NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CION Investment Corporation (NYSE: CION) (“CION”) announced today that it closed an offering of $100 million in aggregate principal amount of its Senior Unsecured Notes due 2027 (the “Notes”).
The Notes will bear interest at a floating rate equal to the three-month Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus a credit spread of 4.75% per year and subject to a 2.00% SOFR floor, which will be paid quarterly commencing on February 15, 2024. The Notes will mature on November 8, 2027 and may be redeemed in whole or in part at CION’s option at par plus a “make-whole” premium, if applicable. The Notes will be general, unsecured obligations and rank equal in right of payment with all of CION’s existing and future unsecured indebtedness. The Notes are rated investment grade.
CION expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to primarily repay debt under its senior secured financing arrangements, make investments in portfolio companies in accordance with its investment objectives, and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Edgar Matthews & Co. LLC acted as the sole placement agent for this offering.
The offering was conducted, and the Notes were issued, as a private placement under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder. As a result, the Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Michael A. Reisner, co-CEO of CION stated, “We are excited to announce the successful closure of our $100 million Senior Unsecured Notes offering, a significant milestone for CION Investment Corporation. We especially value the fact that we obtained a floating rate in this higher-rate environment. This financing not only enhances our financial strength but also provides us with the means to strategically manage our secured versus unsecured debt mix, continue making impactful investments in line with our objectives, and further fortify our position in the market. We appreciate the support of our investors and look forward to the positive impact this will have on our continued growth and success.”
ABOUT CION INVESTMENT CORPORATION
CION Investment Corporation is a leading publicly listed business development company that had approximately $1.9 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2023. CION seeks to generate current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation for investors by focusing primarily on senior secured loans to U.S. middle-market companies. CION is advised by CION Investment Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser and an affiliate of CION. For more information, please visit www.cionbdc.com.
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The information in this press release is summary information only and should be read in conjunction with CION’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which CION filed with the SEC on November 13, 2023, as well as CION’s other reports filed with the SEC. A copy of CION’s Current Report on Form 8-K and CION’s other reports filed with the SEC can be found on CION’s website at www.cionbdc.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.