Pennant Park Investment Corporation (PennantPark ) a Maryland corporation organized in January, 2007. The Company completed its initial public offering on April 24, 2007. It is a closed-end, externally managed, non-diversified investment Company that has elected to be treated as a business development company. Its objective is to generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. It invests in U.S. middle-market companies in the form of mezzanine debt, senior secured loans and equity investments. Its investment seeks to create a portfolio that includes mezzanine debt, senior secured loans and equity investments. Investment activity depends on many factors, including the amount of debt and equity capital available to middle-market companies, the level of merger and acquisition activity for such companies, the general economic environment and the competitive environment for the types of investments made. Competitors provide financing to middle-market companies and include other business development companies, commercial and investment banks, commercial financing companies and, to the extent they provide an alternative form of financing, private equity funds. Its investment focus is to provide mezzanine debt and senior secured loans to U.S. middle-market companies in different industries.