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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 1, 2013

Securities Act File No. 333-183605

 

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549



 

FORM N-2

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 x

(Check appropriate box or boxes)

 
Pre-Effective Amendment No.   o
Post-Effective Amendment No.6   x


 

TICC CAPITAL CORP.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in charter)



 

8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255
Greenwich, CT 06830
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including Area Code: (203) 983-5275

Jonathan H. Cohen
Chief Executive Officer
TICC Capital Corp.
8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255
Greenwich, CT 06830
(Name and address of agent for service)

COPIES TO:
Steven B. Boehm
John J. Mahon
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
700 Sixth Street, N.W., Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 383-0100

Approximate date of proposed public offering:  From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

If any securities being registered on this form will be offered on a delayed or continuous basis in reliance on Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered in connection with a dividend reinvestment plan, check the following box.  x

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box):

x  when declared effective pursuant to section 8(c).

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

   
Title of Securities Being Registered   Proposed Maximum Aggregate Offering Price(1)   Amount of Registration Fee(1)
Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share(2)(3)                  
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value per share(2)                  
Subscription Rights(2)                  
Warrants(4)                  
Debt Securities(5)                  
Total(6)   $ 500,000,000     $ 57,300 (7) 

(1) Estimated pursuant to Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act of 1933 solely for the purpose of determining the registration fee. The proposed maximum offering price per security will be determined, from time to time, by the Registrant in connection with the sale by the Registrant of the securities registered under this Registration Statement.
(2) Subject to Note 6 below, there is being registered hereunder an indeterminate number of shares of common stock or preferred stock, or subscription rights to purchase shares of common stock as may be sold, from time to time.
(3) Includes such indeterminate number of shares of common stock as may, from time to time, be issued upon conversion or exchange of other securities registered hereunder, to the extent any such securities are, by their terms, convertible or exchangeable for common stock.
(4) Subject to Note 6 below, there is being registered hereunder an indeterminate number of warrants as may be sold, from time to time.
(5) Subject to Note 6 below, there is being registered hereunder an indeterminate number of debt securities as may be sold, from time to time. If any debt securities are issued at an original issue discount, then the offering price shall be in such greater principal amount as shall result in an aggregate price to investors not to exceed $500,000,000.
(6) In no event will the aggregate offering price of all securities issued from time to time pursuant to this registration statement exceed $500,000,000.
(7) Previously paid.

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 


 
 

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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 
PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS   SUBJECT TO COMPLETION DATED       , 2013

$500,000,000

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TICC Capital Corp.

Common Stock
Preferred Stock
Subscription Rights
Warrants
Debt Securities

We are a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or the “1940 Act.” We are principally engaged in providing capital to primarily non-public small to mid-size companies. Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return. The types of portfolio companies in which we invest, however, will generally be considered below investment grade, and their debt securities may in turn be referred to as “junk.” In addition, many of the debt securities we hold typically do not fully amortize prior to maturity, which potentially heightens the risk that we may lose all or part of our investment.

We may offer, from time to time, in one or more offerings or series, up to $500,000,000 of our common stock, preferred stock, subscription rights to purchase shares of our common stock, debt securities, warrants representing rights to purchase shares of our common stock, preferred stock or debt securities, which we refer to, collectively, as our “securities.” The preferred stock, subscription rights, warrants and debt securities offered hereby may be convertible or exchangeable into shares of our common stock. The securities may be offered at prices and on terms to be described in one or more supplements to this prospectus.

In the event we offer common stock, the offering price per share of our common stock less any underwriting discounts or commissions will generally not be less than the net asset value per share of our common stock at the time we make the offering. However, we may issue shares of our common stock pursuant to this prospectus at a price per share that is less than our net asset value per share (i) in connection with a rights offering to our existing stockholders, (ii) with the prior approval of the majority of our common stockholders or (iii) under such other circumstances as the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) may permit.

Our securities may be offered directly to one or more purchasers, or through agents designated from time to time by us, or to or through underwriters or dealers. Each prospectus supplement relating to an offering will identify any agents or underwriters involved in the sale of our securities, and will disclose any applicable purchase price, fee, discount or commissions arrangement between us and our agents or underwriters or among our underwriters or the basis upon which such amount may be calculated. See “Plan of Distribution.” We may not sell any of our securities through agents, underwriters or dealers without delivery of this prospectus and a prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the offering of such securities.

Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “TICC.” On October 31, 2013, the last reported sales price on the Nasdaq Global Select Market for our common stock was $10.00 per share. On June 30, 2013, our net asset value was $9.75 per share.

An investment in our securities is subject to a number of significant risks and involves a heightened risk of total loss of investment. In addition, the companies in which we invest are subject to special risks. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 16 to read about factors you should consider, including the risk of leverage, before investing in our securities.

Neither the SEC nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities, or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

This prospectus may not be used to consummate sales of our securities unless accompanied by a prospectus supplement.

Please read this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplements before investing and keep each for future reference. This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement contain important information about us that a prospective investor should know before investing in our securities. We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC (http://www.sec.gov), which is available free of charge by contacting TICC Capital Corp. at 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255, Greenwich, CT 06830 or by telephone at (203) 983-5275, or by visiting our website ( http://www.ticc.com). The information found on, or otherwise accessible through, our website is not incorporated into, and does not form a part of this prospectus or any other report or document we file with or furnish to the SEC.

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You should rely only on the information contained, collectively, in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement. We have not authorized any person to give any information or to make any representation other than those contained in this prospectus or any accompanying prospectus supplement. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. This prospectus and any accompanying prospectus do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any security other than the registered securities to which they relate, nor do they constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. The information contained in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement is accurate as of the dates on their covers; however, the prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement will be updated to reflect any material changes.

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Summary     1  
Offerings     9  
Fees and Expenses     12  
Selected Financial and Other Data     14  
Selected Quarterly Financial Data     15  
Risk Factors     16  
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements     40  
Use of Proceeds     41  
Price Range of Common Stock and Distributions     42  
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations     43  
Senior Securities     82  
Business     84  
Portfolio Companies     95  
Determination of Net Asset Value     105  
Management     107  
Portfolio Management     116  
Investment Advisory Agreement     119  
Administration Agreement     123  
Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations     124  
Regulation as a Business Development Company     131  
Dividend Reinvestment Plan     136  
Control Persons and Principal Stockholders     137  
Certain Relationships and Transactions     138  
Sales of Common Stock Below Net Asset Value     139  
Description of Securities     144  
Description of Our Capital Stock     144  
Description of Our Preferred Stock     150  
Description of Our Subscription Rights     151  
Description of Our Warrants     153  
Description of Our Debt Securities     154  
Plan of Distribution     167  
Legal Matters     169  
Custodian, Transfer and Distribution Paying Agent and Registrar     169  
Experts     169  
Brokerage Allocation and Other Practices     169  
Where You Can Find Additional Information     170  
Index to Financial Statements     F-1  

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we have filed with the SEC, using the “shelf” registration process. Under the shelf registration process, we may offer, from time to time, in one or more offerings or series up to $500,000,000 of our common stock, preferred stock, subscription rights to purchase shares of our common stock, debt securities, warrants representing rights to purchase shares of our common stock, preferred stock or debt securities, on terms to be determined at the time of the offering. The securities may be offered at prices and on terms described in one or more supplements to this prospectus. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities that we may offer. Each time we use this prospectus to offer securities, we will provide an accompanying prospectus supplement that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. The accompanying prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. If there is any inconsistency between information in this prospectus and the accompanying prospectus supplement, you should rely only on the information contained in the prospectus supplement. Please carefully read this prospectus and the accompanying prospectus supplement together with any exhibits and the additional information described under the headings “Where You Can Find Additional Information” and “Risk Factors” and summarized in this prospectus before you make an investment decision.


 
 

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SUMMARY

The following summary contains basic information about offerings pursuant to this prospectus. It may not contain all the information that is important to you. For a more complete understanding of offerings pursuant to this prospectus, we encourage you to read this entire prospectus and the documents to which we have referred in this prospectus, together with the accompanying prospectus supplements including the risks set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in this prospectus and the accompanying prospectus supplement and the information set forth under the caption “Where You Can Find Additional Information” in this prospectus.

Except where the context requires otherwise, the terms “TICC,” “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to TICC Capital Corp. together with its subsidiaries, TICC Capital Corp. 2011-1 Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”), TICC CLO LLC (“2011 Securitization Issuer” or “TICC CLO”) and TICC CLO 2012-1 LLC (“2012 Securitization Issuer” or “TICC CLO 2012-1”); “TICC Management” refers to TICC Management, LLC; and “BDC Partners” refers to BDC Partners, LLC.

Overview

We are a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company (“BDC”) under the 1940 Act. Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return. Our primary focus is to seek current income by investing primarily in corporate debt securities. Our debt investments may include bilateral loans (loans where we hold the entirety of a particular loan) and syndicated loans (those where multiple investors hold portions of that loan). We have and expect to continue to invest in structured finance investments, specifically collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”) investment vehicles, that own debt securities. We may also invest in publicly traded debt and/or equity securities. As a BDC, we may not acquire any asset other than “qualifying assets” unless, at the time we make the acquisition, the value of our qualifying assets represents at least 70% of the value of our total assets.

Our capital is generally used by our portfolio companies to finance organic growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and working capital. Our investment decisions are based on extensive analysis of potential portfolio companies’ business operations supported by an in-depth understanding of the quality of their recurring revenues and cash flow, variability of costs and the inherent value of their assets, including proprietary intangible assets and intellectual property. In making our CLO investments, we consider the indenture structure for that vehicle, its operating characteristics and compliance with its various indenture provisions, as well as its corporate loan-based collateral pool.

We generally expect to invest between $5.0 million and $50.0 million in each of our portfolio companies, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our capital base changes and market conditions warrant, and accrue interest at fixed or variable rates. We expect that our investment portfolio will be diversified among a large number of investments with few investments, if any, exceeding 5% of the total portfolio.

While the structures of our investments will vary, and while we invest across a wide range of different industries, we have historically overweighted our investments in the debt of technology-related companies. We seek to invest in entities that, as a general matter, have been operating for at least one year prior to the date of our investment and that will, at the time of our investment, have employees and revenues, and are cash flow positive. Many of these companies will have financial backing provided by private equity or venture capital funds or other financial or strategic sponsors at the time we make an investment. The types of portfolio companies in which we invest, however, will generally be considered below investment grade, and their debt securities may in turn be referred to as “junk.” In addition, many of the debt securities we hold typically do not fully amortize prior to maturity, which potentially heightens the risk that we may lose all or part of our investment.

We have historically and may continue to borrow funds to make investments. As a result, we may be exposed to the risks of leverage, which may be considered a speculative investment technique. Borrowings, also known as leverage, magnify the potential for gain and loss on amounts invested and therefore increase the risks associated with investing in our securities. In addition, the costs associated with our borrowings, including any increase in the management fee payable to our investment adviser, TICC Management, will be borne by our common stockholders.

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Securitization Vehicles

On August 10, 2011, we completed a $225.0 million debt securitization financing transaction. The Class A Notes and the subordinated notes offered in the debt securitization were issued by TICC CLO, a subsidiary of Holdings, which is in turn a direct subsidiary of TICC. The Class A Notes are secured by the assets held by the 2011 Securitization Issuer. The securitization was executed through a private placement of $101.25 million of secured notes rated AAA/Aaa by Standard & Poor’s Rating Service (“S&P”) and Moody’s Investors Service Inc. (“Moody’s”), respectively, and bearing interest at the three-month LIBOR plus 2.25%. Holdings retained all of the subordinated notes, which totaled $123.75 million (the “2011 Subordinated Notes”), and retained all the membership interests in the 2011 Securitization Issuer.

On August 23, 2012, the Company completed a $160 million debt securitization financing transaction, consisting of $120 million in secured notes and $40 million of subordinated notes. On February 25, 2013 and May 28, 2013, TICC CLO 2012-1 LLC issued additional secured notes totaling an aggregate of $120 million and subordinated notes totaling an aggregate of $40 million, which subordinated notes were purchased by the Company, under the “accordion” feature of the debt securitization which allowed, under certain circumstances and subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, for an increase in the amount of secured and subordinated notes. It is not necessary that the Company own all or any of the notes permitted by this feature, which may affect the accounting treatment of the debt securitization financing transaction. As of June 30, 2013 the secured notes of the 2012 Securitization Issuer have an aggregate face amount of $240 million and were issued in four classes. The class A-1 notes have a current face amount of $176 million, are rated AAA(sf)/Aaa(sf) by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (Moody’s), respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 1.75%. The class B-1 notes have a current face amount of $20 million, are rated AA(sf)/Aa2(sf) by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 3.50%. The class C-1 notes have a current face amount of $23 million, are rated A(sf)/A2(sf) by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 4.75%. The class D-1 notes have a current face amount of $21 million, are rated BBB (sf)/Baa2 (sf) by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 5.75%. TICC presently owns all of the subordinated notes, which totaled $80 million as of June 30, 2013.

Each of the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the 2012 Securitization Issuer are consolidated subsidiaries of TICC Capital Corp. Each was formed to provide us with access to additional capital for investment by permitting us to issue debt securities, through both vehicles, to securitize a portion of our existing portfolio investments, selected by us, that were originated using our typical investment process. The debt securities were issued by such vehicles in connection with their formation in private placement transactions exempt from registration under the Securities Act. While neither vehicle currently intends to do so, each vehicle has the ability to issue additional securities under certain limited circumstances. Specifically, the 2011 Securitization Issuer may be able to issue additional securities through a supplemental indenture approved by the requisite number of noteholders and the 2012 Securitization Issuer is permitted to issue additional securities during a four year reinvestment period.

In addition, because each is a consolidated subsidiary, we did not recognize any gain or loss on the transfer of any of our portfolio assets to such vehicles in connection with the CLO transactions to which they relate. However, while not expressly named, TICC Management, our investment adviser, and BDC Partners, our administrator, may be entitled to indemnification under certain agreements we entered into to serve as collateral manager for both vehicles as a result of their affiliation with us. Although we have no present plans to do so, we may elect to securitize additional portfolio investments in the future in a manner similar to the two vehicles we have previously sponsored.

Convertible Notes

On September 26, 2012, we completed a private placement of 5-year unsecured 7.50% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 (the “Convertible Notes”). A total of $105.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were issued at the closing. An additional $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were issued on October 22, 2012 pursuant to the exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional Convertible Notes. The Convertible Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock based on an initial conversion rate of 87.2448 shares of our common stock per $1,000

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principal amount of Convertible Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $11.46 per share of common stock. The conversion price for the Convertible Notes will be reduced for quarterly cash dividends paid to common shares to the extent that the quarterly dividend exceeds $0.29 cents per share, subject to adjustment. The Convertible Notes bear interest at an annual rate of 7.50%, payable semiannually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning May 1, 2013. The Convertible Notes mature on November 1, 2017, unless previously converted in accordance with their terms. The Convertible Notes are our general unsecured obligations, rank equally in right of payment with our future senior unsecured debt, and rank senior in right of payment to any potential subordinated debt, should any be issued in the future.

Organizational and Regulatory Structure

Our investment activities are managed by TICC Management. TICC Management is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisers Act”). TICC Management’s investment committee consists of Jonathan H. Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer, Saul B. Rosenthal, our President and Chief Operating Officer, and Darryl Monasebian, the Executive Vice President and head of portfolio management of TICC Management. TICC Management is owned by BDC Partners, its managing member, and Charles M. Royce, our non-executive Chairman who holds a minority, non-controlling interest in TICC Management. Jonathan H. Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer, and Saul B. Rosenthal, our President and Chief Operating Officer, directly or indirectly own or control all of the outstanding equity interests of BDC Partners. Under our investment advisory agreement with TICC Management (the “Investment Advisory Agreement”), we have agreed to pay TICC Management an annual base management fee based on our gross assets as well as an incentive fee based on our performance. See “Investment Advisory Agreement” in this prospectus.

We were founded in July 2003 and completed an initial public offering of shares of our common stock in November 2003. We are a Maryland corporation and a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company that has elected to be regulated as a BDC under the 1940 Act. As a BDC, we are required to meet certain regulatory tests, including the requirement to invest at least 70% of our total assets in eligible portfolio companies. See “Regulation as a Business Development Company” in this prospectus. In addition, we have elected to be treated for federal income tax purposes as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).

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Set forth below is a chart detailing our organizational structure.

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Our Corporate Information

Our headquarters are located at 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255 Greenwich, Connecticut and our telephone number is (203) 983-5275.

Current Market Conditions and Investment Opportunity

During much of 2011 and 2012, we saw less severe price volatility for corporate loans (compared with the prior three year period), consistent with many other parts of the debt and equity markets. During 2012 and 2013, the market for new investments has become more competitive and credit spreads have generally decreased. We expect the market for new investments to remain competitive for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014. In view of the above circumstances, we continue to invest in larger middle-market syndicated loans, and, opportunistically, we continue to be active in certain structured finance investments, including collateralized loan obligation investment vehicles.

Competitive Advantages

We believe that we are well positioned to provide financing primarily to middle-market companies for the following reasons:

Expertise in credit analysis and monitoring investments; and
Established transaction sourcing network.

Expertise in credit analysis and monitoring investments

While our investment focus is on middle-market companies, we have invested, and in the future will likely continue to invest, in larger and smaller companies and in other investment structures on an opportunistic basis. Most recently, we have invested in a number of CLO investment vehicles. We believe our experience in analyzing middle-market companies and CLO investment structures, as detailed in the biographies of TICC Management’s senior investment professionals, affords us a sustainable competitive advantage over lenders with limited experience in investing in these markets. In particular, we have expertise in evaluating the operating characteristics of middle-market companies as well as the structural features of CLO investments, and monitoring the credit risk of such investments after closing until full repayment.

Jonathan H. Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer, has more than 21 years of experience in debt and equity research and investment. Mr. Cohen is also the Chief Executive Officer of T2 Advisers, LLC, which serves as collateral manager of T2 Income Fund CLO I Ltd. Mr. Cohen has also served as

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Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NasdaqGS: OXLC), a registered closed-end fund, and as Chief Executive Officer of its investment adviser, Oxford Lane Management, LLC (“Oxford Lane Management”), since 2010. Mr. Cohen previously managed technology equity research groups at Wit Capital, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Smith Barney. Mr. Cohen serves on the board of Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d/b/a Ai Squared) and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Connecticut College. Mr. Cohen received a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Saul B. Rosenthal, our President and Chief Operating Officer, has 14 years of experience in the capital markets, with a focus on middle-market transactions. Mr. Rosenthal is also the President of T2 Advisers, LLC, which serves as collateral manager of T2 Income Fund CLO I Ltd. In addition, Mr. Rosenthal has served as President and a Director of Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NasdaqGS: OXLC), a registered closed-end fund, and as President of Oxford Lane Management, since 2010. Mr. Rosenthal was previously an attorney at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Rosenthal serves on the board of Algorithmic Implementations, Inc. (d/b/a Ai Squared) and is a member of the board of the National Museum of Mathematics and the New York City chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization. Mr. Rosenthal received a B.S., magna cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.
Darryl Monasebian is the Executive Vice President and head of portfolio management of TICC Management, and also holds those same positions at Oxford Lane Management, the investment adviser to Oxford Lane Capital Corp. Mr. Monasebian has also served since 2005 as the senior managing director and head of portfolio management of T2 Advisers, LLC, which serves as collateral manager of T2 Income Fund CLO I Ltd. Prior to joining TICC Management, Mr. Monasebian was a director in the Merchant Banking Group at BNP Paribas, and prior to that he was a director at Swiss Bank Corporation and a senior account officer at Citibank. He began his business career at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as an investment analyst in the Corporate Investments Department. Mr. Monasebian received a B.S. in Management Science/Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University's Graduate School of Management.
Hari Srinivasan is a Managing Director and portfolio manager of TICC Management, and also holds those same positions at Oxford Lane Management, the investment adviser to Oxford Lane Capital Corp., and at T2 Advisers, LLC, which serves as collateral manager of T2 Income Fund CLO I Ltd. Previously, Mr. Srinivasan was a credit manager at Lucent Technologies from 2002 to 2005, focusing on restructuring and monetization of distressed assets in Lucent's vendor finance portfolio, and credit analysis of Lucent's telecom customers. Prior to that, Mr. Srinivasan was an analyst in the fixed income group at Lehman Brothers from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Srinivasan received a B.S. in Computer Science from Poona University, India and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Established deal sourcing network

Through the investment professionals of TICC Management, we have extensive contacts and sources from which to generate investment opportunities. These contacts and sources include private equity funds, companies, brokers and bankers. We believe that senior professionals of TICC Management have developed strong relationships within the investment community over their years within the banking, investment management and equity research field.

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Management Fee

We pay TICC Management a fee for its services under the Investment Advisory Agreement consisting of two components—a base management fee and an incentive fee. The cost of both the base management fee payable to TICC Management and any incentive fees earned by TICC Management are ultimately borne by our common stockholders.

The base management fee (the “Base Fee”) is calculated at an annual rate of 2% of our gross assets. For services rendered under the Investment Advisory Agreement, the Base Fee is payable quarterly in arrears, and is calculated based on the average value of our gross assets at the end of the two most recently completed calendar quarters, and appropriately adjusted for any equity or debt capital raises, repurchases or redemptions during the current calendar quarter. The Base Fee for any partial quarter will be appropriately pro rated.

The incentive fee has two parts. The first part is calculated and payable quarterly in arrears based on our Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for the immediately preceding calendar quarter. For this purpose, “Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income” means interest income, dividend income and any other income (including any other fees, such as commitment, origination, structuring, diligence and consulting fees or other fees that we receive from portfolio companies) accrued during the calendar quarter minus our operating expenses for the quarter (including the Base Fee, expenses payable under our administration agreement with BDC Partners (the “Administration Agreement”), and any interest expense and dividends paid on any issued and outstanding preferred stock, but excluding the incentive fee). Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income includes, in the case of investments with a deferred interest feature (such as original issue discount, debt instruments with “payment-in-kind,” or “PIK,” interest and zero coupon securities), accrued income that we have not yet received in cash. Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income does not include any realized capital gains, realized capital losses or unrealized capital appreciation or depreciation. Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income, expressed as a rate of return on the value of our net assets at the end of the immediately preceding calendar quarter, is compared to one-fourth of an annual “hurdle rate” determined as of the immediately preceding December 31st by adding 5.0% to the interest rate then payable on the most recently issued five-year U.S. Treasury Notes, up to a maximum annual hurdle rate of 10.0%.

The operation of the incentive fee with respect to our Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income for each quarter is as follows:

no incentive fee is payable to TICC Management in any calendar quarter in which our Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income does not exceed one fourth of the annual hurdle rate.
20% of the amount of our Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income, if any, that exceeds one-fourth of the annual hurdle rate in any calendar quarter is payable to TICC Management (i.e., once the hurdle rate is reached, 20% of all Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income thereafter is allocated to TICC Management).

The second part of the incentive fee is determined and payable in arrears as of the end of each calendar year (or upon termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement, as of the termination date), and equals 20% of our “Incentive Fee Capital Gains,” which consist of our realized capital gains for each calendar year, computed net of all realized capital losses and unrealized capital depreciation for that calendar year. For accounting purposes only, in order to reflect the theoretical capital gains incentive fee that would be payable for a given period as if all unrealized gains were realized, we will accrue a capital gains incentive fee based upon realized capital gains and losses during the current calendar year through the end of the period, plus any unrealized capital appreciation and depreciation as of the end of the period. It should be noted that a fee so calculated and accrued would not necessarily be payable under the Investment Advisory Agreement, and may never be paid based upon the computation of capital gains incentive fees in subsequent periods. Amounts paid under the Investment Advisory Agreement will be consistent with the formula reflected in the Investment Advisory Agreement. See “Investment Advisory Agreement.”

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Risk Factors

The value of our assets, as well as the market price of our securities, will fluctuate. Our investments may be risky, and you may lose all or part of your investment in us. Investing in our securities involves other significant risks, including the following:

We are dependent upon TICC Management’s key management personnel for our future success, particularly Jonathan H. Cohen and Saul B. Rosenthal.
We operate in a highly competitive market for investment opportunities.
Because our investments are generally not in publicly traded securities, there is uncertainty regarding the fair value of our investments, which could adversely affect the determination of our net asset value.
The lack of liquidity in our investments may adversely affect our business.
We may experience fluctuations in our operating results.
Economic recessions or downturns could impair our portfolio companies and harm our operating results.
We are permitted to borrow money, which magnifies the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and may increase the risk of investing in us.
Regulations governing our operation as a BDC affect our ability to, and the way in which we raise additional capital, which may expose us to risks, including the typical risks associated with leverage.
A change in interest rates may adversely affect our profitability.
We will be subject to corporate-level income tax if we are unable to qualify as a RIC for federal income tax purposes.
Our investment portfolio may be concentrated in a limited number of portfolio companies, which will subject us to a risk of significant loss if any of these companies defaults on its obligations under any of its debt securities that we hold or if the sectors in which we invest experience a market downturn.
The sectors in which we invest are subject to many risks, including volatility, intense competition, decreasing life cycles and periodic downturns.
Our investments in the companies that we are targeting may be extremely risky and we could lose all or part of our investments.
Most of our debt investments will not fully amortize during their lifetime, which may subject us to the risk of loss of our principal in the event a portfolio company is unable to repay us prior to maturity.
Our incentive fee may induce TICC Management to make speculative investments.
Our investments in CLO vehicles may be riskier and less transparent than direct investments in portfolio companies.
Our common stock price may be volatile.
Our shares of common stock have traded at a discount from net asset value and may do so in the future.
You may not receive dividends or our dividends may decline or may not grow over time.
The impact of recent financial reform legislation on us is uncertain.
The recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and economic crisis in Europe could negatively impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.

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If we issue preferred stock, the net asset value and market value of our common stock may become more volatile.
Holders of any preferred stock we might issue would have the right to elect members of our Board of Directors and class voting rights on certain matters.
We are subject to risks associated with our debt securitization financing transactions.

See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 16, and the other information included in this prospectus, for additional discussion of factors you should carefully consider before deciding to invest in our securities.

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OFFERINGS

We may offer, from time to time, up to $500,000,000 of our common stock, preferred stock, subscription rights to purchase shares of our common stock, debt securities, warrants representing rights to purchase shares of our common stock, preferred stock or debt securities, on terms to be determined at the time of the offering. We will offer our securities at prices and on terms to be set forth in one or more supplements to this prospectus. The offering price per share of our securities, less any underwriting commissions or discounts, generally will not be less than the net asset value per share of our securities at the time of an offering. However, we may issue shares of our securities pursuant to this prospectus at a price per share that is less than our net asset value per share (i) in connection with a rights offering to our existing stockholders, (ii) with the prior approval of the majority of our common stockholders or (iii) under such other circumstances as the SEC may permit. Any such issuance of shares of our common stock below net asset value may be dilutive to the net asset value of our common stock. See “Risk Factors  — Risks Relating to Offerings Pursuant to this Prospectus.”

At our 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting, subject to certain determinations required to be made by our board of directors, our stockholders approved our ability to sell or otherwise issue shares of our common stock, not exceeding 25% of our then outstanding common stock immediately prior to each such offering, at a price below the then current net asset value per share during a period beginning on June 5, 2013 and expiring on the earlier of the one-year anniversary of the date of the 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting and the date of our 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting, which is expected to be held in June 2014. Any such issuance of shares of our common stock below net asset value will be dilutive to the net asset value of our common stock. See “Risk Factors — Risks Relating to an Investment in Our Securities” and “Sales of Common Stock Below Net Asset Value.”

Our securities may be offered directly to one or more purchasers, or through agents designated from time to time by us, or to or through underwriters or dealers. The prospectus supplement relating to an offering will identify any agents or underwriters involved in the sale of our securities, and will disclose any applicable purchase price, fee, commission or discount arrangement between us and our agents or underwriters or among our underwriters or the basis upon which such amount may be calculated. See “Plan of Distribution.” We may not sell any of our securities through agents, underwriters or dealers without delivery of this prospectus and a prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the offering of such securities.

Set forth below is additional information regarding offerings of our securities:

Use of Proceeds    
    We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of our securities pursuant to this prospectus for general corporate purposes, which may include investments in corporate debt and equity securities and investments in structured finance vehicles. Each supplement to this prospectus relating to an offering will more fully identify the use of the proceeds from such offering. See “Use of Proceeds.”
NASDAQ Global Select Market symbol    
    “TICC”
Distributions    
    To the extent that we have income available, we intend to distribute quarterly dividends to our stockholders. The amount of our dividends, if any, will be determined by our Board of Directors. Any dividends to our stockholders will be declared out of assets legally available for distribution.

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Taxation    
    We have elected to be treated for federal income tax purposes as a RIC under Subchapter M of the Code. As a RIC, we generally do not have to pay corporate-level federal income taxes on any ordinary income or capital gains that we distribute to our stockholders as dividends. To maintain our RIC tax status, we must meet specified source-of-income and asset diversification requirements and distribute annually at least 90% of our ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital losses, if any. See “Distributions” and “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations.”
Leverage    
    We have historically and may in the future borrow funds to make investments. As a result, we may be exposed to the risks of leverage, which may be considered a speculative investment technique. The use of leverage magnifies the potential for gain and loss on amounts invested and therefore increases the risks associated with investing in our securities. In addition, the costs associated with our borrowings, including any increase in the management fee payable to our investment adviser, TICC Management, will be borne by our common stockholders.
Management Arrangements    
    TICC Management serves as our investment adviser. BDC Partners serves as our administrator. For a description of TICC Management and BDC Partners, and our contractual arrangements with these companies, see “Portfolio Management — Investment Advisory Agreement,” and “— Administration Agreement.”
Dividend Reinvestment Plan    
    We have adopted an “opt out” dividend reinvestment plan. If your shares of common stock are registered in your own name, your distributions will automatically be reinvested under our dividend reinvestment plan in additional whole and fractional shares of common stock, unless you “opt out” of our dividend reinvestment plan so as to receive cash dividends by delivering a written notice to our dividend paying agent. If your shares are held in the name of a broker or other nominee, you should contact the broker or nominee for details regarding opting out of our dividend reinvestment plan. Stockholders who receive distributions in the form of stock will be subject to the same federal, state and local tax consequences as stockholders who elect to receive their distributions in cash. See “Dividend Reinvestment Plan.”
Certain Anti-Takeover Measures    
    Our charter and bylaws, as well as certain statutory and regulatory requirements, contain certain provisions that may have the effect of discouraging a third party from making an acquisition proposal for us. These anti-takeover provisions may inhibit a change in control in circumstances that could give the holders of our securities the opportunity to realize a premium over the market price for our securities. See “Description of Securities.”

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Where You Can Find Additional Information    
    We have filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form N-2 together with all amendments and related exhibits under the Securities Act. The registration statement contains additional information about us and the securities being offered by this prospectus.
    We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). You can inspect any materials we file with the SEC, without charge, at the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the Public Reference Room. The information we file with the SEC is available free of charge by contacting us at 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 255, Greenwich, CT 06830, by telephone at (203) 983-5275 or on our website at http://www.ticc.com. The SEC also maintains a website that contains reports, proxy statements and other information regarding registrants, including us, that file such information electronically with the SEC. The address of the SEC’s web site is http://www.sec.gov. Information contained on our website or on the SEC’s web site about us is not incorporated into this prospectus and you should not consider information contained on our website or on the SEC’s website to be part of this prospectus.

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FEES AND EXPENSES

The following table is intended to assist you in understanding the costs and expenses that you will bear directly or indirectly. We caution you that some of the percentages indicated in the table below are estimates and may vary. Except where the context suggests otherwise, whenever this prospectus contains a reference to fees or expenses paid by “us” or “TICC,” or that “we” will pay fees or expenses, you will indirectly bear such fees or expenses as an investor in TICC.

 
Stockholder transaction expenses:
        
Sales load (as a percentage of offering price)     —%(1)  
Offering expenses borne by our common stockholders (as a percentage of offering price)     —%(2)  
Dividend reinvestment plan expenses         None(3)  
Total stockholder transaction expenses (as a percentage of offering price)     % 
Annual expenses (as a percentage of net assets attributable to our common stock):
        
Base management fee     4.09%(4)  
Incentive fees payable under our investment advisory agreement     1.03%(5)  
Interest payments on borrowed funds     4.04%(6)  
Preferred stock dividend payment     0.39 %(6) 
Acquired fund fees and expenses     2.36%(7)  
Other expenses     1.02%(8)  
Total annual expenses     12.93%(9)  

Example

The following example demonstrates the projected dollar amount of total cumulative expenses that would be incurred over various periods with respect to a hypothetical investment in our common stock. In calculating the following expense amounts, we assumed we would maintain the current amount of leverage and that our operating expenses would remain at the levels set forth in the table above. In the event that shares to which this prospectus relates are sold to or through underwriters, a corresponding prospectus supplement will restate this example to reflect the applicable sales load and offering expenses.

       
  1 Year   3 Years   5 Years   10 Years
You would pay the following expenses on a $1,000 investment, assuming a 5% annual return   $ 124     $ 344     $ 530     $ 880  

The example and the expenses in the tables above should not be considered a representation of our future expenses, and actual expenses may be greater or less than those shown. Moreover, while the example assumes, as required by the SEC, a 5.0% annual return, our performance will vary and may result in a return greater or less than 5.0%. The incentive fee under the Investment Advisory Agreement, which, assuming a 5.0% annual return, would either not be payable or have a de minimis effect, is nonetheless included in the example for illustrative purposes based upon the estimated annual expenses relating thereto as set forth above. If we achieve sufficient returns on our investments to trigger an incentive fee of a material amount, our expenses, and returns to our investors, would be higher. In addition, while the example assumes reinvestment of all dividends and distributions at net asset value, participants in our dividend reinvestment plan may receive shares valued at the market price in effect at that time. This price may be at, above or below net asset value. See “Dividend Reinvestment Plan” for additional information regarding our dividend reinvestment plan.

(1) In the event that the securities to which this prospectus relates are sold to or through underwriters, a corresponding prospectus supplement will disclose the applicable sales load and the “Example” will be updated accordingly.
(2) The prospectus supplement corresponding to each offering will disclose the applicable offering expenses and total stockholder transaction expenses as a percentage of the offering price.
(3) The expenses of the dividend reinvestment plan are included in “other expenses.”

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(4) Assumes gross assets of $1,050.2 million and $481.25 million of leverage (including outstanding borrowings of $456.25 million as of June 30, 2013, and an assumed $25.0 million of preferred stock with a preferred rate of 8.0% per annum) and assumes net assets of $513.3 million. Our base management fee payable under the Investment Advisory Agreement is based on our gross assets, which is defined as all the assets of TICC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries), including those acquired using borrowings for investment purposes. Because we use borrowings for investment purposes, it has the effect of immediately increasing our gross assets upon which our base management fee is calculated, while our net assets remain unchanged. See “Investment Advisory Agreement” in this prospectus.
(5) Assumes that annual incentive fees earned by TICC Management remain consistent with the incentive fees earned by TICC Management during the six months ended June 30, 2013, excluding any reversal of previously accrued hypothetical capital gains incentive fees described below. In subsequent periods, incentive fees would increase if, and to the extent that, we earn greater interest income through our investments in portfolio companies and realize additional capital gains upon the sale of warrants or other equity investments in such companies. It should be noted that the capital gains incentive fee accrued as of June 30, 2013, and which forms the basis for the estimate of incentive fees for the annual period, includes the hypothetical capital gains incentive fee which is calculated based upon an assumed liquidation of the entire portfolio, and no other changes in realized or unrealized gains and losses, as of June 30, 2013 and the termination of the Investment Advisory Agreement on such date. The incentive fee consists of two parts. The first part, which is payable quarterly in arrears, equals 20.0% of the excess, if any, of Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income over an annual hurdle rate (equal to the interest rate payable on a five-year U.S. Treasury Note plus 5.0%, up to a maximum of 10.0%). The second part of the incentive fee equals 20.0% of our net realized capital gains for the calendar year less any unrealized capital losses for such year and will be payable at the end of each calendar year. For a more detailed discussion of the calculation of this fee, see “Investment Advisory Agreement” in this prospectus.
(6) Assumes that we have $456.25 million of outstanding borrowings as of June 30, 2013 and assumes that we issue $25.0 million of preferred stock with a preferred rate equal to 8.0% per annum. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, the effective annualized average interest rate, including all interest and amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, on TICC CLO was 3.27%. The calculation assumes an effective interest rate of 3.43% on the entire $240.0 million of borrowings under TICC CLO 2012-1, and an effective interest rate of 8.05% (including amortization of debt issuance costs) on the $115.0 million of Convertible Notes outstanding as of June 30, 2013. We may issue preferred stock, which may be considered a form of leverage, pursuant to the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, although we have no current plans to do so during the 12 months following effectiveness of such registration statement. For purposes of this table, we have assumed the issuance of preferred stock.
(7) Reflects the estimated annual base collateral manager fees that will be indirectly incurred by us in connection with our investments in CLO equity tranches based upon the non-consolidated CLO equity investments held as of June 30, 2013. Base collateral manager fees are charged on the total assets of the CLO vehicle, including the assets acquired with borrowed funds, but are assumed to be paid from the residual cash flows after interest payments to the senior debt tranches. Therefore, these base collateral manager fees (which are generally 0.50% to 0.55% of total assets) are effectively much higher when allocated only to the equity tranches. The debt tranches that we hold generally are not deemed to pay any such collateral manager fees. The calculation does not include any other operating expense ratios of the CLO vehicles, as these amounts are not routinely reported to stockholders on a basis consistent with this methodology; however, it is estimated that additional operating expenses of approximately 0.5% to 1.0% could be incurred. As a result of our investments in such non-consolidated CLO equity investments, our stockholders will be required to pay two levels of fees and expenses in connection with their investment in our common stock, including fees payable under our Investment Advisory Agreement and fees and expenses charged to us on the CLO equity tranches in which we are invested.
(8) Assumes that the amount of operating expenses payable by TICC remains consistent with the operating expenses incurred by TICC during the six months ended June 30, 2013.
(9) The holders of shares of our common stock (and not the holders of our debt securities or preferred stock, if any) indirectly bear the cost associated with our annual expenses.

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SELECTED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA

The following selected financial data for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 is derived from our consolidated financial statements which have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, our independent registered public accounting firm. The selected financial data for the six months ended June 30, 2013 is derived from our unaudited financial statements and notes. In the opinion of management, the selected financial data for the six months ended June 30, 2013 reflects all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) that are necessary to present fairly the results for such interim period. The selected financial data for the six months ended June 30, 2013, may not be indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013 or for any other period. The data should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included in this prospectus.

           
           
  Six Months Ended
June 30, 2013
  Year Ended December 31, 2012   Year Ended December 31, 2011   Year Ended December 31, 2010   Year Ended December 31, 2009   Year Ended December 31, 2008
  (unaudited)          
Total Investment Income   $ 47,155,603     $ 71,174,920     $ 45,188,190     $ 33,506,591     $ 20,507,792     $ 37,305,635  
Total Expenses   $ 20,548,482     $ 33,997,567     $ 15,188,049     $ 9,263,094     $ 7,015,808     $ 15,114,472  
Net Investment Income   $ 26,607,121     $ 37,177,354     $ 30,000,141     $ 24,243,497     $ 13,491,984     $ 22,191,163  
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations   $ 22,299,042     $ 68,323,188     $ 14,208,865     $ 63,947,441     $ 35,182,458     $ (53,266,154 ) 
Per Share Data:
                                   
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Net Investment Income per common share (Basic)(1)   $ 0.54     $ 0.98     $ 0.92     $ 0.89     $ 0.51     $ 0.91  
Net Increase in Net Assets Resulting from Net Investment Income per common share (Diluted)(1)   $ 0.51     $ 0.96     $ 0.92     $ 0.89     $ 0.51     $ 0.91  
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations per common share (Basic)(1)   $ 0.45     $ 1.80     $ 0.44     $ 2.35     $ 1.32     $ (2.19 ) 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets Resulting from Operations per common share (Diluted)(1)   $ 0.44     $ 1.73     $ 0.44     $ 2.35     $ 1.32     $ (2.19 ) 
Distributions Paid per Share   $ 0.58     $ 1.12     $ 0.99     $ 0.81     $ 0.60     $ 1.06  
Balance Sheet Data:
                                   
Total Assets   $ 1,025,249,574     $ 756,023,040     $ 424,119,570     $ 317,900,083     $ 225,340,291     $ 204,962,887  
Total Long Term Debt   $ 450,375,192     $ 330,334,446     $ 99,710,826     $     $     $  
Total Net Assets   $ 513,342,718     $ 409,602,529     $ 305,101,991     $ 314,117,541     $ 224,091,995     $ 203,366,750  
Other Data:
                                   
Number of Portfolio Companies at Period End     111       89       82       50       35       23  
Purchases of Loan Originations   $ 407,300,000     $ 494,600,000     $ 272,500,000     $ 129,800,000     $ 65,700,000     $ 18,300,000  
Loan Repayments   $ 115,600,000     $ 191,200,000     $ 107,900,000     $ 73,800,000     $ 65,600,000     $ 90,500,000  
Proceeds from Loan Sales   $ 52,700,000     $ 69,300,000     $ 11,300,000     $ 54,800,000     $ 14,000,000     $ 50,200,000  
Total Return(2)     0.78 %      30.49 %      (14.19 )%      102.39 %      81.15 %      (50.23 )% 
Weighted Average Yield on Debt Investments at Period End(3)     8.5 %      9.4 %      11.3 %      14.1 %      9.0 %      8.9 % 

(1) In accordance with ASC 260-10, the weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding used in computing basic and diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2008 were increased retroactively by a factor of 1.021 to recognize the bonus element associated with rights to acquire shares of common stock that were issued to shareholders on May 23, 2008.
(2) Total return equals the increase or decrease of ending market value over beginning market value, plus distributions, divided by the beginning market value, assuming dividend reinvestment at prices obtained under our dividend reinvestment plan.
(3) Weighted average yield calculation includes the impact of any loans on non-accrual status as of the year end.

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SELECTED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA

The following table sets forth certain quarterly financial data for each of the quarters for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 and for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013. This data is derived from our unaudited financial statements. Results for any quarter are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year or for any future quarter.

  

                         
                         
($ in thousands,
except per share data)(1)
  2013   2012   2011   2010
  Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1   Q4   Q3   Q2   Q1
Total investment income   $ 25,424     $ 21,731     $ 20,373     $ 15,591     $ 20,463     $ 14,748     $ 13,209     $ 11,085     $ 11,134     $ 9,760     $ 9,139     $ 9,081     $ 8,731     $ 6,556  
Total expenses before incentive fee   $ 10,986     $ 9,613     $ 8,948     $ 5,330     $ 4,417     $ 4,334     $ 3,863     $ 3,166     $ 2,443     $ 2,365     $ 2,058     $ 1,996     $ 1,978     $ 1,827  
Total incentive fee   $ (1,518)     $ 1,468     $ 2,048     $ 5,653     $ 1,009     $ 2,259     $ 1,033     $ (3,697)     $ (832 )    $ 6,847     $ 404     $ 482     $ 434     $ 84  
Total expenses   $ 9,468     $ 11,080     $ 10,996     $ 10,983     $ 5,426     $ 6,593     $ 4,896     $ (531 )    $ 1,611     $ 9,212     $ 2,462     $ 2,478     $ 2,412     $ 1,911  
Net investment income   $ 15,956     $ 10,651     $ 9,377     $ 4,608     $ 15,037     $ 8,155     $ 8,313     $ 11,616     $ 9,523     $ 548     $ 6,677     $ 6,603     $ 6,319     $ 4,645  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations   $ 1,457     $ 20,842     $ 14,123     $ 27,857     $ 9,260     $ 17,083     $ 6,860     $ (8,415)     $ 4,205     $ 11,560     $ 23,919     $ 12,443     $ 9,602     $ 17,984  
Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per share (basic)(1)   $ 0.30     $ 0.23     $ 0.23     $ 0.12     $ 0.40     $ 0.24     $ 0.25     $ 0.36     $ 0.29     $ 0.02     $ 0.24     $ 0.25     $ 0.24     $ 0.17  
Net increase in net assets resulting from net investment income per share (diluted)(1)   $ 0.28     $ 0.22     $ 0.22     $ 0.12     $ 0.40     $ 0.24     $ 0.25     $ 0.36     $ 0.29     $ 0.02     $ 0.24     $ 0.25     $ 0.24     $ 0.17  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share (basic)(1)   $ 0.03     $ 0.46     $ 0.34     $ 0.71     $ 0.25     $ 0.51     $ 0.21     $ (0.26 )    $ 0.13     $ 0.36     $ 0.84     $ 0.46     $ 0.36     $ 0.67  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations per share (diluted)(1)   $ 0.05     $ 0.41     $ 0.31     $ 0.70     $ 0.25     $ 0.51     $ 0.21     $ (0.26 )    $ 0.13     $ 0.36     $ 0.84     $ 0.46     $ 0.36     $ 0.67  

(1) Amounts may differ from actual quarterly results previously reported, due to rounding.

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RISK FACTORS

Investing in our securities involves a number of significant risks. In addition to the other information contained in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement, you should consider carefully the following information before making an investment in our securities. The risks set out below are not the only risks we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or not presently deemed material by us might also impair our operations and performance. If any of the following events occur, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected. In such case, our net asset value and the trading price of our common stock could decline or the value of our preferred stock, subscription rights, warrants, debt securities or units may decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment.

Risks Relating to Our Business and Structure

Any failure on our part to maintain our status as a business development company would reduce our operating flexibility.

If we do not remain a BDC, we might be regulated as a closed-end investment company under the 1940 Act, which would subject us to substantially more regulatory restrictions under the 1940 Act and correspondingly decrease our operating flexibility.

We are dependent upon TICC Management’s key management personnel for our future success, particularly Jonathan H. Cohen and Saul B. Rosenthal.

We depend on the diligence, skill and network of business contacts of the senior management of TICC Management. The senior management, together with other investment professionals, will evaluate, negotiate, structure, close, monitor and service our investments. Our future success will depend, to a significant extent, on the continued service and coordination of the senior management team, particularly Jonathan H. Cohen, the Chief Executive Officer of TICC Management, and Saul B. Rosenthal, the President and Chief Operating Officer of TICC Management. Neither Mr. Cohen nor Mr. Rosenthal will devote all of their business time to our operations, and both will have other demands on their time as a result of their other activities. Neither Mr. Cohen nor Mr. Rosenthal is subject to an employment contract. The departure of either of these individuals could have a material adverse effect on our ability to achieve our investment objective.

Our financial condition and results of operations will depend on our ability to manage our existing portfolio and future growth effectively.

Our ability to achieve our investment objective will depend on our ability to manage our existing investment portfolio and to grow, which will depend, in turn, on our investment adviser’s ability to identify, analyze, invest in and finance companies that meet our investment criteria, and our ability to raise and retain debt and equity capital. Accomplishing this result on a cost-effective basis is largely a function of our investment adviser’s structuring of the investment process, its ability to provide competent, attentive and efficient services to us and our access to financing on acceptable terms.

We and TICC Management, through its managing member, BDC Partners, will need to continue to hire, train, supervise and manage new employees. Failure to manage our future growth effectively could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

We operate in a highly competitive market for investment opportunities.

A large number of entities compete with us to make the types of investments that we make. We compete with a large number of hedge funds and CLO investment vehicles, other equity and non-equity based investment funds, including other business development companies, investment banks and other sources of financing, including traditional financial services companies such as commercial banks and specialty finance companies. Many of our competitors are substantially larger than us and have considerably greater financial, technical and marketing resources than we do. For example, some competitors may have a lower cost of funds and access to funding sources that are not available to us. In addition, some of our competitors may have higher risk tolerances or different risk assessments, which could allow them to consider a wider variety of investments and establish more relationships than us. Furthermore, many of our competitors are not subject to

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the regulatory restrictions that the 1940 Act imposes on us as a business development company. There can be no assurance that the competitive pressures we face will not have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Also, as a result of this competition, we may not be able to take advantage of attractive investment opportunities from time to time, and we can offer no assurance that we will be able to identify and make investments that are consistent with our investment objective.

Our business model depends upon the development and maintenance of strong referral relationships with private equity and venture capital funds and investment banking firms.

If we fail to maintain our relationships with key firms, or if we fail to establish strong referral relationships with other firms or other sources of investment opportunities, we will not be able to grow our portfolio of loans and achieve our investment objective. In addition, persons with whom we have informal relationships are not obligated to provide us with investment opportunities, and therefore there is no assurance that such relationships will lead to the origination of debt or other investments.

We may not realize gains from our equity investments.

When we invest in debt securities, we may acquire warrants or other equity securities as well. However, the equity interests we receive may not appreciate in value and, in fact, may decline in value. Accordingly, we may not be able to realize gains from our equity interests, and any gains that we do realize on the disposition of any equity interests may not be sufficient to offset any other losses we experience.

Because our investments are generally not in publicly traded securities, there is uncertainty regarding the fair value of our investments, which could adversely affect the determination of our net asset value.

Our portfolio investments are generally not in publicly traded securities. As a result, the fair value of these securities is not readily determinable. We value these securities at fair value as determined in good faith by our Board of Directors based upon the recommendation of the Board’s Valuation Committee. In connection with that determination, members of TICC Management’s portfolio management team prepare portfolio company valuations using the most recent portfolio company financial statements and forecasts. We utilize the services of a third party valuation firm which prepares valuations for each of our bilateral portfolio securities that, when combined with all other investments in the same portfolio company (i) have a value as of the previous quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of our total assets as of the previous quarter, and (ii) have a value as of the current quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of our total assets as of the previous quarter, after taking into account any repayment of principal during the current quarter. In addition, the frequency of the third party valuations of our bilateral portfolio securities is based upon the grade assigned to each such security under our credit grading system as follows: Grade 1, at least annually; Grade 2, at least semi-annually; Grades 3, 4, and 5, at least quarterly.

TICC Management also retains the authority to seek, on our behalf, additional third party valuations with respect to both our bilateral portfolio securities and our syndicated loan investments. On April 9, 2009, the FASB issued additional guidelines under ASC 820-10-35, “Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly,” which provides guidance on factors that should be considered in determining when a previously active market becomes inactive and whether a transaction is orderly. In accordance with ASC 820-10-35, our valuation procedures specifically provide for the review of indicative quotes supplied by the large agent banks that make a market for each security. However, the marketplace from which we obtain indicative bid quotes for purposes of determining the fair value of our syndicated loan investments have shown these attributes of illiquidity as described by ASC-820-10-35. Due to limited market liquidity in the syndicated loan market, TICC believes that the non-binding indicative bids received from agent banks for certain syndicated investments that we own may not be determinative of their fair value and therefore alternative valuation procedures may need to be undertaken. As a result, TICC has engaged third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing certain syndicated investments that we own. In addition, TICC Management prepares an analysis of each syndicated loan, including a financial summary, covenant compliance review, recent trading activity in the security, if known, and other business developments related to the portfolio company. All available information, including non-binding indicative bids which may not be determinative of fair value, is presented to the Valuation Committee to consider in its determination of fair value. In some instances, there may be limited trading activity in a security even though the market for the security is considered not active.

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In such cases the Valuation Committee will consider the number of trades, the size and timing of each trade, and other circumstances around such trades, to the extent such information is available, in its determination of fair value. The Valuation Committee will evaluate the impact of such additional information, and factor it into its consideration of the fair value that is indicated by the analysis provided by third-party valuation firms. We have considered the factors described in ASC 820-10 and have determined that we are properly valuing the securities in our portfolio.

Our Board of Directors retains ultimate authority as to the third-party review cycle as well as the appropriate valuation of each investment. The types of factors that the Valuation Committee takes into account in providing its fair value recommendation to our Board of Directors includes, as relevant, the nature and value of any collateral, the portfolio company’s ability to make payments and its earnings, the markets in which the portfolio company does business, comparison to valuations of publicly traded companies, comparisons to recent sales of comparable companies, the discounted value of the cash flows of the portfolio company and other relevant factors. Because such valuations are inherently uncertain and may be based on estimates, our determinations of fair value may differ materially from the values that would be assessed if a readily available market for these securities existed.

The lack of liquidity in our investments may adversely affect our business.

As stated above, our investments are generally not in publicly traded securities. Substantially all of these securities are subject to legal and other restrictions on resale or will otherwise be less liquid than publicly traded securities. The illiquidity of our investments may make it difficult for us to sell such investments if the need arises. Also, if we are required to liquidate all or a portion of our portfolio quickly, we may realize significantly less than the value at which we have previously recorded our investments.

In addition, because we generally invest in debt securities with a term of up to seven years and generally intend to hold such investments until maturity of the debt, we do not expect realization events, if any, to occur in the near-term. We expect that our holdings of equity securities may require several years to appreciate in value, and we can offer no assurance that such appreciation will occur.

We may experience fluctuations in our operating results for any period, and as a result, our financial results for any period should not be relied upon as being indicative of performance in future periods.

We may experience fluctuations in our operating results due to a number of factors, including the rate at which we make new investments, the interest rates payable on the debt securities we acquire, the default rate on such securities, the level of our expenses, variations in and the timing of the recognition of realized and unrealized gains or losses, the degree to which we encounter competition in our markets and general economic conditions. As a result of these factors, results for any period should not be relied upon as being indicative of performance in future periods.

Capital markets have, over the past five years, recently been in a period of disruption and instability. These market conditions have materially and adversely affected debt and equity capital markets in the U.S. and abroad, which had, and may in the future have, a negative impact on our business and operations.

The global capital markets have, over the past five years, been in a period of disruption as evidenced by a lack of liquidity in the debt capital markets, significant write-offs in the financial services sector, the re-pricing of credit risk in the broadly syndicated credit market and the failure of certain major financial institutions. Despite actions of the U.S. federal government and foreign governments, these events contributed to worsening general economic conditions that materially and adversely impacted the broader financial and credit markets and reduced the availability of debt and equity capital for the market as a whole and financial services firms in particular. These conditions could return in the future. Should these conditions return, we and other companies in the financial services sector may have to access, if available, alternative markets for debt and equity capital. Equity capital may be difficult to raise because, subject to some limited exceptions which apply to us, as a BDC we are generally not able to issue additional shares of our common stock at a price less than net asset value. In addition, our ability to incur indebtedness (including by issuing preferred stock) is limited by applicable regulations such that our asset coverage, as defined in the 1940 Act, must equal at least 200% immediately after each time we incur indebtedness. The debt capital that will be available, if at all, may

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be at a higher cost and on less favorable terms and conditions in the future. Any inability to raise capital could have a negative effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

The illiquidity of our investments may make it difficult for us to sell such investments if required. As a result, we may realize significantly less than the value at which we have recorded our investments. In addition, significant changes in the capital markets, including the recent period of extreme volatility and disruption, have had, and may in the future have, a negative effect on the valuations of our investments and on the potential for liquidity events involving our investments. An inability to raise capital, and any required sale of our investments for liquidity purposes, could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition or results of operations.

Economic recessions or downturns could impair our portfolio companies and harm our operating results.

Many of our portfolio companies may be susceptible to economic slowdowns or recessions and may be unable to repay our loans during these periods. Therefore, our non-performing assets may increase and the value of our portfolio may decrease during these periods as we are required to record the values of our investments. Adverse economic conditions also may decrease the value of collateral securing some of our loans and the value of our equity investments at fair value. Economic slowdowns or recessions could lead to financial losses in our portfolio and a decrease in revenues, net income and assets. Unfavorable economic conditions also could increase our funding costs, limit our access to the capital markets or result in a decision by lenders not to extend credit to us. These events could prevent us from increasing investments and harm our operating results.

A portfolio company’s failure to satisfy financial or operating covenants imposed by us or other lenders could lead to defaults and, potentially, acceleration of the time when the loans are due and foreclosure on its secured assets, which could trigger cross-defaults under other agreements and jeopardize the portfolio company’s ability to meet its obligations under the debt that we hold. We may incur additional expenses to the extent necessary to seek recovery upon default or to negotiate new terms with a defaulting portfolio company. In addition, if one of our portfolio companies were to go bankrupt, depending on the facts and circumstances, including the extent to which we actually provided significant managerial assistance to that portfolio company, a bankruptcy court might recharacterize our debt holding and subordinate all or a portion of our claim to that of other creditors. These events could harm our financial condition and operating results.

The downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and the economic crisis in Europe could negatively impact our business, financial condition and results of operations.

U.S. debt ceiling and budget deficit concerns, together with signs of deteriorating sovereign debt conditions in Europe, have increased the possibility of additional credit-rating downgrades and economic slowdowns. Although U.S. lawmakers passed legislation to raise the federal debt ceiling, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services lowered its long-term sovereign credit rating on the United States from “AAA” to “AA+” in August 2011. The impact of this or any further downgrades to the U.S. government’s sovereign credit rating, or its perceived creditworthiness, and the impact of the current crisis in Europe with respect to the ability of certain European Union countries to continue to service their sovereign debt obligations is inherently unpredictable and could adversely affect the U.S. and global financial markets and economic conditions. There can be no assurance that governmental or other measures to aid economic recovery will be effective. These developments, and the government’s credit concerns in general, could cause interest rates and borrowing costs to rise, which may negatively impact our ability to access the capital markets on favorable terms. In addition, the decreased credit rating could create broader financial turmoil and uncertainty, which may weigh heavily on our stock price. Continued adverse economic conditions could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

The effect of global climate change may impact the operations of our portfolio companies.

There may be evidence of global climate change. Climate change creates physical and financial risk and some of our portfolio companies may be adversely affected by climate change. For example, the needs of customers of energy companies vary with weather conditions, primarily temperature and humidity. To the extent weather conditions are affected by climate change, energy use could increase or decrease depending on the duration and magnitude of any changes. Increases in the cost of energy could adversely affect the cost of operations of our portfolio companies if the use of energy products or services is material to their business. A decrease in energy use due to weather changes may affect some of our portfolio companies’ financial

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condition, through decreased revenues. Extreme weather conditions in general require more system backup, adding to costs, and can contribute to increased system stresses, including service interruptions.

If we cannot obtain additional capital because of either regulatory or market price constraints, we could be forced to curtail or cease our new lending and investment activities, our net asset value could decrease and our level of distributions and liquidity could be affected adversely.

Our ability to secure additional financing and satisfy our financial obligations under indebtedness outstanding from time to time will depend upon our future operating performance, which is subject to the prevailing general economic and credit market conditions, including interest rate levels and the availability of credit generally, and financial, business and other factors, many of which are beyond our control. The prolonged continuation or worsening of current economic and capital market conditions could have a material adverse effect on our ability to secure financing on favorable terms, if at all.

The impact of recent financial reform legislation on us is uncertain.

In light of recent conditions in the U.S. and global financial markets and the U.S. and global economy, legislators, the presidential administration and regulators have increased their focus on the regulation of the financial services industry. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Reform Act”) became effective on July 21, 2010, although many provisions of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act have delayed effectiveness or will not become effective until the relevant federal agencies issue new rules to implement the Dodd-Frank Reform Act. Nevertheless, the Dodd-Frank Reform Act may have a material adverse impact on the financial services industry as a whole and on our business, results of operations and financial condition. Accordingly, we cannot predict the effect the Dodd-Frank Act or its implementing regulations will have on our business, results of operations or financial condition.

Our business is subject to increasingly complex corporate governance, public disclosure and accounting requirements that could adversely affect our business and financial results.

We are subject to changing rules and regulations of federal and state government as well as the stock exchange on which our common stock is listed. These entities, including the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the SEC and the NASDAQ Stock Market, have issued a significant number of new and increasingly complex requirements and regulations over the course of the last several years and continue to develop additional regulations and requirements in response to laws enacted by Congress. On July 21, 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act, or the Dodd-Frank Act, was enacted. There are significant corporate governance-related provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act, and the SEC has adopted additional rules and regulations that may impact us. Our efforts to comply with these requirements have resulted in, and are likely to continue to result in, an increase in expenses and a diversion of management’s time from other business activities.

A disruption in the capital markets and the credit markets could negatively affect our business.

As a BDC, we seek to maintain our ability to raise additional capital for investment purposes. Without sufficient access to the capital markets or credit markets, we may not be able to pursue new business opportunities. Disruptive conditions in the financial industry and the impact of new legislation in response to those conditions could restrict our business operations and could adversely impact our results of operations and financial condition.

Our ability to grow our business could be impaired by an inability to access the capital markets or to enter into new credit facilities. At various times over the past three years, reflecting concern about the stability of the financial markets, many lenders and institutional investors have reduced or ceased providing funding to borrowers. This market disruption and tightening of credit has led to increased market volatility and widespread reduction of business activity generally. If we are unable to raise additional equity capital or consummate new credit facilities on terms that are acceptable to us, we may not be able to initiate significant originations.

These situations may arise due to circumstances that we may be unable to control, such as access to the credit markets, a severe decline in the value of the U.S. dollar, a further economic downturn or an operational problem that affects third parties or us, and could materially damage our business. Even if such conditions

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have improved broadly and significantly over the short-term, adverse conditions in particular sectors of the financial markets could adversely impact our business over the long-term.

Uncertainty relating to the LIBOR calculation process may adversely affect the value of our portfolio of the LIBOR-indexed, floating-rate debt securities.

Concerns have been publicized that some of the member banks surveyed by the British Bankers’ Association (“BBA”) in connection with the calculation of LIBOR across a range of maturities and currencies may have been under-reporting or otherwise manipulating the inter-bank lending rate applicable to them in order to profit on their derivatives positions or to avoid an appearance of capital insufficiency or adverse reputational or other consequences that may have resulted from reporting inter-bank lending rates higher than those they actually submitted. A number of BBA member banks have entered into settlements with their regulators and law enforcement agencies with respect to alleged manipulation of LIBOR, and investigations by regulators and governmental authorities in various jurisdictions are ongoing.

Actions by the BBA, regulators or law enforcement agencies may result in changes to the manner in which LIBOR is determined. Uncertainty as to the nature of such potential changes may adversely affect the market for LIBOR-based securities, including our portfolio of LIBOR-indexed, floating-rate debt securities. In addition, any further changes or reforms to the determination or supervision of LIBOR may result in a sudden or prolonged increase or decrease in reported LIBOR, which could have an adverse impact on the market for LIBOR-based securities or the value of our portfolio of LIBOR-indexed, floating-rate debt securities.

Price declines and illiquidity in the corporate debt markets have adversely affected, and may continue to adversely affect, the fair value of our portfolio investments, reducing our net asset value through increased net unrealized depreciation.

As a BDC, we are required to carry our investments at fair value as determined in good faith by or under the direction of our Board of Directors. Decreases in the fair values of our investments are recorded as unrealized depreciation. Depending on market conditions, we may incur substantial losses in future periods, which could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations.

Even in the event the value of your investment declines, the management fee and, in certain circumstances, the incentive fee will still be payable.

The management fee is calculated as 2.0% of the value of our gross assets at a specific time. Accordingly, the management fee will be payable regardless of whether the value of our gross assets and/or your investment have decreased. Moreover, a portion of the incentive fee is payable if our net investment income for a calendar quarter exceeds a designated hurdle rate. This portion of the incentive fee is payable without regard to any capital gain, capital loss or unrealized depreciation that may occur during the quarter. Accordingly, this portion of our adviser’s incentive fee may also be payable notwithstanding a decline in net asset value that quarter. In addition, in the event we recognize deferred loan interest income in excess of our available capital as a result of our receipt of payment-in-kind, or “PIK” interest, we may be required to liquidate assets in order to pay a portion of the incentive fee. TICC Management, however, is not required to reimburse us for the portion of any incentive fees attributable to deferred loan interest income in the event of a subsequent default.

We are permitted to borrow money, which magnifies the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and may increase the risk of investing in us.

On August 10, 2011, we completed a $225.0 million debt securitization financing transaction. The Class A Notes and the subordinated notes offered in the debt securitization were issued by TICC CLO, a subsidiary of Holdings, which is in turn a direct subsidiary of TICC. The Class A Notes are secured by the assets held by the 2011 Securitization Issuer. The securitization was executed through a private placement of $101.25 million of secured notes rated AAA/Aaa by Standard & Poor’s Rating Service (“S&P”) and Moody’s Investors Service Inc. (“Moody’s”), respectively, and bearing interest at the three-month LIBOR plus 2.25%. Holdings retained all of the subordinated notes, which totaled $123.75 million, and retained all the membership interests in the 2011 Securitization Issuer.

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May 28, 2013, TICC CLO 2012-1 issued additional secured notes totaling an aggregate of $120 million and subordinated notes totaling an aggregate of $40 million, which subordinated notes were purchased by the Company, under the “accordion” feature of the debt securitization which allowed, under certain circumstances and subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, for an increase in the amount of secured and subordinated notes. It is not necessary that the Company own all or any of the notes permitted by this feature, which may affect the accounting treatment of the debt securitization financing transaction. As of June 30, 2013 the secured notes of the 2012 Securitization Issuer have an aggregate face amount of $240 million and were issued in four classes. The class A-1 notes have a current face amount of $176 million, are rated AAA(sf)/Aaa(sf) by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) and Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (Moody’s), respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 1.75%. The class B-1 notes have a current face amount of $20 million, are rated AA(sf)/Aa2(sf) by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 3.50%. The class C-1 notes have a current face amount of $23 million, are rated A(sf)/A2(sf) by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 4.75%. The class D-1 notes have a current face amount of $21 million, are rated BBB(sf)/Baa2(sf) by S&P and Moody’s, respectively, and bear interest at three-month LIBOR plus 5.75%. TICC presently owns all of the subordinated notes, which totaled $80 million as of June 30, 2013.

On September 26, 2012, we completed a private placement of Convertible Notes. A total of $105.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were issued at the closing. An additional $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were issued on October 22, 2012 pursuant to the exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional Convertible Notes. The Convertible Notes are convertible into shares of our common stock based on an initial conversion rate of 87.2448 shares of our common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $11.46 per share of common stock. The conversion price for the Convertible Notes will be reduced for quarterly cash dividends paid to common shares to the extent that the quarterly dividend exceeds $0.29 cents per share, subject to adjustment. The Convertible Notes will bear interest at an annual rate of 7.50%, payable semiannually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning May 1, 2013. The Convertible Notes bear interest at an annual rate of 7.50%, payable semiannually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year, beginning May 1, 2013. The Convertible Notes mature on November 1, 2017, unless previously converted in accordance with their terms. The Convertible Notes are our general unsecured obligations, rank equally in right of payment with our future senior unsecured debt, and rank senior in right of payment to any potential subordinated debt, should any be issued in the future.

Borrowings (including through the securitization transactions described above, which are consolidated in our financial statements), also known as leverage, magnify the potential for gain or loss on amounts invested and, therefore, increase the risks associated with investing in our securities. We may borrow from and issue senior debt securities to banks, insurance companies, and other lenders. Lenders of these senior securities have fixed dollar claims on our assets that are superior to the claims of our common stockholders. If the value of our assets increases, then leveraging would cause the net asset value attributable to our common stock to increase more sharply than it would have had we not leveraged. Conversely, if the value of our assets decreases, leveraging would cause net asset value to decline more sharply than it otherwise would have had we not leveraged. Similarly, any increase in our income in excess of interest payable on the borrowed funds would cause our net income to increase more than it would without the leverage, while any decrease in our income would cause net income to decline more sharply than it would have had we not borrowed. Such a decline could negatively affect our ability to make common stock dividend payments. Leverage is generally considered a speculative investment technique. Our ability to service any debt that we incur will depend largely on our financial performance and will be subject to prevailing economic conditions and competitive pressures. Moreover, as the management fee payable to TICC Management will be payable on our gross assets, including those assets acquired through the use of leverage, TICC Management may have a financial incentive to incur leverage which may not be consistent with our stockholders’ interests. In addition, our common stockholders will bear the burden of any increase in our expenses as a result of leverage, including any increase in the management fee payable to TICC Management.

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Illustration. The following table illustrates the effect of leverage on returns from an investment in our common stock assuming various annual returns on the portfolio, net of expenses. The calculations in the table below are hypothetical and actual returns may be higher or lower than those appearing in the table below.

         
  Assumed total return on our portfolio
(net of expenses)
  (10.0)%   (5.0)%   0.0%   5.0%   10.0%
Corresponding return to stockholder(1)     (22.5 )%      (13.3 )%      (4.0 )%      5.2 %      14.5 % 

(1) Assumes $1.047 billion in total assets and $481.25 million in total debt outstanding, which reflects our total assets and total debt outstanding as of June 30, 2013 (adjusted to include $25.0 million in preferred stock, and excluding non-portfolio related assets and non-leverage related liabilities), and a cost of funds of approximately 4.74%.

Pending legislation may allow us to incur additional leverage.

As a BDC, under the 1940 Act generally we are not permitted to incur indebtedness unless immediately after such borrowing we have an asset coverage for total borrowings of at least 200% (i.e., the amount of debt may not exceed 50% of the value of our assets). On June 8, 2012, legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives intended to revise certain regulations applicable to BDCs. The legislation, among other things, provides for increasing the amount of funds BDCs may borrow by reducing asset to debt limitations from 2:1 to 3:2. As a result, we may be able to incur additional indebtedness in the future and therefore your risk of an investment in shares of our common stock may increase.

We are subject to risks associated with our debt securitization financing transactions.

As a result of the debt securitization financing transactions that we completed on August 10, 2011 and August 23, 2012, we are subject to a variety of risks, including those set forth below:

We are subject to certain risks as a result of our indirect interests in the subordinated notes and membership interests of the 2011 Securitization Issuer and our direct interests in the subordinated notes and membership interests of the 2012 Securitization Issuer.

Under the terms of the master loan sale agreement governing the TICC CLO, (1) we sold and/or contributed to Holdings all of our ownership interest in our portfolio loans and participations for the purchase price and other consideration set forth in the master loan sale agreement and (2) Holdings, in turn, sold and/or contributed to the 2011 Securitization Issuer all of its ownership interest in such portfolio loans and participations for the purchase price and the consideration set forth in the master loan sale agreement. Under the terms of the master loan sale agreement governing the TICC CLO 2012-1, we sold directly to the 2012 Securitization Issuer all of our ownership interest in our portfolio loans and participations for the purchase price and other consideration set forth in the master loan sale agreement. Following these transfers, the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the 2012 Securitization Issuer (collectively, the “Securitization Issuers”), and not Holdings or us, held all of the ownership interest in such portfolio loans and participations. As a result of the TICC CLO, we hold indirectly through Holdings the 2011 Subordinated Notes as well as membership interests, which comprise 100% of the equity interests, in the 2011 Securitization Issuer. As a result of the TICC CLO 2012-1, we hold directly the 2012 Subordinated Notes as well as membership interests, which comprise 100% of the equity interests, in the 2012 Securitization Issuer. As a result, we consolidate the financial statements of Holdings and the Securitization Issuers in our consolidated financial statements. Because Holdings and each Securitization Issuer is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner for U.S. federal income tax purposes, each of the sale or contribution of portfolio loans by us to Holdings, the sale of portfolio loans by Holdings to the 2011 Securitization Issuer, and the sale of portfolio loans by us to the 2012 Securitization Issuer, did not constitute a taxable event for U.S. federal income tax purposes. If the U.S. Internal Revenue Service were to take a contrary position, there could be a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. The securities issued by the Securitization Issuers, or by any securitization vehicle we sponsor in the future, could be acquired by another business development company or securitization vehicle subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions. We may also, from time to time, hold asset-backed securities, or the economic equivalent thereof, issued by a securitization vehicle sponsored by another business development company to the extent permitted under the 1940 Act.

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The 2011 Subordinated Notes, the 2012 Subordinated Notes and membership interests of each Securitization Issuer are subordinated obligations of such Securitization Issuer.

The 2011 Subordinated Notes and the 2012 Subordinated Notes (collectively, the “Subordinated Notes”) are the junior class of notes issued by each Securitization Issuer, are subordinated in priority of payment to the secured notes issued by the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the 2012 Securitization Issuer (collectively, the “Secured Notes”), respectively, and are subject to certain payment restrictions set forth in the respective indentures governing the notes of each Securitization Issuer. Therefore, for the TICC CLO, Holdings only receives cash distributions on the 2011 Subordinated Notes if the 2011 Securitization Issuer has made all cash interest payments on the Secured Notes it has issued, and we only receive cash distributions in respect of our indirect ownership of the 2011 Securitization Issuer to the extent that Holdings receives any cash distributions in respect of its direct ownership of the 2011 Securitization Issuer. For the TICC CLO 2012-1, we only receive cash distributions on the 2012 Subordinated Notes if the 2012 Securitization Issuer has made all cash interest payments on the Secured Notes it has issued, and we only receive cash distributions in respect of our ownership of the 2012 Securitization Issuer to the extent that funds are available therefor. The Subordinated Notes of a Securitization Issuer are also unsecured and rank behind all of the secured creditors, known or unknown, of such Securitization Issuer, including the holders of the Secured Notes it has issued. Consequently, to the extent that the value of either Securitization Issuer’s portfolio of loan investments has been reduced as a result of conditions in the credit markets, or as a result of defaulted loans or individual fund assets, the value of the Subordinated Notes of such Securitization Issuer at their redemption could be reduced. Accordingly, our investment in each Securitization Issuer may be subject to complete loss.

The membership interests in each Securitization Issuer represent all of the equity interest in such Securitization Issuer. As such, the holder of the membership interests of a Securitization Issuer is the residual claimant on distributions, if any, made by such Securitization Issuer after holders of all classes of notes issued by such Securitization Issuer have been paid in full on each payment date or upon maturity of such notes under the debt securitization financing transaction documents. Such payments may be made by each Securitization Issuer only to the extent permitted under such documents on any payment date or upon payment in full of the notes issued by such Securitization Issuer. We cannot assure you that distributions on the assets held by the Securitization Issuers will be sufficient to make any distributions to us or that such distributions will meet our expectations.

The interests of holders of the senior class of securities issued by each Securitization Issuer may not be aligned with our interests.

The Secured Notes of each Securitization Issuer are the debt obligations ranking senior in right of payment to the Subordinated Notes of such Securitization Issuer. As such, there are circumstances in which the interests of holders of the Secured Notes may not be aligned with the interests of holders of the Subordinated Notes and the membership interests of a Securitization Issuer. For example, under the terms of the Secured Notes of each Securitization Issuer, holders of the Secured Notes have the right to receive payments of principal and interest prior to holders of the Subordinated Notes and the membership interests of such Securitization Issuer.

For as long as the Secured Notes of a Securitization Issuer remain outstanding, holders of the Secured Notes have the right to act, in certain circumstances, with respect to the portfolio loans in ways that may benefit their interests but not the interests of holders of Subordinated Notes and membership interests of such Securitization Issuer, including by exercising remedies under the indenture in the debt securitization financing transaction.

If an event of default has occurred and acceleration occurs in accordance with the terms of an indenture, the Secured Notes of the applicable Securitization Issuer then outstanding will be paid in full before any further payment or distribution on the Subordinated Notes of such Securitization Issuer. In addition, if an event of default occurs, holders of a majority of the most senior class of Secured Notes then outstanding will be entitled to determine the remedies to be exercised under the indenture, subject to the terms of the indenture. For example, upon the occurrence of an event of default with respect to the notes issued by a Securitization Issuer, the trustee or holders of a majority of the most senior class of Secured Notes of such Securitization Issuer then outstanding may declare the principal, together with any accrued interest, of all the

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notes of such class and any junior classes to be immediately due and payable. This would have the effect of accelerating the principal on such notes, triggering a repayment obligation on the part of the Securitization Issuer. If at such time the portfolio loans of a Securitization Issuer were not performing well, such Securitization Issuer may not have sufficient proceeds available to enable the trustee under the indenture to repay the obligations of holders of the Subordinated Notes of such Securitization Issuer, or to pay a dividend to holders of the membership interests of such Securitization Issuer.

Remedies pursued by the holders of the Secured Notes of a Securitization Issuer could be adverse to the interests of the holders of the Subordinated Notes of such Securitization Issuer, and the holders of such Secured Notes will have no obligation to consider any possible adverse effect on such other interests. Thus, any remedies pursued by the holders of the Secured Notes of a Securitization Issuer may not be in our best interests and we may not receive payments or distributions upon an acceleration of the applicable Secured Notes. Any failure of a Securitization Issuer to make distributions on the Subordinated Notes we hold, directly or indirectly, whether as a result of an event of default or otherwise, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows and may result in an inability of us to make distributions sufficient to allow our qualification as a RIC.

The Securitization Issuers may fail to meet certain asset coverage tests.

Under the documents governing each debt securitization financing transaction, there are two coverage tests applicable to the Secured Notes. The first such test compares the amount of interest received on the portfolio loans held by the Securitization Issuer to the amount of interest payable in respect of the Secured Notes of such Securitization Issuer. For the TICC CLO, to meet this test at any time, interest received on the portfolio loans must equal at least 200% or greater (based upon a graduated scale provided for in the indenture) of the interest payable in respect of the Secured Notes of the 2011 Securitization Issuer. For the TICC CLO 2012-1, to meet this test at any time, interest received on the portfolio loans must equal at least 120% to 160% (based upon a graduated scale for the class of Secured Notes to which such test is applied as provided for in the indenture) of the interest payable in respect of the Secured Notes of the 2012 Securitization Issuer. The second such test compares the principal amount of the portfolio loans held by the Securitization Issuer to the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the Secured Notes of such Securitization Issuer. For the TICC CLO, to meet this test at any time, the aggregate principal amount of the portfolio loans held by the 2011 Securitization Issuer must equal at least 135% of the outstanding principal amount of the Secured Notes of the 2011 Securitization Issuer. For the TICC CLO 2012-1, to meet this test at any time, the aggregate principal amount of the portfolio loans held by the 2012 Securitization Issuer must equal at least 126% to 152.50% (based upon a graduated scale for the class of Secured Notes to which such test is applied as provided for in the indenture) of the outstanding principal amount of the Secured Notes of the 2012 Securitization Issuer. If either coverage test is not satisfied, interest and principal received by the Securitization Issuer are diverted on the following payment date to pay the most senior class or classes of Secured Notes to the extent necessary to cause all coverage tests to be satisfied on a pro forma basis after giving effect to all payments made in respect of the notes, which, with respect to the payment of any principal amount of the Secured Notes, we refer to as a mandatory redemption. For the TICC CLO, if any asset coverage test with respect to the Secured Notes is not met, proceeds from the portfolio of loan investments that otherwise would have been distributed to the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the holders of the 2011 Subordinated Notes will instead be used to redeem first the Secured Notes of the 2011 Securitization Issuer, to the extent necessary to satisfy the applicable asset coverage tests. For the TICC CLO 2012-1, if any asset coverage test with respect to the Secured Notes is not met or if the 2012 Securitization Issuer fails to obtain a confirmation of the initial ratings of the Secured Notes after the effective date (defined under the indenture as the earlier to occur of January 7, 2013 or the time that the 2012 Securitization Issuer has acquired (or committed to acquire) at least $160.0 million in assets), proceeds from the portfolio of loan investments that otherwise would have been distributed to the 2012 Securitization Issuer and the holders of the 2012 Subordinated Notes will instead be used to first to redeem the Secured Notes and pay interest and deferred interest (if any) on the Secured Notes, to the extent necessary to satisfy the applicable asset coverage tests or to obtain the necessary ratings confirmation.

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We receive cash from the Securitization Issuers only to the extent that we or Holdings, as applicable, receives payments on the Subordinated Notes or membership interests of the Securitization Issuers. The Securitization Issuers may only make payments on such securities to the extent permitted by the payment priority provisions of the respective indentures governing the notes, which generally provide that principal payments on the Subordinated Notes may not be made on any payment date unless all amounts owing under the Secured Notes issued under such indenture are paid in full. In addition, if a Securitization Issuer does not meet the asset coverage tests set forth in the documents governing the debt securitization financing transaction, cash would be diverted from the Subordinated Notes of such Securitization Issuer to first pay the Secured Notes of such Securitization Issuer in amounts sufficient to cause such tests to be satisfied. In the event that we fail to directly or indirectly receive cash from a Securitization Issuer, we could be unable to make such distributions in amounts sufficient to maintain our status as a RIC, or at all. We also could be forced to sell investments in portfolio companies at less than their fair value in order to continue making such distributions. However, the indentures place significant restrictions on the Securitization Issuers’ ability to sell investments. As a result, there may be times or circumstances during which the Securitization Issuers are unable to sell investments or take other actions that might be in our best interests.

We may incur liability to the 2011 Securitization Issuer and to the 2012 Securitization Issuer.

As part of the TICC CLO, we entered into a master loan sale agreement under which we would be required to repurchase any loan (or participation interest therein) which was sold to the 2011 Securitization Issuer in breach of any representation or warranty made by us with respect to such loan on the date such loan was sold. To the extent we fail to satisfy any such repurchase obligation, the trustee may, on behalf of the 2011 Securitization Issuer, bring an action against us to enforce these repurchase obligations. As part of the TICC CLO 2012-1, we entered into a master loan sale agreement under which we may incur liability to the 2012 Securitization Issuer for a breach of any representation or warranty made by us on the closing date with respect to any loan (or participation interest therein) sold to the 2012 Securitization Issuer thereunder.

In connection with our two debt securitization financing transactions, we transferred all of our interests in certain portfolio loans to the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the 2012 Securitization Issuer, respectively. In doing so, we transferred any right we previously had to the payments made on such portfolio loans in exchange for 100% of the residual interests in such securitization issuers. As a result, we face a hightened risk of loss due to the impact of leverage utilized by both the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the 2012 Securitization Issuer, which would have the effect of magnifying the impact on us of a loss on any portfolio loan held by such securitization issuers. In addition, while we serve as the collateral manager for both the 2011 Securitization Issuer and the 2012 Securitization Issuer, which provides us with the authority to enforce payment obligations and loan covenants of the portfolio loans that we transferred to such securitization issuers, we are required to exercise such authority for the interests of the securitization issuers, rather than for our own interests alone.

The structure of the debt securitization financing transactions is intended to prevent, in the event of our bankruptcy or, in the case of the TICC CLO, the bankruptcy of Holdings, the consolidation for purposes of such bankruptcy proceedings of the Securitization Issuers with our operations or, in the case of the TICC CLO, those of Holdings. If the true sale of these assets were not respected in the event of our insolvency, a trustee or debtor-in-possession might reclaim the assets of the Securitization Issuers for our estate. However, in doing so, we would become directly liable for all of the indebtedness then outstanding under the debt securitization financing transactions, which would equal the full amount of debt of the Securitization Issuers reflected on our consolidated balance sheet. In addition, we cannot assure that the recovery in the event we were consolidated with the Securitization Issuers for purposes of any bankruptcy proceeding would exceed the amount to which we would otherwise be entitled as a direct or indirect holder of the Subordinated Notes had we not been consolidated with the Securitization Issuers.

Regulations governing our operation as a BDC affect our ability to, and the way in which we raise additional capital, which may expose us to risks, including the typical risks associated with leverage.

Our ability to grow our business requires a substantial amount of capital, which we may acquire from the following sources:

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We may issue debt securities or preferred stock and/or borrow money from banks or other financial institutions, which we refer to collectively as “senior securities,” up to the maximum amount permitted by the 1940 Act. Under the provisions of the 1940 Act, we are permitted, as a business development company, to issue senior securities in amounts such that our asset coverage ratio, as defined in the 1940 Act, equals at least 200% of gross assets less all liabilities and indebtedness not represented by senior securities, after each issuance of senior securities. This requirement of sustaining a 200% asset coverage ratio limits the amount that we may borrow. Because we will continue to need capital to grow our loan and investment portfolio, this limitation may prevent us from incurring debt. Further additional debt financing may not be available on favorable terms, if at all, or may be restricted by the terms of our debt facilities. If we are unable to incur additional debt, we may be required to raise additional equity at a time when it may be disadvantageous to do so.

As a result of the issuance of senior securities, including preferred stock and debt securities, we are exposed to typical risks associated with leverage, including an increased risk of loss and an increase in expenses, which are ultimately borne by our common stockholders. Because we may incur leverage to make investments, a decrease in the value of our investments would have a greater negative impact on the value of our common stock. When we issue debt securities or preferred stock, it is likely that such securities will be governed by an indenture or other instrument containing covenants restricting our operating flexibility. In addition, such securities may be rated by rating agencies, and in obtaining a rating for such securities, we may be required to abide by operating and investment guidelines that could further restrict our operating flexibility.

We completed debt securitization financing transactions on August 10, 2011, and August 23, 2012, which included $101.25 million and $240.0 million in secured notes, respectively. We also completed a private placement of the Convertible Notes on September 26, 2012, issuing a total of $105.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes at the closing, and an additional $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes on October 22, 2012, pursuant to the exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional Convertible Notes. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Liquidity and Capital Resources” for more information.

Our ability to pay dividends or issue additional senior securities would be restricted if our asset coverage ratio was not at least 200%. If the value of our assets declines, we may be unable to satisfy this test. If that happens, we may be required to sell a portion of our investments and, depending on the nature of our leverage, repay a portion of our indebtedness at a time when such sales may be disadvantageous. Furthermore, any amounts that we use to service our indebtedness would not be available for distributions to our common stockholders.

  Common Stock

We are not generally able to issue and sell our common stock at a price below net asset value per share. We may, however, sell our common stock, or warrants, options or rights to acquire our common stock, at a price below the then-current net asset value of our common stock if our Board of Directors determines that such sale is in the best interests of TICC and its stockholders, and our stockholders approve such sale.

At our 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting, subject to certain determinations required to be made by our board of directors, our stockholders approved our ability to sell or otherwise issue shares of our common stock, not exceeding 25% of our then outstanding common stock immediately prior to each such offering, at a price below the then current net asset value per share during a period beginning on June 5, 2013 and expiring on the earlier of the one-year anniversary of the date of the 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting and the date of our 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting, which is expected to be held in June 2014.

In certain limited circumstances, pursuant to an SEC staff interpretation, we may also issue shares at a price below net asset value in connection with a transferable rights offering so long as: (1) the offer does not discriminate among stockholders; (2) we use our best efforts to ensure an adequate trading market exists for the rights; and (3) the ratio of the offering does not exceed one new share for each three rights held. If we raise additional funds by issuing more common stock or senior securities convertible into, or exchangeable for, our common stock, the percentage ownership of our stockholders at that time would decrease and they may experience dilution. Moreover, we can offer no assurance that we will be able to issue and sell additional equity securities in the future, on favorable terms or at all.

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Our Board of Directors is authorized to reclassify any unissued shares of common stock into one or more classes of preferred stock, which could convey special rights and privileges to its owners.

Our charter permits our Board of Directors to reclassify any authorized but unissued shares of stock into one or more classes of preferred stock. We are currently authorized to issue up to 100,000,000 shares of common stock, of which 53,326,368 shares are issued and outstanding as of October 31, 2013. In the event our Board of Directors opts to reclassify a portion of our unissued shares of common stock into a class of preferred stock, those preferred shares would have a preference over our common stock with respect to dividends and liquidation. The cost of any such reclassification would be borne by our existing common stockholders. The class voting rights of any preferred shares we may issue could make it more difficult for us to take some actions that may, in the future, be proposed by our Board of Directors and/or the holders of our common stock, such as a merger, exchange of securities, liquidation, or alteration of the rights of a class of our securities, if these actions were perceived by the holders of preferred shares as not in their best interests. The issuance of preferred shares convertible into shares of common stock might also reduce the net income and net asset value per share of our common stock upon conversion. These effects, among others, could have an adverse effect on your investment in our common stock.

A change in interest rates may adversely affect our profitability.

We completed debt securitization financing transactions on August 10, 2011, and August 23, 2012, which included $101.25 million and $240.0 million in secured notes, respectively. We also completed a private placement of the Convertible Notes on September 26, 2012, issuing a total of $105.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes at the closing, and an additional $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes on October 22, 2012, pursuant to the exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional Convertible Notes. See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Liquidity and Capital Resources” for more information.

Currently, a limited number of the debt investments in our investment portfolio are at fixed rates, while the others are at variable rates. Although we have not done so in the past, we may in the future choose to hedge against interest rate fluctuations by using standard hedging instruments such as futures, options and forward contracts, subject to applicable legal requirements. These activities may limit our ability to participate in the benefits of lower interest rates with respect to the hedged portfolio. Adverse developments resulting from changes in interest rates or hedging transactions could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Also, we have limited experience in entering into hedging transactions, and we will initially have to purchase or develop such expertise if we choose to employ hedging strategies in the future.

We will be subject to corporate-level income tax if we are unable to qualify as a RIC for federal income tax purposes.

To remain entitled to the tax benefits accorded to RICs under the Code, we must meet certain income source, asset diversification and annual distribution requirements. In order to qualify as a RIC, we must derive each taxable year at least 90% of our gross income from dividends, interest, payments with respect to certain securities loans, gains from the sale of stock or other securities, or other income derived with respect to our business of investing in such stock or securities. The annual distribution requirement for a RIC is satisfied if we distribute at least 90% of our ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital losses, if any, to our stockholders on an annual basis. Because we use debt financing, we are subject to certain asset coverage ratio requirements under the 1940 Act and financial covenants under loan and credit agreements that could, under certain circumstances, restrict us from making distributions necessary to satisfy the annual distribution requirement. If we are unable to obtain cash from other sources, we may fail to qualify for special tax treatment as a RIC and, thus, may be subject to corporate-level income tax on all of our income.

To qualify as a RIC, we must also meet certain asset diversification requirements at the end of each calendar quarter. Failure to meet these tests may result in our having to dispose of certain investments quickly in order to prevent the loss of RIC status. Because most of our investments will be in private companies, any such dispositions could be made at disadvantageous prices and may result in substantial losses. If we fail to qualify as a RIC for any reason and remain or become subject to corporate income tax, the resulting corporate

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taxes could substantially reduce our net assets, the amount of income available for distribution and the amount of our distributions. Such a failure would have a material adverse effect on us and our stockholders.

Our investments in CLOs may be subject to special anti-deferral provisions that could result in us incurring tax or recognizing income prior to receive cash distributions related to such income.

We have purchased and may in the future purchase residual or subordinated interests in CLOs that are treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as shares in a “passive foreign investment company” (a “PFIC”). If we acquire shares in a PFIC (including equity tranche investments in CLOs that are PFICs), we may be subject to federal income tax on a portion of any “excess distribution” or gain from the disposition of such shares even if such income is distributed as a taxable dividend by us to our stockholders. Certain elections may be available to mitigate or eliminate such tax on excess distributions, but such elections (if available) will generally require us to recognize our share of the PFICs income for each year regardless of whether we receive any distributions from such PFICs. We must nonetheless distribute such income to maintain our status as a RIC.

If we hold more than 10% of the shares in a foreign corporation that is treated as a controlled foreign corporation (“CFC”) (including equity tranche investments in a CLO treated as CFC), we may be treated as receiving a deemed distribution (taxable as ordinary income) each year from such foreign corporation in an amount equal to our pro rata share of the corporation’s income for the tax year (including both ordinary earnings and capital gains). If we are required to include such deemed distributions from a CFC in our income, we will be required to distribute such income to maintain our RIC status regardless of whether or not the CFC makes an actual distribution during such year.

If we are required to include amounts in income prior to receiving distributions representing such income, we may have to sell some of our investments at times and/or at prices we would not consider advantageous, raise additional debt or equity capital or forgo new investment opportunities for this purpose. If we are not able to obtain cash from other sources, we may fail to qualify for RIC tax treatment and thus become subject to corporate-level income tax. For additional discussion regarding the tax implications of a RIC, please see “Material U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations — Taxation as a Regulated Investment Company.”

The CLOs in which we invest may be subject to withholding tax if they fail to comply with certain reporting requirements.

Legislation commonly referred to as the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,” or FATCA, generally imposes a withholding tax of 30% on payments of U.S. source interest and dividends paid after June 30, 2014, or gross proceeds from the disposition of an instrument that produces U.S. source interest or dividends paid after December 31, 2014, to certain non-U.S. entities, including certain non-U.S. financial institutions and investment funds, unless such non-U.S. entity complies with certain reporting requirements regarding its United States account holders and its United States owners. Most CLO vehicles in which we invest will be treated as non-U.S. financial entities for this purpose, and therefore will be required to comply with these reporting requirements to avoid the 30% withholding. If a CLO vehicle in which we invest fails to properly comply with these reporting requirements, it could reduce the amounts available to distribute to equity and junior debt holders in such CLO vehicle, which could materially and adversely affect our operating results and cash flows.

We may choose to pay dividends in our own common stock, in which case, our stockholders may be required to pay federal income taxes in excess of the cash dividends they receive.

We may distribute taxable dividends that are payable in cash or shares of our common stock at the election of each stockholder. Under certain applicable provisions of the Code and the Treasury regulations, distributions payable in cash or in shares of stock at the election of stockholders are treated as taxable dividends. The Internal Revenue Service has issued private rulings indicating that this rule will apply even where the total amount of cash that may be distributed is limited to no more than 20% of the total distribution. Under these rulings, if too many stockholders elect to receive their distributions in cash, each such stockholder would receive a pro rata share of the total cash to be distributed and would receive the remainder of their distribution in shares of stock. If we decide to make any distributions consistent with these rulings that are payable in part in our stock, taxable stockholders receiving such dividends will be required to

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include the full amount of the dividend (whether received in cash, our stock, or a combination thereof) as ordinary income (or as long-term capital gain to the extent such distribution is properly reported as a capital gain dividend) to the extent of our current and accumulated earnings and profits for United States federal income tax purposes. As a result, a U.S. stockholder may be required to pay tax with respect to such dividends in excess of any cash received. If a U.S. stockholder sells the stock it receives as a dividend in order to pay this tax, the sales proceeds may be less than the amount included in income with respect to the dividend, depending on the market price of our stock at the time of the sale. Furthermore, with respect to non-U.S. stockholders, we may be required to withhold U.S. tax with respect to such dividends, including in respect of all or a portion of such dividend that is payable in stock. In addition, if a significant number of our stockholders determine to sell shares of our stock in order to pay taxes owed on dividends, it may put downward pressure on the trading price of our stock.

We may have difficulty paying our required distributions if we recognize income before or without receiving cash representing such income.

For federal income tax purposes, we will include in income certain amounts that we have not yet received in cash, such as original issue discount, which may arise if we receive warrants in connection with the making of a loan or possibly in other circumstances, or contracted PIK interest, which represents contractual interest added to the loan balance and due at the end of the loan term. In addition, we may be required to accrue for federal income tax purposes amounts attributable to our investment in CLOs that may differ from the distributions received in respect of such investments. We also may be required to include in income certain other amounts that we will not receive in cash.

Because in certain cases we may recognize income before or without receiving cash representing such income, we may have difficulty satisfying the annual distribution requirement applicable to RICs. Accordingly, we may have to sell some of our investments at times we would not consider advantageous, raise additional debt or equity capital, reduce new investments or make taxable distributions of our stock or debt securities to meet that distribution requirement. If we are not able to obtain cash from other sources, we may fail to qualify for RIC tax treatment and thus be subject to corporate-level income tax.

In addition, original issue discount income for certain portfolio investments may or may not be included as a factor in the determination of the fair value of such investments.

There are significant potential conflicts of interest between TICC and our management team.

In the course of our investing activities, we pay management and incentive fees to TICC Management, and reimburse BDC Partners for certain expenses it incurs. As a result, investors in our common stock invest on a “gross” basis and receive distributions on a “net” basis after expenses, resulting in, among other things, a lower rate of return than one might achieve through direct investments. As a result of this arrangement, there may be times when the management team of TICC Management has interests that differ from those of our stockholders, giving rise to a conflict.

TICC Management receives a quarterly incentive fee based, in part, on our “Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income,” if any, for the immediately preceding calendar quarter. This incentive fee is subject to a quarterly hurdle rate before providing an incentive fee return to TICC Management. To the extent we or TICC Management are able to exert influence over our portfolio companies, the quarterly pre-incentive fee may provide TICC Management with an incentive to induce our portfolio companies to accelerate or defer interest or other obligations owed to us from one calendar quarter to another.

In addition, our executive officers and directors, and the executive officers of TICC Management, and its managing member, BDC Partners, serve or may serve as officers and directors of entities that operate in a line of business similar to our own. Accordingly, they may have obligations to investors in those entities, the fulfillment of which might not be in the best interests of us or our stockholders. Charles M. Royce, the non-executive Chairman of our Board of Directors, holds a minority, non-controlling interest in our investment adviser.

Messrs. Cohen and Rosenthal also currently serve as Chief Executive Officer and President, respectively, for T2 Advisers, LLC, which serves as the collateral manager of T2 Income Fund CLO I Ltd. BDC Partners is the managing member of T2 Advisers, LLC. Further, Messrs. Cohen and Rosenthal currently serve as Chief

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Executive Officer and President, respectively, of Oxford Lane Capital Corp., a non-diversified closed-end management investment company that currently invests primarily in CLO debt and equity tranches, and its investment adviser, Oxford Lane Management. BDC Partners provides Oxford Lane Capital Corp. with office facilities and administrative services pursuant to an administration agreement and also serves as the managing member of Oxford Lane Management. In addition, Patrick F. Conroy, the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of TICC Management, BDC Partners and TICC, serves in the same capacities for Oxford Lane Capital Corp. and Oxford Lane Management and also serves as the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Treasurer of T2 Advisers, LLC. Because of these possible conflicts of interest, these individuals may direct potential business and investment opportunities to other entities rather than to us or such individuals may undertake or otherwise engage in activities or conduct on behalf of such other entities that is not in, or which may be adverse to, our best interests.

BDC Partners has adopted a written policy with respect to the allocation of investment opportunities among TICC, Oxford Lane Capital Corp. and T2 Income Fund CLO I Ltd. in view of the potential conflicts of interest raised by the relationships described above.

In the ordinary course of business, we may enter into transactions with portfolio companies that may be considered related party transactions. In order to ensure that we do not engage in any prohibited transactions with any persons affiliated with us, we have implemented certain policies and procedures whereby our executive officers screen each of our transactions for any possible affiliations between the proposed portfolio investment, us, companies controlled by us and our employees and directors. We will not enter into any agreements unless and until we are satisfied that doing so will not raise concerns under the 1940 Act or, if such concerns exist, we have taken appropriate actions to seek board review and approval or exemptive relief for such transaction. Our Board of Directors reviews these procedures on an annual basis.

We have also adopted a Code of Ethics which applies to, among others, our senior officers, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as well as all of our officers, directors and employees. Our Code of Ethics requires that all employees and directors avoid any conflict, or the appearance of a conflict, between an individual’s personal interests and our interests. Pursuant to our Code of Ethics, each employee and director must disclose any conflicts of interest, or actions or relationships that might give rise to a conflict, to our Chief Compliance Officer. Our Audit Committee is charged with approving any waivers under our Code of Ethics. As required by the NASDAQ Global Select Market corporate governance listing standards, the Audit Committee of our Board of Directors is also required to review and approve any transactions with related parties (as such term is defined in Item 404 of Regulation S-K).

We may need to raise additional capital to grow because we must distribute most of our income.

We may need additional capital to fund growth in our investments. We expect to issue equity securities and expect to borrow from financial institutions in the future. A reduction in the availability of new capital could limit our ability to grow. We must distribute at least 90% of our investment company taxable income to our stockholders to maintain our RIC status for federal income tax purposes. As a result, any such cash earnings may not be available to fund investment originations. We expect to borrow from financial institutions and issue additional debt and equity securities. If we fail to obtain funds from such sources or from other sources to fund our investments, it could limit our ability to grow, which may have an adverse effect on the value of our securities. In addition, as a BDC, our ability to borrow or issue preferred stock may be restricted if our total assets are less than 200% of our total borrowings and preferred stock.

Changes in laws or regulations governing our operations may adversely affect our business.

We and our portfolio companies are subject to regulation by laws at the local, state and federal levels. These laws and regulations, as well as their interpretation, may be changed from time to time. Any change in these laws or regulations could have a material adverse effect on our business. In particular, legislative initiatives relating to climate change, healthcare reform and similar public policy matters may impact the portfolio companies in which we invest to the extent they operate in industries that may be subject to such changes.

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If we do not invest a sufficient portion of our assets in qualifying assets, we could fail to qualify as a business development company or be precluded from investing according to our current business strategy.

As a business development company, we may not acquire any assets other than “qualifying assets” unless, at the time of and after giving effect to such acquisition, at least 70% of our total assets are qualifying assets. See “Business — Regulation as a Business Development Company.”

We believe that most of our portfolio investments will constitute qualifying assets. However, we may be precluded from investing in what we believe are attractive investments if such investments are not qualifying assets for purposes of the 1940 Act. If we do not invest a sufficient portion of our assets in qualifying assets, we could lose our status as a BDC, which would have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. Similarly, these rules could prevent us from making follow-on investments in existing portfolio companies (which could result in the dilution of our position) or could require us to dispose of investments at inappropriate times in order to comply with the 1940 Act. If we need to dispose of such investments quickly, it would be difficult to dispose of such investments on favorable terms. For example, we may have difficulty in finding a buyer and, even if we do find a buyer, we may have to sell the investments at a substantial loss.

Provisions of the Maryland General Corporation Law and of our charter and bylaws could deter takeover attempts and have an adverse impact on the price of our common stock.

The Maryland General Corporation Law and our charter and bylaws contain provisions that may discourage, delay or make more difficult a change in control of TICC or the removal of our directors. We are subject to the Maryland Business Combination Act, subject to any applicable requirements of the 1940 Act. Our board of directors has adopted a resolution exempting from the Business Combination Act any business combination between us and any other person, subject to prior approval of such business combination by our board, including approval by a majority of our disinterested directors. If the resolution exempting business combinations is repealed or our board does not approve a business combination, the Business Combination Act may discourage third parties from trying to acquire control of us and increase the difficulty of consummating such an offer. Our bylaws exempt from the Maryland Control Share Acquisition Act.

Risks Related to Our Investments

Our investment portfolio may be concentrated in a limited number of portfolio companies, which will subject us to a risk of significant loss if any of these companies defaults on its obligations under any of its debt securities that we hold or if the sectors in which we invest experience a market downturn.

A consequence of our limited number of investments is that the aggregate returns we realize may be significantly adversely affected if a small number of investments perform poorly or if we need to write down the value of any one investment. Beyond our income tax asset diversification requirements, we do not have fixed guidelines for diversification, and our investments could be concentrated in relatively few issuers. On December 3, 2007, we changed our name from Technology Investment Capital Corp. to TICC Capital Corp. While we have historically focused on the technology sector, we expect to actively seek new investment opportunities outside this sector that otherwise meet our investment criteria. As a result, a market downturn, including a downturn in the sectors in which we invest, could materially adversely affect us.

Most of our debt investments will not fully amortize during their lifetime, which may subject us to the risk of loss of our principal in the event a portfolio company is unable to repay us prior to maturity.

Most of our debt investments are not structured to fully amortize during their lifetime. Accordingly, if a portfolio company has not previously pre-paid its debt investment to us, a significant portion of the principal amount due on such a debt investment may be due at maturity. In order to create liquidity to pay the final principal payment, a portfolio company typically must raise additional capital. If they are unable to raise sufficient funds to repay us, the debt investment may go into default, which may compel us to foreclose on the borrower’s assets, even if the debt investment was otherwise performing prior to maturity. This may deprive us from immediately obtaining full recovery on the debt investment and may prevent or delay the reinvestment of the investment proceeds in other, possibly more profitable investments.

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The sectors in which we invest are subject to many risks, including volatility, intense competition, decreasing life cycles and periodic downturns which could result in a heightened risk of loss on your investment.

We invest in companies which may have relatively short operating histories. The revenues, income (or losses) and valuations of these companies can and often do fluctuate suddenly and dramatically. Also, the technology-related sector, on which we have historically focused, in particular, is generally characterized by abrupt business cycles and intense competition. The recent cyclical economic downturn has resulted in substantial decreases in the market capitalization of many companies. While such valuations have recovered to some extent, we can offer no assurance that such decreases in market capitalizations will not recur, or that any future decreases in valuations will be insubstantial or temporary in nature. Therefore, our portfolio companies may face considerably more risk of loss than companies in other industry sectors.

Our investments in the companies that we target may be extremely risky and we could lose all or part of our investments.

Although a prospective portfolio company’s assets are one component of our analysis when determining whether to provide debt capital, we generally do not base investment decisions primarily on the liquidation value of a company’s balance sheet assets. Instead, given the nature of the companies that we invest in, we also review the company’s historical and projected cash flows, equity capital and “soft” assets, including intellectual property (patented and non-patented), databases, business relationships (both contractual and non-contractual) and the like. Accordingly, considerably higher levels of overall risk will likely be associated with our portfolio compared with that of a traditional asset-based lender whose security consists primarily of receivables, inventories, equipment and other tangible assets. Interest rates payable by our portfolio companies may not compensate for these additional risks, any of which could cause us to lose part or all of our investment.

Specifically, investment in certain of the companies that we are invested in involves a number of significant risks, including:

these companies may have limited financial resources and may be unable to meet their obligations under their debt securities that we hold, which may be accompanied by a deterioration in the value of any collateral and a reduction in the likelihood of us realizing any value from the liquidation of such collateral;
they may have limited operating histories, narrower product lines and smaller market shares than larger businesses, which may tend to render them more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns;
because many of them tend to be privately owned, there is generally little publicly available information about these businesses; therefore, although TICC Management’s agents will perform “due diligence” investigations on these portfolio companies, their operations and their prospects, we may not learn all of the material information we need to know regarding these businesses;
some of these companies are more likely to depend on the management talents and efforts of a small group of persons; therefore, the death, disability, resignation or termination of one or more of these persons could have a material adverse impact on our portfolio company and, in turn, on us;
some of these companies may have less predictable operating results, may from time to time be parties to litigation, may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence, and may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position; and
many of these companies may be more susceptible to economic recessions or downturns than other better capitalized companies that operate in less capital intensive industries.

A portfolio company’s failure to satisfy financial or operating covenants imposed by us or other lenders could lead to defaults and, potentially, termination of its loans and foreclosure on its assets, which could trigger cross-defaults under other agreements and jeopardize our portfolio company’s ability to meet its obligations under the debt securities that we hold. We may incur expenses to the extent necessary to seek

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recovery upon default or to negotiate new terms with a defaulting portfolio company. In addition, if a portfolio company goes bankrupt, even though we may have structured our interest as senior debt, depending on the facts and circumstances, including the extent to which we actually provided significant “managerial assistance” to that portfolio company, a bankruptcy court might recharacterize our debt holding and subordinate all or a portion of our claim to that of other creditors.

Our failure to make follow-on investments in our portfolio companies could impair the value of our investment portfolio.

Following an initial investment in a portfolio company, we may make additional investments in that portfolio company as “follow-on” investments, in order to: (i) increase or maintain in whole or in part our equity ownership percentage; (ii) exercise warrants, options or convertible securities that were acquired in the original or subsequent financing; or (iii) attempt to preserve or enhance the value of our investment.

We may elect not to make follow-on investments or otherwise lack sufficient funds to make those investments. We have the discretion to make any follow-on investments, subject to the availability of capital resources. The failure to make follow-on investments may, in some circumstances, jeopardize the continued viability of a portfolio company and our initial investment, or may result in a missed opportunity for us to increase our participation in a successful operation. Even if we have sufficient capital to make a desired follow-on investment, we may elect not to make a follow-on investment because we may not want to increase our concentration of risk, because we prefer other opportunities, or because we are inhibited by compliance with business development company requirements or the desire to maintain our tax status.

Our incentive fee may induce TICC Management to use leverage and to make speculative investments.

The incentive fee payable by us to TICC Management may create an incentive for TICC Management to use leverage and to make investments on our behalf that are risky or more speculative than would be the case in the absence of such compensation arrangement. The way in which the incentive fee on “Pre-Incentive Fee Net Investment Income” is determined, which is calculated as a percentage of the return on invested capital, may encourage TICC Management to use leverage to increase the return on our investments. Under certain circumstances, the use of leverage may increase the likelihood of default, which would disfavor holders of our common stock. Similarly, because TICC Management may also receive an incentive fee based, in part, upon the capital gains realized on our investments, the investment adviser may invest more than would otherwise be appropriate in companies whose securities are likely to yield capital gains, as compared to income producing securities. Such a practice could result in our investing in more speculative securities than would otherwise be the case, which could result in higher investment losses, particularly during an economic downturn.

Our portfolio companies may incur debt that ranks equally with, or senior to, our investments in such companies.

We intend to invest primarily in senior debt securities, but may also invest in subordinated debt securities, issued by our portfolio companies. In some cases, portfolio companies will be permitted to have other debt that ranks equally with, or senior to, the debt securities in which we invest. By their terms, such debt instruments may provide that the holders thereof are entitled to receive payment of interest or principal on or before the dates on which we are entitled to receive payments in respect of the debt securities in which we invest. Also, in the event of insolvency, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or bankruptcy of a portfolio company, holders of debt instruments ranking senior to our investment in that portfolio company would typically be entitled to receive payment in full before we receive any distribution in respect of our investment. After repaying such senior creditors, such portfolio company may not have any remaining assets to use for repaying its obligations to us. In the case of debt ranking equally with debt securities in which we invest, we would have to share on an equal basis any distributions with other creditors holding such debt in the event of an insolvency, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or bankruptcy of the relevant portfolio company. In addition, we will not be in a position to control any portfolio company by investing in its debt securities. As a result, we are subject to the risk that a portfolio company in which we invest may make business decisions with which we disagree and the management of such companies, as representatives of the holders of their common equity, may take risks or otherwise act in ways that do not best serve our interests as debt investors.

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Because we generally do not hold controlling equity interests in our portfolio companies, we may not be in a position to exercise control over our portfolio companies or to prevent decisions by the managements of our portfolio companies that could decrease the value of our investments.

Although we have taken and may in the future take controlling equity positions in our portfolio companies from time to time, we generally do not do so. As a result, we are subject to the risk that a portfolio company may make business decisions with which we disagree, and the stockholders and management of a portfolio company may take risks or otherwise act in ways that are adverse to our interests. Due to the lack of liquidity for the debt and equity investments that we typically hold in our portfolio companies, we may not be able to dispose of our investments in the event we disagree with the actions of a portfolio company, and may therefore suffer a decrease in the value of our investments.

Our investments in CLO vehicles may be riskier and less transparent than direct investments in portfolio companies.

From time to time we have invested and may in the future invest in debt and residual value interests of CLO vehicles. Generally, there may be less information available to us regarding the underlying debt investments held by such CLOs than if we had invested directly in the underlying companies. Our CLO investments will also be subject to the risk of leverage associated with the debt issued by such CLOs and the repayment priority of debt holders senior to us in such CLOs.

Some instruments issued by CLO vehicles may not be readily marketable and may be subject to restrictions on resale. Securities issued by CLO vehicles are generally not listed on any U.S. national securities exchange and no active trading market may exist for the securities of CLO vehicles in which we may invest. Although a secondary market may exist for our investments in CLO vehicles, the market for our investments in CLO vehicles may be subject to irregular trading activity, wide bid/ask spreads and extended trade settlement periods. As a result, these types of investments may be more difficult to value.

Failure by a CLO vehicle in which we are invested to satisfy certain tests will harm our operating results.

The failure by a CLO vehicle in which we invest to satisfy financial covenants, including with respect to adequate collateralization and/or interest coverage tests, could lead to a reduction in its payments to us. In the event that a CLO vehicle fails certain tests, holders of debt senior to us may be entitled to additional payments that would, in turn, reduce the payments we would otherwise be entitled to receive. Separately, we may incur expenses to the extent necessary to seek recovery upon default or to negotiate new terms, with a defaulting CLO vehicle or any other investment we may make. If any of these occur, it could materially and adversely affect our operating results and cash flows.

Our financial results may be affected adversely if one or more of our significant equity or junior debt investments in a CLO vehicle defaults on its payment obligations or fails to perform as we expect or if the market price fluctuates significantly in such illiquid investments.

Up to 30% of our portfolio may consist of equity and junior debt investments in CLO vehicles, which involves a number of significant risks. CLO vehicles that we invest in are typically very highly levered (10-14 times), and therefore, the junior debt and equity tranches that we invest in are subject to a higher degree of risk of total loss. In particular, investors in CLO vehicles indirectly bear risks of the underlying debt investments held by such CLO vehicles. We will generally have the right to receive payments only from the CLO vehicles, and will generally not have direct rights against the underlying borrowers or the entity that sponsored the CLO vehicle. While the CLO vehicles we have and continue to target generally enable the investor to acquire interests in a pool of leveraged corporate loans without the expenses associated with directly holding the same investments, when we invest in an equity tranche of a CLO vehicle we will generally pay a proportionate share of the CLO vehicles’ administrative and other expenses. Although it is difficult to predict whether the prices of indices and securities underlying CLO vehicles will rise or fall, these prices (and, therefore, the prices of the CLO vehicles) will be influenced by the same types of political and economic events that affect issuers of securities and capital markets generally.

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associated with investing in debt securities, CLO vehicles carry additional risks, including, but not limited to: (i) the possibility that distributions from collateral securities will not be adequate to make interest or other payments; (ii) the quality of the collateral may decline in value or default; (iii) the fact that our investments in CLO tranches will likely be subordinate to other senior classes of note tranches thereof; and (iv) the complex structure of the security may not be fully understood at the time of investment and may produce disputes with the CLO vehicle or unexpected investment results.

Investments in structured vehicles, including equity and junior debt instruments issued by CLO vehicles, involve risks, including credit risk and market risk. Changes in interest rates and credit quality may cause significant price fluctuations. Additionally, changes in the underlying leveraged corporate loans held by a CLO vehicle may cause payments on the instruments we hold to be reduced, either temporarily or permanently. Structured investments, particularly the subordinated interests in which we intend to invest, are less liquid than many other types of securities and may be more volatile than the leveraged corporate loans underlying the CLO vehicles we intend to target. Fluctuations in interest rates may also cause payments on the tranches of CLO vehicles that we hold to be reduced, either temporarily or permanently.

Investments in foreign securities may involve significant risks in addition to the risks inherent in U.S. investments.

Our investment strategy involves investments in securities issued by foreign entities, including foreign CLO vehicles. Investing in foreign entities may expose us to additional risks not typically associated with investing in U.S. issues. These risks include changes in exchange control regulations, political and social instability, expropriation, imposition of foreign taxes, less liquid markets and less available information than is generally the case in the U.S., higher transaction costs, less government supervision of exchanges, brokers and issuers, less developed bankruptcy laws, difficulty in enforcing contractual obligations, lack of uniform accounting and auditing standards and greater price volatility. Further, we, and the CLO vehicles in which we invest, may have difficulty enforcing creditor’s rights in foreign jurisdictions. In addition, the underlying companies of the CLO vehicles in which we invest may be foreign, which may create greater exposure for us to foreign economic developments.

Although we expect that most of our investments will be U.S. dollar-denominated, any investments denominated in a foreign currency will be subject to the risk that the value of a particular currency will change in relation to one or more other currencies. Among the factors that may affect currency values are trade balances, the level of short-term interest rates, differences in relative values of similar assets in different currencies, long-term opportunities for investment and capital appreciation, and political developments. We may employ hedging techniques to minimize these risks, but we can offer no assurance that we will, in fact, hedge currency risk, or that if we do, such strategies will be effective.

Risks Related to an Investment in Our Securities

Our common stock price may be volatile.

The trading price of our common stock may fluctuate substantially depending on many factors, some of which are beyond our control and may not be directly related to our operating performance. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:

price and volume fluctuations in the overall stock market from time to time;
significant volatility in the market price and trading volume of securities of regulated investment companies, business development companies or other financial services companies;
changes in regulatory policies or tax guidelines with respect to regulated investment companies or business development companies;
actual or anticipated changes in our earnings or fluctuations in our operating results or changes in the expectations of securities analysts;
general economic conditions and trends;
loss of a major funding source; or
departures of key personnel.

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In the past, following periods of volatility in the market price of a company’s securities, securities class action litigation has often been brought against that company. Due to the potential volatility of our stock price, we may therefore be the target of securities litigation in the future. Securities litigation could result in substantial costs and divert management’s attention and resources from our business.

Our shares of common stock have traded at a discount from net asset value and may do so in the future.

Shares of closed-end investment companies have frequently traded at a market price that is less than the net asset value that is attributable to those shares. In part as a result of adverse economic conditions and increasing pressure within the financial sector of which we are a part, our common stock consistently traded below our net asset value per share throughout 2009 and during some periods in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Our common stock could trade at a discount to net asset value at any time in the future. The possibility that our shares of common stock may trade at a discount from net asset value over the long term is separate and distinct from the risk that our net asset value will decrease. We cannot predict whether shares of our common stock will trade above, at or below our net asset value. If our common stock trades below its net asset value, we will generally not be able to issue additional shares of our common stock at its market price without first obtaining the approval for such issuance from our stockholders and our independent directors. If additional funds are not available to us, we could be forced to curtail or cease our new lending and investment activities, and our net asset value could decrease and our level of distributions could be impacted. Our net asset value may also decline over time if our principal recovery with respect to CLO equity investments is less than the price that we paid for those investments.

You may not receive dividends or our dividends may decline or may not grow over time.

We cannot assure you that we will achieve investment results or maintain a tax status that will allow or require any specified level of cash distributions or year-to-year increases in cash distributions. In particular, our future dividends are dependent upon the investment income we receive on our portfolio investments, including our higher-yielding CLO equity investments. To the extent such investment income, including income from our CLO equity investments (which we expect to decline as those vehicles de-leverage after the end of their respective re-investment periods), declines or if we transition our portfolio into lower-yielding investments, our ability to pay future dividends may be harmed.

We will have broad discretion over the use of proceeds of any offering made pursuant to this prospectus, to the extent it is successful.

We will have significant flexibility in applying the proceeds of any offering made pursuant to this prospectus. We will also pay operating expenses, and may pay other expenses such as due diligence expenses of potential new investments, from net proceeds. Our ability to achieve our investment objective may be limited to the extent that the net proceeds of the offering, pending full investment, are used to pay operating expenses. In addition, we can provide you no assurance that the current offering will be successful, or that by increasing the size of our available equity capital our aggregate expenses, and correspondingly, our expense ratio, will be lowered.

Your interest in us may be diluted if you do not fully exercise your subscription rights in any rights offering.

In the event we issue subscription rights to purchase shares of our common stock, stockholders who do not fully exercise their rights should expect that they will, at the completion of the offer, own a smaller proportional interest in us than would otherwise be the case if they fully exercised their rights. We cannot state precisely the amount of any such dilution in share ownership because we do not know at this time what proportion of the shares will be purchased as a result of the offer.

In addition, if the subscription price is less than our net asset value per share, then our stockholders would experience an immediate dilution of the aggregate net asset value of their shares as a result of the offer. The amount of any decrease in net asset value is not predictable because it is not known at this time what the subscription price and net asset value per share will be on the expiration date of the rights offering or what proportion of the shares will be purchased as a result of the offer. Such dilution could be substantial.

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If we issue preferred stock, the net asset value and market value of our common stock will likely become more volatile.

We cannot assure you that the issuance of preferred stock would result in a higher yield or return to the holders of the common stock. The issuance of preferred stock would likely cause the net asset value and market value of the common stock to become more volatile. If the dividend rate on the preferred stock were to approach the net rate of return on our investment portfolio, the benefit of leverage to the holders of the common stock would be reduced. If the dividend rate on the preferred stock were to exceed the net rate of return on our portfolio, the leverage would result in a lower rate of return to the holders of common stock than if we had not issued preferred stock. Any decline in the net asset value of our investments would be borne entirely by the holders of common stock. Therefore, if the market value of our portfolio were to decline, the leverage would result in a greater decrease in net asset value to the holders of common stock than if we were not leveraged through the issuance of preferred stock. This greater net asset value decrease would also tend to cause a greater decline in the market price for the common stock. We might be in danger of failing to maintain the required asset coverage of the preferred stock or of losing our ratings, if any, on the preferred stock or, in an extreme case, our current investment income might not be sufficient to meet the dividend requirements on the preferred stock. In order to counteract such an event, we might need to liquidate investments in order to fund a redemption of some or all of the preferred stock. In addition, we would pay (and the holders of common stock would bear) all costs and expenses relating to the issuance and ongoing maintenance of the preferred stock, including higher advisory fees if our total return exceeds the dividend rate on the preferred stock. Holders of preferred stock may have different interests than holders of common stock and may at times have disproportionate influence over our affairs.

Holders of any preferred stock we might issue would have the right to elect members of our Board of Directors and class voting rights on certain matters.

Holders of any preferred stock we might issue, voting separately as a single class, would have the right to elect two members of our Board of Directors at all times and in the event dividends become two full years in arrears would have the right to elect a majority of the directors until such arrearage is completely eliminated. In addition, preferred stockholders have class voting rights on certain matters, including changes in fundamental investment restrictions and conversion to open-end status, and accordingly can veto any such changes. Restrictions imposed on the declarations and payment of dividends or other distributions to the holders of our common stock and preferred stock, both by the 1940 Act and by requirements imposed by rating agencies, if any, or the terms of our credit facilities, if any, might impair our ability to maintain our qualification as a RIC for federal income tax purposes. While we would intend to redeem our preferred stock to the extent necessary to enable us to distribute our income as required to maintain our qualification as a RIC, there can be no assurance that such actions could be effected in time to meet the tax requirements.

The net asset value per share of our common stock may be diluted if we sell shares of our common stock in one or more offerings at prices below the then current net asset value per share of our common stock.

At our 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting, subject to certain determinations required to be made by our board of directors, our stockholders approved our ability to sell or otherwise issue shares of our common stock, not exceeding 25% of our then outstanding common stock immediately prior to each such offering, at a price below the then current net asset value per share during a period beginning on June 5, 2013 and expiring on the earlier of the one-year anniversary of the date of the 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting and the date of our 2014 Annual Stockholders Meeting, which is expected to be held in June 2014.

Any decision to sell shares of our common stock below its then current net asset value per share would be subject to the determination by our board of directors that such issuance is in our and our stockholders’ best interests.

If we were to sell shares of our common stock below its then current net asset value per share; such sales would result in an immediate dilution to the net asset value per share of our common stock. This dilution would occur as a result of the sale of shares at a price below the then current net asset value per share of our common stock and a proportionately greater decrease in the stockholders’ interest in our earnings and assets and their voting interest in us than the increase in our assets resulting from such issuance. Because the

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number of shares of common stock that could be so issued and the timing of any issuance is not currently known, the actual dilutive effect cannot be predicted.

Further, if our current stockholders do not purchase any shares to maintain their percentage interest, regardless of whether such offering is above or below the then current net asset value per share, their voting power will be diluted. For example, if we sell an additional 10% of our common shares at a 10% discount from net asset value, a stockholder who does not participate in that offering for its proportionate interest will suffer net asset value dilution of up to 1.0% or $10 per $1000 of net asset value. For additional information and hypothetical examples of these risks, see “Sale of Common Stock Below Net Asset Value” and the prospectus supplement pursuant to which such sale is made.

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This prospectus contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about TICC, our current and prospective portfolio investments, our industry, our beliefs, and our assumptions. Words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” “may,” “continue,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” “projects,” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus involve risks and uncertainties, including statements as to:

our future operating results;
our business prospects and the prospects of our portfolio companies;
the impact of investments that we expect to make;
our contractual arrangements and relationships with third parties;
the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its impact on the industries in which we invest;
the ability of our portfolio companies to achieve their objectives;
our expected financings and investments;
the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; and
the timing of cash flows, if any, from the operations of our portfolio companies.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and difficult to predict and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements, including without limitation:

an economic downturn could impair our portfolio companies’ ability to continue to operate, which could lead to the loss of some or all of our investments in such portfolio companies;
a contraction of available credit and/or an inability to access the equity markets could impair our lending and investment activities;
interest rate volatility could adversely affect our results, particularly if we elect to use leverage as part of our investment strategy;
currency fluctuations could adversely affect the results of our investments in foreign companies, particularly to the extent that we receive payments denominated in foreign currency rather than U.S. dollars; and
the risks, uncertainties and other factors we identify in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this prospectus and in our filings with the SEC.

Although we believe that the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, any of those assumptions could prove to be inaccurate, and as a result, the forward-looking statements based on those assumptions also could be inaccurate. Important assumptions include our ability to originate new loans and investments, certain margins and levels of profitability and the availability of additional capital. In light of these and other uncertainties, the inclusion of a projection or forward-looking statement in this prospectus should not be regarded as a representation by us that our plans and objectives will be achieved. These risks and uncertainties include those described or identified in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this prospectus. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this prospectus. However, we will update this prospectus to reflect any material changes to the information contained herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus are excluded from the safe harbor protection provided by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the “Securities Act.”

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USE OF PROCEEDS

We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of our securities pursuant to this prospectus for general corporate purposes, which may include investments in corporate debt and equity securities and investments in structured finance vehicles. Because our primary business is to originate loans and make investments in non-public small- to medium-sized companies, we are continuously identifying, reviewing and, to the extent consistent with our investment objective, funding new investments. As a result, we typically raise capital as we deem appropriate to fund such new investments. The supplement to this prospectus relating to an offering will more fully identify the use of the proceeds from such offering.

We estimate that it will take up to six months for us to substantially invest the net proceeds of any offering made pursuant to this prospectus, depending on the availability of attractive opportunities and market conditions. However, we can offer no assurance that we will be able to achieve this goal.

Pending these uses, we will invest such net proceeds primarily in cash, cash equivalents, and U.S. government securities and other high-quality debt investments that mature in one year or less, which are consistent with maintaining our election as a RIC. These temporary investments are expected to provide a lower net return than we hope to achieve from our target investments. The management fee payable by us to our investment adviser will not be reduced while our assets are invested in such securities.

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PRICE RANGE OF COMMON STOCK AND DISTRIBUTIONS

Our common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “TICC.” The following table sets forth, for each fiscal quarter during the last two fiscal years and the current fiscal year, the net asset value (“NAV”) per share of our common stock, the high and low intraday sales prices for our common stock, such sales prices as a percentage of NAV per share and quarterly distributions per share.

           
  NAV(1)  
  
Price Range
  Premium or
(Discount) of High Sales Price to NAV(2)
  Premium or
(Discount) of Low Sales Price to NAV(2)
  Cash
Distributions
Per Share(3)
  High   Low
Fiscal 2013
                                   
Fourth Quarter
(through October 31, 2013)
    *     $ 10.22     $ 9.53       *       *       *  
Third Quarter
    *     $ 10.19     $ 9.45       *       *     $ 0.29  
Second Quarter   $ 9.75     $ 10.19     $ 8.96       5 %      (8 )%    $ 0.29  
First Quarter
  $ 10.02     $ 10.85     $ 9.74       8 %      (3 )%    $ 0.29  
Fiscal 2012
                                   
Fourth Quarter   $ 9.90     $ 10.57     $ 8.84       7 %      (11 )%    $ 0.29  
Third Quarter   $ 9.85     $ 11.09     $ 9.47       13 %      (4 )%    $ 0.29  
Second Quarter   $ 9.47     $ 9.90     $ 8.50       5 %      (10 )%    $ 0.27  
First Quarter   $ 9.50     $ 10.65     $ 8.61       12 %      (9 )%    $ 0.27  
Fiscal 2011
                                   
Fourth Quarter   $ 9.30     $ 9.24     $ 7.07       (1 )%      (24 )%    $ 0.25  
Third Quarter   $ 9.34     $ 10.04     $ 7.71       7 %      (17 )%    $ 0.25  
Second Quarter   $ 9.85     $ 11.75     $ 9.17       19 %      (7 )%    $ 0.25  
First Quarter   $ 9.97     $ 13.11     $ 9.43       31 %      (5 )%    $ 0.24  

(1) Net asset value per share is determined as of the last day in the relevant quarter and therefore may not reflect the net asset value per share on the date of the high and low sales prices. The net asset values shown are based on outstanding shares at the end of each period.
(2) Calculated as the respective high or low intraday sales price divided by NAV.
(3) Represents the cash distribution declared in the specified quarter.
* Not determinable as of the date of this prospectus.

On October 31, 2013, the last reported sales price of our common stock was $10.00 per share. As of October 31, 2013, we had 179 stockholders of record.

Shares of BDCs may trade at a market price that is less than the value of the net assets attributable to those shares. The possibility that our shares of common stock will trade at a discount from net asset value or at premiums that are unsustainable over the long term are separate and distinct from the risk that our net asset value will decrease. Since 2008, our shares of common stock have traded both at a premium and a discount to the net assets attributable to those shares. As of October 31, 2013, our shares of common stock traded at a premium equal to approximately 3% of the net assets attributable to those shares based upon our net asset value as of June 30, 2013. It is not possible to predict whether the shares offered hereby will trade at, above, or below net asset value.

We currently intend to distribute a minimum of 90% of our ordinary income and net realized short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital losses, if any, on a quarterly basis to our stockholders. The amount of our quarterly dividends is determined by our Board of Directors. To the extent our taxable earnings for any fiscal year fall below the total amount of our distributions for that fiscal year, a portion of those distributions may be deemed a taxable return of capital to our stockholders for federal income tax purposes. There can be no assurance that we will achieve investment results or maintain a tax status that will permit any particular level of dividend payment. Our ability to make distributions is limited by the asset coverage requirements under the 1940 Act. For a more detailed discussion, see “Regulation as a Business Development Company” in this accompanying prospectus.

We have adopted a dividend reinvestment plan. If your shares of common stock are registered in your own name, your distributions will automatically be reinvested under our dividend reinvestment plan in additional whole and fractional shares of common stock, unless you opt out of our dividend reinvestment plan by delivering a written notice to our dividend paying agent. If your shares are held in the name of a broker or other nominee, you should contact the broker or nominee for details regarding opting out of our dividend reinvestment plan.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The information contained in this section should be read in conjunction with the Selected Financial and Other Data and our Financial Statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this prospectus. In addition to historical information, the following discussion and other parts of this prospectus contain forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated by such forward-looking information due to the factors discussed under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” appearing elsewhere in this prospectus.

OVERVIEW

Our investment objective is to maximize our portfolio’s total return. Our primary focus is to seek current income by investing in corporate debt securities. We have also invested and may continue to invest in structured finance investments, including CLO vehicles, which own debt securities. We may also invest in publicly traded debt and/or equity securities. We operate as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company and have elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). We have elected to be treated for tax purposes as a regulated investment company (“RIC”), under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), beginning with our 2003 taxable year.

Our investment activities are managed by TICC Management, a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. TICC Management is owned by BDC Partners, its managing member, and Charles M. Royce, our non-executive Chairman, who holds a minority, non-controlling interest in TICC Management. Jonathan H. Cohen, our Chief Executive Officer, and Saul B. Rosenthal, our President and Chief Operating Officer, are the members of BDC Partners. Under an investment advisory agreement (the “Investment Advisory Agreement”), we have agreed to pay TICC Management an annual base fee calculated on gross assets, and an incentive fee based upon our performance. Under an amended and restated administration agreement (the “Administration Agreement”), we have agreed to pay or reimburse BDC Partners, as administrator, for certain expenses incurred in operating TICC. Our executive officers and directors, and the executive officers of TICC Management and BDC Partners, serve or may serve as officers and directors of entities that operate in a line of business similar to our own. Accordingly, they may have obligations to investors in those entities, the fulfillment of which might not be in the best interests of us or our stockholders.

On August 10, 2011, we completed a $225.0 million debt securitization financing transaction. On August 23, 2012, we completed our second such transaction, a $160.0 million debt securitization financing. On February 25, 2013 and on May 28, 2013, we completed the sale of an aggregate of $120.0 million of additional secured notes and an aggregate of $40.0 million of subordinated notes in connection with these transactions. On September 26, 2012, we completed a private placement of 5-year unsecured 7.50% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2017 (the “Convertible Notes”). A total of $105.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were issued at the closing. An additional $10.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were issued on October 22, 2012 pursuant to the exercise of the initial purchasers’ option to purchase additional Convertible Notes. For more information about these transactions, see “— Liquidity and Capital Resources — Borrowings.”

We generally expect to invest between $5 million and $50 million in each of our portfolio companies, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our capital base changes and market conditions warrant, and accrue interest at fixed or variable rates. We expect that our investment portfolio will be diversified among a large number of investments with few investments, if any, exceeding 5% of the total portfolio. As of June 30, 2013, our debt investments had stated interest rates of between 3.98% and 13.00% (excluding our investment in GenuTec Business Solutions, Inc. which carries a zero interest rate through October 30, 2014) and maturity dates of between 5 and 145 months. In addition, our total portfolio had a weighted average yield on debt investments of approximately 8.5% including GenuTec Business Solutions, Inc.

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“payment-in-kind,” or “PIK,” interest or other income and, when earned, is recorded as interest or other income and an increase in the principal amount of the loan. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, we recognized approximately $1.0 million from PIK interest and dividend income associated with our investments in Pegasus Solutions, Inc., Unitek Global Services, Inc. and Stratus Technologies, Inc. compared to PIK interest of approximately $4.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. In the event we recognize deferred loan interest income in excess of our available capital as a result of our receipt of PIK income, we may be required to liquidate assets in order to pay a portion of the incentive fee due to TICC Management.

We have historically and may continue to borrow funds to make investments. As a result, we are exposed to the risks of leverage, which may be considered a speculative investment technique. Borrowings, also known as leverage, magnify the potential for gain and loss on amounts invested and therefore increase the risks associated with investing in our securities. In addition, the costs associated with our borrowings, including any increase in the management fee payable to TICC Management, will be borne by our common stockholders.

In addition, as a BDC under the 1940 Act, we are required to make available significant managerial assistance, for which we may receive fees, to our portfolio companies. These fees would be generally non-recurring, however in some instances they may have a recurring component. We have received no fee income for managerial assistance to date.

Prior to making an investment, we may enter into a non-binding term sheet with the potential portfolio company. These term sheets are generally subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to the satisfactory completion of our due diligence investigations of the company’s business and legal documentation for the loan.

To the extent possible, our loans will be collateralized by a security interest in the borrower’s assets or guaranteed by a principal to the transaction. Interest payments, if not deferred, are normally payable quarterly with most debt investments having scheduled principal payments on a monthly or quarterly basis. When we receive a warrant to purchase stock in a portfolio company, the warrant will typically have a nominal strike price, and will entitle us to purchase a modest percentage of the borrower’s stock.

During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, we closed approximately $190.8 million in portfolio investments, including additional investments of approximately $82.9 million in existing portfolio companies and approximately $107.9 million in new portfolio companies. During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, we recognized a total of $85.8 million from repayments on debt investments, and we recognized approximately $17.7 million from the sale of portfolio investments. We realized net gains on investments during the quarter ended June 30, 2013 in the amount of approximately $1.9 million. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, we had net unrealized depreciation of approximately $16.4 million.

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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and revenues and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified our investment valuation policy as a critical accounting policy.

Investment Valuation

The most significant estimate inherent in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements is the valuation of investments and the related amounts of unrealized appreciation and depreciation of investments recorded. There is no single method for determining fair value in good faith. As a result, determining fair value requires that judgment be applied to the specific facts and circumstances of each portfolio investment while employing a consistently applied valuation process for the types of investments we make. We are required to specifically fair value each individual investment on a quarterly basis.

ASC 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosure, defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820-10 also establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value. These tiers include: Level 1, defined as observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2, which includes inputs such as quoted prices for similar securities in active markets and quoted prices for identical securities in markets that are not active; and Level 3, defined as unobservable inputs for which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions. We have determined that due to the general illiquidity of the market for our investment portfolio, whereby little or no market data exists, substantially all of our investments are based upon “Level 3” inputs.

Our Board of Directors determines the value of our investment portfolio each quarter. In connection with that determination, members of TICC Management’s portfolio management team prepare portfolio company valuations using the most recent portfolio company financial statements and forecasts. Since March 2004, we have engaged third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing our bilateral investments and, more recently, for certain of our syndicated loans, although our Board of Directors ultimately determines the appropriate valuation of each such investment.

Our process for determining the fair value of a bilateral investment begins with determining the enterprise value of the portfolio company. Enterprise value means the entire value of the company to a potential buyer, including the sum of the values of debt and equity securities used to capitalize the enterprise at a point in time. The fair value of our investment is based, in part, on the enterprise value at which the portfolio company could be sold in an orderly disposition over a reasonable period of time between willing parties other than in a forced or liquidation sale. The liquidity event whereby we exit a private investment is generally the sale, the recapitalization or, in some cases, the initial public offering of the portfolio company.

There is no one methodology to determine enterprise value and, in fact, for any one portfolio company, enterprise value is best expressed as a range of fair values, from which we derive a single estimate of enterprise value. To determine the enterprise value of a portfolio company, we analyze the historical and projected financial results, as well as the nature and value of any collateral. We also use industry valuation benchmarks and public market comparables. We also consider other events, including private mergers and acquisitions, a purchase transaction, public offering or subsequent debt or equity sale or restructuring, and include these events in the enterprise valuation process. We generally require portfolio companies to provide annual audited and quarterly unaudited financial statements, as well as annual projections for the upcoming fiscal year.

Typically, our bilateral debt investments are valued on the basis of a fair value determination arrived at through an analysis of the borrower’s financial and operating condition or other factors, as well as consideration of the entity’s enterprise value. The types of factors that we may take into account in valuing our investments include: market trading and transaction comparables, applicable market yields and multiples, security covenants, call protection provisions, the nature and realizable value of any collateral, the portfolio company’s ability to make payments and its earnings and discounted cash flows, among other factors. The fair

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value of equity interests in portfolio companies is determined based on various factors, including the enterprise value remaining for equity holders after the repayment of the portfolio company’s debt and other preference capital, and other pertinent factors such as recent offers to purchase a portfolio company, recent transactions involving the purchase or sale of the portfolio company’s equity securities, or other liquidity events. The determined equity values are generally discounted when we have a minority position, restrictions on resale, specific concerns about the receptivity of the capital markets to a specific company at a certain time, or other factors.

We will record unrealized depreciation on bilateral investments when we believe that an investment has become impaired, including where collection of a loan or realization of an equity security is doubtful. To the extent that we believe that it has become probable that a loan is not collectible or probable that an equity investment is not realizable, we will classify that amount as a realized loss. We will record unrealized appreciation if we believe that the underlying portfolio company has appreciated in value and our equity security has also appreciated in value. Changes in fair value, other than such changes that are considered probable of non-collection or non-realization, as described above, are recorded in the statement of operations as net change in unrealized appreciation or depreciation.

Under the valuation procedures approved by our Board of Directors, upon the recommendation of the Valuation Committee, a third-party valuation firm will prepare valuations for each of our bilateral investments for which market quotations are not readily available that, when combined with all other investments in the same portfolio company, (i) have a value as of the previous quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of our total assets as of the previous quarter, and (ii) have a value as of the current quarter of greater than or equal to 2.5% of our total assets as of the previous quarter, after taking into account any repayment of principal during the current quarter. In addition, the frequency of those third-party valuations of our portfolio securities is based upon the grade assigned to each such security under our credit grading system as follows: Grade 1, at least annually; Grade 2, at least semi-annually; Grades 3, 4, and 5, at least quarterly. TICC Management also retains the authority to seek, on our behalf, additional third party valuations with respect to both our bilateral portfolio securities and our syndicated loan investments. Our Board of Directors retains ultimate authority as to the third-party review cycle as well as the appropriate valuation of each investment.

ASC 820-10-35, “Determining Fair Value When the Volume and Level of Activity for the Asset or Liability Have Significantly Decreased and Identifying Transactions That Are Not Orderly,” which provides guidance on factors that should be considered in determining when a previously active market becomes inactive and whether a transaction is orderly. In accordance with ASC 820-10-35, our valuation procedures specifically provide for the review of indicative quotes supplied by the large agent banks that make a market for each security. However, the marketplace for which we obtain indicative bid quotes for purposes of determining the fair value of our syndicated loan investments have shown these attributes of illiquidity as described by ASC-820-10-35. Due to limited market liquidity in the syndicated loan market, TICC believes that the non-binding indicative bids received from agent banks for certain syndicated investments that we own may not be determinative of their fair value and therefore alternative valuation procedures may need to be undertaken. As a result, TICC has engaged third-party valuation firms to provide assistance in valuing certain syndicated investments that we own. In addition, TICC Management prepares an analysis of each syndicated loan, including a financial summary, covenant compliance review, recent trading activity in the security, if known, and other business developments related to the portfolio company. All available information, including non-binding indicative bids which may not be determinative of fair value, is presented to the Valuation Committee to consider in its determination of fair value. In some instances, there may be limited trading activity in a security even though the market for the security is considered not active. In such cases the Valuation Committee will consider the number of trades, the size and timing of each trade, and other circumstances around such trades, to the extent such information is available, in its determination of fair value. The Valuation Committee will evaluate the impact of such additional information, and factor it into its consideration of the fair value that is indicated by the analysis provided by third-party valuation firms. We have considered the factors described in ASC 820-10 and have determined that we are properly valuing the securities in our portfolio.

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During the past few years, we have acquired a number of debt and equity positions in CLO investment vehicles. These investments are special purpose financing vehicles. In valuing such investments, we consider the operating metrics of the specific investment vehicle, including compliance with collateralization tests, defaulted and restructured securities, and payment defaults, if any. In addition, we consider the indicative prices provided by the broker who arranges transactions in such investment vehicles, as well as any available information on other relevant transactions in the market. TICC Management or the Valuation Committee may request an additional analysis by a third-party firm to assist in the valuation process of CLO investment vehicles. All information is presented to our Board of Directors for its determination of fair value of these investments.

Our assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis subject to the disclosure requirements of ASC 820-10 at June 30, 2013, were as follows:

       
($ in millions)   Fair Value Measurements at
Reporting Date Using
 
Assets   Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets
(Level 1)
  Significant
Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
  Significant Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
  Total
Senior Secured Notes   $ 0.0     $ 16.5     $ 627.6     $ 644.1  
Senior Unsecured Notes     0.0       0.0       5.3       5.3  
CLO Debt     0.0       0.0       45.0       45.0  
CLO Equity     0.0       0.0       195.9       195.9  
Subordinated Notes     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0  
Common Stock     0.0       0.0       14.5       14.5  
Preferred Shares     0.0       0.0       0.4       0.4  
Warrants to purchase equity     0.0       0.0       0.5       0.5  
Total   $ 0.0     $ 16.5     $ 889.2     $ 905.7  

A reconciliation of the fair value of investments for the three months ended June 30, 2013, utilizing significant unobservable inputs, is as follows:

                 
                 
($ in millions)   Senior Secured Note Investments   Senior Unsecured Note Investments   Collateralized Loan Obligation Debt Investments   Collateralized Loan Obligation Equity Investments   Subordinated Note Investments   Common Stock Investments   Preferred Share Equity Investments   Warrants to Purchase Equity Investments   Total
Balance at March 31, 2013   $ 557.3     $ 5.3     $ 44.8     $ 192.3     $ 0.0     $ 11.5     $ 2.1     $ 0.5     $ 813.8  
Realized gains (losses) included in earnings     0.3       0.0       2.4       (0.8 )      0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       1.9  
Unrealized (depreciation) appreciation included in earnings     (4.8 )      0.0       (2.4 )      (9.9 )      0.0       3.0       (1.8 )      0.0       (15.9 ) 
Accretion of discount     0.7       0.0       0.3       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       1.0  
Purchases(1)     165.5       0.0       6.3       19.1       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       190.9  
Repayments and Sales     (92.3 )      0.0       (6.4 )      (4.8 )      0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       (103.5 ) 
Payment in Kind income     0.9       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.1       0.0       1.0  
Transfers in and/or out of level 3     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0  
Balance at June 30, 2013   $ 627.6     $ 5.3     $ 45.0     $ 195.9     $ 0.0     $ 14.5     $ 0.4     $ 0.5     $ 889.2  
The amount of total gains or losses for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or losses relating to our Level 3 assets still held at the reporting date and reported within the net change in unrealized gains or losses on investments in our Statement of Operations   $ (4.0 )    $ 0.0     $ (0.2 )    $ (10.3 )    $ 0.0     $ 3.0     $ (1.8 )    $ 0.0     $ (13.3 ) 

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A reconciliation of the fair value of investments for the six months ended June 30, 2013, utilizing significant unobservable inputs, is as follows:

                 
                 
($ in millions)   Senior Secured Note Investments   Senior Unsecured Note Investments   Collateralized Loan Obligation Debt Investments   Collateralized Loan Obligation Equity Investments   Subordinated Note Investments   Common Stock Investments   Preferred Share Equity Investments   Warrants to Purchase Equity Investments   Total
Balance at December 31, 2012   $ 485.1     $ 0.0     $ 55.6     $ 109.3     $ 0.1     $ 4.4     $ 2.7     $ 0.5     $ 657.7  
Realized gains (losses) included in earnings     1.1       0.6       7.6       (0.8 )      0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       8.5  
Unrealized (depreciation) appreciation included in earnings     0.7       2.7       (5.4 )      (14.7 )      0.0       6.7       (2.5 )      0.0       (12.5 ) 
Accretion of discount     1.5       0.0       0.7       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       2.2  
Purchases(1)     270.6       3.1       11.4       106.9       0.0       3.4       0.0       0.0       395.4  
Repayments and Sales(1)     (132.4 )      (1.1 )      (24.9 )      (4.8 )      (0.1 )      0.0       0.0       0.0       (163.3 ) 
Payment in Kind income     1.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.2       0.0       1.2  
Transfers in and/or out of level 3     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0  
Balance at June 30, 2013   $ 627.6     $ 5.3     $ 45.0     $ 195.9     $ 0.0     $ 14.5     $ 0.4     $ 0.5     $ 889.2  
The amount of total gains or losses for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or losses relating to our Level 3 assets still held at the reporting date and reported within the net change in unrealized gains or losses on investments in our Statement of Operations   $ 1.3     $ 2.7     $ 1.0     $ (15.1 )    $ 0.0     $ 6.7     $ (2.5 )    $ 0.0     $ (5.9 ) 

(1) Includes rounding adjustments to reconcile period balances.

Our assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis subject to the disclosure requirements of ASC 820-10 at December 31, 2012, were as follows:

       
($ in millions)   Fair Value Measurements at
Reporting Date Using
 
Assets   Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets
(Level 1)
  Significant
Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
  Significant Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
  Total
Senior Secured Notes   $ 0.0     $ 9.8     $ 485.1     $ 494.9  
CLO Debt     0.0       0.0       55.6       55.6  
CLO Equity     0.0       0.0       109.3       109.3  
Subordinated Notes     0.0       0.0       0.1       0.1  
Common Stock     0.0       0.0       4.4       4.4  
Preferred Shares     0.0       0.0       2.7       2.7  
Warrants to purchase equity     0.0       0.0       0.5       0.5  
Total   $ 0.0     $ 9.8     $ 657.7     $ 667.5  

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A reconciliation of the fair value of investments for the year ended December 31, 2012, utilizing significant unobservable inputs, is as follows:

               
               
($ in millions)   Senior Secured Note Investments   Collateralized Loan Obligation Debt Investments   Collateralized Loan Obligation Equity Investments   Subordinated Note Investments   Common Stock Investments   Preferred Share Equity Investments   Warrants to Purchase Equity Investments   Total
Balance at December 31, 2011   $ 279.2     $ 51.0     $ 39.3     $ 4.9     $ 3.1     $ 2.5     $ 0.8     $ 380.8  
Realized gains included in earnings     4.0       12.4       0.0       0.1       0.0       0.0       0.1       16.6  
Unrealized (depreciation) appreciation included in earnings     (2.6 )      4.5       11.3       0.2       1.3       (0.2 )      0.1       14.6  
Accretion of discount     2.9       2.8       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       5.7  
Purchases     398.7       27.3       58.7       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       484.7  
Repayments and Sales(1)     (201.6 )      (42.4 )      0.0       (5.2 )      0.0       0.0       (0.5 )      (249.7 ) 
Payment in Kind income     4.5       0.0       0.0       0.1       0.0       0.4       0.0       5.0  
Transfers in and/or out of level 3     0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0       0.0  
Balance at December 31, 2012   $ 485.1     $ 55.6     $ 109.3     $ 0.1     $ 4.4     $ 2.7     $ 0.5     $ 657.7  
The amount of total gains or losses for the period included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or losses relating to our Level 3 assets still held at the reporting date and reported within the net change in unrealized gains or losses on investments in our Statement of Operations   $ (1.7 )    $ 8.0     $ 11.3     $ 0.1     $ 1.3     $ (0.1 )    $ 0.0     $ 18.9  

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PORTFOLIO COMPOSITION AND INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

The total fair value of our investment portfolio was approximately $905.7 million and $667.5 million as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively. The increase in investments during the six month period was due primarily to purchases of investments of approximately $407.3 million, partially offset by debt repayments and sales of securities totaling approximately $168.3 million. Funding for these new investments was provided by equity capital raises, the issuance by TICC CLO 2012-1 of additional secured notes totaling $120 million and the deployment of capital available as of December 31, 2012.

In certain instances, we receive payments based on scheduled amortization of the outstanding balances and sales of portfolio investments. In addition, we receive repayments of some of our debt investments prior to their scheduled maturity date. The frequency or volume of these repayments may fluctuate significantly from period to period. For the quarter ended June 30, 2013, we recognized proceeds approximately $17.7 million largely from the sales of our debt investment in Pegasus Solutions, Inc. second lien notes ($3.8 million), Info USA, Inc. ($2.7 million) and aggregate proceeds from the sale of several of our CLO debt investments ($6.4 million), whereas for the year ended December 31, 2012, we recognized proceeds of approximately $191.2 million from the sales of securities. Also, during the quarter ended June 30, 2013, we had repayments and amortization payments of approximately $85.8 million, whereas, for the year ended December 31, 2012, we had repayments and amortization payments of approximately $69.3 million.

As of June 30, 2013, we had investments in debt securities of, or loans to, 77 portfolio companies, with a fair value of approximately $694.3 million, and equity investments in 34 portfolio companies, with a fair value of approximately $211.4 million. As of December 31, 2012, we had investments in debt securities of, or loans to, 73 portfolio companies, with a fair value of approximately $550.6 million, and equity investments in 26 portfolio companies, with a fair value of approximately $116.9 million.

A reconciliation of the investment portfolio for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2012 follows:

   
  June 30, 2013   December 31, 2012
     (dollars in millions)   (dollars in millions)
Beginning Investment Portfolio   $ 667.5     $ 391.5  
Portfolio Investments Acquired     407.3       494.6  
Debt repayments     (115.6 )      (191.2 ) 
Sales of securities     (52.7 )      (69.3 ) 
Payment in Kind     1.2       4.9  
Original Issue Discount(1)     2.3       5.8  
Net Unrealized Appreciation     (12.8 )      14.3  
Net Realized Gains     8.5       16.9  
Ending Investment Portfolio   $ 905.7     $ 667.5  

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The following table indicates the quarterly portfolio investment activity for the past six quarters:

     
  New Investments   Debt Repayments   Sales of Securities
     (dollars in millions)   (dollars in millions)   (dollars in millions)
Quarter ended
                          
June 30, 2013   $ 190.8     $ 85.8     $ 17.7  
March 31, 2013     216.5       29.8       35.0  
Total   $ 407.3     $ 115.6     $ 52.7  
December 31, 2012   $ 247.0     $ 75.3     $ 48.8  
September 30, 2012     128.0       45.3       9.0  
June 30, 2012     62.1       66.2       2.5  
March 31, 2012     57.5       4.4       9.0  
Total   $ 494.6     $ 191.2     $ 69.3  

The following table shows the fair value of our portfolio of investments by asset class as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012:

       
  June 30, 2013   December 31, 2012
     Investments at Fair Value   Percentage of Total Portfolio   Investments at Fair Value   Percentage of Total Portfolio
     (dollars in millions)        (dollars in millions)     
Senior Secured Notes   $ 644.1       71.1 %    $ 494.9       74.1 % 
Senior Unsecured Notes     5.3       0.6 %      0.0       0.0 % 
CLO Debt     45.0       5.0 %      55.6       8.3 % 
CLO Equity     195.9       21.6 %      109.3       16.4 % 
Subordinated Notes     0.0       0.0 %      0.1       0.0 % 
Common Stock     14.5       1.6 %      4.4       0.7 % 
Preferred Shares     0.4       0.0 %      2.7       0.4 % 
Warrants     0.5       0.1 %      0.5       0.1 % 
Total   $ 905.7       100.0 %    $ 667.5       100.0 % 

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The following table shows our portfolio of investments by industry at fair value, as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012:

       
  June 30, 2013   December 31, 2012
     Investments at Fair Value   Percentage of Fair Value   Investments at Fair Value   Percentage of
Fair Value
     (dollars in millions)        (dollars in millions)     
Structured finance   $ 240.9       26.6 %    $ 164.9       24.7 % 
Software     70.4       7.8 %      35.9       5.4 % 
Financial intermediaries     67.5       7.4 %      65.2       9.8 % 
Business services     63.1       6.9 %      60.7       9.1 % 
Telecommunication services