Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns BBB- Rating to Medley Capital Corporation

NEW YORK--()--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned an issuer and senior unsecured debt rating of BBB- with a stable outlook to Medley Capital Corporation (NYSE: MCC) (“Medley Capital” or “the Company”), a Business Development Company (BDC) headquartered in New York, NY. Medley Capital Corporation is a publicly registered and traded BDC that commenced operations in January 2011.

The assigned BBB- rating of Medley Capital Corporation reflects the company’s significant position in senior secured assets, well diversified portfolio, low exposure to equity investments, excellent asset quality performance to date, strong interest coverage, and diversified funding profile. These strengths are counterbalanced by MCC’s relatively short track record as a new BDC and its comparatively high leverage metrics.

The ratings were assigned using KBRA’s Finance Company Rating Methodology, published April 1, 2013.

The rating report will follow.

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Contacts

KBRA
Analytical Contacts:
Isabelle Nana, 240-394-4153
Associate
inana@kbra.com
or
Boris Alishayev, 646-731-484
Associate Director
balishayev@kbra.com
or
Christopher Whalen, 646-731-2366
Senior Managing Director
cwhalen@kbra.com
or
Marjan Riggi, 646-731-2354
Managing Director
mriggi@kbra.com

Contacts

KBRA
Analytical Contacts:
Isabelle Nana, 240-394-4153
Associate
inana@kbra.com
or
Boris Alishayev, 646-731-484
Associate Director
balishayev@kbra.com
or
Christopher Whalen, 646-731-2366
Senior Managing Director
cwhalen@kbra.com
or
Marjan Riggi, 646-731-2354
Managing Director
mriggi@kbra.com