in a similar capacity for TTG Advisers, currently serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, for MVC Acquisition Corp. As a result of their respective positions with MVC Acquisition Corp., Messrs. Tokarz and Seidenberg may face conflicts of interest with respect to allocation of investment opportunities between us on the one hand and MVC Acquisition Corp. on the other hand. We cannot assure you that these conflicts will be resolved in our favor. In addition, we anticipate the execution of a letter agreement with MVC Acquisition Corp., which would provide MVC Acquisition Corp. with a right of first review with respect to target businesses with a fair market value in excess of $250 million that we become aware of through TTG Advisers. As a result, certain investment opportunities that might otherwise be made available to us would first be submitted for review by MVC Acquisition Corp., and we may therefore be unable to make an investment that may otherwise be attractive to us.
 
 
The war with Iraq, its aftermath and the continuing occupation of Iraq are likely to have a substantial impact on the U.S. and world economies and securities markets. The nature, scope and duration of the war and occupation cannot be predicted with any certainty. Furthermore, terrorist attacks may harm our results of operations and your investment. We cannot assure you that there will not be further terrorist attacks against the United States or U.S. businesses. Such attacks and armed conflicts in the United States or elsewhere may impact the businesses in which we invest directly or indirectly, by undermining economic conditions in the United States. Losses resulting from terrorist events are generally uninsurable.
 
 
Our ability to achieve our investment objectives can depend on our ability to sustain continued growth. Accomplishing this result on a cost-effective basis is largely a function of our marketing capabilities, our management of the investment process, our ability to provide competent, attentive and efficient services and our access to financing sources on acceptable terms. As we grow, TTG Advisers may need to hire, train, supervise and manage new employees. Failure to effectively manage our future growth could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.


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INVESTMENT RISKS
 
Investment risks are risks associated with our determination to execute on our business objective. These risks are not risks associated with general business conditions or those relating to an offering of our securities.
 
 
Our investment portfolio generally consists of loans to, and investments in, private companies. Investments in private businesses involve a high degree of business and financial risk, which can result in substantial losses and accordingly should be considered speculative. There is generally very little publicly available information about the companies in which we invest, and we rely significantly on the due diligence of the members of the investment team to obtain information in connection with our investment decisions.
 
 
We generally acquire our investments directly from the issuer in privately negotiated transactions. Most of the investments in our portfolio (other than cash or cash equivalents) are typically subject to restrictions on resale or otherwise have no established trading market. We may exit our investments when the portfolio company has a liquidity event, such as a sale, recapitalization or initial public offering. The illiquidity of our investments may adversely affect our ability to dispose of equity and debt securities at times when it may be otherwise advantageous for us to liquidate such investments. In addition, if we were forced to immediately liquidate some or all of the investments in the portfolio, the proceeds of such liquidation could be significantly less than the current value of such investments.
 
 
Investments in small and middle-market privately-held companies are subject to a number of significant risks including the following:
 
  •  Small and middle-market companies may have limited financial resources and may not be able to repay the loans we make to them.  Our strategy includes providing financing to companies that typically do not have capital sources readily available to them. While we believe that this provides an attractive opportunity for us to generate profits, this may make it difficult for the borrowers to repay their loans to us upon maturity.
 
  •  Small and middle-market companies typically have narrower product lines and smaller market shares than large companies.  Because our target companies are smaller businesses, they may be more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns. In addition, smaller companies may face intense competition, including competition from companies with greater financial resources, more extensive development, manufacturing, marketing and other capabilities, and a larger number of qualified managerial and technical personnel.
 
  •  There is generally little or no publicly available information about these privately-held companies.  There is generally little or no publicly available operating and financial information about them. As a result, we rely on our investment professionals to perform due diligence investigations of these privately-held companies, their operations and their prospects. We may not learn all of the material information we need to know regarding these companies through our investigations.
 
  •  Small and middle-market companies generally have less predictable operating results.  We expect that our portfolio companies may have significant variations in their operating results, may from time to time be parties to litigation, may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence, may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position, may otherwise have a weak financial position or may be adversely affected by changes in the business cycle. Our portfolio companies may not meet net income, cash flow and other coverage tests typically imposed by their senior lenders.


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  •  Small and middle-market businesses are more likely to be dependent on one or two persons.  Typically, the success of a small or middle-market company also depends on the management talents and efforts of one or two persons or a small group of persons. The death, disability or resignation of one or more of these persons could have a material adverse impact on our portfolio company and, in turn, on us.
 
  •  Small and middle-market companies are likely to have greater exposure to economic downturns than larger companies.  We expect that our portfolio companies will have fewer resources than larger businesses and an economic downturn may thus more likely have a material adverse effect on them.
 
  •  Small and middle-market companies may have limited operating histories.  We may make debt or equity investments in new companies that meet our investment criteria. Portfolio companies with limited operating histories are exposed to the operating risks that new businesses face and may be particularly susceptible to, among other risks, market downturns, competitive pressures and the departure of key executive officers.
 
 
We may make long-term unsecured, subordinated loans, which may involve a higher degree of repayment risk than conventional secured loans. We primarily invest in companies that may have limited financial resources and that may be unable to obtain financing from traditional sources. In addition, numerous factors may adversely affect a portfolio company’s ability to repay a loan we make to it, including the failure to meet a business plan, a downturn in its industry or operating results, or negative economic conditions. Deterioration in a borrower’s financial condition and prospects may be accompanied by deterioration in any related collateral.
 
 
Our investment strategy contemplates investments in mezzanine and other debt securities of privately held companies. “Mezzanine” investments typically are structured as subordinated loans (with or without warrants) that carry a fixed rate of interest. We may also make senior secured and other types of loans or debt investments. Our debt investments are not, and typically will not be, rated by any rating agency, but we believe that if such investments were rated, they would be below investment grade quality (rated lower than “Baa3” by Moody’s or lower than “BBB-” by Standard & Poor’s, commonly referred to as “junk bonds”). Loans of below investment grade quality have predominantly speculative characteristics with respect to the borrower’s capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Our debt investments in portfolio companies may thus result in a high level of risk and volatility and/or loss of principal.
 
 
We anticipate making debt and minority equity investments; therefore, we will be subject to the risk that a portfolio company may make business decisions with which we disagree, and the shareholders and management of such company may take risks or otherwise act in ways that do not serve our interests. Due to the lack of liquidity in the markets for our investments in privately held companies, we may not be able to dispose of our interests in our portfolio companies as readily as we would like. As a result, a portfolio company may make decisions that could decrease the value of our portfolio holdings.
 
 
Some of our loans to our portfolio companies may be structured to include customary business and financial covenants placing affirmative and negative obligations on the operation of each company’s business and its financial condition. However, from time to time, we may elect to waive breaches of these covenants, including our right to payment, or waive or defer enforcement of remedies, such as acceleration of obligations or foreclosure on collateral, depending upon the financial condition and prospects of the particular portfolio company. These actions may reduce the likelihood of our receiving the full amount of future payments of interest or principal and be accompanied by a deterioration in the value of the underlying collateral as many of these companies may have


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limited financial resources, may be unable to meet future obligations and may go bankrupt. This could negatively impact our ability to pay dividends and cause you to lose all or part of your investment.
 
Our portfolio companies may incur obligations that rank equally with, or senior to, our investments in such companies. As a result, the holders of such obligations may be entitled to payments of principal or interest prior to us, preventing us from obtaining the full value of our investment in the event of an insolvency, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization, acquisition, merger or bankruptcy of the relevant portfolio company.
 
Our portfolio companies may have other obligations that rank equally with, or senior to, the securities in which we invest. By their terms, such other securities may provide that the holders are entitled to receive payment of interest or principal on or before the dates on which we are entitled to receive payments in respect of the securities in which we invest. Also, in the event of insolvency, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or bankruptcy of a portfolio company, holders of securities ranking senior to our investment in the relevant portfolio company would typically be entitled to receive payment in full before we receive any distribution in respect of our investment. After repaying investors that are more senior than us, the portfolio company may not have any remaining assets to use for repaying its obligation to us. In the case of other securities ranking equally with securities in which we invest, we would have to share on an equal basis any distributions with other investors holding such securities in the event of an insolvency, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or bankruptcy of the relevant portfolio company. As a result, we may be prevented from obtaining the full value of our investment in the event of an insolvency, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or bankruptcy of the relevant portfolio company.
 
 
While we aim to have a broad mix of investments in portfolio companies, our investments, at any time, may be concentrated in a limited number of companies. A consequence of this concentration is that the aggregate returns we seek to realize may be adversely affected if a small number of our investments perform poorly or if we need to write down the value of any one such investment. Beyond the applicable federal income tax diversification requirements, we do not have fixed guidelines for diversification, and our investments could be concentrated in relatively few portfolio companies. These factors could negatively impact our ability to pay dividends and cause you to lose all or part of your investment.
 
 
Our investment strategy has resulted in some investments in debt or equity of foreign companies (subject to applicable limits prescribed by the 1940 Act). Investing in foreign companies can expose us to additional risks not typically associated with investing in U.S. companies. These risks include exchange rates, changes in exchange control regulations, political and social instability, expropriation, imposition of foreign taxes, less liquid markets and less available information than is generally the case in the United States, higher transaction costs, less government supervision of exchanges, brokers and issuers, less developed bankruptcy laws, difficulty in enforcing contractual obligations, lack of uniform accounting and auditing standards and greater price volatility.
 
 
The investments we make in accordance with our investment objective may result in a higher amount of risk than alternative investment options and volatility or loss of principal. Our investments in portfolio companies may be highly speculative and aggressive, and therefore, an investment in our securities may not be suitable for someone with a low risk tolerance.
 
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Item 2.   Properties
 
On February 16, 2005, the Company entered into sublease for a larger space in the building in which the Company’s current executive offices are located, which expired on February 28, 2007 (the “Sublease”). Effective November 1, 2006, under the terms of the Advisory Agreement, TTG Advisers is responsible for providing office space to the Company and for the costs associated with providing such office space. The Company’s offices continue to be located on the second floor of 287 Bowman Avenue.
 
Item 3.   Legal Proceedings
 
We are not currently subject to any material pending legal proceedings.
 
Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
 
No matters were submitted to a vote of security holders during our fourth fiscal quarter of the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007.
 
Part II
 
Item 5.   Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
 
The Company’s shares of common stock began to trade on the NYSE on June 26, 2000, under the symbol “MVC.” The Company had approximately 11,900 shareholders on December 11, 2007.
 
The following table reflects, for the periods indicated, the high and low closing prices per share of the Company’s common stock on the NYSE, by quarter.
 
                 
Quarter Ended
  High     Low  
 
FISCAL YEAR 2007
               
10/31/07
  $ 19.01     $ 15.70  
07/31/07
  $ 19.93     $ 15.83  
04/30/07
  $ 17.89     $ 15.38  
01/31/07
  $ 15.26     $ 13.11  
FISCAL YEAR 2006
               
10/31/06
  $ 13.87     $ 12.61  
07/31/06
  $ 13.49     $ 11.98  
04/30/06
  $ 12.75     $ 11.66  
01/31/06
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Performance Graph
 
This graph compares the return on our common stock with that of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index and the Russell 2000 Financial Index, for the fiscal years 2003 through 2007. The graph assumes that, on October 31, 2002, a person invested $10,000 in each of our common stock, the S&P 500 Stock Index, and the Russell 2000 Financial Index. The graph measures total shareholder return, which takes into account both changes in stock price and dividends. It assumes that dividends paid are reinvested in additional shares of our common stock.
 
Shareholder Return Performance Graph
Five-Year Cumulative Total Return1
(Through October 31, 2007)
 
(PERFORMANCE GRAPH)
 
Dividends
 
As a RIC, the Company is required to distribute to its shareholders, in a timely manner, at least 90% of its investment company taxable income and tax-exempt income each year. If the Company distributes, in a calendar year, at least 98% of its ordinary income for such calendar year and its capital gain net income for the 12-month period ending on October 31 of such calendar year (as well as any portion of the respective 2% balances not distributed in the previous year), it will not be subject to the 4% non-deductible federal excise tax on certain undistributed income of RICs.
 
Dividends and capital gain distributions, if any, are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Dividends and capital gain distributions are generally declared and paid quarterly according to the Company’s policy established on July 11, 2005. An additional distribution may be paid by the Company to avoid imposition of federal income tax on any remaining undistributed net investment income and capital gains. Distributions can be made payable by the Company either in the form of a cash distribution or a stock dividend. The amount and character of income and capital gain distributions are determined in accordance with income tax regulations which may differ from accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. These differences are due primarily to differing treatments of income and gain on various investment securities held by the Company, timing differences and differing characterizations of distributions made by the Company. Permanent book and tax basis differences relating to shareholder distributions will result in reclassifications and may affect the allocation between net operating income, net realized gain (loss) and paid in capital.
 
 
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All of our shareholders who hold shares of common stock in their own name will automatically be enrolled in our dividend reinvestment plan (the “Plan”). All such shareholders will have any cash dividends and distributions automatically reinvested by the Plan Agent, in additional shares of our common stock. Of course, any shareholder may elect to receive his or her dividends and distributions in cash. Currently, the Company has a policy of seeking to pay quarterly dividends to shareholders. For any of our shares that are held by banks, brokers or other entities that hold our shares as nominees for individual shareholders, the Plan Agent will administer the Plan on the basis of the number of shares certified by any nominee as being registered for shareholders that have not elected to receive dividends and distributions in cash. To receive your dividends and distributions in cash, you must notify the Plan Agent.
 
The Plan Agent serves as agent for the shareholders in administering the Plan. When we declare a dividend or distribution payable in cash or in additional shares of our common stock, those shareholders participating in the Plan will receive their dividend or distribution in additional shares of our common stock. Such shares will be either newly issued by us or purchased in the open market by the Plan Agent. If the market value of a share of our common stock on the payment date for such dividend or distribution equals or exceeds the NAV per share on that date, we will issue new shares at the NAV. If the NAV exceeds the market price of our common stock, the Plan Agent will purchase in the open market such number of shares of our common stock as is necessary to complete the distribution.
 
The Plan Agent will maintain all shareholder accounts in the Plan and furnish written confirmation of all transactions. Shares of our common stock in the Plan will be held in the name of the Plan Agent or its nominee and such shareholder will be considered the beneficial owner of such shares for all purposes.
 
There is no charge to shareholders for participating in the Plan or for the reinvestment of dividends and distributions. We will not incur brokerage fees with respect to newly issued shares issued in connection with the Plan. Shareholders will, however, be charged a pro rata share of any brokerage fee charged for open market purchases in connection with the Plan.
 
We may terminate the Plan upon providing written notice to each shareholder participating in the Plan at least 60 days prior to the effective date of such termination. We may also materially amend the Plan at any time upon providing written notice to shareholders participating in the Plan at least 30 days prior to such amendment (except when necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable law or rules and policies of the SEC or other regulatory authority). You may withdraw from the Plan upon providing notice to the Plan Agent. You may obtain additional information about the Plan from the Plan Agent.
 
For the Quarter Ended January 31, 2006
 
On December 20, 2005, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share payable on January 31, 2006 to shareholders of record on December 30, 2005. The ex-dividend date was December 28, 2005. The total distribution amounted to $2,290,616 including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 1,824 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
For the Quarter Ended April 30, 2006
 
On April 11, 2006, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share payable on April 28, 2006 to shareholders of record on April 21, 2006. The ex-dividend date was April 19, 2006. The total distribution amounted to $2,290,835 including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 1,734 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
For the Quarter Ended July 31, 2006
 
On July 14, 2006, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share payable on July 31, 2006 to shareholders of record on July 24, 2006. The ex-dividend date was July 20, 2006. The total distribution amounted to $2,291,043 including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 1,901 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.


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For the Quarter Ended October 31, 2006
 
On October 13, 2006, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share payable on October 31, 2006 to shareholders of record on October 24, 2006. The ex-dividend date was October 20, 2006. The total distribution amounted to $2,291,271 including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 2,327 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
For the Quarter Ended January 31, 2007
 
On December 14, 2006, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share and an additional dividend of $0.06 per share. Both dividends were payable on January 5, 2007 to shareholders of record on December 28, 2006. The ex-dividend date was December 26, 2006. The total distribution amounted to $3,437,326, including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 3,682 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
For the Quarter Ended April 30, 2007
 
On April 13, 2007, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend was payable on April 30, 2007 to shareholders of record on April 23, 2007. The ex-dividend date was April 19, 2007. The total distribution amounted to $2,911,013, including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 4,127 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
For the Quarter Ended July 31, 2007
 
On July 13, 2007, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend was payable on July 31, 2007 to shareholders of record on July 24, 2007. The ex-dividend date was July 20, 2007. The total distribution amounted to $2,911,507, including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 2,769 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
For the Quarter Ended October 31, 2007
 
On October 12, 2007, the Company’s board of directors declared a dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend was payable on October 31, 2007 to shareholders of record on October 24, 2007. The ex-dividend date was October 22, 2007. The total distribution amounted to $2,911,840, including distributions reinvested. In accordance with the Plan, the Plan Agent re-issued 15,821 shares of common stock from the Company’s treasury to shareholders participating in the Plan.
 
The Company designated 4%*( or a maximum amount of $510,433 of dividends declared and paid during the fiscal year ending October 31, 2007 from net operating income as qualified dividend income under the Jobs Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.
 
Corporate shareholders may be eligible for a dividend received deduction for certain ordinary income distributions paid by the Company. The Company designated 4%* or a maximum amount of $510,433 of dividends declared and paid during the fiscal year ending October 31, 2007 from net operating income as qualifying for the dividends received deduction. The information necessary to prepare and complete shareholder’s tax returns for the 2007 calendar year will be reported separately on form 1099-DIV, if applicable, in January 2008.
 
The Company reserves the right to retain net long-term capital gains in excess of net short-term capital losses for reinvestment or to pay contingencies and expenses. Such retained amounts, if any, will be taxable to the Company, and shareholders will be able to claim their proportionate share of the federal income taxes paid by the Company on such gains as a credit against their own federal income tax liabilities. Shareholders will also be entitled to increase the adjusted tax basis of their Company shares by the difference between their undistributed capital gains and their tax credit.
 
 
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Item 6.   Selected Consolidated Financial Data
 
Financial information for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003 are derived from the consolidated financial statements, which have been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, the Company’s current independent registered public accounting firm. Quarterly financial information is derived from unaudited financial data, but in the opinion of management, reflects all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments), which are necessary to present fairly the results for such interim periods. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” on page 30 for more information.
 
Selected Consolidated Financial Data
 
                                         
    Year Ended October 31,  
    2007     2006     2005     2004     2003  
    (In thousands, except per share data)  
 
Operating Data:
                                       
Interest and related portfolio income:
                                       
Interest and dividend income
  $ 22,826     $ 13,909     $ 9,457     $ 2,996     $ 2,833  
Fee income
    3,750       3,828       1,809       926       62  
Other income
    374       771       933       64        
                                         
Total operating income
    26,950       18,508       12,199       3,986       2,895  
Expenses:
                                       
Employee
          3,499       2,336       1,366       2,476  
Incentive compensation (Note 5)
    10,813       6,055       1,117              
Administrative
    2,559       3,420       3,021       2,891       8,911 (1)
Interest and other borrowing costs
    4,859       1,594       31       2        
Management fee
    7,034                          
                                         
Total operating expenses
    25,265       14,568       6,505       4,259       11,387  
                                         
Litigation recovery of management fees (Note 12)
                      370        
Net operating income (loss) before taxes
    1,685       3,940       5,694       97       (8,492 )
Tax expense (benefit), net
    (375 )     159       (101 )     79        
                                         
Net operating income (loss)
    2,060       3,781       5,795       18       (8,492 )
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses):
                                       
Net realized gains (losses)
    66,944       5,221       (3,295 )     (37,795 )     (4,220 )
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)
    (3,302 )     38,334       23,768       49,382       (42,771 )
                                         
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) on investments
    63,642       43,555       20,473       11,587       (46,991 )
                                         
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations
  $ 65,702     $ 47,336     $ 26,268     $ 11,605     $ (55,483 )
                                         
Per Share:
                                       
Net increase (decrease) in net assets per share resulting from operations
  $ 2.92     $ 2.48     $ 1.45     $ 0.91     $ (3.42 )
Dividends per share
  $ 0.54     $ 0.48     $ 0.24     $ 0.12     $  
Balance Sheet Data:
                                       
Portfolio at value
  $ 379,168     $ 275,892     $ 122,298     $ 78,520     $ 24,071  
Portfolio at cost
    393,428       286,851       171,591       151,582       146,515  
Total assets
    470,491       347,047       201,379       126,577       137,880  
Shareholders’ equity
    369,097       236,993       198,707       115,567       137,008  
Shareholders’ equity per share (net asset value)
  $ 15.21     $ 12.41     $ 10.41     $ 9.40     $ 8.48  
Common shares outstanding at period end
    24,265       19,094       19,087       12,293       16,153  
Other Data:
                                       
Number of Investments funded in period
    26       24       9       7       5  
Investments funded ($) in period
  $ 167,134     $ 166,300     $ 53,836     $ 60,710     $ 21,955  
 
 
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    2007     2006     2005  
    Qtr 4     Qtr 3     Qtr 2     Qtr 1     Qtr 4     Qtr 3     Qtr 2     Qtr 1     Qtr 4     Qtr 3     Qtr 2     Qtr 1  
    (In thousands, except per share data)  
 
Quarterly Data (Unaudited):
                                                                                               
Total operating income
    8,438       7,030       6,073       5,409       6,104       4,607       3,915       3,882       3,361       4,404       2,439       1,995  
Incentive compensation
    771       1,618       4,898       3,526       1,338       1,161       2,005       1,551       320       402       395        
Interest, fees and other borrowing costs
    1,223       1,252       1,256       1,128       910       636       39       9       11       8             12  
Management fee
    1,929       1,616       1,854       1,635                                                  
Other expenses
    630       608       652       669       2,117       1,676       1,739       1,387       1,450       1,440       1,331       1,136  
Tax expense (benefit)
    77       (78 )     (394 )     20       16       62       (24 )     105       (32 )     74       (108 )     (35 )
Net operating income (loss) before net realized and unrealized gains
    3,808       2,014       (2,193 )     (1,569 )     1,723       1,072       156       830       1,612       2,480       821       882  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations
    8,514       13,788       24,323       19,077       15,866       8,046       11,117       12,307       8,933       10,310       4,360       2,665  
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share
    0.35       0.57       1.00       1.00       0.83       0.42       0.58       0.65       0.46       0.58       0.23       0.18  
Net asset value per share
    15.21       14.98       14.53       13.23       12.41       11.70       11.40       10.94       10.41       10.06       9.64       9.41  
 
Item 7.   Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
This report contains certain statements of a forward-looking nature relating to future events or the future financial performance of the Company and its investment portfolio companies. Words such as may, will, expect, believe, anticipate, intend, could, estimate, might and continue, and the negative or other variations thereof or comparable terminology, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are included in this report pursuant to the “Safe Harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are predictions only, and the actual events or results may differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those relating to investment capital demand, pricing, market acceptance, the effect of economic conditions, litigation and the effect of regulatory proceedings, competitive forces, the results of financing and investing efforts, the ability to complete transactions and other risks identified below or in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The following analysis of the financial condition and results of operations of the Company should be read in conjunction with the Financial Statements, the Notes thereto and the other financial information included elsewhere in this report.
 
 
The Company is an externally managed, non-diversified, closed-end management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the 1940 Act. The Company’s investment objective is to seek to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income.
 
On November 6, 2003, Mr. Tokarz assumed his positions as Chairman and Portfolio Manager of the Company. He and the Company’s investment professionals (who, effective November 1, 2006, provide their services to the Company through the Company’s investment adviser, TTG Advisers) are seeking to implement our investment objective (i.e., to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income) through making a broad range of private investments in a variety of industries.
 
The investments can include senior or subordinated loans, convertible debt and convertible preferred securities, common or preferred stock, equity interests, warrants or rights to acquire equity interests, and other private equity transactions. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Company made 16 new investments


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and eight additional investments in existing portfolio companies, committing capital totaling approximately $166.3 million. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company made ten new investments and 16 additional investments in existing portfolio companies committing a total of $167.1 million of capital to these investments.
 
Prior to the adoption of our current investment objective, the Company’s investment objective had been to achieve long-term capital appreciation from venture capital investments in information technology companies. The Company’s investments had thus previously focused on investments in equity and debt securities of information technology companies. As of October 31, 2007, 3.63% of the current fair value of our assets consisted of Legacy Investments. We are, however, seeking to manage these Legacy Investments to try and realize maximum returns. We generally seek to capitalize on opportunities to realize cash returns on these investments when presented with a potential “liquidity event,” i.e., a sale, public offering, merger or other reorganization.
 
Our new portfolio investments are made pursuant to our new objective and strategy. We are concentrating our investment efforts on small and middle-market companies that, in our view, provide opportunities to maximize total return from capital appreciation and/or income. Under our investment approach, we are permitted to invest, without limit, in any one portfolio company, subject to any diversification limits required in order for us to continue to qualify as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code.
 
We participate in the private equity business generally by providing privately negotiated long-term equity and/or debt investment capital to small and middle-market companies. Our financing is generally used to fund growth, buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, note purchases, and/or bridge financings. We generally invest in private companies, though, from time to time, we may invest in public companies that may lack adequate access to public capital.
 
We may also seek to achieve our investment objective by establishing a subsidiary or subsidiaries that would serve as a general partner or managing member to a private equity or other investment vehicle(s). In fact, during fiscal year 2006, we established MVC Partners, LLC for this purpose. Additionally, we may also acquire a portfolio of existing private equity or debt investments held by financial institutions or other investment funds should such opportunities arise.
 
 
For the Fiscal Years Ended October 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005.  Total operating income was $27.0 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 and $18.5 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, an increase of $8.5 million. Fiscal year 2006 operating income increased by $6.3 million compared to fiscal year 2005 operating income of $12.2 million.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2007
 
Total operating income was $27.0 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. The increase in operating income over the last year was primarily due to the increase in the number of investments that provide the Company with current income. The main components of investment income were the interest and dividend income earned on loans to portfolio companies and the receipt of closing and monitoring fees from certain portfolio companies by the Company and MVCFS. The Company earned approximately $21.3 million in interest and dividend income from investments in portfolio companies. Of the $21.3 million recorded in interest/dividend income, approximately $2.7 million was “payment in kind” interest/dividends. The “payment in kind” interest/dividends are computed at the contractual rate specified in each investment agreement and added to the principal balance of each investment. The Company’s debt investments yielded rates from 0% to 27%. Also, the Company earned approximately $1.5 million in interest income on its cash equivalents and short-term investments. The Company received fee income and other income from portfolio companies and other entities totaling approximately $3.8 million and $374,000, respectively.


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For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2006
 
Total operating income was $18.5 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006. The increase in operating income over the last year was primarily due to the increase in the number of investments that provide the Company with current income. For the fiscal years ended October 31, 2006 and 2005, the Company made 24 and nine investments in portfolio companies, respectively. The main components of operating income were the interest and dividend income earned on loans to portfolio companies and the receipt of closing and monitoring fees from certain portfolio companies by the Company and MVCFS. During 2006, the Company earned approximately $13.9 million in interest and dividend income from investments in portfolio companies. Of the $13.9 million recorded in interest/dividend income, approximately $2.2 million was payment in kind interest/dividends. The payment in kind interest/dividends are computed at the contractual rate specified in each investment agreement and added to the principal balance of each investment. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Company reclassified dividend income received from Vitality totaling approximately $900,000 to return of capital. The reclassification occurred due to the determination that Vitality did not have sufficient taxable earnings and profits for their fiscal year 2006. This reclassification to return of capital had limited impact on the Company’s net asset value. The Company’s investments yielded rates from 7% to 17%. Also, the Company earned approximately $2.3 million in interest income on its cash equivalents and short-term investments. The Company received fee income and other income from portfolio companies and other entities totaling approximately $3.8 million and $771,000, respectively. Included in other income is flow through income from limited liability companies and cash received from the Mentor Graphics Corp. (“Mentor Graphics”) multi-year earnout.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2005
 
Total operating income was $12.2 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005. The increase in operating income over 2004 was primarily due to the increase in the number of investments that provide the Company with current income. The main components of investment income were the interest and dividend income earned on loans to portfolio companies and the receipt of closing and monitoring fees from certain portfolio companies by the Company and MVCFS. The Company earned approximately $7.53 million in interest and dividend income from investments in portfolio companies. Of the $7.53 million recorded in interest/dividend income, approximately $1.37 million was “payment in kind” interest/dividends. The “payment in kind” interest/dividends are computed at the contractual rate specified in each investment agreement and added to the principal balance of each investment. The Company’s yielding investments were paying interest to the Company at various rates from 7% to 17%. Also, the Company earned approximately $1.93 million in interest income on its cash equivalents and short-term investments. The Company received fee income and other income from portfolio companies and other entities totaling approximately $1.81 million and $900,000 respectively. Included in other income is flow through income from limited liability companies, cash received from the Mentor Graphics multi-year earnout and a legal settlement of $473,968. Without the receipt of this settlement, other income earned for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005, would have been $428,855.
 
 
For the Fiscal Years Ended October 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005.  Operating expenses were $25.3 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 and $14.6 million for the fiscal year ended 2006, an increase of $10.7 million. For the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, operating expenses increased $8.1 million from $6.5 million for the fiscal year ended 2005.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2007
 
Operating expenses were $25.3 million or 7.89% of the Company’s average net assets for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. Significant components of operating expenses for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, included the estimated provision for incentive compensation expense of approximately $10.8 million, management fee of $7.0 million, and interest expense and other borrowing costs of $4.9 million.
 
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for estimated incentive compensation, the $3.3 million increase in the Company’s interest expense and other borrowings, and the $2.9 million increase in the management fee expense compared to the facilities and employee compensation and benefits expense incurred when the Company was internally managed. It should be noted, in this regard, that the Advisory Agreement provides for an expense cap pursuant to which TTG Advisers will absorb or reimburse operating expenses of the Company to the extent necessary to limit the Company’s expense ratio (the consolidated expenses of the Company, including any amounts payable to TTG Advisers under the base management fee, but excluding the amount of any interest and other direct borrowing costs, taxes, incentive compensation and extraordinary expenses taken as a percentage of the Company’s average net assets) to 3.25% in each of the 2007 and 2008 fiscal years. In fiscal year 2006, when the Company was still internally managed and not subject to the expense cap, the expense ratio was 3.22% (taking into account the same carve outs as those applicable to the expense cap). For fiscal year 2007, the expense ratio was 3.0% (taking into account the same carve outs as those applicable to the expense cap).
 
Pursuant to the terms of the Advisory Agreement, during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the provision for estimated incentive compensation was increased by a net amount of $10,703,144 to $17,875,496. The increase in the provision for incentive compensation during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 was primarily a result of the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto for a combined realized gain of $66.5 million. The difference between the amount received from the sale and Baltic Motors and BM Auto’s combined carrying value at October 31, 2006 was $53.3 million. The amount of the provision also reflects the Valuation Committee’s determination to increase the fair values of eight of the Company’s portfolio investments (Dakota Growers, Octagon, SGDA, PreVisor, Tekers, BENI, Summit, and Vitality) by a total of $9.6 million and decrease the fair values of Ohio Medical and Timberland by a total of $10.0 million. On October 2, 2006, the Company realized a gain of $551,092 from the sale of a portion of the Company’s LLC membership interest in Octagon. This transaction triggered an incentive compensation payment obligation of $110,218 to Mr. Tokarz, which was paid on January 12, 2007. After the increase in the provision due to the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto and the decrease in the provision due to the Valuation Committee’s determinations and payment made to Mr. Tokarz, the reserve balance at October 31, 2007 was $17,875,496. This reserve balance of $17,875,496 will remain unpaid until net capital gains are realized, if ever, by the Company. Pursuant to the Advisory Agreement, incentive compensation payments will be made to TTG Advisers only upon the occurrence of a realization event (as defined under such agreement). On July 24, 2007, as discussed in “Realized Gains and Losses on Portfolio Securities,” the Company realized a gain of $66.5 million from the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto. This transaction triggered an incentive compensation payment obligation to TTG Advisers, which payment is not required to be made until the precise amount of the payment obligation is confirmed based on the Company’s completed audited financials for the fiscal year 2007. Subject to confirmation following the audit, the payment obligation to TTG Advisers from this transaction is approximately $12.9 million (which is 20% of the realized gain from the sale less unrealized depreciation on the portfolio) and is expected to be paid during the first quarter of the Company’s fiscal year 2008. Without this reserve for incentive compensation, operating expenses would have been approximately $14.5 million or 4.52% of average net assets when annualized as compared to 7.89%, which is reported in the Consolidated Per Share Data and Ratios, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, there was no provision recorded for the net operating income portion of the incentive fee as pre-incentive fee net operating income did not exceed the hurdle rate. For more information, please see Note 5 of our consolidated financial statements, “Incentive Compensation.”
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2006
 
Operating expenses were $14.6 million or 6.78% of the Company’s average net assets for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006. Significant components of operating expenses for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, included an estimated provision for incentive compensation expense of approximately $6.1 million, salaries and benefits of approximately $3.5 million, interest and other borrowing costs of $1.6 million, legal fees of $685,396, facilities-related expenses of $603,328, and insurance premium expenses of $471,711. The estimated provision for incentive compensation expense was a non-cash, not then payable, provisional expense relating to Mr. Tokarz’s employment agreement with the Company.


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The $8.1 million increase in the Company’s operating expenses for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 compared to the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005, was primarily due to: the $4.9 million increase in the provision for estimated incentive compensation; an increase in the number of employees needed to service the larger portfolio, which resulted in an increase of $1.2 million in salaries and benefits; and the Company’s rent and other facility related expenses increased approximately $118,908 primarily due to the Company’s procurement of larger office space to accommodate the Company’s increased number of employees. For more information, please see Note 10 of our consolidated financial statements, “Commitments and Contingencies.” Finally, the increase of approximately $1.6 million compared to the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 in the Company’s interest expense and other borrowing costs was due to borrowings under the Credit Facility.
 
In February 2006, the Company renewed its Directors & Officers/Professional Liability Insurance policies at an expense of approximately $459,000 which is amortized over the twelve month life of the policy. The prior policy premium was $517,000.
 
Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s employment agreement with Mr. Tokarz, during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the provision for estimated incentive compensation was increased by $6,055,024. The increase in the provision for incentive compensation resulted from the determination of the Valuation Committee to increase the fair value of six of the Company’s portfolio investments: Baltic Motors, Dakota Growers, Ohio Medical, Octagon, Turf, and Vitality, which are subject to the Company’s employment agreement with Mr. Tokarz, by a total of $30,275,120. This reserve balance of $7,172,352 will remain unpaid until net capital gains are realized, if ever, by the Company. Without this reserve for incentive compensation, operating expenses would have been approximately $8.51 million or 3.96% of average net assets when annualized as compared to 6.78% which is reported on the Consolidated Per Share Data and Ratios, for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006. Pursuant to Mr. Tokarz’s employment agreement with the Company, only after a realization event, may the incentive compensation be paid to him. Mr. Tokarz has determined to allocate a portion of his incentive compensation to certain employees of the Company. During the fiscal years ended October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2005, Mr. Tokarz was paid no cash or other compensation. However, on October 2, 2006 and as discussed in “Realized Gains and Losses on Portfolio Securities,” the Company realized a gain of $551,092 from the sale of a portion of the Company’s LLC member interest in Octagon. This transaction triggered an incentive compensation payment obligation to Mr. Tokarz, which payment is not required to be made until the precise amount of the payment obligation is confirmed based on the Company’s completed audited financials for the fiscal year 2006. Subject to confirmation following the audit, the payment obligation to Mr. Tokarz from this transaction is approximately $110,000 (which is expected to be paid during the first quarter of the Company’s fiscal year 2007). For more information, please see Note 5 of our consolidated financial statements, “Incentive Compensation.”
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2005
 
Operating expenses were $6.5 million or 3.75% of average net assets for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005. Significant components of operating expenses for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 included salaries and benefits of $2,336,242, estimated incentive compensation expense of $1,117,328, insurance premium expenses of $590,493, legal fees of $529,541 and facilities related expenses of $484,420. Estimated incentive compensation expense was a non-cash, not then payable, provisional expense relating to Mr. Tokarz’s compensation arrangement with the Company.
 
The increase in the Company’s operating expenses in 2005 compared to 2004 was primarily due to an increase in employees needed to service the larger portfolio and work to continue to grow the Company. Also, the Company’s rent and other facility related expenses increased primarily due to the Company’s procurement of larger office space to accommodate the Company’s increased number of employees. See Note 10 “Commitments and Contingencies” for more information.
 
Pursuant to the terms of the Company’s agreement with Mr. Tokarz, during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005, the Company created a provision for $1,117,328 of incentive compensation. This provision for incentive compensation resulted from the determination of the Valuation Committee to increase the fair value of five of the Company’s portfolio investments: Baltic Motors, Dakota Growers, Octagon, Vestal and Vitality which are subject to the Company’s agreement with Mr. Tokarz, by an aggregate amount of $5,586,638. This reserve balance of


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$1,117,328 will remain unpaid and not finally determined until net capital gains are realized, if ever, by the Company. Pursuant to Mr. Tokarz’s agreement with the Company, only after a realization event, will the incentive compensation be paid to him. Mr. Tokarz has determined to allocate a portion of his incentive compensation to certain employees of the Company. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005, Mr. Tokarz was paid no cash or other compensation. Without this reserve for incentive compensation, operating expenses would have been approximately $5.4 million or 3.10% of average net assets. For more information, please see Note 5 of our consolidated financial statements, “Incentive Compensation.”
 
In February 2005, the Company renewed its Directors & Officers/Professional Liability Insurance policies at an expense of approximately $517,000 which is amortized over the twelve month life of the policy. The prior policy premium was $719,000.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005, the Company paid or accrued $529,541 in legal fees. This amount includes legal fees of $47,171 which were incurred while pursuing a claim against Federal Insurance Company. The Company received $473,964 from the settlement of the legal action which was recorded as “other income.” After fees and expenses the cash received from the settlement was $426,797. Without the legal fees related to the legal action, the Company would have paid or accrued $482,370 in legal fees.
 
 
For the Fiscal Years Ended October 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005.  Net realized gains for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $66.9 million and net realized gains for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 were $5.2 million, an increase of $61.7 million. Net realized losses for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 were $3.3 million which was $8.5 million difference when compared to fiscal year 2006.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2007
 
Net realized gains for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $66.9 million. The significant component of the Company’s net realized gains for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 was primarily due to the gain on the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto. On July 24, 2007, the Company sold the common stock of Baltic Motors and BM Auto. The amount received from the sale of the 60,684 common shares of Baltic Motors was approximately $62.0 million, net of closing and other transaction costs, working capital adjustments and a reserve established by the Company to satisfy certain post-closing conditions requiring capital and other expenditures. Baltic Motors repaid all debt from the Company in full including all accrued interest. The total amount received from the repayment of the debt was approximately $10.2 million including all accrued interest. The remaining $51.8 million less the $8.0 million cost basis of Baltic Motors resulted in $43.8 million recorded as realized gain. The difference between the $51.8 million received from the Baltic Motors equity and the carrying value at October 31, 2006 is $30.6 million and the amount of the increase in net assets attributable to fiscal year 2007. The portion of the capital gain related to the equity investment made on June 24, 2004 ($40.9 million), will be treated as long-term capital gain and the portion related to the equity investment made on September 28, 2006 ($2.9 million) will be treated as a short-term capital gain. The amount received from the sale of the 47,300 common shares of BM Auto was approximately $29.7 million, net of closing and other transaction costs, working capital adjustments and a reserve established by the Company to satisfy certain post-closing conditions requiring capital and other expenditures. The $29.7 million less the $8.0 million cost basis of BM Auto resulted in $21.7 million recorded as a long term capital gain. The difference between the $29.7 million received from the BM Auto equity and the carrying value at October 31, 2006 is $21.7 million and the amount of the increase in net assets attributable to fiscal year 2007.
 
As mentioned above, a reserve account of approximately $3.0 million was created for post closing conditions that are required of the seller as a part of the purchase agreement. The cash held in the reserve account was held in Euros. On October 17, 2007, all post-closing conditions from the acquisition were satisfied. Of the $3.0 million held in reserve, $1.0 million was not needed to satisfy the post-closing conditions and as a result was added to the Company’s gain on the sale. Of the $1.0 million gain from the reserve account, approximately $887,000 is attributable to the sale of Baltic Motors and approximately $148,000 is attributable to the sale to BM Auto. The Company also had a currency gain of approximately $42,000 from the reserve account. Total gain from the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto was $66.5 million.


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On June 14, 2007, the Company received approximately $451,000 as a final disbursement from the sale of ProcessClaims Inc. (“ProcessClaims”). This amount was deposited into a reserve account at the time of sale. Due to the contingencies associated with the escrow, the Company placed no value on the proceeds deposited in escrow. This disbursement was recorded as a long term capital gain.
 
The Company also realized a loss from the prepayment from Levlad on the second lien loan, which was purchased at a premium and thus resulted in a realized loss of approximately $121,000.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2006
 
Net realized gains for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 were $5.2 million. The significant component of the Company’s net realized gain for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 was primarily due to the gain on the sale of ProcessClaims , the escrow distribution from Sygate Technologies, Inc. (“Sygate”), and the sale of a portion of the Octagon equity interest, an investment made during Mr. Tokarz’s tenure as portfolio manager.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Company sold its investment in ProcessClaims and realized a gain of approximately $5.5 million. The Company was entitled to receive approximately $8.3 million in gross proceeds, of which approximately $400,000 or 5% of the proceeds will be deposited into a reserve account for one year. Due to the contingencies associated with the escrow, the Company has not placed any value on the proceeds deposited in escrow and has therefore not factored such proceeds into the Company’s increased NAV. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $7.9 million.
 
On October 2, 2006, Octagon bought-back a total of 15% equity interest from non-service members. This resulted in a sale of a portion of the Company’s LLC member interest to Octagon for proceeds of $1,020,018. The Company realized a gain of $551,092 from this sale.
 
On October 17, 2006, the Company received a $1.6 million escrow disbursement from the sale of Sygate on October 10, 2005. Due to the contingencies associated with the escrow, the Company had not placed any value on the proceeds deposited in escrow. This resulted in an increase in NAV of $1.6 million.
 
The Company received notification of the final dissolution of Yaga Inc. (“Yaga”). The Company received no proceeds from the dissolution of this company and the investment has been removed from the Company’s books. The Company realized a loss of $2.3 million as a result of this dissolution. The fair value of Yaga was previously written down to zero and therefore, the net effect of the removal of Yaga from the Company’s books on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and NAV was zero.
 
On April 7, 2006, the Company sold its investment in Lumeta Corporation (“Lumeta”) for its then carrying value of $200,000. The Company realized a loss on Lumeta of approximately $200,000. However, the Valuation Committee previously decreased the fair value of the Company’s investment in this company to $200,000 and as a result, the realized loss was offset by a reduction in unrealized losses. Therefore, the net effect of the Company’s sale of its investment in Lumeta on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and NAV was zero.
 
The Company also received a payout related to a former portfolio company, Annuncio Software, Inc. (“Annuncio”), of approximately $70,000.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2005
 
Net realized losses for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 were $3.3 million. The significant components of the Company’s net realized loss for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 were realized gains on the Company’s investments in Sygate, Mentor Graphics and BlueStar Solutions, Inc. (“BlueStar”) which were offset by realized losses on CBCA, Inc. (“CBCA”), Phosistor Technologies, Inc. (“Phosistor”) and ShopEaze Systems, Inc. (“ShopEaze”).
 
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Company also sold 685,679 shares of Mentor Graphics receiving net proceeds of approximately $9.0 million and a realized gain on the shares sold of approximately $5.0 million. The Company also received approximately $300,000 from the release of money held in escrow in connection with the Company’s sale of its investment in BlueStar in 2004 (see below).
 
The Company realized losses on CBCA of approximately $12.0 million, Phosistor of approximately $1.0 million and ShopEaze of approximately $6.0 million. The Company received no proceeds from these companies and they have been removed from the Company’s portfolio. The Valuation Committee previously decreased the fair value of the Company’s investment in these companies to zero and as a result, the realized losses were offset by reductions in unrealized losses. Therefore, the net effect of the transactions on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and NAV was zero for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005.
 
 
For the Fiscal Years Ended October 31, 2007, 2006 and 2005.  The Company had a net change in unrealized depreciation on portfolio investments of $3.3 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. The Company had a net change in unrealized appreciation on portfolio investments of $38.3 million and $23.8 million for the fiscal years ended October 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2007
 
The Company had a net change in unrealized depreciation on portfolio investments of $3.3 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007. The net change in unrealized depreciation on investment transactions for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, primarily resulted from the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto for a combined realized gain of $66.5 million. The difference between the amount received from the sale and Baltic Motors and BM Auto’s combined carrying value at October 31, 2006 was $53.3 million. The Valuation Committee’s decision to increase the fair values of the Company’s investments in Dakota Growers common stock by $1.9 million, Octagon’s membership interest by approximately $1.6 million, SGDA’s preferred equity by $475,000 and common equity by approximately $276,000, PreVisor common stock by $3.0 million, Vendio Services, Inc. (“Vendio”) preferred stock by $6.1 million and common stock by $15,000, Foliofn preferred stock by $2.6 million, Tekers by $300,000, BENI by $700,000, Summit by $1.0 million and Vitality preferred stock by approximately $1.5 million and decrease the fair value of Ohio Medical common stock by $9.0 million and Timberland common stock by $1.0 million, resulted in a net unrealized appreciation of $9.5 million. The net increase of $9.5 million in the fair values of the Company’s investments determined by the Valuation Committee and the $53.3 million increase in Baltic Motors and BM Auto’s carrying value at October 31, 2006, was offset by the unrealized depreciation reclassification from unrealized to realized caused by the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto of $66.5 million. These were the primary components for the unrealized depreciation of $3.3 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2006
 
The Company had a net change in unrealized appreciation on portfolio investments of $38.3 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006. The change in unrealized appreciation on investment transactions for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 primarily resulted from the Valuation Committee’s decision to increase the fair value of the Company’s investments in Baltic Motors common stock by $11.6 million, Dakota Growers common stock by approximately $2.6 million, Turf’s membership interest by approximately $2.0 million, Octagon’s membership interest by approximately $562,000, Ohio Medical common stock by $9.2 million, ProcessClaims preferred stock by $4.8 million, Foliofn preferred stock by $5.0 million, Vendio preferred stock by $700,000, and Vitality common stock and warrants by $3.5 million and $400,000, respectively. The Valuation Committee also decided to decrease the fair value of the Company’s investment in Timberland common stock by $1.0 million. Other key components of the net change in unrealized appreciation were the $2.5 million depreciation reclassification from unrealized to realized caused by the removal of Yaga and Lumeta and the $4.8 million appreciation reclassification from the sale of ProcessClaims from the Company’s books.


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For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2005
 
The Company had a net change in unrealized appreciation on portfolio investments of $23.8 million for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005. The change in unrealized appreciation on investment transactions for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2005 primarily resulted from the Valuation Committee’s determinations to increase the fair value of the Company’s investments in Baltic Motors by $1.5 million, Dakota Growers by $514,000, Octagon by $1,022,638, Sygate by $7.5 million, Vendio by $1,565,999, Vestal by $1.85 million and Vitality by $700,000. The increase in the fair value of these portfolio investments resulted in a change in unrealized appreciation of approximately $14.7 million. Other key components were the realization of a $10.4 million gain on the sale of the Company’s investment in Sygate, a $5.0 million gain on the sale of the Company’s investment in Mentor Graphics, the $19.0 million depreciation reclassification from unrealized to realized caused by the removal of CBCA, Phosistor and ShopEaze from the Company’s books and the $500,000 decrease in unrealized caused by repayment in full of the Arcot Systems, Inc. (“Arcot”) loan which was being carried below cost.
 
Portfolio Investments
 
For the Fiscal Years Ended October 31, 2007 and 2006.  The cost of the portfolio investments held by the Company at October 31, 2007 and at October 31, 2006 was $393.4 million and $286.9 million, respectively, representing an increase of $106.5 million. The aggregate fair value of portfolio investments at October 31, 2007 and at October 31, 2006 was $379.2 million and $275.9 million, respectively, representing an increase of $103.3 million. The cost and aggregate market value of cash and cash equivalents held by the Company at October 31, 2007 and at October 31, 2006 was $84.7 million and $66.2 million, respectively, representing an increase of approximately $18.5 million.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2007
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company made ten new investments, committing capital totaling approximately $117.3 million. The investments were made in WBS ($3.2 million), HuaMei ($200,000), Levlad ($10.1 million), Total Safety ($4.5 million), MVC Partners ($71,000), Genevac ($14.0 million), Tekers ($2.3 million), U.S. Gas ($18.9 million), Custom Alloy ($24.0 million), and MVC Automotive ($40.0 million).
 
The Company also made 16 follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies committing capital totaling approximately $49.8 million. On November 7, 2006, the Company invested $100,000 in SGDA by purchasing an additional common equity interest. On December 22, 2006, the Company purchased an additional 56,472 shares of common stock in Vitality at a cost of approximately $565,000. On January 9, 2007, the Company extended to Turf a $1.0 million junior revolving note. Turf immediately borrowed $1.0 million from the note. On January 11, 2007, the Company provided Harmony Pharmacy a $4.0 million revolving credit facility. Harmony Pharmacy immediately borrowed $1.75 million from the credit facility. On February 16, 2007, the Company invested $1.8 million in HuaMei purchasing 450 shares of common stock. At the same time, the previously issued $200,000 convertible promissory note was exchanged for 50 shares of HuaMei common stock at the same price. On February 19, 2007, the Company invested an additional $8.4 million of common equity interest in Velocitius. On February 21, 2007 and May 4, 2007, the Company provided BP a $5.0 million and a $2.5 million second lien loan, respectively. On March 26, 2007, the Company extended a $1.0 million bridge loan to BENI. On March 30, 2007, the Company invested an additional $5.0 million in SP in the form of a subordinated term loan B. On May 1, 2007, the Company extended to Velocitius a $650,000 revolving line of credit (“Line II”). Velocitius immediately borrowed approximately $547,000. The balance of the line of credit as of October 31, 2007 was approximately $613,000. On May 8, 2007, the Company provided Baltic Motors a $5.5 million bridge loan. On May 9, 2007, the Company purchased 1.0 million shares of Dakota Growers preferred stock at a cost of $10.0 million. At that time, 65,000 shares of Dakota Growers common stock were converted to 65,000 shares of convertible preferred stock. On June 19, 2007, the Company increased the bridge loan to BENI to $2.0 million. The remaining available amount of $1.7 million was immediately drawn. On July 30, 2007, the Company provided Ohio Medical a $2.0 million convertible unsecured promissory note. On August 20, 2007, the Company contributed an additional $45,000 to MVC Partners, increasing the Company’s limited liability interest. On September 27, 2007, the Company invested an additional $1.25 million in Ohio Medical by increasing the convertible unsecured promissory note to $3.25 million.


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At the beginning of the 2007 fiscal year, the junior revolving note provided to Timberland had a balance outstanding of approximately $2.8 million. On November 27, 2006, the amount available on the revolving note was increased by $750,000 to $4.0 million. Net borrowings during for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $1.2 million resulting in a balance as of October 31, 2007 of $4.0 million.
 
At October 31, 2006, the balance of the revolving credit facility provided to Octagon was $3.25 million. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $850,000 resulting in a balance outstanding of $4.1 million.
 
At October 31, 2006, the balance of Line I (as defined below) provided to Velocitius was approximately $144,000. Net borrowings during the fiscal year October 31, 2007 were approximately $47,000. As of October 31, 2007, the balance of Line I was approximately $191,000.
 
On December 1, 2006, the Company received a principal payment of approximately $100,000 from Vestal on its senior subordinated debt. As of October 31, 2007, the balance of the loan was $700,000.
 
On December, 8, 2006, Total Safety repaid term loan A and term loan B in full including all accrued interest and prepayment fees. The total amount received for term loan A was $5,043,775 and for term loan B was $1,009,628.
 
On December 29, 2006, March 30, 2007, June 29, 2007, and September 28, 2007, the Company received quarterly principal payments from BP on term loan A of $90,000.
 
On January 1, 2007, April 2, 2007, July 2, 2007, and October 1, 2007, the Company received principal payments of $37,500 on the term loan provided to Innovative Brands on each payment date.
 
On January 2, 2007, March 1, 2007, and September 27, 2007, the Company received principal payments of approximately $96,000, $1.0 million, and $63,000, respectively, on term loan A from Henry Company.
 
On January 5, 2007, Baltic Motors repaid the bridge loan in full including all accrued interest. The total amount received from the repayment was $1,033,000.
 
On January 19, 2007, Storage Canada borrowed an additional $705,000 under their credit facility. The borrowing bears annual interest of 8.75% and has a maturity date of January 19, 2014.
 
On February 16, 2007, the Company exchanged the $200,000 convertible promissory note due from HuaMei for 50 shares of its common stock.
 
On March 8, 2007, Levlad repaid its loan in full including all accrued interest and a prepayment fee. The total amount received from the payment was approximately $10.4 million.
 
On March 30, 2007, June 29, 2007, and September 28, 2007, Total Safety made principal payments of $2,500 on its first lien loan.
 
On April 12, 2007 and April 18, 2007, BENI made principal payments of $200,000 and $500,000, respectively, on its bridge loan.
 
On April 16, 2007, the assets and liabilities of SafeStone Technologies PLC were transferred to two new companies, Lockorder Limited (“Lockorder”) and SafeStone Technologies Limited (“SafeStone Limited”). The Company received 21,064 shares of SafeStone Limited and 21,064 shares of Lockorder as a result of this corporate action. On a combined basis, there was no change in the cost basis or fair value due to this transaction.
 
On May 1, 2007, Turf repaid its secured junior revolving note in full, including accrued interest. The total amount received from the payment was approximately $1.0 million. There were no borrowings outstanding on the revolving note as of October 31, 2007.
 
Beginning on May 1, 2007, the Company receives monthly principal payments of $111,111 from SP on Term Loan B. Total principal payments for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 was $666,666.
 
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On July 24, 2007, the Company sold the common stock of Baltic Motors and BM Auto. The amount received from the sale of the 60,684 common shares of Baltic Motors was approximately $62.0 million, net of closing and other transaction costs, working capital adjustments and a reserve established by the Company to satisfy certain post-closing conditions requiring capital and other expenditures. Baltic Motors repaid all debt from the Company in full including all accrued interest. Total amount received from the repayment of the debt was approximately $10.2 million including all accrued interest. The remaining $51.8 million less the $8.0 million cost basis of Baltic Motors resulted in $43.8 million recorded as realized gain. The difference between the $51.8 million received from the Baltic Motors equity and the carrying value at October 31, 2006 is $30.6 million and the amount of the increase in net assets attributable to fiscal year 2007. The portion of the capital gain related to the equity investment made on June 24, 2004 ($40.9 million), will be treated as long-term capital gain and the portion related to the equity investment made on September 28, 2006 ($2.9 million) will be treated as a short-term capital gain. The amount received from the sale of the 47,300 common shares of BM Auto was approximately $29.7 million, net of closing and other transaction costs, working capital adjustments and a reserve established by the Company to satisfy certain post-closing conditions requiring capital and other expenditures. The $29.7 million less the $8.0 million cost basis of BM Auto resulted in $21.7 million recorded as a long term capital gain. The difference between the $29.7 million received from the BM Auto equity and the carrying value at October 31, 2006 is $21.7 million and the amount of the increase in net assets attributable to fiscal year 2007.
 
As mentioned above, a reserve account of approximately $3.0 million was created for post closing conditions that are required of the seller as a part of the purchase agreement. The cash held in the reserve account was held in Euros. On October 17, 2007, all post-closing conditions from the acquisition were satisfied. Of the $3.0 million held in reserve, $1.0 million was not needed to satisfy the post-closing conditions and as a result was added to the Company’s gain on the sale. Of the $1.0 million gain from the reserve account, approximately $887,000 is attributable to the sale of Baltic Motors and approximately $148,000 is attributable to the sale to BM Auto. The Company also had a currency gain of approximately $42,000 from the reserve account. Total gain from the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto was $66.5 million.
 
On July 27, 2007, U.S. Gas repaid its bridge loan in full including accrued interest. The total amount received was approximately $908,000.
 
On August 1, 2007, Phoenix Coal repaid its second lien loan in full including all accrued interest and fees. Total amount received from the repayment was approximately $8.4 million.
 
On October 31, 2007, the Company restructured the terms of the Amersham loans. The accrued interest on the loan with an outstanding balance of $2.7 million at October 31, 2007 was capitalized. The default payment in kind (“PIK”) interest on the loan with a balance of $3.1 million at October 31, 2007 was forgiven up to seventy five percent. The interest rate on this loan has been reduced to the original rate of 16%.
 
Net borrowings on the Harmony Pharmacy revolving credit facility during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $4.0 million, resulting in a balance outstanding of approximately $4.0 million.
 
Net borrowings on the U.S. Gas senior credit facility during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were approximately $85,000, resulting in a balance outstanding of approximately $85,000.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s investments in Dakota Growers common stock by approximately $1.9 million, Octagon’s membership interest by approximately $1.6 million, SGDA common equity interest by approximately $121,000 and preferred equity interest by $600,000, PreVisor common stock by $3.0 million, Foliofn preferred stock by $2.6 million, Tekers common stock by $300,000, BENI common stock by $700,000, Summit preferred stock by $1.0 million, Vendio preferred stock by $6.1 million, and Vendio common stock by approximately $15,000. In addition, increases in the cost basis and fair value of the loans to Impact, JDC, SP, Timberland, Amersham, Marine, Phoenix Coal, BP, Turf, Summit, U.S. Gas, Custom Alloy, Vitality and Marine preferred stock, and Genevac common stock were due to the capitalization of PIK interest/dividends totaling $2,850,999. Also, during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the undistributed allocation of flow through income from the Company’s equity investment in Octagon increased the cost basis and fair value of the Company’s investment by $216,275. The Valuation Committee also


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decreased the fair value of the Company’s investments in Ohio Medical by $9.0 million and Timberland common stock by $1.0 million during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007.
 
At October 31, 2007, the fair value of all portfolio investments was $379.2 million with a cost basis of $393.4 million. At October 31, 2007, the fair value and cost basis of the Legacy Investments was $17.1 million and $55.9 million, respectively, and the fair value and cost basis of portfolio investments made by the Company’s current management team was $362.1 million and $337.5 million, respectively. At October 31, 2006, the fair value of all portfolio investments was $275.9 million with a cost basis of $286.9 million. At October 31, 2006, the fair value and cost basis of Legacy Investments was $8.4 million and $55.9 million, respectively, and the fair value and cost basis of portfolio investments made by the Company’s current management team was $267.5 million and $231.0 million, respectively.
 
For the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2006
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Company made 16 new investments, committing capital totaling approximately $142.1 million. The investments were made in Turf ($11.6 million), SOI ($5.0 million), Henry Company ($5.0 million), BM Auto ($15.0 million), Storage Canada ($6.0 million), Phoenix Coal ($8.0 million), Harmony Pharmacy ($200,000), Total Safety ($6.0 million), PreVisor ($6.0 million), Marine ($14.0 million), BP ($15.0 million), Velocitius ($66,290), Summit ($16.2 million), Octagon ($17.0 million), BENI ($2.0 million), and Innovative Brands ($15.0 million).
 
The Company also made eight follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies committing capital totaling approximately $24.2 million. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Company invested approximately $879,000 in Dakota Growers by purchasing an additional 172,104 shares of common stock at an average price of $5.11 per share. On December 22, 2005, the Company made a follow-on investment in Baltic Motors in the form of a $1.8 million revolving bridge note. Baltic Motors immediately borrowed $1.5 million from the note. On January 12, 2006, Baltic Motors repaid the loan, in full including all unpaid interest. The note matured on January 31, 2006 and has been removed from the Company’s books. On January 12, 2006, the Company provided SGDA a $300,000 bridge loan. On March 28, 2006, the Company provided Baltic Motors a $2.0 million revolving bridge note. Baltic Motors immediately borrowed $2.0 million from the note. On April 5, 2006, Baltic Motors repaid the amount borrowed from the note including all unpaid interest. The note expired on April 30, 2006 and has been removed from the Company’s books. On April 6, 2006, the Company invested an additional $2.0 million in SGDA in the form of a preferred equity security. On April 25, 2006, the Company purchased an additional common equity security in SGDA for $23,000. On June 30, 2006, the Company provided Amersham a $2.5 million second lien loan. On August 4, 2006, the Company invested $750,000 in Harmony Pharmacy in the form of common stock. On September 28, 2006, the Company made another follow-on investment in Baltic Motors in the form of a $1.0 million bridge loan and a $2.0 million equity investment. On October 13, 2006, the Company made a $10.0 million follow-on investment in SP in the form of an additional $4.0 million in term loan B and $6.0 million in a mezzanine loan. On October 20, 2006, the Company then assigned at cost, $5.0 million of SP’s $8.0 million term loan B to Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. On October 24, 2006, the Company invested an additional $3.0 million in SGDA in the form of a preferred equity security. On October 26, 2006, the Company invested an additional $2.9 million in Velocitius in the form of common equity. The Company also provided Velocitius a $260,000 revolving line of credit on October 31, 2006 (“Line I”). Velocitius immediately borrowed $143,614.
 
At the beginning of the 2006 fiscal year, the revolving credit facility provided to SGDA had an outstanding balance of approximately $1.2 million. During December 2005, SGDA borrowed an additional $70,600 from the credit facility. On April 28, 2006, the Company increased the availability under the revolving credit facility by $300,000. The balance of the bridge loan to SGDA, which would have matured on April 30, 2006, was added to the revolving credit facility and the bridge loan was eliminated from the Company’s books as a part of the refinancing. On August 25, 2006, the revolving credit facility was added to the term loan, and the terms remained unchanged. The balance of the term loan at October 31, 2006 was $6.2 million.
 
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principal and accrued interest. The Company recorded no gain or loss as a result of the prepayment. Under the terms of the prepayment, the Company returned its warrants to Integral for no consideration.
 
Effective December 27, 2005, the Company exchanged $286,200, of the $3.25 million outstanding on the Timberland junior revolving line of credit into 28.62 shares of common stock at a price of $10,000 per share. As a result, as of July 31, 2006, the Company owned 478.62 common shares of Timberland and the funded debt under the junior revolving line of credit was reduced from $3.25 million to approximately $3.0 million.
 
Effective December 31, 2005, the Company received 373,362 shares of Series E preferred stock of ProcessClaims in exchange for its rights under a warrant issued by ProcessClaims that has been held by the Company since May 2002. On January 5, 2006, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s entire investment in ProcessClaims by $3.3 million to $5.7 million. Please see the paragraph below for more information on ProcessClaims.
 
On January 3, 2006, the Company exercised its warrant ownership in Octagon, which increased its existing membership interest. As a result, Octagon is now considered an affiliate of the Company.
 
Due to the dissolution of Yaga, one of the Company’s Legacy Investments, the Company realized losses on its investment in Yaga totaling $2.3 million during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006. The Company received no proceeds from the dissolution of Yaga and the Company’s investment in Yaga has been removed from the Company’s books. The Valuation Committee previously decreased the fair value of the Company’s investment in Yaga to zero and as a result, the Company’s realized losses were offset by reductions in unrealized losses. Therefore, the net effect of the removal of Yaga from the Company’s books on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and NAV at October 31, 2006, was zero.
 
On February 24, 2006, BP repaid its second lien loan from the Company in full. The amount of the proceeds received from the prepayment was approximately $8.7 million. This amount included all outstanding principal, accrued interest, accrued monitoring fees and an early prepayment fee. The Company recorded no gain or loss as a result of the repayment.
 
On April 7, 2006, the Company sold its investment in Lumeta for its carrying value of $200,000. The Company realized a loss on Lumeta of approximately $200,000. However, the Valuation Committee previously decreased the fair value of the Company’s investment in Lumeta to $200,000 and, as a result; the realized loss was offset by a reduction in unrealized losses. Therefore, the net effect of the Company’s sale of its investment in Lumeta on the Company’s consolidated statement of operations and NAV was zero.
 
On April 21, 2006, BM Auto repaid its bridge loan from the Company in full. The amount of the proceeds received from the repayment was approximately $7.2 million. This amount included all outstanding principal, accrued interest and was net of foreign taxes withheld. The Company recorded no gain or loss as a result of the repayment.
 
On May 4, 2006, the Company received a working capital adjustment of approximately $250,000 related to the Company’s purchase of a membership interest in Turf. As a result, the Company’s cost basis in the investment was reduced by $250,000.
 
On May 30, 2006, ProcessClaims, one of the Company’s Legacy Investments, entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by CCC Information Services Inc. (“CCC”). The acquisition by CCC closed on June 9, 2006. As of June 9, 2006, the Company received net proceeds of approximately $7.9 million. The gross proceeds were approximately $8.3 million of which approximately $400,000 or 5% of the gross proceeds were deposited into a reserve account for one year. Due to the contingencies associated with the escrow, the Company has not presently placed any value on the proceeds deposited in escrow and has therefore not included such proceeds into the Company’s NAV. The Company’s total investment in ProcessClaims was $2.4 million, which resulted in a capital gain of approximately $5.5 million.
 
On July 27, 2006, SOI repaid its loan in full. The amount of the proceeds received from the prepayment was approximately $4.5 million. This amount included all outstanding principal, accrued interest, and an early prepayment fee. The Company recorded no gain or loss as a result of the prepayment.


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On August 25, 2006, Harmony Pharmacy repaid its loan in full. The amount of the proceeds received from the prepayment was $207,444. This amount included all outstanding principal and accrued interest. The Company recorded no gain or loss as a result of the prepayment.
 
On August 25, 2006, SGDA’s revolving credit facility was added to the term loan, increasing the balance of the term loan by $1.6 million. The revolving credit facility was eliminated from the Company’s books as a result of this refinancing.
 
Effective September 12, 2006, the Company exchanged $409,091, of the $3.0 million outstanding on the Timberland junior revolving line of credit into 40.91 shares of common stock at a price of $10,000 per share. Effective September 22, 2006, the Company exchanged $225,000, of the $2.6 million outstanding on the Timberland junior revolving line of credit into 22.5 shares of common stock at a price of $10,000 per share. On September 22, 2006, Timberland borrowed $500,000 from the junior revolving line of credit. As a result of these transactions, as of October 31, 2006, the Company owned 542.03 common shares of Timberland and the funded debt under the junior revolving line of credit was reduced from $3.0 million to approximately $2.8 million.
 
On October 2, 2006, Octagon bought-back a total of 15% equity interest from non-service members. This resulted in a sale of a portion of the Company’s LLC member interest to Octagon for proceeds of $1,020,018. The Company realized a gain of $551,092 from this sale.
 
On October 2, 2006, Octagon repaid their loan and revolving credit facility from the Company in full. The amount of the proceeds received from the prepayment of the loan was approximately $5.4 million. This amount included all outstanding principal, accrued interest, and a commitment fee on the revolving credit facility. The Company recorded a gain as a result of these prepayments of approximately $429,000 from the acceleration of amortization of original issue discount.
 
On October 30, 2006, JDC repaid $160,116 of principal on the senior subordinated debt.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s investments in Baltic Motors common stock by $11.6 million, Dakota Growers common stock by approximately $2.6 million, Turf’s membership interest by $2.0 million, Octagon’s membership interest by approximately $562,000, Ohio Medical common stock by $9.2 million, Foliofn preferred stock by $5.0 million, Vendio preferred stock by $700,000, ProcessClaims preferred stock by $4.8 million and Vitality common stock and warrants by $3.5 million and $400,000, respectively. In addition, increases recorded to the cost basis and fair value of the loans to Amersham, BP, Impact, JDC, Phoenix Coal, SP, Timberland, Turf, Marine, Summit and Vitality and Marine preferred stock were due to the receipt of payment in kind interest/dividends totaling approximately $2.2 million. Also during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the undistributed allocation of flow through income from the Company’s equity investment in Octagon increased the cost basis and fair value of the Company’s investment by approximately $279,000. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006, the Valuation Committee also decreased the fair value of the Company’s equity investment in Timberland by $1.0 million. The increase in fair value from payment in kind interest/dividends and flow through income has been approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
At October 31, 2006, the fair value of all portfolio investments, exclusive of short-term securities, was $275.9 million with a cost basis of $286.9 million. At October 31, 2006, the fair value and cost basis of Legacy Investments were $8.4 million and $55.9 million, respectively. At October 31, 2005, the fair value of all the portfolio investments, exclusive of short-term securities, was $122.3 million with a cost basis of $171.6 million. At October 31, 2005, the fair value and cost basis of the Legacy Investments were $4.0 million and $59.7 million, respectively.


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During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company had investments in the following portfolio companies:
 
 
Actelis Networks, Inc. (“Actelis”), Fremont, California, a Legacy Investment, provides authentication and access control solutions designed to secure the integrity of e-business in Internet-scale and wireless environments.
 
At October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Actelis consisted of 150,602 shares of Series C preferred stock at a cost of $5.0 million. The investment has been assigned a fair value of $0.
 
 
Amersham, Louisville, Colorado, is a manufacturer of precision machined components for the automotive, furniture, security and medical device markets.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Amersham consisted of a $2.5 million note, bearing annual interest at 10%. The note has a maturity date of June 29, 2010. The note had a principal face amount and cost basis of $2.5 million. The Company’s investment also included an additional $2.6 million note bearing annual interest at 16% from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2008. The interest rate then steps down to 14% for the period July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010, steps down to 13% for the period July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012 and steps down again to 12% for the period July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The note has a maturity date of June 30, 2013. The note had a principal face amount and cost basis of $2.6 million.
 
At October 31, 2006, the notes had a combined outstanding balance, cost, and fair value of $5.1 million.
 
Effective January 1, 2007, the interest rate on the $2.6 million note bearing annual interest at 16% was increased to 19% due to Amersham violating a technical financial covenant. The interest rate was then decreased to 16% on October 31, 2007 because Amersham is in compliance. The Valuation Committee believes that Amersham is not a credit risk and will become compliant.
 
On October 31, 2007, the Company restructured the terms of the Amersham loans. The accrued interest on the loan with an outstanding balance of $2.7 million at October 31, 2007 was capitalized. The default PIK interest on the loan with a balance of $3.1 million at October 31, 2007 was forgiven up to seventy five percent. The interest rate on this loan has been reduced to the original rate of 16%.
 
At October 31, 2007, the notes had a combined outstanding balance, cost, and fair value of $5.7 million. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan, are due to the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
BENI, consists of two leased Ford sales and service dealerships located in the western side of Prague, in the Czech Republic.
 
On October 10, 2006 the Company made an investment in BENI by purchasing 200 shares of common stock at a cost of $2.0 million. The Company also agreed to guarantee a 375,000 Euro inventory financing facility.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in BENI was assigned a cost and fair value of $2.0 million.
 
On March 26, 2007, the Company extended a $1.0 million bridge loan to BENI with an annual interest rate of 12% and maturity date of June 25, 2007.
 
On April 12, 2007 and April 18, 2007, the Company received principal payments of $200,000 and $500,000, respectively, on the bridge loan from BENI.
 
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During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the common stock by $700,000.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in BENI consisted of 200 shares of common stock with a cost of $2.0 million and was assigned a fair value of $2.7 million. The bridge loan had a balance of $2.0 million with a cost and fair value of $2.0 million. The guarantee was equivalent to approximately $542,550 at October 31, 2007, for BENI.
 
Christopher Sullivan, a representative of the Company, serves as a director for BENI.
 
 
Baltic Motors, Purchase, New York, is a U.S. company focused on the importation and sale of Ford and Land Rover vehicles and parts throughout Latvia, a member of the European Union.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Baltic Motors consisted of 60,684 shares of common stock at a cost of $8.0 million, a mezzanine loan with a cost basis of $4.5 million, and a bridge loan with a cost basis of $1.0 million. The mezzanine loan has a maturity date of June 24, 2007 and earns interest at 10% per annum. The bridge loan had a maturity date of December 22, 2006 and earned interest at 12% per annum. The investment in Baltic Motors was assigned a fair value of $26.7 million as of October 31, 2006.
 
On December 18, 2006, the Company extended the maturity date on the bridge loan to January 5, 2007.
 
On January 5, 2007, Baltic Motors repaid the bridge loan in full including all accrued interest. The total amount received was $1,033,000.
 
On May 8, 2007, the Company provided Baltic Motors with a $5.5 million bridge loan with an annual interest rate of 12% and maturity date of August 6, 2007.
 
On July 24, 2007, the Company sold the common stock of Baltic Motors. The amount received from the sale of the 60,684 common shares of Baltic Motors was approximately $62.0 million, net of closing and other transaction costs, working capital adjustments and a reserve established by the Company to satisfy certain post-closing conditions requiring capital and other expenditures. Baltic Motors repaid all debt from the Company in full including all accrued interest. Total amount received from the repayment of the debt was approximately $10.2 million including all accrued interest. The remaining $51.8 million less the $8.0 million cost basis of Baltic Motors resulted in $43.8 million recorded as realized gain. The difference between the $51.8 million received from the Baltic Motors equity and the carrying value at October 31, 2006 is $30.6 million and the amount of the increase in net assets attributable to fiscal year 2007. The portion of the capital gain related to the equity investment made on June 24, 2004 ($40.9 million), will be treated as long-term capital gain and the portion related to the equity investment made on September 28, 2006 ($2.9 million) will be treated as a short-term capital gain.
 
As mentioned above, a reserve account of approximately $3.0 million was created for post closing conditions that are required of the seller as a part of the purchase agreement. The cash held in the reserve account was held in Euros. On October 17, 2007, all post-closing conditions from the acquisition were satisfied. Of the $3.0 million held in reserve, $1.0 million was not needed to satisfy the post-closing conditions and as a result was added to the Company’s gain on the sale. Of the $1.0 million gain from the reserve account, approximately $887,000 is attributable to the sale of Baltic Motors and approximately $148,000 is attributable to the sale to BM Auto. The Company also had a currency gain of approximately $42,000 from the reserve account. Total gain from the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto was $66.5 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company no longer held an investment in Baltic Motors.
 
 
BP, Pico Rivera, California, is a company that designs, manufactures, markets and distributes Baby Phat®, a line of women’s clothing. BP operates within the women’s urban apparel market. The urban apparel market is highly fragmented with a small number of prominent, nationally recognized brands and a large number of small niche players. Baby Phat is a recognized urban apparel brand in the women’s category.


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At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in BP consisted of a $10.0 million second lien loan, $2.9 million term loan A, and $2.0 million term loan B. The second lien loan bears annual interest at 14%. The second lien loan has a $10.0 million principal face amount and was issued at a cost basis of $10.0 million. The second lien loan’s cost basis was subsequently discounted to reflect loan origination fees received. The maturity date of the second lien loan is July 18, 2012. The principal balance is due upon maturity. The $2.9 million term loan A bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 4.25% or Prime Rate plus 3.25%. The $2.0 million term loan B bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 6.40% or Prime Rate plus 5.40%. The interest rate option on each of term loan A and term loan B is at the borrower’s discretion. Each of term loan A and term loan B mature on July 18, 2011. The combined cost basis and fair value of the investments at October 31, 2006 was $14.7 million and $14.9 million respectively.
 
On December 29, 2006 and March 30, 2007, the Company received quarterly principal payments for term loan A of $90,000 on each payment date.
 
On February 21, 2007, the Company provided BP an additional $5.0 million on the same second lien loan, which bears annual interest at 14% and matures July 18, 2012.
 
On May 4, 2007, the Company provided BP an additional $2.5 million on the same second lien loan.
 
On June 29, 2007, and September 28, 2007, the Company received quarterly principal payments for term loan A of $90,000 on each payment date.
 
At October 31, 2007, the loans had a combined cost basis and fair value of $22.0 million and $22.3 million respectively. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loans are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
Custom Alloy, High Bridge, New Jersey, manufactures time sensitive and mission critical butt-weld pipe fittings for the natural gas pipeline, power generation, oil/gas refining and extraction, and nuclear generation markets.
 
On September 18, 2007 and September 19, 2007, the Company invested $24.0 million in Custom Alloy in the form of a $14.0 million unsecured subordinated loan, which bears annual interest at 14% and matures on September 18, 2012. The loan’s cost basis was subsequently discounted to reflect loan origination fees received. The Company also purchased nine shares of convertible series A preferred stock and 1,991 shares of convertible series B preferred stock at a combined cost of $10.0 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Custom Alloy consisted of nine shares of convertible series A preferred stock at a cost of $44,000 and was assigned a fair value of $44,000, 1,991 shares of convertible series B preferred stock at a cost of approximately $9.9 million and was assigned a fair value of approximately $9.9 million. The unsecured subordinated loan had a cost and was assigned a fair value of $14.0 million. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan, are due to the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, and Shivani Khurana, representative of the Company, serve as directors of Custom Alloy.
 
 
Dakota Growers, Carrington, North Dakota, is the third largest manufacturer of dry pasta in North America and a market leader in private label sales. Dakota Growers and its partners in DNA Dreamfields Company, LLC introduced a new process that is designed to reduce the number of digestible carbohydrates found in traditional pasta products.
 
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On May 9, 2007, the Company purchased 1.0 million shares of Dakota Growers convertible preferred stock at a cost of $10.0 million. At that time, the 65,000 shares of common stock were converted to 65,000 shares of convertible preferred stock.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the common stock by $1.9 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Dakota Growers consisted of 1,016,195 shares of common stock with a cost of $5.5 million and an assigned fair value of $10.2 million and 1,065,000 shares of convertible preferred stock with a cost of $10.4 million and an assigned fair value of $10.7 million.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, serves as a director of Dakota Growers.
 
 
DPHI, Inc. (“DPHI”), Boulder, Colorado, a Legacy Investment, is trying to develop new ways of enabling consumers to record and play digital content.
 
At October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in DPHI consisted of 602,131 shares of Series A-1 preferred stock with a cost of $4.5 million. This investment has been assigned a fair value of $0.
 
 
Endymion Systems, Inc. (“Endymion”), Oakland, California, a Legacy Investment, is a single source supplier for strategic, web-enabled, end-to-end business solutions designed to help its customers leverage Internet technologies to drive growth and increase productivity.
 
At October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Endymion consisted of 7,156,760 shares of Series A preferred stock with a cost of $7.0 million. The investment has been assigned a fair value of $0.
 
 
Foliofn, Vienna, Virginia, a Legacy Investment, is a financial services technology company that offers investment solutions to financial services firms and investors.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Foliofn consisted of 5,802,259 shares of Series C preferred stock with a cost of $15.0 million and fair value of $5.0 million.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the investment by $2.6 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Foliofn consisted of 5,802,259 shares of Series C preferred stock with a cost of $15.0 million and fair value of $7.6 million.
 
Bruce Shewmaker, Managing Director of the Company, serves as a director of Foliofn.
 
 
Genevac, Ipswich, United Kingdom, produces solvent evaporation systems for drug recovery, molecular biology, and life science research markets.
 
On April 3, 2007, the Company invested $14.0 million in Genevac in the form of a $13.0 million senior secured loan, which bears annual interest at 12.5% and matures on January 3, 2008, and 140 shares of common stock with a cost of $1.0 million. The dividend rate on the common stock is 12% per annum.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Genevac consisted of 140 shares of common stock with a cost of $1.1 million and was assigned a fair value of $1.1 million. The increases in the cost and fair value of the common stock are due to the capitalization of “payment in kind” dividends. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee. The senior secured loan had a cost and fair value of $13.0 million. .


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Harmony Pharmacy, Purchase, New York, operates pharmacy and healthcare centers primarily in airports in the United States. Harmony Pharmacy opened their first store in Newark International Airport in March of 2007 and their second store in Greenwich, Connecticut in October of 2007.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Harmony Pharmacy consisted of 2 million shares of common stock at a cost basis and fair value of $750,000.
 
On January 11, 2007, the Company provided Harmony Pharmacy a $4.0 million revolving credit facility. The credit facility bears annual interest at 10%, matures on December 1, 2009 and has a .50% unused fee per annum. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $4.0 million on the revolving credit facility.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Harmony Pharmacy consisted of 2 million shares of common stock with a cost of $750,000 and was assigned a fair value of $750,000. The revolving credit facility had an outstanding balance of $4.0 million with a cost and fair value of $4.0 million.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, serves as a director of Harmony Pharmacy.
 
 
Henry Company, Huntington Park, California, is a manufacturer and distributor of building products and specialty chemicals.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Henry Company consisted of $5.0 million in loan assignments. The $3.0 million term loan A bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 3.5% and matures on April 6, 2011. The $2.0 million term loan B bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 7.75% and also matures on April 6, 2011.
 
On January 2, 2007, March 1, 2007, and September 27, 2007, the Company received principal payments of approximately $96,000, $1.0 million, and $63,000, respectively, on term loan A from Henry Company.
 
At October 31, 2007, the loans had a combined outstanding balance, cost basis, and fair value of $3.8 million.
 
 
HuaMei, Chicago, Illinois, is a Chinese American cross border investment bank and advisory company.
 
During the quarter ended January 31, 2007, the Company invested $200,000 in HuaMei in the form of a convertible promissory note. The note bears annual interest at 0% and matured on May 22, 2007. The note converts into 50 shares of common stock.
 
On February 16, 2007, the Company invested an addition $1.8 million in HuaMei by purchasing 450 shares of common stock. The $200,000 convertible promissory note was converted into 50 shares of common stock at the same price during this transaction.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in HuaMei consisted of 500 shares of common stock with a cost and fair value $2.0 million.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, serves as a director of HuaMei.
 
 
Impact, Roswell, New Mexico founded in 1981, is a manufacturer and distributor of children’s candies.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Impact consisted of 252 shares of common stock at a cost of $2.7 million, a senior subordinated note with an outstanding balance of $5.5 million and a secured promissory note with a balance of $325,000. The senior subordinated note bears annual interest at 17.0% and matures on July 30, 2009. The promissory note bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 4.0% and matures on July 29, 2008. The cost basis of the loan and promissory note at October 31, 2006 were approximately $5.39 million and $321,000 respectively. At October 31, 2006, the equity investment, loan and secured promissory note were assigned fair values of $2.7 million, $5.5 million and $325,000, respectively.


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At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Impact consisted of 252 shares of common stock at a cost of $2.7 million, a senior subordinated note with an outstanding balance of $5.7 million and the secured promissory note with a cost of approximately $323,000. At October 31, 2007, the equity investment, loan and secured promissory note were assigned fair values of $2.7 million, $5.7 million and $325,000, respectively. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
Puneet Sanan and Shivani Khurana, representatives of the Company, serve as directors of Impact.
 
 
Innovative Brands, Phoenix, Arizona, is a consumer product company that manufactures and distributes personal care products.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Innovative Brands consisted of a $15.0 million loan assignment. The $15.0 million term loan bears annual interest at 11.125% and matures on September 25, 2011. The loan had a cost basis and fair value of $15.0 million as of October 31, 2006.
 
On January 1, 2007, April 2, 2007, July 2, 2007, and October 1, 2007, the Company received principal payments of $37,500 on the term loan provided to Innovative Brands.
 
At October 31, 2007, the loan had an outstanding balance, cost basis, and was assigned a fair value of approximately $14.9 million.
 
 
JDC, New York, New York, is a distributor of commercial lighting and electrical products.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in JDC consisted of a $3.0 million senior subordinated loan, bearing annual interest at 17% with a maturity date of January 31, 2009. The loan had a principal face amount, an outstanding balance, and a cost basis of $3.0 million. The loan was assigned a fair value of $3.0 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the loan had an outstanding balance and cost of $3.2 million. The loan was assigned a fair value of $3.2 million. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan, are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
Levlad, Irvine, California, is a marketer of personal care products.
 
On December 12, 2006, the Company invested $10.1 million in Levlad in the form of a $10.0 million second lien loan. The loan bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 6.5% and will mature on December 19, 2013.
 
On March 8, 2007, Levlad repaid their loan in full including all accrued interest and prepayment fee. The total amount received from the repayment was approximately $10.4 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company no longer held an investment in Levlad.
 
 
Lockorder, Old Amersham, United Kingdom, a Legacy Investment, provides organizations with technology designed to secure access controls, enforcing compliance with security policies, and enabling effective management of corporate IT and e-business infrastructure.
 
On April 16, 2007, the assets and liabilities of SafeStone Technologies PLC were transferred into two new companies, Lockorder and SafeStone Limited. Lockorder operates the company’s AxcessIT business. The Company received 21,064 shares of Lockorder with a cost of $2.0 million as a result of this corporate action.


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At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Lockorder consisted of 21,064 shares of common stock with a cost of $2.0 million. The investment has been assigned a fair value of $0 by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
Mainstream Data, Inc. (“Mainstream”), Salt Lake City, Utah, a Legacy Investment, builds and operates satellite, internet, and wireless broadcast networks for information companies. Mainstream networks deliver text news, streaming stock quotations, and digital images to subscribers around the world.
 
At October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Mainstream consisted of 5,786 shares of common stock with a cost of $3.75 million. The investment has been assigned a fair value of $0.
 
 
Marine, Miami, Florida, owns and operates the Miami Seaquarium. The Miami Seaquarium is a family-oriented entertainment park.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Marine consisted of a senior secured loan, a secured revolving note, and 2,000 shares of preferred stock. The senior secured loan had an outstanding balance of $10.1 million and a cost of $9.9 million. The senior secured loan bears annual interest at 11% and matures on June 30, 2013. The senior secured loan was assigned a fair value of $10.1 million. The secured revolving note was not drawn upon. The secured revolving note bears interest at LIBOR plus 1%, has an unused fee of .50% per annum and matures on June 30, 2013. The preferred stock had been assigned a fair value of $2.0 million. The dividend rate on the preferred stock is 12% per annum.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s senior secured loan had an outstanding balance of $10.5 million with a cost of $10.3 million. The senior secured loan was assigned a fair value of $10.5 million. The secured revolving note was not drawn upon. The preferred stock had been assigned a fair value of $2.2 million. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan and preferred stock, are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest/dividends. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
MVC Automotive, an Amsterdam-based holding company that owns and operates nine Ford dealerships located in Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
 
On September 20, 2007, the Company invested $40.0 million in MVC Automotive in the form of a $19.1 million bridge loan, which bears annual interest at 10% and matures on March 17, 2008, and an equity interest with a cost of $20.9 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in MVC Automotive consisted of an equity interest with a cost of $20.9 million and was assigned a fair value of $20.9 million. The bridge loan had a cost and fair value of $19.1 million.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, and Christopher Sullivan, representative of the Company, serve as directors of MVC Automotive.
 
 
MVC Partners, Purchase, New York, a wholly-owned portfolio company, is a private equity firm established to serve as the general partner or managing member of private investment vehicles or other portfolios.
 
On November 21, 2006, the Company invested approximately $71,000 in MVC Partners in the form of a limited liability company interest.
 
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management company and subsidiary of the Parex Bank. BPE will pursue investments in businesses throughout the Baltic region. It is contemplated that MVC Partners may be spun off in the future. The Company’s board has not yet approved the specific terms of any spin-off, and there can be no assurance that the board of directors will determine to proceed with any spin-off.
 
On August 20, 2007, the Company contributed an additional $45,000 to MVC Partners increasing the Company’s limited liability interest to approximately $116,000.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s equity investment in MVC Partners had a cost basis and fair value of approximately $116,000.
 
 
Octagon, is a New York-based asset management company that manages leveraged loans and high yield bonds through collateralized debt obligations (“CDO”) funds.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Octagon consisted of a term loan with an outstanding balance of $5.0 million with a cost of $4.9 million, a revolving line of credit with an outstanding balance of $3.25 million with a cost of $3.25 million, and an equity investment with a cost basis of approximately $900,000. The combined fair value of the investment at October 31, 2006 was $10.2 million. The term loan bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 4.25% and matures on December 31, 2011. The revolving line of credit bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 4.25%, matures on December 31, 2011 and has an unused fee of .50% per annum.
 
Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $850,000 resulting in a balance outstanding of approximately $4.1 million on the revolving credit facility.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s equity investment in Octagon by $1.6 million. The Company also was allocated approximately $368,275 in flow-through income. Of this amount, approximately $152,000 was received in cash and $216,275 was undistributed and therefore increased the cost of the investment.
 
At October 31, 2007, the term loan had an outstanding balance of $5.0 million with a cost of $4.9 million. The loan was assigned a fair value of $5.0 million. The revolving line of credit had an outstanding balance of $4.1 million with a cost and fair value of $4.1 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the equity investment had a cost basis of approximately $1.1 million and was assigned a fair value of $3.8 million.
 
 
Ohio Medical, Gurnee, Illinois, is a manufacturer and supplier of suction and oxygen therapy products, as well as medical gas equipment.
 
As of October 31, 2006 the Company’s investment in Ohio Medical consisted of 5,620 shares of common stock with cost basis and fair value of the Company’s investment in Ohio Medical was $17.0 million and $26.2 million, respectively.
 
On July 30, 2007, the Company provided Ohio Medical a $2.0 million convertible unsecured promissory note. The note bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 12% and matures on July 30, 2008.
 
On September 27, 2007, the Company invested an additional $1.25 million in Ohio Medical by increasing the convertible unsecured promissory note to $3.25 million.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee decreased the fair value of the Company’s equity investment in Ohio Medical by $9.0 million resulting in a fair value of $17.2 million, $200,000 above the cost basis.
 
At October 31, 2007 the Company’s investment in Ohio Medical consisted of 5,620 shares of common stock with a cost basis and fair value of $17.0 million and $17.2 million, respectively, and the promissory note, which had an outstanding balance of $3.25 million with a cost and fair value of $3.25 million.


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Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, Peter Seidenberg, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and David Hadani, a representative of the Company, serve as directors of Ohio Medical.
 
 
Phoenix Coal, Madisonville, Kentucky, is engaged in the acquisition, development, production and sale of bituminous coal reserves and resources located primarily in the Illinois Basin. With offices in Madisonville, Kentucky and Champaign, Illinois, the company is focused on consolidating small and medium-sized coal mining projects and applying proprietary technology to increase efficiency and enhance profit margins.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Phoenix Coal consisted of a second lien loan and 1,666,667 shares of common stock. The second lien loan had an outstanding balance of $7.1 million with a cost of $7.0 million. The second lien loan bears annual interest at 15% and matures on June 8, 2011. The loan was assigned a fair value of $7.1 million. The equity investment had a cost basis of approximately $1.0 million and was assigned a fair value of $1.0 million.
 
On August 1, 2007, Phoenix Coal repaid its second lien loan in full including all accrued interest and fees. Total amount received from the repayment was approximately $8.4 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Phoenix Coal consisted of an equity investment which had a cost basis of approximately $1.0 million and was assigned a fair value of $1.0 million.
 
 
PreVisor, Roswell, Georgia, provides pre-employment testing and assessment solutions and related professional consulting services.
 
On May 31, 2006, the Company invested $6.0 million in PreVisor in the form of common stock. Mr. Tokarz, our Chairman and Portfolio Manager, is a minority non-controlling shareholder of PreVisor. Our board of directors, including all of the Independent Directors, approved the transaction (Mr. Tokarz recused himself from making a determination or recommendation on this matter).
 
At October 31, 2006, the common stock had been assigned a fair value of $6.0 million.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s investment in PreVisor by $3.0 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the common stock had a cost basis and had been assigned a fair value of $6.0 million and $9.0 million, respectively.
 
 
SafeStone Limited, Old Amersham, United Kingdom, a Legacy Investment, provides organizations with technology designed to secure access controls across the extended enterprise, enforcing compliance with security policies, and enabling effective management of the corporate IT and e-business infrastructure.
 
On April 16, 2007, the assets and liabilities of SafeStone Technologies PLC were transferred into two new companies, Lockorder and SafeStone Limited. SafeStone Limited operates the company’s DetectIT business. The Company received 21,064 shares of SafeStone Limited with a cost of $2.0 million as a result of this corporate action.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in SafeStone Limited consisted of 21,064 shares of common stock with a cost of $2.0 million. The investment has been assigned a fair value of $0 by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
SGDA, Zella-Mehlis, Germany, is a company that is in the business of landfill remediation and revitalization of contaminated soil.


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At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in SGDA consisted of a term loan, common equity interest, and preferred equity interest. The term loan had an outstanding balance of $6.2 million with a cost of $6.0 million. The term loan bears annual interest at 7.0% and matures on August 25, 2009. The term loan was assigned a fair value of $6 million. The common equity interest in SGDA had been assigned a fair value of $338,551 which was its cost basis. The preferred equity interest had been assigned a fair value of $5.0 million which was its cost basis.
 
On November 7, 2006, the Company invested an additional $100,000 in SGDA by purchasing an additional common equity interest.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s common equity interest by approximately $121,000 and preferred equity interest by $600,000.
 
At October 31, 2007, the term loan had an outstanding balance of $6.2 million with a cost of $6.1 million. The term loan was assigned a fair value of $6.1 million. The increases in the cost and fair value of the loan are due to the accretion of the market discount of the term loan. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee. The common equity interest in SGDA has been assigned a fair value of $560,000 with a cost basis of $438,551. The preferred equity interest has been assigned a fair value of $5.6 million with a cost basis of $5.0 million.
 
 
BM Auto, Riga, Latvia, is a company focused on the importation and sale of BMW vehicles and parts throughout Latvia, a member of the European Union.
 
At October 31, 2006 the Company’s investment in BM Auto consisted of 47,300 shares of common stock at a cost and fair value of $8.0 million.
 
On July 24, 2007, the Company sold the common stock of BM Auto. The amount received from the sale of the 47,300 common shares of BM Auto was approximately $29.7 million, net of closing and other transaction costs, working capital adjustments and a reserve established by the Company to satisfy certain post-closing conditions requiring capital and other expenditures. The $29.7 million less the $8.0 million cost basis of BM Auto resulted in $21.7 million recorded as a long term capital gain. The difference between the $29.7 million received from the BM Auto equity and the carrying value at October 31, 2006 is $21.7 million and the amount of the increase in net assets attributable to fiscal year 2007. As mentioned above, a reserve account of approximately $3.0 million was created for post closing conditions that are required of the seller as a part of the purchase agreement. The cash held in the reserve account was held in Euros. On October 17, 2007, all post-closing conditions from the acquisition were satisfied. Of the $3.0 million held in reserve, $1.0 million was not needed to satisfy the post-closing conditions and as a result was added to the Company’s gain on the sale. Of the $1.0 million gain from the reserve account, approximately $887,000 is attributable to the sale of Baltic Motors and approximately $148,000 is attributable to the sale to BM Auto. The Company also had a currency gain of approximately $42,000 from the reserve account. Total gain from the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto was $66.5 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company no longer held an investment in BM Auto.
 
 
Tekers, Riga, Latvia, is a port facility used for the storage and servicing of vehicles.
 
On July 9, 2007, the Company invested $2.3 million in Tekers by purchasing 68,800 shares of common stock.
 
On July 19, 2007, the Company agreed to guarantee a 1.4 million Euro mortgage for Tekers, equivalent to approximately $2.0 million at October 31, 2007.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the Company’s investment in Tekers by $300,000.
 
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Sonexis, Tewksbury, Massachusetts, a Legacy Investment, is the developer of a new kind of conferencing solution — Sonexis ConferenceManager — a modular platform that is designed to support a breadth of audio and web conferencing functionality to deliver rich media conferencing.
 
At October 31, 2006 and October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Sonexis consisted of 131,615 shares of common stock with a cost of $10.0 million. The investment has been assigned a fair value of $0.
 
 
SP, Warminster, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of laboratory research and process equipment, glassware and precision glass components, and configured-to-order manufacturing equipment.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in SP consisted of a mezzanine loan and a term loan that had outstanding balances of $12.9 million and $3.1 million, respectively, with a cost basis of $12.7 million and $3.0 million, respectively. The mezzanine loan bears annual interest at 16% and matures on March 31, 2012. The term loan bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 8% and matures on March 31, 2011. The mezzanine loan and term loan were assigned fair values of $12.9 million and $3.1 million, respectively.
 
On March 30, 2007, the company invested an additional $5.0 million in SP in term loan B. The term loan bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 8% and matures on March 31, 2011.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company received principal payments totaling $666,666 on the term loan.
 
At October 31, 2007, the mezzanine loan and the term loan had outstanding balances of $13.5 million and $7.4 million, respectively, with a cost basis of $13.2 million and $7.4 million, respectively. The mezzanine loan and term loan were assigned fair values of $13.5 million and $7.4 million, respectively. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan, are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
 
Storage Canada, Omaha, Nebraska, is a real estate company that owns and develops self-storage facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Storage Canada consisted of a term loan with an outstanding balance of $1.9 million and a cost basis of $2.0 million and was assigned a fair value of $1.9 million. The borrowing bears annual interest at 8.75%. On March 30, 2013, $1.3 million of the term loan matures and on October 6, 2013, the remaining $600,000 matures.
 
On January 19, 2007, Storage Canada borrowed $705,000. The borrowing bears annual interest at 8.75% and has a maturity date of January 19, 2014.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investment in Storage Canada had an outstanding balance of $2.7 million with a cost basis and fair value of $2.7 million.
 
 
Summit, Huguenot, New York, is a specialty chemical company that manufactures antiperspirant actives.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Summit consisted of a second lien loan and 800 shares of preferred stock. The second lien loan had an outstanding balance of $5.0 million with a cost of $5.0 million. The second lien loan was assigned a fair value of $5.0 million. The preferred stock had been assigned a fair value of $11.2 million.


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During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair value of the preferred stock by $1.0 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s second lien loan had an outstanding balance of $5.4 million with a cost of $5.3 million. The second lien loan was assigned a fair value of $5.4 million. The preferred stock had been assigned a fair value of $12.2 million. The increases in cost and fair value of the loan are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, and Puneet Sanan and Shivani Khurana, representatives of the Company, serve as directors of Summit.
 
 
Timberland, Enfield, Connecticut, is a distributor of landscaping outdoor power equipment and irrigation products.
 
Timberland has a floor plan financing program administered by Transamerica Commercial Finance Corporation (“Transamerica”). As is typical in Timberland’s industry, under the terms of the dealer financing arrangement, Timberland guarantees the repurchase of product from Transamerica, if a dealer defaults on payment and the underlying assets are repossessed. The Company has agreed to be a co-guarantor of this repurchase commitment, but its maximum potential exposure as a result of the guarantee is contractually limited to $0.5 million.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Timberland consisted of a mezzanine loan, junior revolving note, 542 shares of common stock, and warrants. The mezzanine loan had an outstanding balance of $6.6 million with a cost of $6.6 million. The mezzanine loan bore annual interest at 14.43% and matures on August 4, 2009. The mezzanine loan was assigned a fair value of $6.6 million. The junior revolving note had a cost of $2.8 million and was assigned a fair value of $2.8 million. The junior revolving note bears annual interest at 12.5% and was set to mature on July 7, 2007. The common stock was assigned a fair value of $4.4 million. The warrant was assigned a fair value of $0.
 
At the beginning of the 2007 fiscal year, the junior revolving note provided to Timberland had a balance outstanding of approximately $2.8 million. On November 27, 2006, the amount available on the revolving note was increased by $750,000 to $4.0 million. Net borrowings during for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $1.2 million resulting in a balance as of October 31, 2007 of $4.0 million.
 
On November 1, 2006, the Company reduced the interest rate on the mezzanine loan from 14.43% to 12%.
 
On July 1, 2007, the Company increased the interest rate on the mezzanine loan from 12% to 14.55%.
 
On July 7, 2007, the Company extended the maturity date of the Timberland junior revolving note to July 7, 2009.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee decreased the fair value of the common stock by $1.0 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s mezzanine loan had an outstanding balance of $6.9 million with a cost of $6.8 million. The mezzanine loan was assigned a fair value of $6.9 million. The junior revolving note was assigned a fair value of $4.0 million. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee. The common stock was assigned a fair value of $3.4 million. The warrant was assigned a fair value of $0.
 
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Total Safety, Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of safety equipment and related services to the refining, petrochemical, and oil exploration and production industries.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Total Safety consisted of a $4.9 million term loan A bearing annual interest at LIBOR plus 4.5% and a $981,651 term loan B bearing annual interest at LIBOR plus 8.5%. The loans had a combined outstanding balance and cost basis of $5.9 million. The loan assignments were assigned a fair value of $5.9 million.
 
On December, 8, 2006, Total Safety repaid term loan A and term loan B in full including all accrued interest and fees. The total amount received for term loan A was $5,043,775 and for term loan B was $1,009,628.
 
On December 13, 2006, the Company purchased $4.5 million of loan assignments in Total Safety. The $1.0 million first lien loan bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 3.0% and matures on December 8, 2012. The $3.5 million second lien loan bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 6.5% and matures on December 8, 2013.
 
On March 30, 2007, June 29, 2007, and September 28, 2007, Total Safety made principal payments of $2,500 on its first lien loan.
 
At October 31, 2007, the loans had a combined outstanding balance and cost basis of $4.5 million. The loan assignments were assigned a fair value of $4.5 million.
 
 
Turf, Enfield, Connecticut, is a wholesale distributor of golf course and commercial turf maintenance equipment, golf course irrigation systems and consumer outdoor power equipment.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Turf consisted of a senior subordinated loan, bearing interest at 15% per annum with a maturity date of November 30, 2010, an LLC membership interest, and warrants. The senior subordinated loan had an outstanding balance of $7.7 million with a cost of $7.6 million. The loan was assigned a fair value of $7.7 million. The membership interest had a cost of $3.8 million and had been assigned a fair value of $5.8 million. The warrants had a cost of $0 and were assigned a fair value of $0.
 
On January 9, 2007, the Company extended to Turf a $1.0 million junior revolving note. Turf immediately borrowed $1.0 million from the note. The note bears annual interest at 12.5% and matures on May 1, 2008.
 
On May 1, 2007, Turf repaid the junior revolving note in full including accrued interest. As a result, there was no amount outstanding on the revolving note as of July 31, 2007.
 
At October 31, 2007, the mezzanine loan had an outstanding balance of approximately $7.7 million with a cost of $7.6 million. The loan was assigned a fair value of approximately $7.7 million. There was no amount outstanding on the junior revolving note. The membership interest had a cost basis of $3.8 million and has been assigned a fair value of $5.8 million. The option was assigned a fair value of $0.
 
Michael Tokarz, Chairman of the Company, and Puneet Sanan and Shivani Khurana, representatives of the Company, serve as directors of Turf.
 
 
U.S. Gas, North Miami Beach, Florida, is a licensed Energy Service Company (“ESCO”) that markets and distributes natural gas to small commercial and residential retail customers in the state of New York.
 
On July 26, 2007, the Company invested $6.0 million in U.S. Gas in the form of a $5.5 million second lien loan and 41,950 shares of convertible preferred stock at a cost of $500,000. The second lien loan’s cost basis was subsequently discounted to reflect loan origination fees received. The Company also committed an additional $12.0 million, in the form of a $10.0 million senior credit facility and a $2.0 million junior revolver. The second lien loan bears annual interest at 14% and matures on July 25, 2012. The senior credit facility bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 6% and matures July 25, 2010. The junior revolver bears annual interest at 14%, matures on July 25, 2010 and has an unused fee of .50% per annum.


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Net borrowings under the senior credit facility during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $84,882 resulting in a balance outstanding of $84,882 as of October 31, 2007.
 
At October 31, 2007, the second lien loan had an outstanding balance of $5.6 million with a cost of $5.3 million and a fair value of $5.6 million. The increases in the outstanding balance, cost and fair value of the loan are due to the amortization of loan origination fees and the capitalization of “payment in kind” interest. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee. The senior credit facility had an outstanding balance, cost, and fair value of $84,882 as of October 31, 2007. There was no amount outstanding on the junior revolver. The convertible preferred stock has been assigned a fair value equal to the cost of $500,000.
 
Puneet Sanan and Shivani Khurana, representatives of the Company, serve as directors of U.S. Gas.
 
 
Velocitius, a Netherlands based company, manages wind farms based in Germany through operating subsidiaries.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investments in Velocitius consisted of Line I and common equity interest. Line I expires on October 31, 2009 and bears annual interest at 8%. The equity investment in Velocitius had a cost and was assigned a fair value of $3.0 million. Line I had a cost and was assigned a fair value of $143,614.
 
On February 19, 2007, the Company invested an additional $8.4 million of common equity interest in Velocitius to purchase an additional wind farm in Germany.
 
On May 1, 2007, the Company provided a Line II to Velocitius. Velocitius immediately borrowed $547,392. Line II expires on April 30, 2010 and bears annual interest at 8%. At October 31, 2007, there was $612,882 outstanding.
 
Net borrowings under the Line I during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were approximately $47,000, resulting in a balance outstanding of $191,084 as of October 31, 2007.
 
At October 31, 2007, the equity investment in Velocitius had a cost and has been assigned a fair value of $11.4 million. Line I had a cost and fair value of $191,084 and Line II had a cost and fair value of $612,882.
 
Bruce Shewmaker, Managing Director of the Company, serves as a director of Velocitius.
 
 
Vendio, San Bruno, California, a Legacy Investment, offers small businesses and entrepreneurs resources to build Internet sales channels by providing software solutions designed to help these merchants efficiently market, sell and distribute their products.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investments in Vendio consisted of 10,476 shares of common stock and 6,443,188 shares of Series A preferred stock at a total cost of $6.6 million. The investments were assigned a fair value of $3.4 million, $0 for the common stock and $3.4 million for the Series A preferred stock.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Valuation Committee increased the fair values of the common stock by $15,421 and the preferred stock by approximately $6.1 million.
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s investments in Vendio consisted of 10,476 shares of common stock and 6,443,188 shares of Series A preferred stock at a total cost of $6.6 million. The investments were assigned a fair value of $9.5 million, $15,421 for the common stock and approximately $9.5 million for the Series A preferred stock.
 
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Vestal, Sweetwater, Tennessee, is a market leader for steel fabricated products to brick and masonry segments of the construction industry. Vestal manufactures and sells both cast iron and fabricated steel specialty products used in the construction of single-family homes.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Vestal consisted of a senior subordinated promissory note, that had an outstanding balance, cost, and fair value of $800,000, and 81,000 shares of common stock that had a cost basis of $1.9 million were assigned a fair value of $3.7 million.
 
On December 1, 2006, the Company received a principal payment of $100,000.
 
At October 31, 2007, the senior subordinated promissory note had an outstanding balance, cost, and fair value of $700,000. The 81,000 shares of common stock of Vestal that had a cost basis of $1.9 million were assigned a fair value of $3.7 million.
 
David Hadani and Ben Harris, representatives of the Company, serve as directors of Vestal.
 
 
Vitality, Tampa, Florida, is a market leader in the processing and marketing of dispensed and non-dispensed juices and frozen concentrate liquid coffee to the foodservice industry. With an installed base of over 42,000 dispensers worldwide, Vitality sells its frozen concentrate through a network of over 350 distributors to such market niches as institutional foodservice, including schools, hospitals, cruise ships, hotels and restaurants.
 
At October 31, 2006, the Company’s investment in Vitality consisted of 500,000 shares of common stock at a cost of $5.0 million and 1,000,000 shares of Series A convertible preferred stock at a cost of $9.7 million. The common stock, Series A convertible preferred stock and warrants were assigned fair values of $8.5 million, $11.1 million and $1.1 million, respectively.
 
On December 22, 2006, the Company purchased an additional 56,472 shares of common stock in Vitality at a cost of approximately $565,000.
 
At October 31, 2007, the investment in Vitality consisted of 556,472 shares of common stock at a cost of $5.6 million and 1,000,000 shares of Series A convertible preferred stock at a cost of $9.7 million. The common stock, Series A convertible preferred stock, and warrants were assigned fair values of $9.1 million, $12.6 million and $1.1 million, respectively. The increases in the cost and fair value of the Series A convertible preferred stock are due to the capitalization of “payment in kind” dividends. These increases were approved by the Company’s Valuation Committee.
 
David Hadani, a representative of the Company, serves as a director of Vitality.
 
 
WBS, Middletown, New York, is a manufacturer of antiperspirant actives and water treatment chemicals.
 
On November 22, 2006, the Company invested $3.2 million in WBS consisting of a $1.6 million bridge loan and 400 shares of common stock at a cost of $1.6 million. The bridge loan bears annual interest at 5% and matures on November 22, 2011.
 
At October 31, 2007, the bridge loan had an outstanding balance, cost, and fair value of $1.6 million. The 400 shares of common stock of WBS have a cost basis of $1.6 million and have been assigned a fair value of $1.6 million.
 
Puneet Sanan and Shivani Khurana, representatives of the Company, serve as directors of WBS.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
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The Company considers all money market and other cash investments purchased with an original maturity of less than three months to be cash equivalents. U.S. government securities and cash equivalents are highly liquid.
 
During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company made ten new investments, committing capital totaling approximately $117.3 million. The investments were made in WBS ($3.2 million), HuaMei ($200,000), Levlad ($10.1 million), Total Safety ($4.5 million), MVC Partners ($71,000), Genevac ($14.0 million), Tekers ($2.3 million), U.S. Gas ($18.9 million), Custom Alloy ($24.0 million), and MVC Automotive ($40.0 million).
 
The Company also made 16 follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies committing capital totaling approximately $49.8 million. On November 7, 2006, the Company invested $100,000 in SGDA by purchasing an additional common equity interest. On December 22, 2006, the Company purchased an additional 56,472 shares of common stock in Vitality at a cost of approximately $565,000. On January 9, 2007, the Company extended to Turf a $1.0 million junior revolving note. Turf immediately borrowed $1.0 million from the note. On January 11, 2007, the Company provided Harmony Pharmacy a $4.0 million revolving credit facility. Harmony Pharmacy immediately borrowed $1.75 million from the credit facility. On February 16, 2007, the Company invested $1.8 million in HuaMei purchasing 450 shares of common stock. At the same time, the previously issued $200,000 convertible promissory note was exchanged for 50 shares of HuaMei common stock at the same price. On February 19, 2007, the Company invested an additional $8.4 million of common equity interest in Velocitius. On February 21, 2007 and May 4, 2007, the Company provided BP a $5.0 million and a $2.5 million second lien loan, respectively. On March 26, 2007, the Company extended a $1.0 million bridge loan to BENI. On March 30, 2007, the Company invested an additional $5.0 million in SP in the form of a subordinated term loan B. On May 1, 2007, the Company extended Line II to Velocitius. Velocitius immediately borrowed approximately $547,000. The balance of the line of credit as of October 31, 2007 was approximately $613,000. On May 8, 2007, the Company provided Baltic Motors a $5.5 million bridge loan. On May 9, 2007, the Company purchased 1.0 million shares of Dakota Growers preferred stock at a cost of $10.0 million. At that time, 65,000 shares of Dakota Growers common stock were converted to 65,000 shares of convertible preferred stock. On June 19, 2007, the Company increased the bridge loan to BENI to $2.0 million. The remaining available amount of $1.7 million was immediately drawn. On July 30, 2007, the Company provided Ohio Medical a $2.0 million convertible unsecured promissory note. On August 20, 2007, the Company contributed an additional $45,000 to MVC Partners increasing the Company’s limited liability interest. On September 27, 2007, the Company invested an additional $1.25 million in Ohio Medical by increasing the convertible unsecured promissory note to $3.25 million.
 
 
On February 28, 2007, the Company completed its public offering of 5,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price of $16.25 per share. On March 28, 2007, pursuant to the 30-day over-allotment option granted by the Company to the underwriters in connection with the offering, the underwriters purchased an additional 158,500 shares of common stock at the purchase price of $16.25 per share. The Company raised approximately $78.4 million in net proceeds after deducting the underwriting discount and commissions and estimated offering expenses.


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Current balance sheet resources, which include the additional cash resources from the Credit Facility, are believed to be sufficient to finance current commitments. Current commitments include:
 
 
At October 31, 2007, the Company’s existing commitments to portfolio companies consisted of the following:
 
Commitments of MVC Capital, Inc.
 
                 
Portfolio Company
  Amount Committed     Amount Funded at October 31, 2007  
Timberland
  $ 4.0 million     $ 4.0 million  
Storage Canada
  $ 6.0 million     $ 2.7 million  
Marine
  $ 2.0 million        
BENI
  $ 542,550        
Octagon
  $ 12.0 million     $ 4.1 million  
Velocitius
  $ 260,000     $ 191,084  
Velocitius
  $ 650,000     $ 612,882  
Turf
  $ 1.0 million        
Harmony Pharmacy
  $ 4.0 million     $ 4.0 million  
Tekers
  $ 2.0 million        
U.S. Gas
  $ 10.0 million     $ 84,882  
U.S. Gas
  $ 2.0 million        
                 
Total
  $ 44.5 million     $ 15.7 million  
 
On June 30, 2005, the Company pledged its common stock of Ohio Medical to Guggenheim to collateralize a loan made by Guggenheim to Ohio Medical.
 
On July 8, 2005 the Company extended to Timberland a $3.25 million junior revolving note that bears interest at 12.5% per annum and expires on July 7, 2007. The Company also receives a fee of 0.25% on the unused portion of the note. As of October 31, 2005, the total amount outstanding on the note was $3.25 million. On December 27, 2005, the Company exchanged $286,200 of the Timberland junior revolving line of credit for 28.62 shares of common stock at a price of $10,000 per share. As of January 31, 2006, the Company owned 478.62 common shares and the funded debt under the junior revolving line of credit has been reduced from $3.25 million to approximately $3.0 million. On September 12, 2006, the Company converted $409,091 of the Timberland junior revolving line of credit into 40.91 shares of common stock at a price of $10,000 per share. Effective September 22, 2006, the Company converted $225,000 of the Timberland junior revolving line of credit into 22.50 shares of common stock at a price of $10,000 per share. As of October 31, 2006 the Company owned 542.03 common shares and the funded debt under the junior revolving line of credit was $2.8 million. On November 27, 2006, the amount available on the revolving note was increased by $750,000 to $4.0 million. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $1.2 million resulting in a balance at such date of $4.0 million.
 
On March 30, 2006, the Company provided a $6.0 million loan commitment to Storage Canada. The commitment expires after one year, but may be renewed with the consent of both parties. The initial borrowing on the loan bears annual interest at 8.75% and has a maturity date of March 30, 2013. Any additional borrowings will mature seven years from the date of the subsequent borrowing. The Company also receives a fee of 0.25% on the unused portion of the loan. As of October 31, 2006, the outstanding balance of the loan commitment was $2.0 million. Net borrowing during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $705,000 resulting in a balance of $2.7 million at such date.
 
On July 11, 2006, the Company provided Marine a $2.0 million secured revolving loan facility. The revolving loan facility bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 1%. The Company also receives a fee of 0.50% of the unused portion of the revolving loan facility. There was no amount outstanding on the revolving loan facility as of October 31, 2007.


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On October 10, 2006, the Company agreed to guarantee a 375,000 Euro inventory financing facility for BENI, equivalent to approximately $542,550 at October 31, 2007.
 
On October 12, 2006, the Company provided a $12.0 million revolving credit facility to Octagon in replacement of the senior secured credit facility provided on May 7, 2004. This credit facility expires on December 31, 2011. The credit facility bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 4.25%. The Company receives a 0.50% unused facility fee on an annual basis and a 0.25% servicing fee on an annual basis for maintaining the credit facility. At October 31, 2006 the outstanding balance of the revolving credit facility provided to Octagon was $3.3 million. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $800,000 resulting in a balance outstanding of $4.1 million at such date.
 
On October 30, 2006, the Company provided Line I to Velocitius on which Velocitius immediately borrowed $143,614. Line I expires on October 31, 2009 and bears annual interest at 8%. At October 31, 2006, the balance of the Line I was approximately $144,000. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were approximately $47,000. At October 31, 2007, there was approximately $191,000 outstanding.
 
On January 9, 2007, the Company extended to Turf a $1.0 million secured junior revolving note. Turf immediately borrowed $1.0 million on the note. The note bears annual interest at 12.5% and expires on May 1, 2008. The Company also receives a fee of 0.25% of the unused portion of the note. On May 1, 2007, Turf repaid the secured junior revolving note in full including accrued interest. There was no amount outstanding on the revolving note as of October 31, 2007.
 
On January 11, 2007, the Company provided a $4.0 million revolving credit facility to Harmony Pharmacy. The credit facility bears annual interest at 10%. The Company also receives a fee of 0.50% on the unused portion of the loan. The revolving credit facility expires on December 1, 2009. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were $4.0 million resulting in a balance outstanding of $4.0 million at such date.
 
On May 1, 2007, the Company provided Line II to Velocitius. Velocitius immediately borrowed $547,392. Line II expires on April 30, 2010 and bears annual interest at 8%. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 were approximately $613,000. At October 31, 2007, there was approximately $613,000 outstanding.
 
On July 19, 2007, the Company agreed to guarantee a 1.4 million Euro mortgage for Tekers, equivalent to approximately $2.0 million at October 31, 2007.
 
On July 26, 2007, the Company provided a $10.0 million revolving credit facility and a $2.0 million junior revolver to U.S. Gas. The credit facility bears annual interest at LIBOR plus 6% and the revolver bears annual interest at 14%. The Company receives a fee of 0.50% on the unused portion of the credit facility and the revolver. The revolving credit facility and junior revolver expire on July 26, 2010. Net borrowings during the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007 on the revolving credit facility were approximately $85,000. At October 31, 2007, there was approximately $85,000 outstanding on the revolving credit facility. There was no amount outstanding on the junior revolver as of October 31, 2007.
 
Timberland also has a floor plan financing program administered by Transamerica. As is typical in Timberland’s industry, under the terms of the dealer financing arrangement, Timberland guarantees the repurchase of product from Transamerica, if a dealer defaults on payment and the underlying assets are repossessed. The Company has agreed to be a limited co-guarantor for up to $500,000 on this repurchase commitment.
 
 
On February 16, 2005, the Company entered into Sublease for a larger space in the building in which the Company’s current executive offices are located, which expired on February 28, 2007. Effective November 1, 2006, under the terms of the Advisory Agreement, TTG Advisers is responsible for providing office space to the Company and for the costs associated with providing such office space. The Company’s offices continue to be located on the second floor of 287 Bowman Avenue.
 
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and $50.0 million on the Credit Facility outstanding. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2007, the Company’s net repayments on the Credit Facility were $20.0 million. As of October 31, 2007, there was $50.0 million in term debt and $30.0 million outstanding on the revolving credit facility. The proceeds from borrowings made under the Credit Facility are used to fund new and existing portfolio investments, pay fees and expenses related to obtaining the financing and for general corporate purposes. The Credit Facility will expire on April 27, 2010, at which time all outstanding amounts under the Credit Facility will be due and payable. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will bear interest, at the Company’s option, at a floating rate equal to either (i) the LIBOR rate (for one, two, three or six months), plus a spread of 2.00% per annum, or (ii) the Prime rate in effect from time to time, plus a spread of 1.00% per annum. The Company paid a closing fee, legal and other costs associated with this transaction. These costs will be amortized evenly over the life of the facility. The prepaid expenses on the Balance Sheet include the unamortized portion of these costs. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will be secured, by among other things, cash, cash equivalents, debt investments, accounts receivable, equipment, instruments, general intangibles, the capital stock of MVCFS, and any proceeds from all the aforementioned items, as well as all other property except for equity investments made by the Company.
 
The Company enters into contracts with portfolio companies and other parties that contain a variety of indemnifications. The Company’s maximum exposure under these arrangements is unknown. However, the Company has not experienced claims or losses pursuant to these contracts and believes the risk of loss related to indemnifications to be remote.
 
A summary of our contractual payment obligations as of October 31, 2007 is as follows:
 
                                         
    Payments Due by Period  
          Less Than
                After
 
    Total     1 Year     1-3 Years     4-5 Years     5 Years  
 
Term Debt Portion of Credit Facility
  $ 50,000,000       N/A     $ 50,000,000       N/A       N/A  
Total Debt
  $ 50,000,000       N/A     $ 50,000,000       N/A       N/A  
 
Subsequent Events
 
Since October 31, 2007, additional net borrowings on the U.S. Gas revolving credit facility were approximately $2.6 million.
 
On November 6, 2007, the Company invested $750,000 in SGDA Europe BV in the form of common equity interest.
 
On November 14, 2007 and November 21, 2007, the Company made additional investments of approximately $200,000 and $17,000, respectively, in MVC Partners. In connection with these investments, MVC Partners has made an investment in MVC Acquisition Corp., a newly-formed blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an operating business. We have agreed to serve as the corporate sponsor of MVC Acquisition Corp. Michael Tokarz, our Chairman and Portfolio Manager and the Manager of TTG Advisers, and Peter Seidenberg, our Chief Financial Officer, who serves in a similar capacity for TTG Advisers, currently serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer, respectively, for MVC Acquisition Corp. In connection with our sponsorship of MVC Acquisition Corp., we have agreed to purchase, through MVC Partners, an aggregate of $5,000,000 of warrants from MVC Acquisition Corp. concurrent with the consummation of its initial public offering. In addition, we anticipate the execution of a letter agreement with MVC Acquisition Corp., providing MVC Acquisition Corp. with a right of first review with respect to target businesses with a fair market value in excess of $250 million.
 
Since October 31, 2007, net repayments on the Octagon revolving credit facility were $650,000.
 
On November 26, 2007 and December 20, 2007, the Company made additional investments in Harmony Pharmacy in the form of a $1.0 million demand note. The note has an annual interest rate of 10%.
 
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$3.25 million convertible unsecured subordinated promissory note was converted into preferred stock. The note has an annual interest rate of 16% and a maturity date of May 30, 2012.
 
On December 13, 2007, the Company assigned the Ohio Medical $10.0 million senior subordinated note to AEA Investors LLC.
 
On December 20, 2007, the Company declared a dividend of $0.12 per share, or a total of approximately $2.9 million. The dividend is payable on January 9, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2007.
 
Significant Accounting Policies
 
The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed by the Company in the preparation of its consolidated financial statements:
 
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
Valuation of Portfolio Securities — Pursuant to the requirements of the 1940 Act, we value our portfolio securities at their current market values or, if market quotations are not readily available, at their estimates of fair values. Because our portfolio company investments generally do not have readily ascertainable market values, we record these investments at fair value in accordance with our Valuation Procedures adopted by the board of directors. As permitted by the SEC, the board of directors has delegated the responsibility of making fair value determinations to the Valuation Committee, subject to the board of directors’ supervision and pursuant to our Valuation Procedures. Our board of directors may also hire independent consultants to review our Valuation Procedures or to conduct an independent valuation of one or more of our portfolio investments.
 
Pursuant to our Valuation Procedures, the Valuation Committee (which is currently comprised of three Independent Directors) determines fair valuations of portfolio company investments on a quarterly basis (or more frequently, if deemed appropriate under the circumstances). Any changes in valuation are recorded in the statements of operations as “Net unrealized gain (loss) on investments.” Currently, our NAV per share is calculated and published on a monthly basis. The fair values determined as of the most recent quarter end are reflected, in the next calculated NAV per share. (If the Valuation Committee determines to fair value an investment more frequently than quarterly, the most recently determined fair value would be reflected in the published NAV per share.)
 
The Company calculates our NAV per share by subtracting all liabilities from the total value of our portfolio securities and other assets and dividing the result by the total number of outstanding shares of our common stock on the date of valuation.
 
At October 31, 2007, approximately 80.59% of our total assets represented portfolio investments recorded at fair value (“Fair Value Investments”).
 
Initially, Fair Value Investments held by the Company are valued at cost (absent the existence of circumstances warranting, in management’s and the Valuation Committee’s view, a different initial value). During the period that a Fair Value Investment is held by the Company, its original cost may cease to represent an appropriate valuation, and other factors must be considered. No pre-determined formula can be applied to determine fair values. Rather, the Valuation Committee makes fair value assessments based upon the value at which the securities of the portfolio company could be sold in an orderly disposition over a reasonable period of time between willing parties, other than in a forced or liquidation sale. The liquidity event whereby the Company exits an investment is generally the sale, the merger, the recapitalization or, in some cases, the initial public offering of the portfolio company.
 
There is no one methodology to determine fair value and, in fact, for any portfolio security, fair value may be expressed as a range of values, from which the Company derives a single estimate of fair value. To determine the fair value of a portfolio security, the Valuation Committee analyzes the portfolio company’s financial results and projections, publicly traded comparables when available, precedent exit transactions in the market when available, as well as other factors. The Company generally requires, where practicable, portfolio companies to provide annual audited and more regular unaudited financial statements, and/or annual projections for the upcoming fiscal year.


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The fair value of our portfolio securities is inherently subjective. Because of the inherent uncertainty of fair valuation of portfolio securities that do not have readily ascertainable market values, our estimate of fair value may significantly differ from the fair market value that would have been used had a ready market existed for the securities. Such values also do not reflect brokers’ fees or other selling costs which might become payable on disposition of such investments.
 
The Company’s equity interests in portfolio companies for which there is no liquid public market are valued at fair value. The Valuation Committee’s analysis of fair value may include various factors, such as multiples of EBITDA, cash flow(s), net income, revenues or in limited instances book value or liquidation value. All of these factors may be subject to adjustments based upon the particular circumstances of a portfolio company or the Company’s actual investment position. For example, adjustments to EBITDA may take into account compensation to previous owners or acquisition, recapitalization, or restructuring or related items.
 
The Valuation Committee may look to private merger and acquisition statistics, public trading multiples discounted for illiquidity and other factors, or industry practices in determining fair value. The Valuation Committee may also consider the size and scope of a portfolio company and its specific strengths and weaknesses, as well as any other factors it deems relevant in assessing the value. The determined fair values may be discounted to account for restrictions on resale and minority positions.
 
Generally, the value of our equity interests in public companies for which market quotations are readily available is based upon the most recent closing public market price. Portfolio securities that carry certain restrictions on sale are typically valued at a discount from the public market value of the security.
 
For loans and debt securities, fair value generally approximates cost unless there is a reduced value or overall financial condition of the portfolio company or other factors indicate a lower fair value for the loan or debt security.
 
Generally, in arriving at a fair value for a debt security or a loan, the Valuation Committee focuses on the portfolio company’s ability to service and repay the debt and considers its underlying assets. With respect to a convertible debt security, the Valuation Committee also analyzes the excess of the value of the underlying security over the conversion price as if the security was converted when the conversion feature is “in the money” (appropriately discounted if restricted). If the security is not currently convertible, the use of an appropriate discount in valuing the underlying security is typically considered. If the value of the underlying security is less than the conversion price, the Valuation Committee focuses on the portfolio company’s ability to service and repay the debt.
 
When the Company receives nominal cost warrants or free equity securities (“nominal cost equity”) with a debt security, the Company allocates its cost basis in the investment between debt securities and nominal cost equity at the time of origination.
 
Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis to the extent that such amounts are expected to be collected. Origination and/or closing fees associated with investments in portfolio companies are accreted into income over the respective terms of the applicable loans. Upon the prepayment of a loan or debt security, any prepayment penalties and unamortized loan origination, closing and commitment fees are recorded as income. Prepayment premiums are recorded on loans when received.
 
For loans, debt securities, and preferred securities with contractual payment-in-kind interest or dividends, which represent contractual interest/dividends accrued and added to the loan balance or liquidation preference that generally becomes due at maturity, the Company will not accrue payment-in-kind interest/dividends if the portfolio company valuation indicates that the payment-in-kind interest is not collectible. However, the Company may accrue payment-in-kind interest if the health of the portfolio company and the underlying securities are not in question. All payment-in-kind interest that has been added to the principal balance or capitalized is subject to ratification by the Valuation Committee.
 
Investment Classification — As required by the 1940 Act, we classify our investments by level of control. As defined in the 1940 Act, “Control Investments” are investments in those companies that we are deemed to “Control.” “Affiliate Investments” are investments in those companies that are “Affiliated Companies” of us, as defined in the 1940 Act, other than Control Investments. “Non-Control/Non-Affiliate Investments” are those that


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are neither Control Investments nor Affiliate Investments. Generally, under the 1940 Act, we are deemed to control a company in which we have invested if we own 25% or more of the voting securities of such company or have greater than 50% representation on its board. We are deemed to be an affiliate of a company in which we have invested if we own 5% or more and less than 25% of the voting securities of such company.
 
Investment Transactions and Related Operating Income — Investment transactions and related revenues and expenses are accounted for on the trade date (the date the order to buy or sell is executed). The cost of securities sold is determined on a first-in, first-out basis, unless otherwise specified. Dividend income and distributions on investment securities is recorded on the ex-dividend date. The tax characteristics of such distributions received from our portfolio companies will be determined by whether or not the distribution was made from the investment’s current taxable earnings and profits or accumulated taxable earnings and profits from prior years. Interest income, which includes accretion of discount and amortization of premium, if applicable, is recorded on the accrual basis to the extent that such amounts are expected to be collected. Fee income includes fees for guarantees and services rendered by the Company or its wholly-owned subsidiary to portfolio companies and other third parties such as due diligence, structuring, transaction services, monitoring services, and investment advisory services. Guaranty fees are recognized as income over the related period of the guaranty. Due diligence, structuring, and transaction services fees are generally recognized as income when services are rendered or when the related transactions are completed. Monitoring and investment advisory services fees are generally recognized as income as the services are rendered. Any fee income determined to be loan origination fees, original issue discount, and market discount are capitalized and then amortized into income using the effective interest method. Upon the prepayment of a loan or debt security, any unamortized loan origination fees are recorded as income and any unamortized original issue discount or market discount is recorded as a realized gain. For investments with payment-in-kind (“PIK”) interest and dividends, we base income and dividend accrual on the valuation of the PIK notes or securities received from the borrower. If the portfolio company indicates a value of the PIK notes or securities that is not sufficient to cover the contractual interest or dividend, we will not accrue interest or dividend income on the notes or securities.
 
Cash Equivalents — For the purpose of the Consolidated Balance Sheets and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, the Company considers all money market and all highly liquid temporary cash investments purchased with an original maturity of less than three months to be cash equivalents.
 
Restricted Securities — The Company will invest in privately placed restricted securities. These securities may be resold in transactions exempt from registration or to the public if the securities are registered. Disposal of these securities may involve time-consuming negotiations and expense, and a prompt sale at an acceptable price may be difficult.
 
Distributions to Shareholders — Distributions to shareholders are recorded on the ex-dividend date.
 
Income Taxes — It is the policy of the Company to meet the requirements for qualification as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code. As a RIC, the Company is not subject to income tax to the extent that it distributes all of its investment company taxable income and net realized capital gains for its taxable year. The Company is also exempt from excise tax if it distributes at least 98% of its ordinary income and capital gains during each calendar year.
 
Our consolidated operating subsidiary, MVCFS, is subject to federal and state income tax. We use the liability method in accounting for income taxes. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recorded for temporary differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the financial statements, using statutory tax rates in effect for the year in which the differences are expected to reverse. A valuation allowance is provided against deferred tax assets when it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax asset will not be realized.
 
Reclassifications — Certain amounts from prior years have had to be reclassified to conform to the current year presentation, if necessary.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements — In June 2006, the Financial Accounting Standard Board (“FASB”) issued FASB Interpretation (“FIN”) No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes — an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109, which clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an enterprise’s financial statements in accordance with FASB Statement No. 109, Accounting for Income Taxes. This


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Interpretation prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. This Interpretation also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition. This Statement shall be effective as of the beginning of an entity’s first fiscal year that begins after December 15, 2006. We will adopt this Interpretation during the first quarter of 2008 as required. The effect of adoption of FIN No. 48 is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
In September 2006, the FASB issued Statement No. 157, Fair Value Measurements. FASB Statement No. 157 provides enhanced guidance for using fair value to measure assets and liabilities. FASB Statement No. 157 also provides guidance regarding the extent to which companies measure assets and liabilities at fair value, the information used to measure fair value, and the effect of fair value measurements on earnings. FASB Statement No. 157 applies whenever other standards require (or permit) assets or liabilities to be measured at fair value but does not expand the use of fair value in any new circumstances. FASB Statement No. 157 is effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. FASB Statement No. 157 is not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
 
Tax Status and Capital Loss Carryforwards:  As a RIC, the Company is not subject to federal income tax to the extent that it distributes all of its investment company taxable income and net realized capital gains for its taxable year (see Notes 13 and 14 “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements”). This allows us to attract different kinds of investors than other publicly held corporations. The Company is also exempt from excise tax if it distributes at least 98% of its ordinary income and capital gains during each calendar year. At October 31, 2006, the Company had a net capital loss carryforward of $73,524,707. During fiscal year 2007, the Company offset capital loss carryforwards of $66,901,282 with current year capital gains primarily due to the sale of Baltic Motors and BM Auto. On October 31, 2007, the Company had a net capital loss carryforward of $6,623,425 remaining, of which $3,327,875 will expire in the year 2012 and $3,295,550 will expire in the year 2013. To the extent future capital gains are offset by capital loss carryforwards, such gains need not be distributed.
 
Capital loss carryforwards may be subject to additional limitations. As of October 31, 2007, the Company also had net unrealized capital losses of approximately $50.6 million.
 
Item 7A.   Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
 
Historically the Company has invested in small companies, and its investments in these companies are considered speculative in nature. The Company’s investments often include securities that are subject to legal or contractual restrictions on resale that adversely affect the liquidity and marketability of such securities. As a result, the Company is subject to risk of loss which may prevent our shareholders from achieving price appreciation, dividend distributions and return of capital.
 
Financial instruments that subjected the Company to concentrations of market risk consisted principally of equity investments, subordinated notes, and debt instruments, which represented approximately 80.59% of the Company’s total assets at October 31, 2007. As discussed in Note 5 “Portfolio Investments,” these investments consist of securities in companies with no readily determinable market values and as such are valued in accordance with the Company’s fair value policies and procedures. The Company’s investment strategy represents a high degree of business and financial risk due to the fact that the investments (other than cash equivalents) are generally illiquid, in small and middle market companies, and include entities with little operating history or entities that possess operations in new or developing industries. These investments, should they become publicly traded, would generally be: (i) subject to restrictions on resale, if they were acquired from the issuer in private placement transactions; and (ii) susceptible to market risk. At this time, the Company’s investments in short-term securities are in 90-day Treasury Bills, which are federally guaranteed securities, or other high quality, highly liquid investments. The Company’s cash balances, if not large enough to be invested in 90-day Treasury Bills or other high quality, highly liquid investments, are swept into designated money market accounts.
 
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Item 8.   Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
 
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
MVC Capital, Inc.
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
                 
    October 31,
    October 31,
 
    2007     2006  
 
ASSETS
Assets
               
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 84,727,933     $ 66,217,123  
Investments at fair value (cost $393,428,353 and $286,850,759 )
               
Non-control/Non-affiliated investments (cost $119,646,416 and $108,557,066)
    85,543,666       71,848,976  
Affiliate investments (cost $116,118,374 and $70,922,386)
    127,959,158       74,498,140  
Control investments (cost $157,663,563 and $107,371,307)
    165,664,710       129,544,436  
                 
Total investments at fair value
    379,167,534       275,891,552  
Dividends, interest and fees receivable
    3,105,100       1,617,511  
Prepaid expenses
    2,412,827       2,597,547  
Prepaid taxes
    228,159        
Deferred tax
    803,283       548,120  
Deposits
    25,156       120,000  
Other assets
    20,993       54,796  
                 
Total assets
  $ 470,490,985     $ 347,046,649  
                 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Liabilities
               
Revolving credit facility
  $ 30,000,000     $ 50,000,000  
Term loan
    50,000,000       50,000,000  
Provision for incentive compensation (Note 5)
    17,875,496       7,172,352  
Management fee payable
    1,929,258        
Employee compensation and benefits
          1,635,600  
Other accrued expenses and liabilities
    977,953       774,048  
Professional fees
    558,091       402,133  
Consulting fees
    89,452       70,999  
Taxes payable
          33,455  
Directors’ fees
    (36,034 )     (35,312 )
                 
Total liabilities
    101,394,216       110,053,275  
                 
Shareholders’ equity
               
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized; 24,265,336 and 19,093,929 shares outstanding, respectively
    283,044       231,459  
Additional paid-in-capital
    431,814,990       353,479,871  
Accumulated earnings
    24,375,844       22,026,261  
Dividends paid to stockholders
    (33,764,634 )     (21,592,946 )
Accumulated net realized loss
    (6,283,708 )     (73,016,601 )
Net unrealized depreciation
    (14,260,819 )     (10,959,207 )
Treasury stock, at cost, 4,039,112 and 4,052,019 shares held, respectively
    (33,067,948 )     (33,175,463 )
                 
Total shareholders’ equity
    369,096,769       236,993,374  
                 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  $ 470,490,985     $ 347,046,649  
                 
Net asset value per share
  $ 15.21     $ 12.41  
                 
 
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MVC Capital, Inc.
 
Consolidated Schedule of Investments
October 31, 2007
 
                                 
Company
 
Industry
 
Investment
 
Principal
   
Cost
   
Fair Value
 
 
Non-control/Non-affiliated investments - 23.18% (a, c, g, f)
                           
Actelis Networks, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (150,602 shares)(d)           $ 5,000,003     $  
Amersham Corp. 
  Manufacturer of Precision - Machined Components   Second Lien Seller Note 10.0000%, 06/29/2010(h)   $ 2,659,035       2,659,035       2,659,035  
        Second Lien Seller Note 16.0000%, 06/30/2013 (b, h)     3,090,594       3,090,594       3,090,594  
                                 
                      5,749,629       5,749,629  
                                 
BP Clothing, LLC
  Apparel   Second Lien Loan 14.0000%, 07/18/2012 (b, h)     17,829,579       17,549,872       17,829,580  
        Term Loan A 9.3800%, 07/18/2011 (h)     2,550,000       2,514,351       2,514,351  
        Term Loan B 11.5300%, 07/18/2011 (h)     2,000,000       1,972,222       1,972,222  
                                 
                      22,036,445       22,316,153  
                                 
DPHI, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (602,131 shares) (d)             4,520,355        
FOLIOfn, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (5,802,259 shares) (d)             15,000,000       7,600,000  
Henry Company
  Building Products / Specialty Chemicals   Term Loan A 8.6280%, 04/06/2011 (h)     1,837,309       1,837,309       1,837,309  
        Term Loan B 12.5025%, 04/06/2011 (h)     2,000,000       2,000,000       2,000,000  
                                 
                      3,837,309       3,837,309  
                                 
Innovative Brands, LLC
  Consumer Products   Term Loan 11.1250%, 09/25/2011 (h)     14,850,000       14,850,000       14,850,000  
JDC Lighting, LLC
  Electrical Distribution   Senior Subordinated Debt 17.0000%, 01/31/2009 (b, h)     3,175,371       3,147,234       3,175,371  
Lockorder Limited
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (21,064 shares) (d, e)             2,007,701        
MainStream Data, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (5,786 shares) (d)             3,750,000        
SafeStone Technologies Limited
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (21,064 shares) (d, e)             2,007,701        
Sonexis, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (131,615 shares) (d)             10,000,000        
SP Industries, Inc. 
  Laboratory Research Equipment   Term Loan B 13.1300%, 03/31/2011 (h)     7,392,634       7,361,420       7,392,634  
        Senior Subordinated Debt 16.0000%, 03/31/2012 (b, h)     13,485,570       13,236,072       13,485,570  
                                 
                      20,597,492       20,878,204  
                                 
Storage Canada, LLC
  Self Storage   Term Loan 8.7500%, 03/30/2013 (h)     1,320,500       1,326,047       1,320,500  
        Term Loan 8.7500%, 10/06/2013 (h)     619,000       619,000       619,000  
        Term Loan 8.7500%, 01/19/2014 (h)     705,000       705,000       705,000  
                                 
                      2,650,047       2,644,500  
                                 
Total Safety U.S., Inc. 
  Engineering Services   First Lien Seller Note 8.1425%, 12/08/2012 (h)     992,500       992,500       992,500  
        Second Lien Seller Note 11.3318%, 12/08/2013 (h)     3,500,000       3,500,000       3,500,000  
                                 
                      4,492,500       4,492,500  
                                 
Sub Total Non-control/Non-affiliated investments
                119,646,416       85,543,666  
                             
Affiliate investments — 34.67% (a, c, g, f) 
                               
Custom Alloy Corporation
  Manufacturer of Pipe Fittings   Unsecured Subordinated Loan 14.0000%, 09/18/2012 (b,h)     14,035,389       13,557,190       14,035,389  
        Convertible Series A Preferred Stock (9 shares)(d)             44,000       44,000  
        Convertible Series B Preferred Stock (1,991 shares)(d)             9,956,000       9,956,000  
                                 
                      23,557,190       24,035,389  
                                 
Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. 
  Manufacturer of Packaged Foods   Common Stock (1,016,195 shares)             5,521,742       10,161,950  
        Convertible Preferred Stock (1,065,000) (d)             10,357,500       10,650,000  
                                 
                      15,879,242       20,811,950  
                                 
Endymion Systems, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (7,156,760 shares) (d)             7,000,000        
Genevac U.S. Holdings, Inc. 
  Laboratory Research Equipment   Senior Subordinated Debt 12.5000%, 01/03/2008 (e, h)     12,962,963       12,962,963       12,962,963  
        Common Stock (140 shares) (b, e)             1,103,002       1,103,002  
                                 
                      14,065,965       14,065,965  
                                 
HuaMei Capital Company, Inc. 
  Financial Services   Common Stock (500 shares) (d)             2,000,000       2,000,000  
Impact Confections, Inc. 
  Confections Manufacturing   Senior Subordinated Debt 17.0000%, 07/30/2009 (b, h)     5,718,372       5,664,803       5,718,372  
    and Distribution   Senior Subordinated Debt 9.1287%, 07/29/2008(h)     325,000       323,388       325,000  
        Common Stock (252 shares) (d)             2,700,000       2,700,000  
                                 
                      8,688,191       8,743,372  
                                 
Marine Exhibition Corporation
  Theme Park   Senior Subordinated Debt 11.0000%, 06/30/2013 (b, h)     10,506,628       10,344,177       10,506,628  
        Convertible Preferred Stock (20,000 shares) (b)             2,203,455       2,203,455  
                                 
                      12,547,632       12,710,083  
                                 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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MVC Capital, Inc.
 
Consolidated Schedule of Investments — (Continued)
October 31, 2007
 
                                 
Company
 
Industry
 
Investment
 
Principal
   
Cost
   
Fair Value
 
 
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC
  Financial Services   Term Loan 9.3790%, 12/31/2011 (h)   $ 5,000,000     $ 4,944,431     $ 5,000,000  
        Revolving Line of Credit 9.3790%, 12/31/2011 (h)     4,100,000       4,100,000       4,100,000  
        Limited Liability Company Interest             1,110,370       3,765,275  
                                 
                      10,154,801       12,865,275  
                                 
Phoenix Coal Corporation
  Coal Processing and Production   Common Stock (1,666,667 shares) (d)             1,000,000       1,000,000  
PreVisor, Inc. 
  Human Capital Management   Common Stock (9 shares) (d)             6,000,000       9,000,000  
Vitality Foodservice, Inc. 
  Non-Alcoholic Beverages   Common Stock (556,472 shares) (d)             5,564,716       9,064,716  
        Preferred Stock (1,000,000 shares) (b, h)             9,660,637       12,562,408  
        Warrants (d)                   1,100,000  
                                 
                      15,225,353       22,727,124  
                                 
Sub Total Affiliate investments
                    116,118,374       127,959,158  
                                 
Control Investments — 44.88% (a, c, g, f) 
                               
auto MOTOL BENI
  Automotive Dealership   Bridge Loan 12.0000%, 12/31/2007 (e, h)     2,000,000       2,000,000       2,000,000  
        Common Stock (200 shares) (d, e)             2,000,000       2,700,000  
                                 
                      4,000,000       4,700,000  
                                 
Harmony Pharmacy & Health Center, Inc. 
  Healthcare — Retail   Revolving Credit Facility 10.0000%, 12/01/09 (h)     4,000,000       4,000,000       4,000,000  
        Common Stock (2,000,000 shares) (d)             750,000       750,000  
                                 
                      4,750,000       4,750,000  
                                 
MVC Automotive Group BV
  Automotive Dealership   Common Equity Interest (d,e)             20,911,500       20,911,500  
        Bridge Loan 10.0000%, 03/17/2008 (e,h)     19,088,500       19,088,500       19,088,500  
                                 
                      40,000,000       40,000,000  
                                 
MVC Partners, LLC
  Private Equity Firm   Limited Liability Company Interest (d)             116,173       116,173  
Ohio Medical Corporation
  Medical Device Manufacturer   Common Stock (5,620 shares) (d)             17,000,000       17,200,000  
        Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Promissary Note 17.1288%, 07/30/2008 (h)     3,250,000       3,250,000       3,250,000  
                                 
                      20,250,000       20,450,000  
                                 
SIA Tekers Invest
  Port Facilities   Common Stock (68,800 shares) (d, e)             2,300,000       2,600,000  
SGDA Sanierungsgesellschaft
  Soil Remediation   Term Loan 7.0000%, 08/25/2009 (e, h)     6,187,350       6,059,477       6,059,477  
fur Deponien und Altlasten
      Common Equity Interest (d, e)             438,551       560,000  
        Preferred Equity Interest (d, e)             5,000,000       5,600,000  
                                 
                      11,498,028       12,219,477  
                                 
Summit Research Labs, Inc. 
  Specialty Chemicals   Second Lien Loan 14.0000%, 08/15/2012 (b, h)     5,414,733       5,334,906       5,414,733  
        Common Stock (800 shares) (d)             11,200,000       12,200,000  
                                 
                      16,534,906       17,614,733  
                                 
Timberland Machines & Irrigation, Inc. 
  Distributor — Landscaping and   Senior Subordinated Debt 14.5500%, 08/04/2009 (b, h)     6,860,431       6,824,441       6,860,431  
    Irrigation Equipment   Junior Revolving Line of Credit 12.5000%, 07/07/2009 (h)     4,000,000       4,000,000       4,000,000  
        Common Stock (542 shares) (d)             5,420,291       3,420,291  
        Warrants (d)                    
                                 
                      16,244,732       14,280,722  
                                 
Turf Products, LLC
  Distributor — Landscaping and   Senior Subordinated Debt 15.0000%, 11/30/2010 (b, h)     7,676,330       7,636,647       7,676,330  
    Irrigation Equipment   Limited Liability Company Interest (d)             3,821,794       5,821,794  
        Warrants (d)                    
                                 
                      11,458,441       13,498,124  
                                 
U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. 
  Energy Services   Second Lien Loan 14.0000%, 07/26/2012 (b, h)     5,551,318       5,343,119       5,551,318  
        Senior Credit Facility 12.2500% 7/26/2010 (h)     84,882       84,882       84,882  
        Convertible Series B Preferred Stock (32,200 shares) (d)             500,000       500,000  
        Convertible Series C Preferred Stock (8,216 shares) (d)                    
        Convertible Series F Preferred Stock (1,535 shares) (d)                    
                                 
                      5,928,001       6,136,200  
                                 
Velocitius B.V
  Renewable Energy   Revolving Credit Facility I, 8.0000%, 10/31/2009 (e, h)     191,084       191,084       191,084  
        Revolving Credit Facility II, 8.0000%, 04/30/2010 (e, h)     612,882       612,882       612,882  
        Common Equity Interest (d, e)             11,395,315       11,395,315  
                                 
                      12,199,281       12,199,281  
                                 
Vendio Services, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (10,476 shares) (d)             5,500,000       15,421  
        Preferred Stock (6,443,188 shares) (d)             1,134,001       9,484,579  
                                 
                      6,634,001       9,500,000  
                                 
 
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MVC Capital, Inc.
 
Consolidated Schedule of Investments — (Continued)
October 31, 2007
 
                                 
Company
 
Industry
 
Investment
 
Principal
   
Cost
   
Fair Value
 
 
Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc. 
  Iron Foundries   Senior Subordinated Debt 12.0000%, 04/29/2011 (h)   $ 700,000     $ 700,000     $ 700,000  
        Common Stock (81,000 shares) (d)             1,850,000       3,700,000  
                                 
                      2,550,000       4,400,000  
                                 
WBS Carbons Acquistions Corp. 
  Specialty Chemicals   Bridge Loan 5.0000%, 11/22/2011 (b, h)     1,600,000       1,600,000       1,600,000  
        Common Stock (400 shares) (d)             1,600,000       1,600,000  
                                 
                      3,200,000       3,200,000  
                                 
Sub Total Control Investments
                    157,663,563       165,664,710  
                                 
TOTAL INVESTMENT ASSETS 102.73% (f)
                  $ 393,428,353     $ 379,167,534  
                                 
 
 
(a) These securities are restricted from public sale without prior registration under the Securities Act of 1933. The Fund negotiates certain aspects of the method and timing of the disposition of these investments, including registration rights and related costs.
 
(b) These securities accrue a portion of their interest/dividends in “payment in kind” interest/dividends which is capitalized to the investment.
 
(c) All of the Fund’s equity and debt investments are issued by eligible portfolio companies, as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, except auto MOTOL BENI, Genevac U.S. Holdings, Inc., Lockorder Limited, SafeStone Technologies Limited, MVC Automotive, SGDA Sanierungsgesellschaft fur Deponien und Altlasten, SIA Tekers Invest and Velocitius B.V. The Fund makes available significant managerial assistance to all of the portfolio companies in which it has invested.
 
(d) Non-income producing assets.
 
(e) The principal operations of these portfolio companies are located outside of the United States.
 
(f) Percentages are based on net assets of $369,096,769 as of October 31, 2007.
 
(g) See Note 3 for further information regarding “Investment Classification.”
 
(h) All or a portion of these securities have been committed as collateral for the Guggenheim Corporate Funding, LLC Credit Facility.
 
Denotes zero Cost/fair value.
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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MVC Capital, Inc.
 
Consolidated Schedule of Investments
October 31, 2006
 
                                 
Company
 
Industry
 
Investment
 
Principal
   
Cost
   
Fair Value
 
 
Non-control/Non-affiliated investments — 30.32% (a, c, g, f)
                           
Actelis Networks, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (150,602 shares) (d)           $ 5,000,003     $  
Amersham Corp. 
  Manufacturer of Precision - Machined Components   Second Lien Seller Note 10.0000%, 06/29/2010(h)   $ 2,473,521       2,473,521       2,473,521  
        Second Lien Seller Note 16.0000%, 06/30/2013 (b, h)     2,627,538       2,627,538       2,627,538  
                                 
                      5,101,059       5,101,059  
                                 
BP Clothing, LLC
  Apparel   Second Lien Loan 14.0000%, 07/18/2012 (b, h)     10,041,165       9,862,650       10,041,165  
        Term Loan A 9.6500%, 07/18/2011(h)     2,910,000       2,858,549       2,858,549  
        Term Loan B 11.8000%, 07/18/2011(h)     2,000,000       1,964,638       1,964,638  
                                 
                      14,685,837       14,864,352  
                                 
DPHI, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (602,131 shares) (d)             4,520,350        
FOLIOfn, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (5,802,259 shares) (d)             15,000,000       5,000,000  
Henry Company
  Building Products / Specialty Chemicals   Term Loan A 8.8244%, 04/06/2011(h)     3,000,000       3,000,000       3,000,000  
        Term Loan B 13.0744%, 04/06/2011(h)     2,000,000       2,000,000       2,000,000  
                                 
                      5,000,000       5,000,000  
                                 
Innovative Brands, LLC
  Consumer Products   Term Loan 11.1250%, 09/22/2011(h)     15,000,000       15,000,000       15,000,000  
JDC Lighting, LLC
  Electrical Distribution   Senior Subordinated Debt 17.0000%, 01/31/2009 (b, h)     3,035,844       2,988,002       3,035,844  
MainStream Data
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (5,786 shares) (d)             3,750,000        
SafeStone Technologies PLC
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (2,106,378 shares) (d, e)             4,015,402        
Sonexis, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Common Stock (131,615 shares) (d)             10,000,000        
SP Industries, Inc. 
  Laboratory Research Equipment   Term Loan B 13.3244%, 03/31/2011(h)     3,059,300       3,007,411       3,059,300  
        Senior Subordinated Debt 16.0000%, 03/31/2012 (b, h)     12,959,013       12,653,021       12,959,013  
                                 
                      15,660,432       16,018,313  
                                 
Storage Canada, LLC
  Self Storage   Term Loan 8.7500%, 03/30/2013(h)     1,320,500       1,327,073       1,320,500  
        Term Loan 8.7500%, 10/06/2013(h)     619,000       619,000       619,000  
                                 
                      1,946,073       1,939,500  
                                 
Total Safety U.S., Inc. 
  Engineering Services   Term Loan A 9.8300%, 12/31/2010(h)     4,908,257       4,908,257       4,908,257  
        Term Loan B 13.8300%, 12/31/2010(h)     981,651       981,651       981,651  
                                 
                      5,889,908       5,889,908  
                                 
Sub Total Non-control/Non-affiliated investments
                108,557,066       71,848,976  
                             
Affiliate investments — 31.43% (a, c, g, f)
                           
Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. 
  Manufacturer of Packaged Foods   Common Stock (1,081,195 shares)             5,879,242       8,957,880  
Endymion Systems, Inc. 
  Technology Investments   Preferred Stock (7,156,760 shares) (d)             7,000,000        
Impact Confections, Inc. 
  Confections Manufacturing   Senior Subordinated Debt 17.0000%, 07/30/2009 (b, h)     5,468,123       5,390,649       5,468,123  
    and Distribution   Senior Subordinated Debt 9.3244%, 07/29/2008(h)     325,000       321,218       325,000  
        Common Stock (252 shares) (d)             2,700,000       2,700,000  
                                 
                      8,411,867       8,493,123  
                                 
Marine Exhibition Corporation
  Theme Park   Senior Subordinated Debt 11.0000%, 06/30/2013 (b, h)     10,091,111       9,899,988       10,091,111  
        Convertible Preferred Stock (20,000 shares)(b)             2,035,652       2,035,652  
                                 
                      11,935,640       12,126,763  
                                 
Octagon Credit Investors, LLC
  Financial Services   Term Loan 9.5744%, 12/31/2011(h)     5,000,000       4,931,096       5,000,000  
        Revolving Line of Credit 9.5744%, 12/31/2011(h)     3,250,000       3,250,000       3,250,000  
        Limited Liability Company Interest             894,095       1,927,932  
                                 
                      9,075,191       10,177,932  
                                 
Phoenix Coal Corporation
  Coal Processing and Production   Common Stock (1,666,667) (d)             1,000,000       1,000,000  
        Second Lien Note 15.0000%, 06/08/2011 (b, h)     7,088,615       6,959,809       7,088,615  
                                 
                      7,959,809       8,088,615  
                                 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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MVC Capital, Inc.
 
October 31, 2006 — (Continued)
 
                                 
Company
 
Industry
 
Investment
 
Principal
   
Cost
   
Fair Value
 
 
PreVisor, Inc. 
  Human Capital Management   Common Stock (9 shares) (d)           $ 6,000,000     $ 6,000,000  
Vitality Foodservice, Inc. 
  Non-Alcoholic Beverages   Common Stock (500,000 shares) (d)             5,000,000       8,500,000  
        Preferred Stock (1,000,000 shares) (b, h)             9,660,637       11,053,827  
        Warrants(d)                   1,100,000  
                                 
                      14,660,637       20,653,827  
                                 
Sub Total Affiliate investments
                    70,922,386       74,498,140  
                                 
Control investments — 54.66% (a, c, g, f)
                           
auto MOTOL BENI
  Automotive Dealership   Common Stock (200 shares) (d, e)             2,000,000       2,000,000  
Baltic Motors Corporation
  Automotive Dealership   Senior Subordinated Debt 10.0000%, 06/24/2007 (e, h)   $ 4,500,000       4,500,000       4,500,000  
        Bridge Loan 12.0000%, 12/22/2006 (e, h)     1,000,000       1,000,000       1,000,000  
        Common Stock (60,684 shares) (d, e)             8,000,000       21,155,000  
                                 
                      13,500,000       26,655,000  
                                 
Harmony Pharmacy & Health Center, Inc. 
  Healthcare — Retail   Common Stock (2,000,000 shares) (d)             750,000       750,000  
Ohio Medical Corporation
  Medical Device Manufacturer   Common Stock (5,620 shares) (d)             17,000,000       26,200,000  
SGDA Sanierungsgesellschaft
  Soil Remediation   Term Loan 7.0000%, 08/25/2009 (e, h)     6,187,350       5,989,710       5,989,710  
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