Focus of Article:

The focus of this two-part article is a very detailed analysis comparing Ares Capital Corp. (ARCC) to some of the company’s business development company (“BDC”) peers (all sector peers I currently cover). I am writing this two-part article due to the continued requests that such an analysis be specifically performed on ARCC and some of the company’s BDC peers at periodic intervals. For readers who just want the summarized conclusions/results, I would suggest to scroll down to the “Conclusions Drawn” section at the bottom of each part of the article.

PART 1 of this article analyzed ARCC’s recent quarterly results and compared several of the company’s metrics to fourteen BDC peers. PART 1 helps lead to a better understanding of the topics and analysis that will be discussed in PART 2. The link to PART 1’s analysis is provided below:

Ares Capital’s NAV, Dividend, And Valuation Vs.

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By Sam Francis
BBC News, London

Carnaby Street and Bromley High Street

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image captionDuring lockdown shoppers have traded central London for suburban high streets

The UK economy has suffered its

biggest slump on record and remains in recession. Central London’s world-famous shopping district sits largely empty with no prospect of returning to normal soon. But can green shoots of a recovery be seen on suburban high streets in other parts of the capital?

London was the epicentre of the UK’s coronavirus outbreak at the start of the pandemic.

While the prevalence of the virus is now lower in London than other regions there has been evidence economic recovery in the capital has lagged behind the rest of the country.

There were 2.5 times more unemployment benefit claimants in London as of June than at the beginning of the year – steeper than the 2.1 times

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VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a blank check company formed by Victory Park Capital to acquire a fintech business, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering.

The Chicago, IL-based company plans to raise $200 million by offering 20 million units at a price of $10. Each unit consists of one ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant, exercisable at $11.50. At the proposed deal size, VPC Impact Acquisition would command a market value of $250 million.

The SPAC is led by Chairman and CEO John Martin, a Senior Partner at Victory Park Capital; Martin previously served as co-CEO of Antares Capital.

The SPAC was founded in 2020 and plans to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol VIHU. VPC Impact Acquisition filed confidentially on August 7, 2020. Jefferies is the sole bookrunner on the deal.

The article Victory

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LONDON, Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The chief executive of Paladigm Capital has received two honours in the 2020 Business Worldwide Magazine CEO Awards. Olzhas Zhiyenkulov was named ‘Most Innovative CEO in Singapore Wealth Management Industry’ & ‘Financial Services CEO of the Year – Singapore‘ for his innovative work in the overcrowded finance space.

The Awards seek to identify and honor the Most Respected C-level executives across the globe from a variety of different sectors. The awards themselves do not focus on a company’s success, as many do, but the spotlight is on the success of individuals who make the corporations tick– namely senior executives such as CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and senior-level management.  The intention is to give a worthy individual the recognition he/she deserves as well as to use their example to inspire other companies and business leaders to achieve similar success.

Based in Singapore,

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The Capitals led the New York Islanders 2-0 with 22 minutes remaining in regulation. By the end of the game, Washington has handed a 4-2 loss in Game 1 on Wednesday after two critical mistakes by Braden Holtby.

Check out a recap of the game here.

Observations from the loss

Holtby has to be better

Washington led 2-0 in the second period and looked to be in complete control until Jordan Eberle changed the game with a late second-period goal that…well, Braden Holtby just missed.

Mathew Barzal came charging into the offensive zone and dropped the puck off to Jordan Eberle. Eberle cut from left to right and fired a wrister from the top of the faceoff circle that somehow eluded Holtby’s glove.

Holtby was not screened on the play and the puck did not appear to deflect off the outstretched stick of John Carlson. Holtby was set and began

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