Prospect Capital Corporation was incorporated on April 13, 2004 in the State of Maryland. The Company provides capital to middle-market companies and private equity financial sponsors for refinancing, leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, recapitalizations, later-stage growth investments, and capital expenditures. It invests in senior and subordinated debt and equity of companies in need of capital for acquisitions, divestitures, growth, development and recapitalization. The Company currently has seven origination strategies in which it makes investments: lending in private equity sponsored transactions, lending directly to companies not owned by private equity firms, control investments in corporate operating companies, control investments in financial companies, investments in structured credit, real estate investments and investments in syndicated debt. The Company's investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. It seeks to maximize returns and protect risk for its investors by applying rigorous credit analysis to make and monitor its investments.