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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
     
þ   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
     
    FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2005
     
o   TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 000-51233
GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
DELAWARE
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
  83-0423116
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1521 WESTBRANCH DRIVE, SUITE 200
MCLEAN, VIRGINIA 22102

(Address of principal executive office)
(703) 287-5800
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes o No þ.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12 b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o No þ.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12 b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o No þ.
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. The number of shares of the issuer’s Common Stock, $0.001 par value, outstanding as of November 9, 2005 was 16,560,100.
 
 

 


 

GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
     
PART I.
  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
   
Item 1.
  Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
   
 
  Statement of Assets and Liabilities as of September 30, 2005
 
  Schedule of Investments as of September 30, 2005
 
  Statement of Operations for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and the period June 22, 2005* to September 30, 2005
 
  Statement of Changes in Net Assets for the period June 22, 2005* to September 30, 2005
 
  Statement of Cash Flows for the period June 22, 2005* to September 30, 2005
 
  Financial Highlights for the period June 22, 2005* to September 30, 2005
 
  Notes to Financial Statements
 
  * denotes the date operations commenced
 
   
Item 2.
  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
   
 
  Overview
 
  Results of Operations
 
  Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
   
Item 3.
  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk
 
   
Item 4.
  Controls and Procedures
 
   
PART II.
  OTHER INFORMATION
 
   
Item 1.
  Legal Proceedings
 
   
Item 2.
  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
   
Item 3.
  Defaults Upon Senior Securities
 
   
Item 4.
  Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
 
   
Item 5.
  Other Information
 
   
Item 6.
  Exhibits
 
   
SIGNATURES

 


 

GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
(Unaudited)
                 
    September 30,     March 31,  
    2005     2005  
ASSETS
               
Cash
  $ 6,132,099     $ 3,636  
Investments at fair value (Cost 9/30/2005: $40,507,884)
    40,571,710        
Cash equivalents
    183,841,923        
Interest receivable
    106,434        
Prepaid insurance
    211,450        
Prepaid directors fees
    84,000        
Deferred offering costs
          47,864  
Other assets
    13,606        
 
           
TOTAL ASSETS
  $ 230,961,222     $ 51,500  
 
           
 
               
LIABILITIES
               
Accounts payable
  $ 32,071     $  
Administration fee payable to Gladstone Administration
    77,962        
Base management fee payable to Gladstone Management
    67,434        
Loan payable to affiliate
          50,000  
Accrued expenses
    30,343        
 
           
Total Liabilities
    207,810       50,000  
 
           
NET ASSETS
  $ 230,753,412     $ 1,500  
 
           
 
               
ANALYSIS OF NET ASSETS:
               
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized and
               
16,560,100 and 100 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
  $ 16,560     $  
Capital in excess of par value
    230,233,926       1,500  
Net unrealized appreciation of investment portfolio
    63,826        
Undistributed net investment income
    439,100        
 
           
Total Net Assets
  $ 230,753,412     $ 1,500  
 
           
Net assets per share
  $ 13.93     $ 15.00  
 
           
THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART TO THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

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GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS
(Unaudited)
                         
Company (1)   Industry   Investment (2)   Cost     Fair Value  
Graham Packaging Holdings Co.
  Manufacturing-custom blow molded   Senior Term Debt (3)   $ 10,132,131     $ 10,099,560  
Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
  plastic containers   (6.3%, Due 10/2011)                
GPC Capital Corp. I
                       
 
                       
Latham Manufacturing Corp.
  Manufacturing-swimming pool   Senior Term Debt (3)     4,479,258       4,478,204  
 
  components accessories   (7.7%, Due 12/2010)                
 
                       
Madison River Capital LLC
  Service-communications and   Senior Term Debt (3)     3,000,000       3,048,750  
 
  information   (6.2%, Due 7/2012)                
 
                       
Maidenform, Inc.
  Intimate apparel   Senior Term Debt (3)     3,266,667       3,299,333  
 
      (5.8%, Due 5/2010)                
 
                       
MedAssets, Inc.
  Pharmaceuticals and healthcare GPO   Senior Term Debt (3)     1,950,000       1,959,750  
 
      (6.4%, Due 7/2010)                
 
                       
Ozburn-Hessey Holding Co. LLC
  Third party logistics provider   Senior Term Debt (3)     2,014,204       2,032,500  
 
      (6.1%, Due 8/2012)                
 
                       
SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
  Integrated software and processing   Senior Term Debt (3)     10,112,963       10,112,500  
Solar Capital Corp.
  solutions   (6.3%, Due 2/2013)                
SunGard Holdco LLC
                       
 
                       
Wastequip, Inc.
  Manufacturing-waste removal   Senior Term Debt (3)     5,552,661       5,541,113  
WQP Acquisition, Inc.
  equipment   (6.2%, Due 7/2011)                
 
                       
 
                   
Total investments:
          $ 40,507,884     $ 40,571,710  
 
                   
 
                       
Cash equivalents
  Government   US Treasury Bill     15,226,987       15,226,987  
 
      (3.15%, 10/27/2005)                
 
                       
 
  Government   US Treasury Bill     22,182,809       22,182,809  
 
      (3.30%, 11/03/2005)                
 
                       
 
  Government   US Treasury Bill     12,952,420       12,952,420  
 
      (3.35%, 11/10/2005)                
 
                       
 
  Government   US Treasury Bill     24,967,991       24,967,991  
 
      (3.31%, 11/17/2005)                
 
                       
 
  Government   US Treasury Bill     44,767,800       44,767,800  
 
      (3.36%, 11/25/2005)                
 
                       
 
  Government   US Treasury Bill     34,499,386       34,499,386  
 
      (3.35%, 12/22/2005)                
 
                       
 
  Government   US Treasury Bill     29,244,530       29,244,530  
 
      (3.34%, 12/29/2005)                
 
                       
 
                   
Total cash equivalents;
          $ 183,841,923     $ 183,841,923  
 
                   
 
                       
Total investments and cash equivalents:
          $ 224,349,807     $ 224,413,633  
 
                   
 
(1)   We do not “Control,” and are not an “Affiliate” of, any of our portfolio companies, each as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). In general, under the 1940 Act, we would “Control” a portfolio company if we owned 25% or more of its voting securities and would be an “Affiliate” of a portfolio company if we owned 5% or more of its voting securities.
 
(2)   Percentage represents interest rates in effect at September 30, 2005 and due date represents the contractual maturity date.
 
(3)   Marketable securities are valued based on the bid price, as of September 30, 2005, from the respective originating syndication agent’s trading desk.
THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART TO THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

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GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
                 
            For the period  
            June 22, 2005  
    For the three     (Commencement of  
    months ended     Operations) to  
    September 30, 2005     September 30, 2005  
INVESTMENT INCOME
               
Interest income — investments
  $ 193,578     $ 193,578  
Interest income — cash and cash equivalents
    1,613,012       1,661,210  
 
           
Total investment income
    1,806,590       1,854,788  
 
           
 
               
EXPENSES
 
Administration fee to Gladstone Administration
    77,962       105,045  
Base management fee to Gladstone Management
    92,108       92,108  
Directors fees
    52,000       52,000  
Insurance
    42,478       42,478  
Organizational costs
    7,002       7,002  
Professional fees
    66,302       66,302  
Stockholder related costs
    42,903       43,538  
Interest
          378  
General and administrative
    12,929       13,231  
 
           
Total expenses
    393,684       422,082  
 
           
NET INVESTMENT INCOME
    1,412,906       1,432,706  
 
           
 
               
Net unrealized appreciation of investment portfolio
    63,826       63,826  
 
               
NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS (Refer to Note 5)
  $ 1,476,732     $ 1,496,532  
 
           
 
               
NET INCREASE IN NET ASSETS RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS PER COMMON SHARE:
               
Basic and Diluted
  $ 0.09     $ 0.09  
 
           
 
               
SHARES OF COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING:
               
Basic and diluted weighted average shares
    16,231,404       16,084,900  
THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART TO THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

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GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
For the Period June 22, 2005 (Commencement of Operations) to September 30, 2005
(UNAUDITED)
         
Operations:
       
Investment income-net
  $ 1,432,706  
Net unrealized appreciation of portfolio
    63,826  
 
     
Increase in net assets from operations
    1,496,532  
 
     
Capital transactions:
       
Issuance of common stock
    230,248,986  
Distributions to stockholders
    (993,606 )
 
     
Total increase
    230,751,912  
Net Assets
       
Commencement of operations
    1,500  
 
     
End of period
  $ 230,753,412  
 
     
THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART TO THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

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GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
For the Period June 22, 2005 (Commencement of Operations) to September 30, 2005
(UNAUDITED)
         
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
       
 
       
Net increase in net assets resulting from operations
  $ 1,496,532  
Adjustments to reconcile net increase in stockholders’ equity resulting from operations to net cash provided by operating activities:
       
Net unrealized appreciation of investment portfolio
    (63,826 )
Net amortization of premiums
    3,134  
Increase in interest receivable
    (106,434 )
Increase in prepaid assets
    (295,450 )
Increase in other assets
    (13,606 )
Increase in accounts payable
    32,071  
Increase in administration fee payable to Gladstone Administration
    77,962  
Increase in base management fee payable to Gladstone Management
    67,434  
Increase in accrued expenses
    30,343  
 
     
Net cash provided by operating activities
    1,228,160  
 
     
 
       
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
       
Purchase of investments
    (40,844,381 )
Principal repayments of investments
    333,363  
 
     
Net cash used in investing activities
    (40,511,018 )
 
     
 
       
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
       
 
       
Net proceeds from the issuance of common stock
    230,296,850  
Distributions paid
    (993,606 )
Decrease in loan payable to affiliate
    (50,000 )
 
     
Net cash provided by financing activities
    229,253,244  
 
     
 
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (1)
    189,970,386  
 
     
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD
    3,636  
 
     
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD
  $ 189,974,022  
 
     
 
       
CASH PAID DURING PERIOD FOR INTEREST TO AFFILIATE
  $ 378  
 
     
 
(1)   Cash and cash equivalents consist of demand deposits and highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less when purchased.
THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART TO THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

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GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(UNAUDITED)
                 
            For the period  
            June 22, 2005  
    For the three     (Commencement of  
    months ended     Operations) to  
    September 30, 2005     September 30, 2005  
Per Share Data (1)
               
Net proceeds from initial public offering (2)
  $ 13.90     $ 13.95  
 
           
Offering costs
          (0.05 )
Income from investment operations:
               
Net investment income
    0.09       0.09  
 
           
Total from investment operations
    0.09       0.09  
 
           
Distributions
    (0.06 )     (0.06 )
 
           
Net asset value at end of period
  $ 13.93     $ 13.93  
 
           
 
               
Per share market value at beginning of period
  $ 15.05     $ 15.00  
Per share market value at end of period
    14.68       14.68  
Total Return (3) (4)
    -2.07 %     -1.74 %
Shares outstanding at end of period
    16,560,100       16,560,100  
 
               
Ratios/Supplemental Data
               
Net assets at end of period
  $ 230,753,412     $ 230,753,412  
Average net assets (5)
  $ 230,242,643     $ 222,716,478  
Ratio of expenses to average net assets-annualized
    0.68 %     0.57 %
Ratio of net investment income to average net assets-annualized
    2.45 %     1.93 %
 
(1)   Based on actual shares outstanding.
 
(2)   Net of initial underwriting discount of $1.05 per share.
 
(3)   Total return equals the increase of the ending market value over the beginning market value divided by the market value at the beginning of each month.
 
(4)   Amounts are not annualized.
 
(5)   Average net assets calculated from June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005.
THE ACCOMPANYING NOTES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART TO THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

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GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
September 30, 2005
(UNAUDITED)
NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION
Gladstone Investment Corporation (the “Company”) was incorporated under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Delaware on February 18, 2005. The Company is a newly organized, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, that has elected to be treated as a business development company, or BDC, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”). In addition, the Company has elected to be treated for tax purposes as a regulated investment company, (“RIC”), under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The Company’s investment objectives are to achieve both current income and capital gains through debt and equity investments in companies undergoing a buyout or other recapitalization transactions.
On March 24, 2005, the initial stockholder purchased 100 shares of common stock for $1,500 and was admitted as the initial stockholder of the Company.
Prior to June 22, 2005, there were no operations except for activities associated with the Company’s initial public offering (the “Offering”).
On June 28, 2005, the Company closed the Offering and sold 14,400,000 shares of its common stock at $15.00 per share less an underwriting discount of $1.05 per share and offering costs of approximately $763,014, for total net proceeds to the Company of approximately $200,116,986.
On July 14, 2005, the underwriters exercised in full their over-allotment option and purchased an additional 2,160,000 shares of common stock, also at $15.00 per share less an underwriting discount of $1.05 per share and for total additional net proceeds to the Company of approximately $30,132,000.
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Interim Financial Statements

Interim financial statements of the Company are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the requirements for reporting on Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, certain disclosures accompanying annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP are omitted. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting solely of normal recurring accruals, necessary for the fair statement of financial statements for the interim periods have been included. The current period’s results of operations are not necessarily indicative of results that ultimately may be achieved for the year.
Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all short-term, highly liquid investments that are both readily convertible to cash and have a maturity of generally three months or less at the time of purchase to be cash equivalents. Items classified as cash equivalents include temporary investments in US Treasury bills and can also include commercial paper and money-market funds. All of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2005 were held in the custody of two financial institutions, and the Company’s balances exceed federally insurable limits. The Company seeks to mitigate this risk by depositing funds with major financial institutions.
Organizational Costs

The Company expenses organizational costs as incurred. As of September 30, 2005, the Company had incurred $7,002 of organizational costs.

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Income Taxes

The Company intends to qualify for treatment as a RIC under subchapter M of the Code. As a RIC, the Company will not be subject to federal income tax on the portion of its taxable income and gains distributed to stockholders. To qualify as a RIC, the Company is required to distribute at least 90% of investment company taxable income, as defined by the Code. The Company intends to distribute at least 90% of its ordinary income. The Company may, but does not intend to, pay out a return of capital.
NOTE 3. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Loan Payable to Affiliate
On June 30, 2005, the Company repaid a $50,000 loan payable to its chairman and chief executive officer. The demand recourse promissory note accrued interest at the rate of 3% per annum and was repaid with accrued interest of $378 using a portion of the net proceeds from the Offering.
Administration Agreement
The Company has entered into an administration agreement with Gladstone Administration, LLC (“Gladstone Administration”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Gladstone Management Corporation (“Gladstone Management”), which is controlled by the Company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Pursuant to the administration agreement, Gladstone Administration will furnish the Company with office facilities, equipment and clerical, bookkeeping and record keeping services at such facilities and will perform, or oversee the performance of the Company’s required administrative services.
The administration agreement requires the Company to reimburse Gladstone Administration for the performance of its obligations under the administration agreement. The reimbursement is based upon the allocable portion of Gladstone Administration’s overhead, including, but not limited to, rent and the allocable portion of salaries and benefits of the Company’s chief financial officer, controller, chief compliance officer and their respective staff. The Company recorded fees to Gladstone Administration on the statement of operations of $77,962 for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and $105,045 for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005. As of September 30, 2005, $77,962 was unpaid and included in administration fee payable to Gladstone Administration in the accompanying balance sheet.
License Agreement
The Company has entered into a license agreement with Gladstone Management, pursuant to which Gladstone Management has agreed to grant the Company a non-exclusive license to use the name “Gladstone” and the “Diamond G” trademark. This license agreement requires the Company to pay Gladstone Management a royalty fee of $1 per quarter and is recorded in general and administrative expenses on the statement of operations. The amount of the fee is negotiable on an annual basis by the Company’s compensation committee and approved by a majority of the Company’s independent directors.
Investment Advisory and Management Agreement
The Company has entered into an investment advisory and management agreement with Gladstone Management, which is controlled by the Company’s chairman and chief executive officer. In addition, the Company’s executive officers and directors, and the officers and directors of Gladstone Management, serve or may serve as officers, directors, or principals of entities that operate in the same or related lines of business as the Company does or of companies managed by the Company’s affiliates. In accordance with the investment advisory and management agreement, the Company will pay Gladstone Management fees for these services consisting of a base management fee and an incentive fee.
Through March 31, 2006, the base management fee will be assessed at an annual rate of 2% computed on the basis of the Company’s gross invested assets, which are total assets less the cash proceeds and cash and cash equivalent investments from the net proceeds of the Offering that are not invested in debt and equity securities of portfolio companies. The base management fee will be payable monthly in arrears and will be calculated based on the value of our gross invested assets as of the end of each month through December 31, 2005, at which point the fee will be then determined and payable on a quarterly basis. Calculation of the fee commenced in July 2005. For the quarter ended September 30, 2005 and for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005, the Company was assessed $92,108 for the base management fee. Subsequent to March 31, 2006, the base management fee will be assessed at an annual rate of 2% computed on the basis of the Company’s gross assets, which are total assets, including investments made with proceeds of borrowings, less any uninvested cash or cash equivalents resulting from borrowings. Through March 31, 2007, if Gladstone Management also receives fees from portfolio companies, such as investment banking fees or executive recruiting services fees, these fees will be credited against the base management fee the Company would otherwise be required to pay to Gladstone Management. As of September 30, 2005, $67,434 was unpaid and included in base management fee payable to Gladstone Management in the accompanying balance sheet.

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The incentive fee will consist of two parts: an income-based incentive fee and a capital gains incentive fee. The income-based incentive fee will be calculated and payable quarterly in arrears based on the Company’s 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 (other than fees for providing managerial assistance) such as commitment, origination, structuring, diligence and consulting fees, and other fees that the Company receives from portfolio companies accrued during the calendar quarter, minus operating expenses for the quarter (including the base management fee, expenses payable under the administration agreement, operating expenses that the Company pays directly, 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 securities issued with original issue discount, debt instruments with payment-in-kind interest, and zero coupon securities), accrued income that the Company has not yet received in cash. Thus, if the Company does not have sufficient liquid assets to pay this incentive fee or distributions to stockholders on such accrued income, the Company may be required to liquidate assets or borrow money in order to do so. 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 the Company’s net assets at the end of the immediately preceding calendar quarter, will be compared to a “hurdle rate” of 1.75% of the Company’s net assets per quarter (7% annualized). For this purpose, “net assets” means total assets less total liabilities. Because the hurdle rate is fixed and has been based on current interest rates, which are at historically low levels, if interest rates increase, it would become easier for investment income to exceed the hurdle rate and, as a result, more likely that Gladstone Management will receive an income-based incentive fee than if interest rates on our investments remained constant. On the other hand, if interest rates rise, there will be greater risk that small and medium-sized businesses cannot make payments, which risk may result in fewer opportunities to make safe investments. The Company’s net investment income used to calculate this income-based portion of the incentive fee is also included in the amount of gross assets used to calculate the 2% base management fee. The Company will pay Gladstone Management an income-based incentive fee with respect to its pre-incentive fee net investment income in each calendar quarter as follows:
    no incentive fee in any calendar quarter in which pre-incentive fee net investment income does not exceed the 1.75% hurdle rate (7% annualized);
 
    100% of pre-incentive fee net investment income with respect to that portion of such pre-incentive fee net investment income, if any, that exceeds the hurdle rate but is less than 125% of the hurdle rate (2.1875%) in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized). This portion of the income-based incentive fee is referred to as the “catch-up.” The “catch-up” provision is intended to provide Gladstone Management with an incentive fee of 20% on all of pre-incentive fee investment income up to 125% of the quarterly hurdle rate once the hurdle rate has been surpassed; and
 
    20% of the amount of pre-incentive fee net investment income, if any, that exceeds 125% of the quarterly hurdle rate (2.1875%) in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized).
The foregoing calculations will be appropriately pro rated for any period of less than three months and adjusted for any share issuances or repurchases made during the current quarter.
The capital gains incentive fee will be determined and payable annually in arrears as of the end of each fiscal year (or upon termination of the investment advisory agreement, as of the termination date), commencing on March 31, 2006, and will equal 20.0% of the realized capital gains for the fiscal year ending March 31, if any, computed net of all realized capital losses, and unrealized capital depreciation at the end of each fiscal year (provided that the capital gains incentive fee determined as of March 31, 2006 will be calculated for a period of shorter than twelve calendar months to take into account any realized capital gains, computed net of all realized capital losses, and unrealized capital depreciation for the period ending March 31, 2006). In determining the capital gains incentive fee payable to Gladstone Management, the Company will calculate the cumulative aggregate realized capital gains and cumulative aggregate realized capital losses since inception, and the aggregate unrealized capital depreciation as of the date of the calculation, as applicable, with respect to each of the investments in the portfolio. For this purpose, cumulative aggregate realized capital gains, if any, will equal the sum of the differences between the net sales price of each investment, when sold, and the original cost of such investment since inception. Cumulative aggregate realized capital losses will equal the sum of the amounts by which the net sales price of each investment, when sold, is less than the original cost of such investment since inception. Aggregate unrealized capital depreciation will equal the sum of the difference, if negative, between the valuation of each investment as of the applicable calculation date and the original cost of such investment. At the end of the applicable fiscal year, the amount of capital gains that will serve as the basis for the calculation of the capital gains incentive fee will equal the cumulative aggregate realized capital gains less cumulative aggregate realized capital losses, less aggregate unrealized capital depreciation, with respect to the portfolio of investments. If this number is positive at the end of such year, then the capital gains incentive fee for such year will be equal to 20% of such amount, less the aggregate amount of any capital gains incentive fees paid in respect of the portfolio in all prior years.

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Because of the structure of the incentive fee, it is possible that the Company may have to pay an incentive fee in a quarter where it incurs a loss. For example, if the Company receives pre-incentive fee net investment income in excess of the hurdle rate for a quarter, the Company will pay the applicable income incentive fee even if the Company has incurred a loss in that quarter due to realized or unrealized losses on investments.
No incentive fee was recorded for the three months ended September 30, 2005 or for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 as the 1.75% quarterly, or 7% annual, hurdle rate was not reached.
NOTE 4. COMMON STOCK TRANSACTIONS
As of September 30, 2005, 100,000,000 shares of $0.01 par value common stock were authorized and 16,560,100 shares were outstanding.
Transactions in common stock were as follows:
                 
    Common Stock  
    Shares     Amount  
Beginning balance, March 31, 2005
    100     $ 1,500  
 
               
Issuance of common shares in public offering (net of offering costs of $763,014)
    16,560,000       230,248,986  
 
 
           
Ending balance, September 30, 2005
    16,560,100     $ 230,250,486  
 
           
NOTE 5. INCREASE IN NET ASSETS PER SHARE RESULTING FROM OPERATIONS
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted net increase in net assets per share resulting from operations for the three months ended September 30, 2005 and the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005:
                 
            For the period  
            June 22, 2005  
    For the three     (Commencement of  
    months ended     Operations) to  
    September 30, 2005     September 30, 2005  
Numerator for basic and diluted net increase in net assets resulting from operations per share
  $ 1,476,732     $ 1,496,532  
 
               
Denominator for basic and diluted shares
    16,231,404       16,084,900  
 
           
 
               
Basic and diluted net increase in net assets per share resulting from operations
  $ 0.09     $ 0.09  
 
           

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NOTE 6. DIVIDENDS
The Company is required to pay out as a dividend 90% of its ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains in excess of realized net long-term capital losses, if any, for each taxable year in order to maintain its status as a RIC under Subtitle A, Chapter 1 of Subchapter M of the Code. It is the policy of the Company to pay out as a dividend up to 100% of those amounts. The amount to be paid out monthly as a dividend is determined by the Board of Directors each quarter and is based on the annual earnings estimated by the management of the Company. At year-end the Company may pay a bonus dividend, in addition to the monthly dividends, to ensure that it has paid out at least 90% of its ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains for the year. The Company’s Board of Directors declared the following monthly dividends which it believes were paid from ordinary income:
                         
Declaration Date   Record Date   Payment Date   Dividend per Share
July 7, 2005
  Sept. 22, 2005   Sept. 30, 2005   $ 0.02  
July 7, 2005
  Aug. 23, 2005   Aug. 31, 2005   $ 0.02  
July 7, 2005
  July 21, 2005   July 29, 2005   $ 0.02  
NOTE 7. CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS
As of September 30, 2005, the Company was a party to a signed and non-binding term sheet for two potential investments for the Company’s portfolio. The Company expects to fund these potential investments as follows:
                                         
            Payment Due by Period  
                                    More than  
Contractual Obligations   Total     Less than 1 Year     1-3 Years     3-5 Years     5 Years  
Investments
    3,000,000       3,000,000                          
 
                             
Total
  $ 3,000,000     $ 3,000,000     $     $     $  
 
                             
All prospective investments are subject to, among other things, the satisfactory completion of the Company’s due diligence investigation of each borrower, acceptance of terms and structure and receipt of necessary consents. With respect to each prospective loan, the Company will only agree to provide the loan if, among other things, the results of its due diligence investigations are satisfactory, the terms and conditions of the loan are acceptable and all necessary consents are received. The Company has initiated its due diligence investigations of the potential borrowers, however there can be no guarantee that facts will not be discovered in the course of completing the due diligence that would render a particular investment imprudent or that any of these investments will actually be made.
NOTE 8. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
In October 2005, the Company purchased an additional $1.0 million loan participation of Ozburn Hessey Holdings Co. LLC, a third party logistics provider and a $4.0 million loan participation of US Investigations Services, a provider of background investigations.
On October 11, 2005, the Company’s board of directors declared the following monthly dividends which it believes will be paid from ordinary income:
                         
Declaration Date   Record Date   Payment Date   Dividend per Share
October 11, 2005
  Dec. 21, 2005   Dec. 30, 2005   $ 0.04  
October 11, 2005
  Nov. 21, 2005   Nov. 30, 2005   $ 0.04  
October 11, 2005
  Oct. 21, 2005   Oct. 31, 2005   $ 0.04  

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
All statements contained herein, other than historical facts, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements may relate to, among other things, future events or our future performance or financial condition. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “might,” “believe,” “will,” “provided,” “anticipate,” “future,” “could,” “growth,” “plan,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “would,” “if,” “seek,” “possible,” “potential,” “likely” or the negative of such terms or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: (1) our future operating results as we are a company with a limited operating history; (2) the impact of the investments that we make and the ability of these investments to achieve their objectives; (3) our contractual relationships with third parties; (4) the adequacy of our cash resources and working capital; (5) our ability to obtain future financing, if at all; and (6) those factors listed under the caption “Risk Factors” of the Company’s prospectus dated June 22, 2005, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 23, 2005. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and, as such, speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this Form 10-Q.
The following analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this report.
OVERVIEW
We were incorporated under the General Corporation Laws of the State of Delaware on February 18, 2005. We were primarily established for the purpose of investing in subordinated loans, mezzanine debt, preferred stock and warrants to purchase common stock of small and medium-sized companies in connection with buyouts and other recapitalizations. We may also invest in senior secured loans and common stock and from time to time, we may also invest in public companies that are thinly traded and senior and subordinated syndicated loans. Our investment objective is to generate both current income and capital gains through these debt and equity instruments. We operate as a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company, and have elected to be treated as a business development company under the 1940 Act.
We expect that our investments will generally range between $10 million and $30 million each, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our capital base rate changes. We expect to have opportunities for both sole and co-investment, and accordingly we expect to invest by ourselves and jointly with other buyout funds, depending on the opportunity.
We initially intend to invest some of the proceeds of our initial public offering in senior secured syndicated loans, since these investments typically may be made more quickly than investments in companies undergoing a buyout or recapitalization. We intend to employ this strategy in order to more quickly invest our initial capital to generate current income. Senior secured syndicated loans typically involve a number of banks or other financial institutions and are generally more marketable than loans that are not syndicated. We believe we will be able to sell our interests in senior secured syndicated loans and reinvest the proceeds in subordinated debt, mezzanine debt, preferred stock and other higher yielding investments when such investment opportunities are available. In order to invest in certain senior secured syndicated loans, we may have to purchase these investments at a premium, or in some instances, at a discount. We will amortize these premiums or discounts over the contractual life of the investment. In the event that an investment is sold prior to its contractual maturity date, we would recognize a loss on any unamortized premium or a gain on any unamortized discount. While we expect our portfolio initially to consist primarily of senior secured loans, over time we expect that it will consist primarily of subordinated debt, mezzanine debt and preferred stock. To date, we have acquired interests in nine such syndicated loans in the aggregate principal amount, net of any repayments, of approximately $45.5 million.
Certain loan investments may have a form of interest that is not paid currently but is accrued and added to the loan balance and paid at the end of the term. This interest is called “paid in kind” interest or “PIK”. We will generally seek investments that do not generate PIK interest as we have to pay out this accrued interest as dividends to our stockholders and we may have to borrow money or raise additional capital in order to meet the tax test for regulated investment companies (“RIC”) by having to pay out at least 90% of our income.

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We may also encounter “original issue discount” income, or “OID” income, which arises when an investor simultaneously purchases a warrant and a note from a company. This transaction requires an allocation of a portion of the purchase price to the warrant and reduces the note by the same amount. This would cause us to have to record the note as if we paid less than the face amount of the note and, therefore, we would have to amortize the OID over the life of the loan. This would create income that would be required to be paid out as dividends to our stockholders in accordance with the tax test for RICs to pay out at least 90% of our income. We will seek to purchase warrants from the issuer at fair market value in order to avoid OID income.
Gladstone Management Corporation (“Gladstone Management”) serves as our investment adviser (the “Adviser”). Gladstone Management is a Delaware corporation registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and controlled by our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David Gladstone. Subject to the overall supervision of our board of directors, Gladstone Management provides investment advisory and management services to us. Under the terms of an investment advisory and management agreement, Gladstone Management has investment discretion with respect to our capital and, in that regard:
    determines the composition of our portfolio, the nature and timing of the changes to our portfolio, and the manner of implementing such changes;
 
    identifies, evaluates, and negotiates the structure of the investments we make (including performing due diligence on our prospective portfolio companies);
 
    closes and monitors the investments we make; and
 
    makes available on our behalf, and provides if requested, managerial assistance to our portfolio companies.
Gladstone Management’s services under the investment advisory and management agreement are not exclusive, and it is free to furnish similar services to other entities so long as its services to us are not impaired.
Managerial Assistance
As a business development company, we will offer, and provide upon request, managerial assistance to certain of our portfolio companies. As defined under the 1940 Act, managerial assistance means providing “significant guidance and counsel concerning the management, operations, or business objectives and policies of a portfolio company.” Gladstone Management will provide such managerial assistance on our behalf to our portfolio companies that request such assistance. Gladstone Management may charge for this service but, if it does so, it will credit payments for such services to the amount we owe Gladstone Management under our investment advisory and management agreement. Gladstone Management may also provide other services such as investment banking services to our portfolio companies.
Administration Agreement
We have entered into an administration agreement with Gladstone Administration, LLC (“Gladstone Administration”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Gladstone Management, which is controlled by our chairman and chief executive officer. Pursuant to the administration agreement, Gladstone Administration furnishes us with office facilities, equipment and clerical, bookkeeping and record keeping services at such facilities and performs, or oversees the performance of our required administrative services.
The administration agreement requires us to reimburse Gladstone Administration for the performance of its obligations under the administration agreement based upon the allocable portion of Gladstone Administration’s overhead, including, but not limited to, rent and our allocable portion of the salaries and benefits of our chief financial officer, chief compliance officer, controller and their respective staffs. The allocable portion of our overhead expenses is derived by multiplying the percentage of our average assets (the assets at the beginning and ending of each quarter) in comparison to the average assets of all companies managed by Gladstone Management.
License Agreement
We have entered into a license agreement with Gladstone Management, pursuant to which Gladstone Management has agreed to grant us a non-exclusive license to use the name “Gladstone” and the “Diamond G” trademark. This license agreement requires us to pay Gladstone Management a royalty fee of $1 per quarter. The amount of the fee is negotiable on an annual basis by our compensation committee and approved by a majority of our independent directors.

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Investment Advisory and Management Agreement
We have entered into an investment advisory and management agreement with Gladstone Management, which is controlled by our chairman and chief executive officer. In addition, our executive officers and directors, and the officers and directors of Gladstone Management, serve or may serve as officers, directors, or principals of entities that operate in the same or related lines of business as we do or of companies managed by our affiliates. In accordance with the investment advisory and management agreement, we will pay Gladstone Management a fee for these services consisting of a base management fee and an incentive fee.
Through March 31, 2006, the base management fee will be assessed at an annual rate of 2% computed on the basis of our gross invested assets, which are total assets less the cash proceeds and cash and cash equivalent investments from the proceeds of our initial public offering that are not invested in debt and equity securities of portfolio companies. Through December 31, 2005, the base management fee will be computed and payable monthly. For the three months ended September 30, 2005 and for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005, the sum of the monthly base management fee was $92,108. Subsequent to March 31, 2006, the base management fee will be assessed at an annual rate of 2% computed on the basis of our gross assets, which are total assets, including investments made with proceeds of borrowings, less any uninvested cash or cash equivalents resulting from borrowings. Through March 31, 2007, if Gladstone Management also receives fees from portfolio companies, such as investment banking fees or executive recruiting services fees, these fees will be credited against the base management fee that we would otherwise be required to pay to Gladstone Management.
The incentive fee will consist of two parts: an income-based incentive fee and a capital gains incentive fee. The income-based incentive fee will be 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 (other than fees for providing managerial assistance) such as commitment, origination, structuring, diligence and consulting fees, and other fees that we receive from portfolio companies accrued during the calendar quarter, minus operating expenses for the quarter (including the base management fee, expenses payable under the administration agreement, operating expenses that we pay directly, 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 securities issued with original issue discount, debt instruments with payment-in-kind interest, and zero coupon securities), accrued income that we have not yet received in cash. Thus, if we do not have sufficient liquid assets to pay this incentive fee or distributions to stockholders on such accrued income, we may be required to liquidate assets or borrow money in order to do so. 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, will be compared to a “hurdle rate” of 1.75% of our net assets per quarter (7% annualized). For this purpose, “net assets” means total assets less total liabilities. Because the hurdle rate is fixed and has been based on current interest rates, which are at historically low levels, if interest rates increase, it would become easier for investment income to exceed the hurdle rate and, as a result, more likely that Gladstone Management will receive an income-based incentive fee than if interest rates on our investments remained constant. On the other hand, if interest rates rise, there will be greater risk that small and medium-sized businesses cannot make payments, which risk may result in fewer opportunities to make safe investments. Our net investment income used to calculate this income-based portion of the incentive fee is also included in the amount of gross assets used to calculate the 2% base management fee. We will pay Gladstone Management an income-based incentive fee with respect to its pre-incentive fee net investment income in each calendar quarter as follows:
    no incentive fee in any calendar quarter in which pre-incentive fee net investment income does not exceed the hurdle rate (1.75%) (7% annualized);
 
    100% of pre-incentive fee net investment income with respect to that portion of such pre-incentive fee net investment income, if any, that exceeds the hurdle rate but is less than 125% of the hurdle rate (2.1875%) in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized). This portion of the income-based incentive fee is referred to as the “catch-up.” The “catch-up” provision is intended to provide Gladstone Management with an incentive fee of 20% on all of pre-incentive fee investment income up to 125% of the quarterly hurdle rate once the hurdle rate has been surpassed; and
 
    20% of the amount of pre-incentive fee net investment income, if any, that exceeds 125% of the quarterly hurdle rate (2.1875%) in any calendar quarter (8.75% annualized).
The foregoing calculations will be appropriately pro rated for any period of less than three months and adjusted for any share issuances or repurchases made during the current quarter.
The capital gains incentive fee will be determined and payable annually in arrears as of the end of each fiscal year (or upon termination of the investment advisory agreement, as of the termination date), commencing on March 31, 2006, and will equal 20.0% of the realized capital gains for the fiscal year ending March 31, if any, computed net of all realized capital losses, and unrealized capital depreciation at the end of each fiscal year (provided that the capital gains incentive fee determined as of March 31, 2006 will be calculated for a period of shorter than twelve calendar months to take into account any realized capital gains, computed net of all realized capital losses, and unrealized capital depreciation for the period ending March 31, 2006). In determining the capital gains incentive fee payable to Gladstone Management, we will calculate the cumulative aggregate realized capital gains and cumulative

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aggregate realized capital losses since inception, and the aggregate unrealized capital depreciation as of the date of the calculation, as applicable, with respect to each of the investments in the portfolio. For this purpose, cumulative aggregate realized capital gains, if any, will equal the sum of the differences between the net sales price of each investment, when sold, and the original cost of such investment since inception. Cumulative aggregate realized capital losses will equal the sum of the amounts by which the net sales price of each investment, when sold, is less than the original cost of such investment since inception. Aggregate unrealized capital depreciation will equal the sum of the difference, if negative, between the valuation of each investment as of the applicable calculation date and the original cost of such investment. At the end of the applicable fiscal year, the amount of capital gains that will serve as the basis for the calculation of the capital gains incentive fee will equal the cumulative aggregate realized capital gains less cumulative aggregate realized capital losses, less aggregate unrealized capital depreciation, with respect to the portfolio of investments. If this number is positive at the end of such year, then the capital gains incentive fee for such year will be equal to 20% of such amount, less the aggregate amount of any capital gains incentive fees paid in respect of the portfolio in all prior years.
Because of the structure of the incentive fee, it is possible that we may have to pay an incentive fee in a quarter where it incurs a loss. For example, we receive pre-incentive fee net investment income in excess of the hurdle rate for a quarter, we will pay the applicable income incentive fee even if we have incurred a loss in that quarter due to realized or unrealized losses on investments.
Because pre-incentive fee net investment income was below the hurdle rate and no realized capital gains, losses, or unrealized depreciation were recognized, no incentive fee was recorded for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and revenues and expenses during the period reported. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates. Our accounting policies are more fully described in the “Notes to Financial Statements” contained elsewhere in this report. We have identified our investment valuation process as our most critical accounting policy.
Investment Valuation
The most significant estimate inherent in the preparation of our financial statements is the valuation of investments and the related amounts of unrealized appreciation and depreciation of investments that are recorded. At September 30, 2005, we recorded net unrealized appreciation of $63,826 on our investments in portfolio companies.
General Valuation Policy: We value our investment portfolio each quarter. We carry our investments at fair value, as determined in good faith by our board of directors. Securities that are publicly traded, if any, are valued at the closing price of the exchange or securities market on which they are listed on the valuation date. Securities which are not traded on a public exchange or securities market, but for which a limited market exists, such as certain participations in syndicated loans, are valued at the indicative bid price offered by the syndication agent on the valuation date. At September 30, 2005, all of our investments were participations in syndicated loans and as such their values were determined based on the September 30, 2005 bid price from the respective originating syndicate agent and our board of directors voted to approve these values.
Debt and equity securities that are not publicly traded or for which a limited market does not exist, are valued at fair value as determined in good faith by our board of directors. In making the good faith determination of the value of these securities, we start with the cost basis of the security, which includes the amortized OID, and PIK interest, if any. We then apply the methods set out below in “Valuation Methods.” Members of our portfolio management team, employed by us through Gladstone Management, prepare the valuations of our investments in portfolio companies using the most recent portfolio company financial statements and forecasts. These individuals also consult with portfolio company senior management and ownership to obtain further updates on the portfolio company’s performance, including information such as industry trends, new product development, and other operational issues. Due to the uncertainty inherent in the valuation process, such estimates of fair value may differ significantly from the values that would have been obtained had a ready market for these securities existed, and the differences could be material. Additionally, changes in the market environment and other events that may occur over the life of the investments may cause the gains or losses ultimately realized on these investments to be different than the valuations currently assigned. No single standard for determining fair value in good faith exists since fair value depends upon the circumstances of each individual case. In general, fair value is the amount that we might reasonably expect to receive upon the current sale of the security.

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We will engage an independent valuation services firm (“valuation firm”) to help evaluate the value of our loan securities (other than those which are publicly traded or rated by major rating agencies), as well as evaluating the market value of success fees (conditional interest included in some loan securities). We and the valuation firm will only evaluate the value of a success fee if the probability of receiving the success fee on a given loan is above 6-8%, which is the threshold of significance. Upon completing our collection of data with respect to the investments (including the information described under “Credit Information,” the risk ratings of the loans described under “Loan Grading and Risk Rating” and the factors described under “Valuation Methods”), this valuation data is presented to the valuation firm. The valuation firm will then make its independent assessment of the data that we have assembled and assess its own data to determine market values for the securities.
With our assessments and the valuation firm’s value estimates as a backdrop, our board of directors will vote to accept or not accept the analyses and values recommended by management and the valuation firm.
Because there is likely to be a delay between the date we close a loan and when the loan can be evaluated by the valuation firm, some new loans we enter into may not be valued immediately by the valuation firm; rather, the board of directors may make its own determination about the value of these loans in accordance with our valuation policy.
Credit Information: We monitor a wide variety of key credit statistics that provide information regarding our portfolio companies to help us assess credit quality and portfolio performance. We require our portfolio companies to provide annual audited and either monthly or quarterly unaudited financial statements. Using these statements, we calculate and evaluate the credit statistics. For purposes of analyzing the financial performance of our portfolio companies, we may make certain adjustments to their cash flow statements to reflect the pro forma results of a company consistent with a change of control transaction, to reflect anticipated cost savings resulting from a merger or restructuring, costs related to new product development, compensation to previous owners, and other acquisition or restructuring related items. For those investments for which the valuation firm prepares valuation recommendations, we provide this credit information to the valuation firm for its use in preparing its recommendations. For those investments for which the valuation firm does not prepare valuation recommendations, management will use this credit information in connection with its preparation of valuation recommendations.
Loan Grading and Risk Rating: As part of our valuation procedures we risk rate all of our loans. Our risk rating system uses a scale of 0 to 10. This system is used to estimate the probability of default on our debt securities and the probability of loss if there is a default. These types of systems are referred to as risk rating systems and are used by banks and rating agencies. The risk rating system covers both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the business and the securities we hold. For those investments for which the valuation firm prepares valuation recommendations, we compile this information and provide it to the valuation firm for its consideration in determining its valuation recommendations. For those investments for which the valuation firm does not prepare valuation recommendations, management will use this information to develop valuation recommendations.
We seek to have our risk rating system mirror the risk rating systems of major risk rating organizations such as those provided by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (“NRSRO”) as defined in Rule 2a-7 under the 1940 Act. While we seek to mirror the NRSRO systems, we cannot provide any assurance that our risk rating system provides the same risk rating as a NRSRO. The following chart is an estimate of the relationship of our risk rating system to the designations used by two NRSROs as they risk rate debt securities of major companies. Because we have established our system to rate debt securities of companies that are unrated by any NRSRO there can be no assurance that the correlation to the NRSRO set out below is accurate. It is our understanding that most debt securities of small and medium-sized companies do not exceed the grade of BBB on a NRSRO scale; so there would be no debt securities in the middle market that would meet the definition of AAA, AA or A. Therefore, our scale begins with the designation BBB as the best risk rating.
             
Company’s   First   Second    
System   NRSRO   NRSRO   Gladstone Capital’s Description(a)
>10
  Baa2   BBB   Probability of Default (PD during the next ten years is 4% and the Expected Loss (EL) is 1% or less
10
  Baa3   BBB-   PD is 5% and the EL is 1% to 2%
9
  Ba1   BB+   PD is 10% and the EL is 2% to 3%
8
  Ba2   BB   PD is 16% and the EL is 3% to 4%
7
  Ba3   BB-   PD is 17.8% and the EL is 4% to 5%
6
  B1   B+   PD is 22.0% and the EL is 5% to 6.5%
5
  B2   B   PD is 25% and the EL is 6.5% to 8%
4
  B3   B-   PD is 27% and the EL is 8% to 10%
3
  Caa1   CCC+   PD is 30% and the EL is 10.0% to 13.3%
2
  Caa2   CCC   PD is 35% and the EL is 13.3% to 16.7%
1
  Caa3   CC   PD is 65% and the EL is 16.7% to 20%
0
  N/a   D   PD is 85% or there is a Payment Default: and the EL is greater than 20%
 
(a)   the default rates set forth herein are for a ten year term debt, if a debt security’s term is less than ten years then the probability of default is adjusted to a lower percentage for the shorter period which may move the security higher on our risk rating scale.

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The above scale gives an indication of the probability of default and the magnitude of loss if there is a default. The following table lists the summary risk ratings of all of the debt securities we held as of September 30, 2005:
         
Rating   Sept. 30, 2005
Average
    7.9  
Weighted Average
    7.5  
Highest
    9.0  
Lowest
    7.0  
To date none of our investments are past due on any of their payments.
Valuation Methods: For debt securities, we first determine if the debt security is publicly traded (i.e., if it is listed on an exchange or securities market). If it is publicly traded, then we determine the value based on the closing price for the security on the exchange or securities market on which it is listed on the valuation date. If the security is not publicly traded, but a limited market for the security exists, such as for syndicated loans, then we value the loan at the indicative bid price offered by the syndication agent on the valuation date.
For debt securities that either are not publicly traded, or for which there is no market, we will begin with the risk rating designation of the security described above. Using the risk rating designation above, we will seek to determine the value of the security as if we intended to sell the security in a current sale. To determine the current sale price of the security, we consider some or all of the following factors:
    financial standing of the issuer of the security;
 
    comparison of the business and financial plan of the issuer with actual results;
 
    the cost of the security;
 
    the size of the security held as it relates to the liquidity of the market for such securities;
 
    contractual restrictions on the disposition of the security;
 
    pending public offering of the issuer of the security;
 
    pending reorganization activity affecting the issuer such as mergers or debt restructuring;
 
    reported prices of similar securities of the issuer or comparable issuers;
 
    ability of the issuer to obtain needed financing;
 
    changes in the economy affecting the issuer;
 
    recent purchases or sale of a security of the issuer;
 
    pricing by other buyers or sellers of similar securities;
 
    financial statements of the borrower;
 
    reports from portfolio company senior management and ownership;
 
    the type of security;
 
    cost at date of purchase;
 
    size of holding;
 
    discount from market value of unrestricted securities of the same class at the time of purchase;
 
    special reports prepared by analysts;
 
    information as to any transactions or offers with respect to the security;
 
    existence of merger proposals or tender offers affecting the securities;
 
    the collateral;
 
    the issuer’s ability to make payments;
 
    the current and forecasted earnings of the issuer;
 
    sales to third parties of similar securities;
 
    statistical ratios compared to lending standards;
 
    statistical ratios compared to other similar securities; and
 
    other pertinent factors.
For those debt securities for which a valuation firm prepares valuation recommendations, we will provide the foregoing information to them for their use in preparing their recommendations.

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For convertible debt, equity, success fees or other equity-like securities, we first determine if there is any market for the security. If there is a market, then we determine the value based on the market prices for the security, even if that market is not robust. If there is no market for the equity securities, then we will use the same information we would use for a debt security valuation described above, except risk-rating, as well as standard valuation techniques used by major valuation firms to value the equity securities of private companies. These valuation techniques consist of: discounted cash flow of the expected sale price in the future, valuation of the securities based on recent sales in comparable transactions, and a review of similar companies that are publicly traded and the market multiple of their equity securities.
Tax Status
      Federal Income Taxes
We intend to continue to qualify for treatment as a RIC under Subtitle A, Chapter 1 of Subchapter M of the Code. As a RIC, we are not subject to federal income tax on the portion of our taxable income and gains distributed to stockholders. To qualify as a RIC, we are required to distribute to stockholders at least 90% of investment company taxable income, as defined by the Code. In an effort to avoid certain excise taxes imposed on RICs, we currently intend to distribute during each calendar year, an amount at least equal the sum of (1) 98% of our ordinary income for the calendar year, (2) 98% of our capital gains in excess of capital losses for the one-year period ending on October 31 of the calendar year and (3) any ordinary income and net capital gains for preceding years that were not distributed during such years.
Revenue Recognition
      Interest Income Recognition
Interest income is recorded on the accrual basis to the extent that such amounts are expected to be collected. We will stop accruing interest on investments when it is determined that interest is no longer collectible. Conditional interest or a success fee is recorded when earned upon full repayment of a loan investment.
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
For the three months ended September 30, 2005
Investment Income
Investment income for the three months ended September 30, 2005 was $1,806,590 and consisted of interest income of $193,578 on our portfolio of investments and interest income of $1,613,012 from cash and cash equivalents, representing income earned on the investment of the net proceeds of our initial public offering.
The weighed average yield on our portfolio of investments, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was 6.38% for the three months ended September 30, 2005.
Operating Expenses
Operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2005 were $393,684.
The administration fee payable to Gladstone Administration was $77,962 for the three months ended September 30, 2005. This fee consists of the allocable portion of Gladstone Administration’s rent and other overhead expenses, and the allocable portion of the salaries and benefits of our chief financial officer, chief compliance officer, controller and their respective staffs. The allocable portion of our expenses is derived by multiplying the percentage of our average assets (the assets at the beginning and ending of each quarter) in comparison to the average assets of all companies managed by Gladstone Management.
The base management fee to Gladstone Management was $92,108 for the three months ended September 30, 2005. The base management fee is computed monthly.
Directors’ fees for the three months ended September 30, 2005 were $52,000 and consisted of the amortization of the directors’ annual stipend.
General insurance expense for the three months ended September 30, 2005 was $42,478 and consisted of the amortization of the directors and officers insurance policy.

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Organizational costs for the three months ended September 30, 2005 were $7,002 and consisted of the drafting of certain administrative agreements.
Professional fees for the three months ended September 30, 2005 were $66,302 and consisted of legal fees and audit and accounting fees.
Stockholder related costs for the three months ended September 30, 2005 were $42,903 and consisted of the amortization of annual Nasdaq listing fees, transfer agent fees and filing and press release costs.
General and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2005 were $12,929 and consisted of conferences, travel, bank fees and miscellaneous expenses.
Unrealized Appreciation on Investments
For the three months ended September 30, 2005, we recorded net unrealized appreciation of investments of $63,826.
Net Increase in Net Assets from Operations
Overall, we realized a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $1,476,732 for the three months ended September 30, 2005. Based on basic and diluted weighted average common shares of 16,231,404 outstanding, our net increase in net assets from operations per basic and diluted weighted average common share for the three months ended September 30, 2005 was $0.09.
For the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005
Investment Income
Investment income for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 was $1,854,788 and consisted of interest income of $193,578 on our portfolio of investments and interest income of $1,661,210 from cash and cash equivalents, representing income earned on the investment of the net proceeds of our initial public offering.
The weighed average yield on our portfolio of investments, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was 6.38% for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005.
Operating Expenses
Operating expenses for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 were $422,082.
The administration fee payable to Gladstone Administration was $105,045 for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005. This fee consists of the allocable portion of Gladstone Administration’s rent and other overhead expenses and the allocable portion of the salaries and benefits of our chief financial officer, chief compliance officer, controller and their respective staffs. The allocable portion of our expenses is derived by multiplying the percentage of our average assets (the assets at the beginning and ending of each quarter) in comparison to the average assets of all companies managed by Gladstone Management.
The base management fee to Gladstone Management was $92,108 for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005. The base management fee is computed monthly.
Directors’ fees for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 were $52,000 and consisted of the amortization of the directors’ annual stipend.
General insurance expense for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 was $42,478 and consisted of the amortization of the directors and officers insurance policy.
Organizational costs for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 were $7,002 and consisted of the drafting of certain administrative agreements.
Professional fees for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 were $66,302 and consisted of legal fees and audit and accounting fees.

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Stockholder related costs for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 were $43,538 and consisted of the amortization of annual Nasdaq listing fees, transfer agent fees and filing and press release costs.
Interest expense for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 was $378 and consisted of interest due on a loan payable to affiliate, which was repaid in June 2005.
General and administrative expenses for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 were $13,231 and consisted of conferences, travel, bank fees and miscellaneous expenses.
Unrealized Appreciation on Investments
For the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005, we recorded net unrealized appreciation of investments of $63,826.
Net Increase in Net Assets from Operations
Overall, we realized a net increase in net assets resulting from operations of $1,496,532 for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005. Based on basic and diluted weighted average common shares of 16,084,900 outstanding, our net increase in net assets from operations per basic and diluted weighted average common share for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 was $0.09.
We do not expect this level of investment income and operating expenses to be indicative of our future operating performance. In particular, we expect investment income to increase in future periods, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2005 and the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005, as a result of the investment of the net proceeds from the initial public offering and as we make investments in portfolio company securities that we expect will yield a greater return than the cash and cash equivalents in which the vast majority of the net proceeds of our initial public offering are currently invested.
We will continue to incur base management fees which are likely to increase as our investment portfolio grows, and may potentially begin to incur incentive fees, which would be payable to Gladstone Management during the quarter ending December 31, 2005. Our administrative expenses to Gladstone Administration will also increase during future periods as our average assets increase in comparison to average assets at September 30, 2005 and as the expenses incurred by Gladstone Administration to support our operations increase.

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
Net cash provided by operating activities for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005 was $1,228,160 and consisted primarily of net investment income generated, an increase in accounts payable, base management fee and administrative fees payable and accrued expenses offset by an increase in interest receivable and prepaid assets.
Net cash used in investing activities of $40,511,018 primarily consisted of the funding of the following investments and the principal repayment of $333,363 on various investments:
         
Investment   Disbursement  
Graham Packaging Holdings Co.
  $ 10,157,257  
Latham Manufacturing Corp.
    4,491,138  
Madison River Capital LLC
    3,000,000  
Maidenform, Inc.
    3,500,000  
Medassets, Inc.
    2,000,000  
Ozburn-Hessey Holding Co. LLC
    2,014,375  
SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
    10,114,250  
Wastequip, Inc.
    5,567,361  
 
     
 
  $ 40,844,381  
 
     
The following table summarizes the contractual principal amortization and maturity of our investment portfolio by fiscal year:
         
Fiscal Year Ended March 31,   Amount  
2006
  $ 285,059  
2007
    595,118  
2008
    720,118  
2009
    745,118  
2010
    2,336,784  
Thereafter
    35,825,687  
 
     
 
  $ 40,507,884  
 
     
Cash provided by financing activities consisted of the net proceeds from the initial public offering of $230,296,850 (which includes proceeds received in July 2005 in connection with the closing of the underwriters’ over-allotment option), partially offset by the payment of dividends of $993,606 and the repayment of the loan payable to affiliate of $50,000.
As a result of the initial public offering and other factors listed above, during the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005, cash and cash equivalents increased from $3,636 at the beginning of the period to $189,974,022 at the end of the period.
In order to qualify as a RIC and to avoid corporate level tax on the income we distribute to our stockholders, we are required, under Subchapter M of the Code, to distribute at least 90% of our ordinary income and realized net short-term capital gains to our stockholders on an annual basis. In accordance with these requirements, in July 2005, we declared a monthly cash dividend of $0.02 per common share for each of July, August, and September 2005, and in October 2005 we declared a monthly cash dividend of $0.04 per common share for each October, November and December 2005.

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
     We are subject to financial market risks, including changes in interest rates. General interest rate fluctuations may have a substantial negative impact on our investments and investment opportunities and, accordingly have a material adverse effect on our investment objectives and our rate of return on invested capital. Currently our entire investment portfolio is at variable rates. In addition, an increase in interest rates would make it more expensive to use debt for our financing needs, if any.
     We expect to borrow funds to finance future lending activities after we have substantially fully invested the proceeds of our initial public offering. These future borrowings may be at fixed or variable rates. To date, we have not borrowed any funds nor do we currently have the capacity to borrow funds.
     To illustrate the potential impact of changes in interest rates on our net increase in net assets resulting from operations, we have performed the following analysis, which assumes that our balance sheet remains constant. Under this analysis, a hypothetical increase in the one month LIBOR by 1% would increase our net increase in net assets resulting from operations by approximately $401,000 or 27%, over the next twelve months, compared to the net increase in net assets resulting from operations for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005. A hypothetical decrease in the one month LIBOR by 1% would decrease our net increase in net assets resulting from operations by approximately $401,000 or 27%, over the next twelve months, compared to the net increase in net assets from operations for the period June 22, 2005 (commencement of operations) to September 30, 2005. Although management believes that this analysis is indicative of our existing interest rate sensitivity, it does not adjust for potential changes in credit quality, size and composition of our investment portfolio and other business developments that could affect net increase in net assets resulting from operations. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that actual results would not differ materially from the results under this hypothetical analysis.
     We expect to hedge against interest rate fluctuations in the future by using standard hedging instruments such as forward contracts, futures, currency options, interest rate swaps, caps, collars and floors. While hedging activities may insulate us against adverse fluctuations in interest rates, they may also limit our ability to participate in the benefits of lower interest rates with respect to our portfolio of investments.
     We may also experience risk associated with investing in securities of companies with foreign operations. We currently do not anticipate investing in debt or equity of foreign companies, however, some potential portfolio companies may have operations located outside the United States. These risks include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, imposition of foreign taxes, changes in exportation regulations and political and social instability.
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.
     As of September 30, 2005, we, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective in timely alerting management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of material information about us required to be included in periodic Securities and Exchange Commission filings. However, in evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating the cost-benefit relationship of possible controls and procedures.
     There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended September 30, 2005 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II—OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
We are not currently subject to any material legal proceeding, nor, to our knowledge, is any material legal proceeding threatened against us.
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.
     On June 22, 2005, our registration statements on Form N-2 (SEC File Nos. 333-123699 and 333-126067) for the initial public offering of an aggregate of up to 16,560,000 (including 2,160,000 shares subject to the underwriters over-allotment option described below) shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, became effective. On June 28, 2005, we closed the sale of 14,400,000 shares in connection with the initial public offering at an aggregate public offering price of $216,000,000, reflecting a public offering price of $15.00 per share. Ferris, Baker Watts Incorporated., Jefferies & Company, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, BB&T Capital Markets, Oppenheimer & Co., Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc. and Wunderlich Securities, Inc. served as underwriters for the initial public offering.
     In connection with the initial public offering, we registered and offered the underwriters an option to purchase an additional 2,160,000 shares of common stock solely to cover over-allotments. The underwriters exercised this option in full on July 14, 2005. The gross proceeds from the exercise of this option were $32,400,000.
     Underwriting discounts and commissions for the shares sold in the initial public offering (including the shares sold upon the exercise of the over-allotment option) totaled $17,388,000. In connection with the initial public offering, we incurred expenses of approximately $763,014. None of these expenses were paid directly to our directors, officers or associates, or to persons owning 10% or more of our common stock or other affiliates. After deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other expenses, we received net proceeds of approximately $230.2 million from the initial public offering, including the exercise of the over-allotment option.
     The primary purpose of the initial public offering was to obtain capital with which to invest in small and mid-sized companies with established management teams through situations involving buyouts and recapitalizations. To date we have made nine investments for approximately $45.5 million. On June 30, 2005 we repaid a $50,000 loan payable with accrued interest of $378 to our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The remaining net proceeds we have received from the initial public offering have been invested in short-term, investment grade interest-bearing instruments.
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.
     Not applicable.
ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
     Not applicable.
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION.
     Not applicable
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS
     See the exhibit index.

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SIGNATURE
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
                 
        GLADSTONE INVESTMENT CORPORATION    
 
               
 
      By:   /s/ HARRY BRILL
 
   
 
               
        Harry Brill    
        Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer    
Date: November 9, 2005
               

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     EXHIBIT INDEX
     
Exhibit   Description
3.1
  Articles of Amendment and Restatement of the Articles of Incorporation, incorporated by reference to Exhibit a.2 to Pre-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form N-2 (File No. 333-123699), filed March 31, 2005.
 
   
3.2
  By-laws, incorporated by reference to Exhibit b to the Registration Statement on Form N-2 (File No. 333-123699), filed March 31, 2005.
 
   
11
  Computation of Per Share Earnings (included in the notes to the unaudited financial statements contained in this report).
 
   
31.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to section 302 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
31.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to section 302 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
32.1
  Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
   
32.2
  Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
     All other exhibits for which provision is made in the applicable regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission are not required under the related instruction or are inapplicable and therefore have been omitted.

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exv31w1
 

Exhibit 31.1
CERTIFICATION
Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     I, David Gladstone, certify that:
     1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Gladstone Investment Corporation;
     2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act
Rules 13a–15(f) and 15d–15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
     c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     d) Disclosed in this report any changes in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
     5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date: November 9, 2005
     
/s/ DAVID GLADSTONE    
     
David Gladstone    
Chief Executive Officer and
   
Chairman of the Board of Directors    

exv31w2
 

Exhibit 31.2
CERTIFICATION
Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     I, Harry Brill, certify that:
     1. I have reviewed this quarterly report on Form 10-Q of Gladstone Investment Corporation;
     2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
     3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
     4. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act
Rules 13a–15(f) and 15d–15(f)) for the registrant and have:
     a) Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
     b) Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
     c) Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
     d) Disclosed in this report any changes in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and
     5. The registrant’s other certifying officer(s) and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
     a) All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
     b) Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.
Date: November 9, 2005
     
/s/ HARRY BRILL    
     
Harry Brill    
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer    

exv32w1
 

Exhibit 32.1
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
The undersigned, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Gladstone Investment Corporation (the “Company”), hereby certifies on the date hereof, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 (“Form 10-Q”), filed concurrently herewith by the Company, fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that the information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
Dated: November 9, 2005
     
/s/ David Gladstone    
     
David Gladstone    
Chief Executive Officer and    
Chairman of the Board of Directors    

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Exhibit 32.2
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
The undersigned, the Chief Financial Officer of Gladstone Investment Corporation (the “Company”), hereby certifies on the date hereof, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 (“Form 10-Q”), filed concurrently herewith by the Company, fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and that the information contained in the Form 10-Q fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
Dated: November 9, 2005
     
/s/ Harry Brill    
     
Harry Brill    
Chief Financial Officer