NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation (or “BCIC”) (NASDAQ:BKCC) today announced that Donna Milia, Chief Financial Officer for BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation, has decided to leave BCIC for personal reasons. Ms. Milia has agreed to remain with BlackRock Advisors, LLC, BCIC’s investment advisor, through December 29, 2017.
Michael Pungello, Co-Head of BlackRock’s Global Alternatives Operations group assumed the interim CFO position effective October 20, 2017. Mr. Pungello is a member of BlackRock Business Operations as part of Global Fund Administration. Mr. Pungello is familiar with the accounting and operations of BCIC due to his position at BlackRock as well as his involvement in both the transaction leading up to BlackRock’s purchase of BlackRock Kelso Capital as well as the integration following the March 2015 acquisition. In addition to his interim CFO duties, Mr. Pungello is also responsible for administrative support for various alternative products including hedge funds, hedge fund of funds, and private equity funds.
Mr. Pungello's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Prior to moving to his current role in 2006, Mr. Pungello was the Chief Financial Officer for Merrill Lynch Alternative Investments. Previously he was the Director of Finance, Global Operations, and Technology. He began his career in 1979 at Deloitte & Touche where he was a Partner responsible for securities and investment company practices.
About BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation is a business development company that provides debt and equity capital to middle-market companies. The Company's investment objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. The Company invests primarily in middle-market companies in the form of senior and junior secured and unsecured debt securities and loans, each of which may include an equity component, and by making direct preferred, common and other equity investments in such companies.
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