UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D/A

(Amendment No. 2)

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

MVC CAPITAL, INC.

‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾

(Name of Issuer)

 

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

553829102

‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾

(CUSIP Number)

 

 

Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value, L.P I.

450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 509

New York, New York 10123

Attention: Mr. Nelson Obus

 

Copy to:

Jeffrey S. Tullman, Esq.

Kane Kessler, P.C.

666 Third Ave, 23rd Floor

New York, New York 10017

(212) 519-5101


 

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

 

January 17, 2020

‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾‾

(Date of Event which requires Filing of this Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition which is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box ¨

 

 

 

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value, L.P. I 13-3953291

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a) ¨ 

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

WC

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

450,695                    (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

450,695                    (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

 

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

450,695                                                                        (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

2.5%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value, L.P. 13-3688497

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a) ¨ 

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

WC

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

551,039                    (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

551,039                    (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

 

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

551,039                                                                        (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

 ¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

3.1%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

PN

 

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Wynnefield Small Cap Value Offshore Fund, Ltd. (No IRS Identification No.)

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)

(a) ¨

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY

  

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

WC

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands 

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

472,645                    (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

472,645                    (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

 

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

472,645                                                                        (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

2.7%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

CO 

  

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON  

 

Wynnefield Capital, Inc. Profit Sharing & Money Purchase Plan

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)

(a) ¨

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY  

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*  

 

N/A

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)  

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION  

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

40,000                      (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

40,000                      (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

 

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

40,000                                                                       (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

0.2%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

EP

 

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Wynnefield Capital Management, LLC 13-4018186

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a)
¨

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

N/A

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

New York 

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

1,001,734                 (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,001,734                 (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

 

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,001,734                                                                          (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

5.7%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

OO

  

 

 

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Wynnefield Capital, Inc. 13-3688495

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)

(a) ¨ 

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

N/A

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Delaware

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

472,645             (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0                        (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

472,645             (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                        (See Item 5)

  

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

472,645                                                                            (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

2.7%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

CO

 

   

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Nelson Obus

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a)
¨

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

N/A

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

1,514,379                 (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,514,379                 (See Item 5)

  

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,514,379                                                                          (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

8.5%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

IN

 

 

   

 

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1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

S.S. OR I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

 

Joshua Landes

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)
(a)
¨

 

(b) x

3

SEC USE ONLY 

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS*

 

N/A

5

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)

 

¨

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

United States

 

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

1,514,379                 (See Item 5)

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0                               (See Item 5)

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

1,514,379                 (See Item 5)

 

11

 

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

1,514,379                                                                          (See Item 5)

12

 

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES*

 

¨       

13

 

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

 

8.5%

14

 

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

 

IN

 

   

 

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Item 1.Security and Issuer.

 

This Amendment No. 2 amends the Statement of Beneficial Ownership on Schedule 13D originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on June 1, 2016, as amended by Amendment No. 1, filed on April 27, 2019 (collectively the “Schedule 13D”) by the Wynnefield Reporting Persons (as defined in the Schedule 13D) with respect to the shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Common Stock”) of MVC Capital, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”). The Issuer maintains its principal executive office at 287 Bowman Avenue, 2nd Floor, Purchase, NY 10577.

  

Item 3.Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.

 

Item 3 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended and restated as follows:

 

The securities reported in this Schedule 13D as directly beneficially owned by the Wynnefield Reporting Persons were acquired with funds of approximately $11,899,365 (including brokerage commissions). All such funds were provided from the working capital or personal funds of the Wynnefield Reporting Persons who directly beneficially own such securities.

 

Item 4.Purpose of the Transaction

 

Item 4 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended by the addition of the following:

 

On January 17, 2020, Wynnefield Partners I, a stockholder owning 2,000 shares of record, delivered a letter to the Issuer with respect to the submission of a stockholder proposal and supporting statement pursuant to Rule 14a-8 of the Commission’s proxy regulations promulgated under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, requesting that the Issuer’s stockholders adopt a resolution recommending that the Board immediately take all necessary steps within its power to commence the process of: (i) selling the Company to a strategic acquiror, (ii) liquidating its portfolio and returning proceeds to stockholders, or (iii) merging with another business development company, and recommending that the Company cease making any new investments and immediately move forward on one of those three paths (the “Proposal”). The Proposal is being submitted in light of Wynnefield Partner I’s belief that the Company has been unable to address the significant discount between its net asset value and share price, has had a significant decrease in market capitalization, offers a relatively low dividend when compared to its peers, and has offered a poor total stockholder return, both in absolute terms and relative to U.S. equity markets.

 

The foregoing summary descriptions of the Proposal is not intended to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by the complete text of the Proposal, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 2 and incorporated herein by reference.

 

No Wynnefield Reporting Person has any present plan or proposal which would relate to or result in any of the matters set forth in subparagraphs (a) - (j) of Item 4 of Schedule 13D except as set forth herein or such as would occur upon or in connection with completion of, or following, any of the actions discussed herein. The Wynnefield Reporting Persons intend to review their investment in the Issuer on a continuing basis. The Wynnefield Reporting Persons have had and anticipate having further discussions with management and the Board of the Issuer relating to the proposal, the Issuer’s underperformance, overall business strategy, corporate governance, management accountability, capital allocation, and the evaluation of strategic alternatives. Depending on various factors including, without limitation, the Issuer’s financial position and investment strategy, the price levels of the securities of the Issuer, conditions in the securities markets and general economic and industry conditions, the Wynnefield Reporting Persons may in the future take such actions with respect to their investment in the Issuer as they deem appropriate including, without limitation, engaging in communications with management and the Board, engaging in discussions with shareholders of the Issuer and others about the Issuer and the Wynnefield Reporting Persons’ investment, making proposals to the Issuer concerning changes to the capitalization, ownership structure, board structure (including board composition) or operations of the Issuer, purchasing additional securities of the Issuer, selling some or all of such securities, entering into financial instruments or other agreements that increase or decrease the Wynnefield Reporting Persons’ economic or beneficial exposure with respect to their investment in the Issuer, engaging in short selling of or any hedging or similar transaction with respect to the securities of the Issuer, including swaps and other derivative instruments, or changing their intention with respect to any and all matters referred to in Item 4.

 

 

 

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Item 5.Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

(a), (b) and (c) As of January 17, 2020, the Wynnefield Reporting Persons beneficially owned in the aggregate 1,514,379 shares of Common Stock, constituting approximately 8.5% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. The percentage of shares of Common Stock reported as being beneficially owned by the Wynnefield Reporting Persons is based upon 17,725,118 shares outstanding as of January 14, 2020, as set forth in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-k for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on January 14, 2020.

 

The following table sets forth certain information with respect to shares of Common Stock directly beneficially owned by the Wynnefield Reporting Persons listed below:

 

Name Number of Common Stock Percentage of Outstanding
Common Stock
Wynnenfield Partners I 450,695  2.5%
Wynnefield Partners 551,039  3.1%
Wynnefield Offshore 472,645  2.7%
Plan   40,000  0.2%

 

WCM is the sole general partner of Wynnefield Partners and Wynnefield Partners I and, accordingly, may be deemed to be the indirect beneficial owner (as that term is defined under Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the Common Stock that Wynnefield Partners and Wynnefield Partners I beneficially own. WCM, as the sole general partner of Wynnefield Partners and Wynnefield Partners I, has the sole power to direct the voting and disposition of the Common Stock that Wynnefield Partners and Wynnefield Partners I beneficially own. Messrs. Obus and Landes are the co-managing members of WCM and, accordingly, each of Messrs. Obus and Landes may be deemed to be the indirect beneficial owner (as that term is defined under Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the Common Stock that WCM may be deemed to beneficially own. Each of Messrs. Obus and Landes, as co-managing members of WCM, share the power to direct the voting and disposition of the shares of Common Stock that WCM may be deemed to beneficially own.

 

WCI is the sole investment manager of Wynnefield Offshore and, accordingly, may be deemed to be the indirect beneficial owner (as that term is defined under Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the Common Stock that Wynnefield Offshore beneficially owns. WCI, as the sole investment manager of Wynnefield Offshore, has the sole power to direct the voting and disposition of the Common Stock that Wynnefield Offshore beneficially owns. Messrs. Obus and Landes are executive officers of WCI and, accordingly, each may be deemed to be the indirect beneficial owner (as that term is defined under Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the Common Stock that WCI may be deemed to beneficially own. Messrs. Obus and Landes, as executive officers of WCI, share the power to direct the voting and disposition of the shares of Common Stock that WCI may be deemed to beneficially own.

 

 

 

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The Plan is an employee profit sharing plan. Messrs. Obus and Landes are the co-trustees of the Plan and accordingly, Messrs. Obus and Landes may be deemed to be the indirect beneficial owner (as that term is defined under Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the shares of Common Stock that the Plan may be deemed to beneficially own. Each of Messrs. Obus and Landes, as the trustees of the Plan, shares with the other the power to direct the voting and disposition of the shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Plan.

 

Beneficial ownership of the Common Stock shown on the cover pages of and set forth elsewhere in this Schedule 13D for each member of the Wynnefield Reporting Persons assumes that they have not formed a group for purposes of Section 13(d)(3) under the Exchange Act, and Rule 13d-5(b)(1) promulgated thereunder. If the members of the Wynnefield Reporting Persons were deemed to have formed a group for purposes of Section 13(d)(3) and Rule 13d-5(b)(1), the group would be deemed to own beneficially (and may be deemed to have shared voting and dispositive power over) in the aggregate 1,514,379 shares of Common Stock, constituting approximately 8.5% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock. The percentage of shares of Common Stock reported as being beneficially owned by the Wynnefield Reporting Persons is based upon 17,725,118 shares outstanding as of January 14, 2020, set forth in the Issuer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019 filed with the Commission on January 14, 2020.

 

The filing of this Schedule 13D and any future amendment by the Wynnefield Reporting Persons, and the inclusion of information herein and therein with respect to WCM, WCI and Messrs. Obus and Landes, shall not be considered an admission that any of such persons, for the purpose of Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act, are the beneficial owners of any shares in which such persons do not have a pecuniary interest. Each of WCM, WCI and Messrs. Obus and Landes disclaims any beneficial ownership of the shares covered by this Schedule 13D.

 

The Wynnefield Reporting Persons have not acquired or sold shares of Common Stock during the last 60 days.

 

(d) and (e). Not Applicable.

 

Item 7.Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

 

Item 7 of the Schedule 13D is hereby amended by the addition of the following:

 

Exhibit 214a-8 Stockholder Proposal and Supporting Statment Sent to the Issuer on January 17, 2020

 

 

 

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SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of their knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this Schedule 13D is true, complete and correct.

 

  Dated: January 22, 2020
   
  WYNNEFIELD PARTNERS SMALL CAP VALUE, L.P. I
   
  By:   Wynnefield Capital Management, LLC,
    its General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Nelson Obus
    Nelson Obus, Co-Managing Member
   
  WYNNEFIELD PARTNERS SMALL CAP VALUE, L.P.
   
  By: Wynnefield Capital Management, LLC,
    its General Partner
   
  By: /s/ Nelson Obus
    Nelson Obus, Co-Managing Member
   
  WYNNEFIELD SMALL CAP VALUE OFFSHORE FUND, LTD.
   
  By: Wynnefield Capital, Inc.,
    its Investment Manager
   
  By: /s/ Nelson Obus
    Nelson Obus, President
   
  WYNNEFIELD CAPITAL INC. PROFIT SHARING & MONEY PURCHASE PLAN
   
  By: /s/ Nelson Obus
    Nelson Obus, Co-Trustee
   
  WYNNEFIELD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LLC
   
  By: /s/ Nelson Obus
    Nelson Obus, Co-Managing Member
   
  WYNNEFIELD CAPITAL, INC.
   
  By: /s/ Nelson Obus
    Nelson Obus, President

 

 

 

CUSIP No. 553829102

 

 

 

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  /s/ Nelson Obus
  Nelson Obus, Individually
   
  /s/ Joshua Landes
  Joshua Landes, Individually

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 2

 

Stockholder Resolution:

 

RESOLVED, that the stockholders of MVC Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) recommend that in order to preserve and release shareholder value, the Board of Directors immediately take all steps within its power to commence the process of: (i) selling the Company to a strategic acquiror, (ii) liquidating its portfolio and returning proceeds to stockholders, or (iii) merging with another business development company. In any case, the stockholders recommend that the Board immediately take all steps within its power to cause the Company to cease making any new investments and immediately commence one of the paths mentioned above.

 

Stockholder Supporting Statement:

 

Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value, L.P. I and its affiliates (“Wynnefield”) hold approximately 8.5% of the Company’s common stock. The Company’s reported net asset value (“NAV”) per share has fallen from $15.15 at October 31, 2014 to $12.86 at October 31, 2019. The Company’s performance has been poor both in absolute terms and relative to U.S. equity markets, as shown by the table below from the Company’s recent Form 10-K.

 

Stockholder Return Performance Graph
Five-Year Cumulative Total Return

(Through October 31, 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The impact of the poor performance by the Company is highlighted by the significant discount between its share price and its reported NAV per share, which has increased from 25.6% at October 31, 2014 to 31.8% at October 31, 2019. This is despite of the Company having repurchased over $51 million of common stock during the same time period, and despite the Company’s announcement in October 2019 that it would increase its quarterly dividend from $0.15 per share to $0.17 per share. Wynnefield believes that this persistent discount to NAV hinders the Company’s ability to raise capital by issuing equity, as the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, imposes limitations on the Company’s ability to issue equity below its per share NAV. Wynnefield further believes that the Company’s failure to raise capital through issuing equity from October 31, 2014-2019, along with the Company’s falling share price and share repurchases during this period, resulted in its market capitalization shrinking from approximately $255.9 million as of October 31, 2014, to approximately $155.4 million as of October 31, 2019, calling into question management’s ability to organically grow and scale the Company.

 

    Wynnefield believes that the present strategy and model the Company has embraced is BROKEN. Wynnefield believes the Company’s shrinking size and poor performance, highlighted by a realized loss of $14.4 million in September 2019 due to the sale of the common stock of MVC Environmental, Inc., have produced a dividend yield that we view is below the industry norm, and hampered management’s efforts to alleviate the shares’ deep discount to NAV. Wynnefield now believes that the issues the Company faces are structural in nature, and preclude a total shareholder return that we deem appropriate.

 

    We strongly urge you to vote FOR this proposal