MVC Capital, Inc.
MVC CAPITAL, INC. (Form: SC TO-I, Received: 11/22/2017 06:49:01)
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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 22, 2017
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE TO
Tender Offer Statement under Section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
MVC CAPITAL, INC.
(Name of Subject Company (Issuer))
MVC CAPITAL, INC.
(Names of filing Persons (Offeror and Issuer))
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)
553829102
(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
(Underlying Common Stock)
Michael Tokarz
MVC Capital, Inc.
287 Bowman Avenue, Purchase, New York 10577
(914) 701-0310
(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized
to receive notices and communications on behalf of filing person)
Copies to:
George M. Silfen, Esq.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 715-9522
CALCULATION OF FILING FEE
Transaction Valuation
Amount of Filing Fee
$25,000,000*
$3,112.50**
*
Estimated for purposes of calculating the Filing Fee only. This amount is based on the offer to purchase for not more than $25,000,000 in aggregate of up to 2,403,846 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, at the minimum tender offer price of  $10.40 per share.
**
The Filing Fee is calculated in accordance with Rule 0-11(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and equals $124.50 for each $1,000,000 of the value of the transaction.

Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.
Amount Previously Paid:
Not applicable
Filing Party:
Not applicable
Form or Registration No.:
Not applicable
Date Filed:
Not applicable

Check the box if the filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.
Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

Third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.

Issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.

Going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.

Amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.
Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer: ☐
If applicable, check the appropriate box(es) below to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon:

Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)

Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third-Party Tender Offer)

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SCHEDULE TO
This Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO (the “Schedule TO”) relates to the tender offer by MVC Capital, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“MVC” or the “Company”), to purchase for cash up to $25 million of its common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “shares”), at a price per share of not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest. The Company’s offer is being made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated November 22, 2017 (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit (a)(1)(A), in the accompanying Letter of Transmittal (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Letter of Transmittal”), a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit (a)(1)(B), which together constitute the “tender offer”. Additional documents relating to the tender offer are filed as Exhibits (a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B), (a)(1)(C), (a)(1)(D), (a)(5) and (d). The information contained in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal is incorporated herein by reference in response to all of the items of this Schedule TO as more particularly described below.
Item 1.   Summary Term Sheet.
Reference is made to the information set forth under “Summary Term Sheet” in the Offer to Purchase, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.   Subject Company Information.
(a)
Name and Address.    The name of the issuer is MVC Capital, Inc. The address and telephone number of the Company is set forth under Item 3.
(b)
Securities.    The subject securities are the Company’s shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share. As of November 16, 2017, there are 21,114,105 shares of common stock outstanding.
(c)
Trading Market and Price.    Reference is made to the information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under Section 8 (“Price Range of Shares; Dividends”), which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 3.   Identity and Background of Filing Person.
The name of the issuer is MVC Capital, Inc., an externally managed, closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), and is incorporated in the State of Delaware (“MVC” or the “Company”); the address of its principal executive office is 287 Bowman Avenue, Purchase, New York 10577 and its telephone number is (914) 701-0310. Our internet address is http://www.mvccapital.com. Reference is made to the information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under Section 11 (“Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares”), which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 4.   Terms of the Transaction.
(a) Reference is made to the information set forth in the Offer to Purchase under the following headings, with such information being incorporated herein by reference:
Summary Term Sheet;
Introduction;
Section 1 — Number of Shares; Proration;
Section 2 — Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer;
Section 3 — Procedures for Tendering Shares;
Section 4 — Withdrawal Rights;
Section 5 — Purchase of Shares and Payment of Purchase Price;
Section 6 — Conditional Tender of Shares;
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Section 7 — Conditions of the Tender Offer;
Section 11 — Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares;
Section 13 — Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences; and
Section 14 — Extension of the Tender Offer; Termination; Amendment.
(b) See “Section 2 — Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer” and “Section 11 — Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” of the Offer to Purchase.
Item 5.   Past Contacts, Transactions, Negotiations and Agreements.
Reference is made to the information set forth under Section 11 “Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” in the Offer to Purchase, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 6.   Purposes of the Transaction and Plans or Proposals.
(a)
Purposes.    Information regarding the purpose of the transaction is incorporated herein by reference from the Offer to Purchase under heading “Section 2 — Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer.”
(b)
Use of Securities Acquired.    Information regarding the treatment of shares acquired pursuant to the offer is incorporated by reference from the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 2 —  Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer.”
(c)
Plans.    Information regarding any plans or proposals is incorporated herein by reference from the Offer to Purchase under the headings “Section 2 — Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer” and “Section 11 — Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares.”
Item 7.   Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
(a)
Source of Funds.    Information regarding the source of funds is incorporated herein by reference from the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 9 — Source and Amount of Funds.”
(b)
Conditions.    There are no material conditions to the financing discussed in paragraph (a) above. In the event the primary financing plans fall through, the Company does not have any alternative financing arrangements or alternative financing plans.
(c)
Borrowed Funds.    Information regarding borrowed funds is incorporated herein by reference from the Offer to Purchase under the heading “Section 9 — Source and Amount of Funds.”
Item 8.   Interest in Securities of the Subject Company.
(a)
Securities Ownership.    The information under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.
(b)
Securities Transactions.    The information under the heading “Section 11 — Interests of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares” in the Offer to Purchase is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.   Persons/Assets, Retained, Employed, Compensated or Used.
(a)
Solicitations or Recommendations.    The information under the headings “Summary Term Sheet” and “Section 15 — Fees and Expenses; Information Agent; Depositary; in the Offer to Purchase” is incorporated herein by reference.
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Item 10.   Financial Statements.
Not applicable.
Item 11.   Additional Information.
(a)
Agreement, Regulatory Requirements and Legal Proceedings.    Reference is made to the information set forth under “Section 2 — Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer”; under “Section 10 — Certain Information Concerning Us”; under “Section 11 —  Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares”; and under “Section 12 — Legal Matters; Regulatory Approvals” in the Offer to Purchase, which is incorporated herein by reference. To the knowledge of the Company, no material legal proceedings relating to the tender offer are pending. The Company will amend this Schedule TO to reflect material changes to information incorporated by reference in the Offer to Purchase to the extent required by Rule 13e-4(d)(2) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(c)
Other Material Information.    The information set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, copies of which are filed herewith as Exhibits (a)(1)(A) and (a)(1)(B), respectively, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time, is incorporated herein by reference. The Company will amend this Schedule TO to include documents that the Company may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the date of the Offer to Purchase pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), or 14 of the Exchange Act and prior to the expiration of the Offer to the extent required by Rule 13e-4(d)(2) promulgated under the Exchange Act.
Item 12.   Exhibits.
EXHIBIT
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
(a)(1)(A) Offer to Purchase, November 22, 2017.
(a)(1)(B) Form of Letter of Transmittal.
(a)(1)(C) Letter to brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees, dated November 22, 2017.
(a)(1)(D) Letter to clients for use by brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees, dated November 22, 2017.
(a)(2) None.
(a)(3) Not applicable.
(a)(4) Not applicable.
(a)(5) Press release announcing the Tender Offer, dated November 22, 2017.
(b) Not applicable.
(d) Amended Dividend Reinvestment Plan, as amended. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99 filed with Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 814-00201) filed on September 11, 2017).
(g) Not applicable.
(h) Not applicable.
Item 13.   Information Required by Schedule 13E-3.
Not applicable.
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SIGNATURE
After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: November 22, 2017
MVC CAPITAL, INC.
/s/ Michael Tokarz
Name: Michael Tokarz
Title: Chairman
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Exhibit Index
EXHIBIT
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
(a)(1)(A) Offer to Purchase, November 22, 2017.
(a)(1)(B) Form of Letter of Transmittal.
(a)(1)(C) Letter to brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees, dated November 22, 2017.
(a)(1)(D) Letter to clients for use by brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees, dated November 22, 2017.
(a)(5) Press release announcing the Tender Offer, dated November 22, 2017.
(d) Amended Dividend Reinvestment Plan, as amended. (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99 filed with Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 814-00201) filed on September 11, 2017).
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 Exhibit (a)(1)(A)​
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MVC CAPITAL, INC.
Offer to Purchase for Cash up to $25,000,000 of its Common Stock
At a Purchase Price Not Less Than $10.40 and Not More Than $11.00 Per Share
THE TENDER OFFER, THE PRORATION PERIOD AND WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS EXPIRE
AT 5:00 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON DECEMBER 21, 2017, UNLESS THE
TENDER OFFER IS EXTENDED.
MVC Capital Inc., an externally managed, closed-end investment company incorporated in the State of Delaware (“MVC,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), hereby offers to purchase for cash (the “Offer”) up to $25 million of shares of its outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “shares”), at a price not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share (the price as determined as provided herein, the “Purchase Price”), less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal (collectively, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “tender offer”). The Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 21, 2017 (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the “Expiration Date”), unless extended.
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Offer to Purchase, including the provisions relating to proration and conditional tenders described in this Offer to Purchase, we will determine a single per share price that we will pay for shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer, taking into account the total number of shares tendered and the prices specified by tendering stockholders. We will select the lowest Purchase Price, not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, that will allow us to purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of $25 million. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn.
Assuming that the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed, if the purchase price per share is $10.40 we would purchase 2,403,846 shares and if the purchase price per share is $11.00 we would purchase 2,272,727 shares, representing approximately 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, of our outstanding shares as of the date of this Offer to Purchase.
We will purchase at the Purchase Price shares properly tendered at prices equal to or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn, on the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, including the proration provision. We will not purchase shares tendered at prices greater than the Purchase Price or shares that we do not accept for purchase under the terms of the tender offer because of the tender offer’s proration and priority provisions. Shares tendered but not purchased in the tender offer will be returned to the tendering stockholders at our expense promptly after the expiration of the tender offer. See Section 1. THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT CONDITIONED ON ANY MINIMUM NUMBER OF SHARES BEING TENDERED. THE TENDER OFFER IS, HOWEVER, SUBJECT TO OTHER CONDITIONS. SEE SECTION 7.
Our shares are listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the trading symbol “MVC.” On November 20, 2017, the last reported sale price of the shares on the NYSE was $10.70 per share. You are urged to obtain current market quotations for the shares. See Section 8.
The Company’s net asset value (“NAV”) per share is determined quarterly and is reflected in our published reports on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K. Our NAV per share fluctuates from quarter to quarter, sometimes dramatically, primarily based on the updated performance of our portfolio companies. The NAV per share for our current fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2017 will be reflected in our Form 10-K to be

filed for our fiscal year end on or about January 16, 2018. Our most recent NAV per share, determined as of July 31, 2017, was $13.38 per share and is reflected in the Form 10-Q filed for such fiscal quarter end. Based on current estimates for fair valuations for our portfolio companies, we estimate the NAV per share for October 31, 2017 to range between $13.03 and $13.49 per share. This is only an estimate. Therefore, until the valuation process is completed (closer to the January filing of the Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2017), the precise amount of the Fund’s NAV per share will not be certain. As mentioned, the actual NAV per share for the quarter ended October 31, 2017 will be reflected in the Form 10-K filed for our fiscal year end on or about January 16, 2018.
Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of this transaction or passed upon the merits or fairness of such transaction or passed upon the adequacy or accuracy of the information contained in this Offer to Purchase. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
The date of this Offer to Purchase is November 22, 2017

IMPORTANT
Questions and requests for assistance may be directed to Georgeson LLC, the information agent for the Offer (the “Information Agent”) at the telephone number and address set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase. You may request additional copies of this Offer to Purchase, the Letter of Transmittal and other tender offer materials from the Information Agent at the telephone number and address on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase. Stockholders may also contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the tender offer.
If you want to tender all or some of your shares, you must do one of the following before the tender offer expires:

if your shares are registered in the name of a broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee, contact such nominee and have such nominee tender your shares for you;

if you hold certificates in your own name, complete and sign a Letter of Transmittal according to its instructions and deliver it, together with any required signature guarantees, the certificates for your shares and any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal, to Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the Depositary for the tender offer (the “Depositary”), at its address shown on the Letter of Transmittal; or

if you are an institution participating in The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), which we call the “Book-Entry Transfer Facility” in this Offer to Purchase, tender your shares according to the procedure for book-entry transfer described in Section 3 of this Offer to Purchase.
Beneficial owners should be aware that their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee may establish its own earlier deadline for participation in the tender offer. Accordingly, beneficial owners wishing to participate in the tender offer should contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee as soon as possible in order to determine the times by which such owner must take action in order to participate in the tender offer.
If you want to tender your shares but your certificates for the shares are not immediately available or cannot be delivered to the Depositary within the required time or you cannot comply with the procedures for book-entry transfer, or your other required documents cannot be delivered to the Depositary by the Expiration Date of the tender offer, you will not be able to tender your shares.
TO TENDER SHARES PROPERLY, OTHER THAN SHARES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF A BROKER, DEALER, COMMERCIAL BANK, TRUST COMPANY OR OTHER NOMINEE, YOU MUST PROPERLY COMPLETE AND DULY EXECUTE THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
THIS TENDER OFFER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO PURCHASE SHARES IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH, OR FROM ANY PERSON FROM WHOM, IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE THE TENDER OFFER UNDER APPLICABLE SECURITIES OR BLUE SKY LAWS. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW (INCLUDING RULE 13E-4(D)(2) UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS AMENDED (THE “EXCHANGE ACT”), WHICH REQUIRES THAT MATERIAL CHANGES IN THE TENDER OFFER BE PROMPTLY DISSEMINATED TO SECURITY HOLDERS IN A MANNER REASONABLY DESIGNED TO INFORM THEM OF SUCH CHANGES), DELIVERY OF THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CREATE ANY IMPLICATION THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE IS CORRECT AS OF ANY TIME AFTER THE DATE OF THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE OR THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION INCLUDED OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN OR IN OUR AFFAIRS SINCE THE DATE HEREOF.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS (“THE BOARD”) HAS APPROVED THE TENDER OFFER. HOWEVER, NONE OF THE COMPANY, OUR BOARD, THE DEPOSITARY OR THE INFORMATION AGENT MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION TO YOU AS TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING YOUR SHARES OR AT WHAT PRICE YOU MIGHT TENDER YOUR SHARES. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION AS TO WHETHER TO TENDER YOUR SHARES AND, IF SO, HOW MANY SHARES TO TENDER AND
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THE PRICE AT WHICH YOU CHOOSE TO TENDER SUCH SHARES. IN SO DOING, YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE, AND IN THE OTHER TENDER OFFER MATERIALS, INCLUDING OUR REASONS FOR MAKING THE TENDER OFFER. SEE SECTION 2.
WE HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED ANY PERSON TO MAKE ANY RECOMMENDATION ON OUR BEHALF AS TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING YOUR SHARES IN THE TENDER OFFER. YOU SHOULD RELY ONLY ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT OR IN DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE OR TO WHICH WE HAVE REFERRED YOU. WE HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED ANY PERSON TO GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TENDER OFFER OTHER THAN THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE OR IN THE RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL. IF ANYONE MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATION OR REPRESENTATION TO YOU OR GIVES YOU ANY INFORMATION, YOU MUST NOT RELY ON THAT RECOMMENDATION, REPRESENTATION OR INFORMATION AS HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY US.
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SUMMARY TERM SHEET
We are providing this summary term sheet for your convenience. It highlights certain material information in this Offer to Purchase, but you should realize that it does not describe all of the details of the tender offer to the same extent described elsewhere in this Offer to Purchase. We urge you to read carefully the entire Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and the other tender offer materials because they contain the details of the tender offer. We have included references to the sections of this Offer to Purchase where you will find a more complete discussion.
Who is offering to purchase my shares?
We (MVC Capital, Inc.) are offering to purchase your shares. See Section 1.
What will be the Purchase Price for the shares?
We are conducting an offer by means of a modified “Dutch auction”. We are offering to purchase shares having an aggregate purchase price of no more than $25 million, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, at prices specified by the tendering stockholders of not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, for each share of common stock we purchase pursuant to the tender offer. We will determine the Purchase Price as promptly as practicable after the tender offer expires. We will select the lowest Purchase Price, not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, that will allow us to purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of  $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. See Section 1.
If you wish to maximize the chance that your shares will be purchased in the tender offer, you should check the box in the section of the Letter of Transmittal captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer.” Note that this election will mean that your shares will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share. You should understand that this election may lower the Purchase Price and could result in your shares being purchased at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share.
What will be the form of payment of the Purchase Price?
If your shares are purchased in the tender offer, you will be paid the Purchase Price in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, for all your shares that we purchase pursuant to the tender offer. We will pay the Purchase Price promptly after the expiration of the tender offer period. See Section 5.
How many shares will the Company purchase?
We will purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of  $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares of common stock properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn.
Assuming that the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed, if the Purchase Price per share is $10.40 we would purchase 2,403,846 shares and if the Purchase Price per share is $11.00 we would purchase 2,272,727 shares, representing approximately 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, of our outstanding shares as of the date of this Offer to Purchase.
In addition, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of more than $25 million are tendered in the tender offer at or below the Purchase Price, we reserve the right to accept for purchase at the Purchase Price pursuant to the tender offer up to an additional 2% of our outstanding shares without extending the Expiration Date. See Section 1.
The tender offer is not conditioned on any minimum number of shares being tendered. See Section 7.
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How will the Company pay for the shares?
We will use our available cash on hand to purchase shares in the tender offer and to pay related expenses. See Section 9.
How long do I have to tender my shares?
You may tender your shares until the tender offer expires. The tender offer will expire on December 21, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, unless we extend or withdraw the tender offer. We may choose to extend the tender offer for any reason. We cannot assure you that the tender offer will be extended or, if extended, for how long. See Section 1 and Section 14. If a broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee holds your shares, it is likely that such nominee has an earlier deadline for accepting the tender offer. Accordingly, beneficial owners wishing to participate in the tender offer should contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee as soon as possible in order to determine the times by which such owner must take action in order to participate in the tender offer.
Can the tender offer be extended, amended or terminated, and under what circumstances?
We can extend or amend the tender offer in our sole discretion. If we extend the tender offer, we will delay the acceptance of any shares that have been tendered. We can terminate the tender offer under certain circumstances. See Section 7 and Section 14.
How will I be notified if the Company extends the tender offer or amends the terms of the tender offer?
We will issue a press release no later than 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on the business day after the previously scheduled expiration date if we decide to extend the tender offer. We will announce any amendment to the tender offer by making a public announcement of the amendment. In the event that the terms of the tender offer are amended, we will file with the Commission an amendment to our Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO relating to the tender offer describing the amendment. See Section 14.
What is the purpose of the tender offer?
The Board determined that it is in the best interests of the Company to repurchase shares of its common stock and that at this time the tender offer described in this Offer to Purchase is a prudent and effective way to do so and to provide value and increased liquidity to our stockholders. Our shares currently trade at a discount to our net asset value and we believe a tender offer at the Purchase Price will provide value to our stockholders. Our Board believes the modified “Dutch auction” tender offer set forth in this Offer to Purchase is a mechanism that will provide all stockholders with the opportunity to tender all or a portion of their shares. Conversely, the tender offer also affords stockholders the option not to participate and, thereby, to increase their relative percentage interest in the Company and its future results. In addition, our Board believes the tender offer provides stockholders with an opportunity to obtain liquidity with respect to all or a portion of their shares, without potential disruption to the share price and the usual transaction costs inherent in open market purchases and sales. The Board may consider undertaking additional tender offer(s) based upon a variety of factors, including the performance of MVC’s market price.
Are there any conditions to the tender offer?
Yes. Our obligation to accept and pay for your tendered shares depends on a number of conditions, including, but not limited to:

No legal action shall have been threatened, instituted or pending that challenges or relates to the tender offer or that, in our reasonable judgment, could materially and adversely affect our business, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, income, operations or prospects or otherwise materially impair the contemplated future conduct of our business or our ability to purchase shares in the tender offer.
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No general suspension of trading in, or limitation on prices for, securities on any national securities exchange or in the over-the-counter markets in the United States or the declaration of a banking moratorium or any suspension of payment in respect of banks in the United States shall have occurred.

No commencement or escalation of war, armed hostilities, or other international or national calamity, including, but not limited to, an act of terrorism, shall have occurred.

No changes in the general political, market, economic or financial conditions in the United States or abroad that, in our reasonable judgment, could materially and adversely affect our business, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, income, operations or prospects.

No decline shall have occurred in the market price for our shares or in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, New York Stock Exchange Index, NASDAQ Composite Index or the Standard and Poor’s 500 Composite Index by more than 10% from the close of business on November 21, 2017, the business day prior to the announcement by the Company of the commencement of the tender offer.

No tender or exchange offer for any or all of our shares (other than this tender offer) shall have been proposed, announced or made by any person or shall have been publicly disclosed other than in the ordinary course of business.

No change in law or in the official interpretation or administration of law, or relevant position or policy of a governmental authority with respect to any laws, applicable to the Offer, shall have occurred.
The tender offer is subject to a number of other conditions described in greater detail in Section 7.
How do I tender my shares?
To tender your shares, prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 21, 2017, unless the tender offer is extended:

if your shares are registered in the name of a broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee, contact such nominee and have such nominee tender your shares for you;

if you hold certificates in your own name, complete and sign a Letter of Transmittal according to its instructions and deliver it, together with any required signature guarantees, the certificates for your shares and any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal, to the Depositary at its address shown on the Letter of Transmittal; or

if you are an institution participating in The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), which we refer to as the “Book-Entry Transfer Facility,” tender your shares according to the procedure for book-entry transfer described in Section 3.
Beneficial owners should be aware that their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee may establish its own earlier deadline for participation in the tender offer. Accordingly, beneficial owners wishing to participate in the tender offer should contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee as soon as possible in order to determine the times by which such owner must take action in order to participate in the tender offer.
If you want to tender your shares, but your certificates for the shares are not immediately available or cannot be delivered to the Depositary, you cannot comply with the procedure for book-entry transfer or you cannot deliver the other required documents to the Depositary by the Expiration Date of the tender offer, you will not be able to tender your shares. This can occur, for example, if you purchased shares of our stock at, or within one or two days of, the Expiration Date, not allowing sufficient time for such purchase transaction to settle. There are no guaranteed delivery procedures available under the terms of this offer as an alternative delivery mechanism.
In accordance with Instructions 4 and 5 to the Letter of Transmittal, each stockholder who is not tendering through DTC and who desires to tender shares in the Offer must either check (1) one, and only one, of the boxes in the section of the Letter of Transmittal captioned “Shares Tendered at Price
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Determined by Stockholder,” indicating the price (in increments of  $0.10) at which shares are being tendered, or (2) the box in the section of the Letter of Transmittal captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer”, in which case you will be deemed to have tendered your shares at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share (YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ELECTION MAY CAUSE THE PURCHASE PRICE TO BE LOWER AND COULD RESULT IN THE TENDERED SHARES BEING PURCHASED AT THE MINIMUM PRICE OF $10.40 PER SHARE).
If tendering stockholders wish to maximize the chance that their shares will be purchased, they should check the box in the section of the Letter of Transmittal captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer.” Shares tendered pursuant to Purchase Price tenders will be deemed to have been tendered at a price of  $10.40 per share (which is the minimum price per share under the Offer) for purposes of determining the Purchase Price. Accordingly, Purchase Price tenders could result in the Purchase Price being lower and could result in your shares being purchased at the minimum price in the Offer. See Section 8 for recent market prices for shares of our common stock.
How will the tender offer affect the number of our shares outstanding?
As of November 16, 2017, we had 21,114,105 outstanding shares. At the minimum price of  $10.40 per share, we would purchase 2,403,846 shares if the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed, which would represent approximately 11.4% of our outstanding shares as of November 16, 2017. At the maximum price of  $11.00 per share, we would purchase 2,272,727 shares if the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed, which would represent approximately 10.8% of our outstanding shares as of November 16, 2017. If the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed at the minimum price, we will have 18,710,259 shares outstanding immediately following the purchase of shares tendered in the tender offer. If the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed at the maximum price, we will have 18,841,378 shares outstanding immediately following the purchase of shares tendered in the tender offer. The actual number of shares outstanding immediately following completion of the tender offer will depend on the number of shares tendered and purchased in the tender offer as well as the Purchase Price for such shares. See Section 2.
Stockholders who do not have their shares purchased in the tender offer will realize a proportionate increase in their relative ownership interest in the Company following the purchase of shares pursuant to the tender offer. See Section 2.
Can I change my mind after I have tendered shares in the tender offer?
Yes. You may withdraw any shares you have tendered at any time before the expiration of the tender offer, which will occur at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 21, 2017, unless we extend or withdraw it. If we have not accepted for payment the shares you have tendered to us by 12:00 a.m., Midnight, New York City time, on January 22, 2018 (the fortieth business day from the commencement of the tender offer), you may also withdraw your shares at that time. See Section 4.
How do I withdraw shares I previously tendered?
You must deliver on a timely basis a written or facsimile notice of your withdrawal to the Depositary at the address appearing on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase. Your notice of withdrawal must specify your name, the number of shares to be withdrawn and the name of the registered holder of such shares. Some additional requirements apply if the certificates for shares to be withdrawn have been delivered to the Depositary or if your shares have been tendered under the procedure for book-entry transfer set forth in Section 3. See Section 4.
In what order will the Company purchase the tendered shares?
If the terms and conditions of the Offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. If less than $25 million is tendered, we will buy all of the shares at the highest price up to $11.00.
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If the conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price in excess of  $25 million have been properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will purchase shares:

first, subject to the conditional tender provisions described in Section 6, on a pro rata basis from all other stockholders who properly tender shares at or below the Purchase Price and do not properly withdraw them before the expiration of the tender offer; and

second, if necessary to permit us to purchase shares having an aggregate purchase price of $25 million, from holders who have tendered shares at or below the Purchase Price conditionally (for which the condition was not initially satisfied) by random lot, to the extent feasible. To be eligible for purchase by random lot, stockholders whose shares are conditionally tendered must have properly tendered all of their shares and not properly withdrawn them before the expiration of the tender offer.
Therefore, we may not purchase all of the shares that you tender. See Section 1.
Has the Company or its Board adopted a position on the tender offer?
While our Board has authorized the Offer, it has not, nor has the Company, the Information Agent or the Depositary made, any recommendation to you as to whether you should tender or refrain from tendering your shares. We cannot predict how our stock will trade after expiration of the tender offer, and it is possible that our stock price will trade above the tender offer price after expiration of the tender offer. You must make your own decision as to whether to tender your shares and, if so, how many shares to tender and the price at which you choose to tender your shares. In doing so, you should read carefully all of the information in this Offer to Purchase, in the related Letter of Transmittal and in the other tender offer materials.
Will the Company’s directors and executive officers tender shares in the tender offer?
The Company’s directors and executive officers are entitled to participate in the Offer on the same basis as other stockholders. The Company’s directors and executive officers have advised the Company that they (and their affiliates) do not intend to tender any of their shares in the Offer (including shares they are deemed to beneficially own). See Section 11.
If I decide not to tender, how will the tender offer affect my shares?
Stockholders who choose not to tender will own a greater percentage interest in our outstanding common stock following the completion of the tender offer.
What is the accounting treatment of the tender offer?
The accounting for the purchase of shares pursuant to the tender offer will result in a reduction of our stockholders’ equity in an amount equal to the aggregate purchase price of the shares we purchase and a corresponding reduction in cash and cash equivalents. See Section 2.
When and how will the Company pay for the shares I tender?
We will pay the Purchase Price, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, for the shares we purchase promptly after the expiration of the tender offer and the acceptance of the shares for payment, by depositing the aggregate purchase price with the Depositary. The Depositary will act as your agent and will transmit to you the payment for all of your shares accepted for payment. See Section 5.
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What is a recent market price for the shares?
On November 20, 2017, the last reported sale price of the shares on the NYSE was $10.70 per share. You are urged to obtain current market quotations for the shares. See Section 8.
The Company’s net asset value (“NAV”) per share is determined quarterly and is reflected in our published reports on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K. Our NAV per share fluctuates from quarter to quarter, sometimes dramatically, primarily based on the updated performance of our portfolio companies. The NAV per share for our current fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2017 will be reflected in our Form 10-K to be filed for our fiscal year end on or about January 16, 2018. Our most recent NAV per share, determined as of July 31, 2017, was $13.38 per share and is reflected in the Form 10-Q filed for such fiscal quarter end. Based on current estimates for fair valuations for our portfolio companies, we estimate the NAV per share for October 31, 2017 to range between $13.03 and $13.49 per share. This is only an estimate. Therefore, until the valuation process is completed (closer to the January filing of the Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2017), the precise amount of the Fund’s NAV per share will not be certain. As mentioned, the actual NAV per share for the quarter ended October 31, 2017 will be reflected in the Form 10-K filed for our fiscal year end on or about January 16, 2018.
Will I have to pay brokerage fees and commissions if I tender my shares?
If you are a holder of record of your shares and you tender your shares directly to the Depositary, you will not incur any brokerage fees or commissions. If you hold your shares through a broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee and such nominee tenders shares on your behalf, such nominee may charge you a fee for doing so. We urge you to consult your broker or other nominee to determine whether any charges will apply. See Section 5 and Section 15.
Does the Company intend to repurchase any shares other than pursuant to the tender offer during or after the tender offer?
Rule 13e-4 of the Exchange Act prohibits us and our affiliates from purchasing any shares, other than pursuant to the tender offer, until at least ten business days after the expiration of the tender offer. Beginning ten business days after the Expiration Date of the tender offer, we may make stock repurchases from time to time on the open market and/or in private transactions. Whether we make additional repurchases will depend on many factors, including, without limitation, the number of shares, if any, that we purchase in this tender offer, our business and financial performance and situation, the business and market conditions at the time, including the price of the shares, and such other factors as we may consider relevant. We note MVC’s Board-approved share repurchase program, which allows the Fund to opportunistically buy back shares in the market from time to time at prevailing market prices. The program does not obligate MVC to acquire any specific number of shares and may be discontinued at any time. Any of these repurchases may be on the same terms or on terms that are more or less favorable to the selling stockholders in those transactions than the terms of the tender offer.
What are the U.S. federal income tax consequences if I tender my shares?
Generally, you will be subject to U.S. federal income taxation when you receive cash from us in exchange for the shares you tender. The receipt of cash for your tendered shares generally will be treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes either as (1) a sale or exchange of the tendered shares or (2) a distribution from us in respect of our stock. You should consult your tax advisor regarding the particular tax consequences to you of selling shares pursuant to the Offer. See Sections 3 and 13.
Will I have to pay stock transfer tax if I tender my shares?
If you hold your shares in street name through a broker or other nominee, or instruct the Depositary in the Letter of Transmittal to make the payment for the shares to the registered holder, you will not incur any stock transfer tax. See Section 5.
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Have there been any recent developments of which I should be aware?
Set forth below is a description of recent developments of the Company since July 31, 2017. Please see the periodic report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2017 as filed with the Commission and incorporated herein by reference, for a more detailed description of recent developments that occurred during the quarter ended July 31, 2017:

On August 18, 2017, the modified “Dutch Auction” tender offer commenced on July 21, 2017 (the “First Tender Offer”) expired. A total of 3,634,597 shares of MVC’s common stock were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at or below a purchase price of  $10.40 per share. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the First Tender Offer, MVC accepted for payment, on a pro rata basis, at a purchase price of  $10.40, 1,442,307 shares properly tendered at or below the purchase price and not properly withdrawn before the expiration date, at an aggregate cost of $14,999,992.80, excluding fees and expenses relating to the First Tender Offer.

On August 28, 2017, the Company received an exemptive order from the SEC that allows it to co-invest, subject to certain conditions, with certain affiliated private funds in first lien, second lien, mezzanine, structured debt and structured equity investments in small and middle market businesses and to undertake certain “follow-on” investments in companies in which the Company has already co-invested pursuant to the order. The Adviser has formed the TTGA C-I LP & TTGA MMF LP funds, which were co-applicants for the granted exemptive relief. Those funds have not yet commenced operations as of the date hereof. No transactions have been effected pursuant to the exemptive order.

On August 31, 2017, the Company’s one-year, $50 million revolving credit facility (“Credit Facility II”) was renewed and decreased to a $25 million revolving credit facility, which expires on August 31, 2018. There was no change to the interest rate or unused fee on the revolving credit facility. The Company paid closing costs associated with this transaction of  $62,500.

On October 10, 2017, the Board detailed its unanimously approved plan to increase shareholder value. Key components of the plan include, among other things: (i) increasing the quarterly dividend to $0.15 per share from $0.135 per share, and (ii) TTGA’s agreement to a revised management fee structure that ties fees to the NAV discount* as follows: (A) If the Company’s NAV discount is greater than 20%, the management fee for the current quarter is reduced to 1.25%; (B) If the NAV discount is between 10% and 20%, the management fee will be 1.50%; and (C) If the NAV discount is less than 10% or eliminated, the 1.50% management fee would be re-examined, but in no event would it exceed 1.75%, and (iii) a reduction in compensation of Independent Directors by 25% until such time as the NAV discount falls to 10% or less.

On October 19, 2017, the Company loaned Highpoint Global, LLC $5.0 million in the form of a second lien loan with an interest rate of 14%. The loan will mature on September 30, 2022.

On November 18, 2017, the Company announced the completion of a public offering of $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.25% senior notes due November 30, 2022 (the “Notes”). After deduction of fees/expenses, net proceeds from this offering are $96.8 million. The Company has also announced that the underwriters have agreed to exercise an option to purchase an additional $15 million in aggregate principal amount of Notes. The Notes are listed on the NYSE. The Company intends to use the offering proceeds to redeem outstanding indebtedness under its 7.25% notes due 2023 (which currently amounts to $114.4 million)
Who can I talk to if I have questions?
The Information Agent can help answer your questions. The Information Agent is Georgeson LLC, and their contact information is set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase.
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All NAV discount calculations are arrived at by taking the average daily NAV discount for the quarter based on the prior fiscal quarter’s NAV per share.
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Offer to Purchase, the documents incorporated by reference and the documents to which we refer you contain certain forward-looking information about the Company. These statements may be made directly in this document or may be incorporated into this document by reference to other documents. Representatives of the Company may also make forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical information are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are predictive in nature and can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “goal,” “objective,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Statements concerning projections, estimated NAV per share, future performance, developments, events, revenues, expenses, earnings, run rates, and any other guidance on present or future periods constitute forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are not meant as, and should not be considered to be, guarantees of future performance or events. Rather, they reflect management’s review, consideration and analysis of available facts and other information regarding the subject matter of the forward-looking statements, and are applicable only as of the dates of such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, or any other information herein, to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof except as may be required by applicable law. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements for a number of reasons.
You should be aware that a number of important factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2016, including Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in such report, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended January 1, 2017, April 30, 2017 and July 31, 2017 including Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in such reports, as well as our other filings with the Commission, for a more detailed discussion of such factors and risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that the Company has correctly identified and appropriately assessed all factors affecting its business. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to the Company or that it currently believes to be immaterial also may adversely affect the Company. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual events, these developments could have material adverse effects on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. For these reasons, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may otherwise be required by applicable law.
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INTRODUCTION
To the Holders of our Common Stock:
MVC Capital, Inc., an externally managed, closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “1940 Act”), hereby offers to purchase for cash up to $25 million of shares of its outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this Offer to Purchase, and the related Letter of Transmittal. We are offering to purchase the shares at a price not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest. In addition, if shares with an aggregate purchase price of more than $25 million are tendered in the tender offer at or below the Purchase Price, we reserve the right to accept for purchase at the Purchase Price pursuant to the tender offer up to an additional 2% of our outstanding shares without extending the Expiration Date. See Section 1.
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Offer to Purchase, including the provisions relating to proration and conditional tenders described in this Offer to Purchase, we will determine a single per share price that we will pay for shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn from the tender offer, taking into account the total number of shares tendered and the prices specified by tendering stockholders. We will select the lowest Purchase Price, not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, that will allow us to purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn at the highest price up to $11.00.
All shares acquired in the tender offer will be acquired at the same purchase price regardless of whether the stockholder tendered at a lower price, and we will only purchase shares tendered at prices equal to or below the Purchase Price. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of this Offer to Purchase, including the provisions relating to proration and conditional tender provisions described in this Offer to Purchase, the Company will purchase all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. Shares not purchased in the tender offer will be returned to the tendering stockholders at our expense promptly after the expiration of the tender offer. See Section 1.
The tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the Expiration Date, unless extended or withdrawn. We may, in our sole discretion, extend the period of time in which the tender offer will remain open or withdraw the tender offer.
In determining to proceed with the tender offer, our Board considered a broad range of factors, including the effect of such repurchases on our qualification as a regulated investment company (“RIC”) under Subchapter M of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), our financial structure, financial condition and dividend policy, operations, resources and prospects, the current and historical market prices of our shares, the likelihood that repurchasing shares of our common stock would be accretive to our earnings, the expected availability and cost of financing, alternative methods of repurchasing our shares other than pursuant to a tender offer and the attractiveness of the tender offer to our stockholders. Our Board also considered risks and uncertainties, including the potential for positive and negative developments relating to our business and the securities markets generally.
Based on this review, our Board determined that it is in the best interests of the Company to repurchase shares of its common stock and that at this time the tender offer described in this Offer to Purchase is a prudent and effective way to do so and to provide value to our stockholders. Our Board believes the modified “Dutch auction” tender offer set forth in this Offer to Purchase is a mechanism that will provide all stockholders with the opportunity to tender all or a portion of their shares. Conversely, the tender offer also affords stockholders the option not to participate and thereby, to increase their relative percentage interest in the Company and our future results. In addition, our Board believes the tender offer provides stockholders with an opportunity to obtain liquidity with respect to all or a portion of their shares, without potential disruption to the share price and the usual transaction costs inherent in open market purchases and sales.
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The tender offer is not conditioned upon any minimum number of shares being tendered. The tender offer is, however, subject to certain other conditions. See Section 7.
WHILE OUR BOARD HAS AUTHORIZED THE OFFER, IT HAS NOT, NOR HAS THE COMPANY, THE DEPOSITARY OR THE INFORMATION AGENT MADE, ANY RECOMMENDATION TO YOU AS TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING YOUR SHARES. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN DECISION AS TO WHETHER TO TENDER YOUR SHARES AND, IF SO, HOW MANY SHARES TO TENDER OR AT WHAT PRICE YOU CHOOSE TO TENDER YOUR SHARES. IN SO DOING, YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS OFFER TO PURCHASE, IN THE RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AND IN THE OTHER TENDER OFFER MATERIALS, INCLUDING OUR REASONS FOR MAKING THE TENDER OFFER. SEE SECTION 2.
If the terms and conditions of the Offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn.
If the conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price in excess of  $25 million have been properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will buy shares in the following order of priority:

first, on a pro rata basis from all other stockholders who properly tender shares at or below the Purchase Price, other than stockholders who tender conditionally and whose conditions are not satisfied; and

second, if necessary to permit us to purchase shares having an aggregate purchase price of $25 million, from stockholders who have tendered shares subject to the condition that a specified minimum number of the stockholder’s shares be purchased if any of the stockholder’s shares are purchased in the tender offer (for which the condition was not initially satisfied) by random lot, to the extent feasible. To be eligible for purchase by random lot, stockholders whose shares are conditionally tendered must have tendered all of their shares.
Therefore, we may not purchase all of the shares tendered pursuant to the tender offer. See Section 1, Section 5 and Section 6, respectively, for additional information concerning priority, proration and conditional tender procedures.
We will pay the Purchase Price, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, for all shares purchased. Tendering stockholders who hold shares registered in their own name and who tender their shares directly to the Depositary will not be obligated to pay brokerage commissions, solicitation fees or, subject to the related Letter of Transmittal, stock transfer taxes on our purchase of shares pursuant to the tender offer. Stockholders holding shares through brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies or other nominees are urged to consult such nominees to determine whether transaction costs apply. Also, any tendering stockholder or other payee who fails to complete, sign and return to the Depositary the Form W-9 included with the Letter of Transmittal (or such other Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) form as may be applicable) may be subject to U.S. federal backup withholding tax on the gross proceeds paid to the holder or other payee pursuant to the tender offer, unless such holder establishes that such holder is within the class of persons that is exempt from backup withholding. See Section 3. Also see Section 13 for a discussion of certain U.S. federal income tax consequences of the tender offer.
As of November 16, 2017, we had 21,114,105 shares of our common stock outstanding. We can purchase up to 2,403,846 shares (the maximum number of shares that can be purchased, assuming the minimum purchase price of  $10.40) which would represent approximately 11.4% of the shares then outstanding. The shares are listed and traded on the NYSE. On November 20, 2017, the last reported sale price of the shares on the NYSE was $10.70 per share. Stockholders are urged to obtain current market quotations for the shares. See Section 8.
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THE TENDER OFFER
1.   Number of Shares; Proration.
General.    Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, we hereby offer to purchase for cash up to $25 million of shares of our common stock properly tendered and not properly withdrawn in accordance with Section 4 before the Expiration Date of the tender offer, at a price determined by us of not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest. See Section 14 for a description of our right to extend, delay, terminate or amend the tender offer. In addition, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of more than $25 million are tendered in the tender offer at or below the Purchase Price, we reserve the right to accept for purchase at the Purchase Price pursuant to the tender offer up to an additional 2% of our outstanding shares without extending the Expiration Date. If less than $25 million is tendered, we will buy all of the shares at the highest price up to $11.00.
If the terms and conditions of the Offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. If the tender offer is oversubscribed as described below, shares tendered will be subject to proration. The proration period and withdrawal rights expire on the Expiration Date. If there is proration, shares will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole share.
If we:
(i)

increase the maximum price to be paid above $11.00 per share or decrease the price to be paid below $10.40 per share or otherwise change the price range at which we are offering to purchase shares in the tender offer;

increase the aggregate purchase price for shares being sought in the tender offer and such increase would result in the prospective purchase of a number of shares exceeding 2% of our outstanding shares; or

decrease the aggregate purchase price for shares being sought in the tender offer; and
(ii)

the tender offer is scheduled to expire at any time earlier than the expiration of a period ending on the tenth business day (as defined below) from, and including, the date that announcement of any such change is first published, sent or given in the manner specified in Section 14,
the tender offer will be extended until the expiration of such period of ten business days. A “business day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or U.S. federal holiday and consists of the time period from 12:01 a.m. through 12:00 a.m., Midnight, New York City time.
In accordance with the instructions to the Letter of Transmittal, stockholders desiring to tender shares must specify the price, not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, at which they are willing to sell their shares to the Company. Alternatively, stockholders desiring to tender shares can choose not to specify a price and, instead, specify that they will sell their shares at the Purchase Price that the Company determines pursuant to the terms of the tender offer, which could be a price per share as low as $10.40 or as high as $11.00. If tendering stockholders wish to maximize the chance that the Company will purchase their shares, they should check the box in the section of the Letter of Transmittal captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer.” Note that this election will mean that such stockholder’s shares will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share. Tendering stockholders who make this election should understand that this election may lower the Purchase Price and could result in such stockholder’s shares being purchased at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share.
THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT CONDITIONED ON ANY MINIMUM NUMBER OF SHARES BEING TENDERED. THE TENDER OFFER IS, HOWEVER, SUBJECT TO OTHER CONDITIONS. SEE SECTION 7.
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All shares tendered and not purchased pursuant to the tender offer, including shares not purchased because they were tendered at a price greater than the Purchase Price or because of proration and conditional tender provisions, will be returned to the tendering stockholders or, in the case of shares delivered by book-entry transfer, credited to the account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility from which the transfer had previously been made at our expense promptly following the Expiration Date.
Priority of Purchases.    If the terms and conditions of the Offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn.
If the conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price in excess of  $25 million have been properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, we will purchase properly tendered shares on the basis set forth below:

first, subject to the conditional tender provisions described in Section 6, we will purchase all other shares tendered at or below the Purchase Price on a pro rata basis with appropriate adjustments to avoid purchases of fractional shares, as described below; and

second, if necessary to permit us to purchase shares having an aggregate purchase price of $25 million, shares conditionally tendered at or below the Purchase Price (for which the condition was not initially satisfied), will, to the extent feasible, be selected for purchase by random lot. To be eligible for purchase by random lot, stockholders whose shares are conditionally tendered must have tendered all of their shares.
Therefore, all of the shares that a stockholder tenders in the tender offer may not be purchased. It is also possible that none of the shares conditionally tendered will be purchased.
Proration.    If proration of tendered shares is required, we will determine the proration factor promptly following the Expiration Date. Proration for each stockholder tendering shares will be based on the ratio of the number of shares properly tendered at or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn by such stockholder to the total number of shares properly tendered at or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn by all stockholders. If there is proration, shares will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole share. The preliminary results of any proration will be announced by press release promptly after the Expiration Date, although we do not expect that we will be able to announce the final proration factor or commence payment for any shares purchased pursuant to the tender offer until three to five business days after the Expiration Date because of the difficulty in determining the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. Stockholders may obtain preliminary proration information from the Information Agent and may be able to obtain such information from their brokers.
As described in Section 13, the number of shares that we will purchase from a stockholder pursuant to the tender offer may affect the U.S. federal income tax consequences to that stockholder and, therefore, may be relevant to a stockholder’s decision whether or not to tender shares.
This Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal will be mailed to record holders of shares and will be furnished to brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees whose names, or the names of whose nominees, appear on our stockholder list or, if applicable, who are listed as participants in a clearing agency’s security position listing for subsequent transmittal to beneficial owners of shares.
2.   Purpose of the Tender Offer; Certain Effects of the Tender Offer.
Purpose of the Tender Offer.    Our Board determined that it is in the best interests of the Company to repurchase shares of its common stock and that at this time the tender offer described in this Offer to Purchase is a prudent and effective way to do so and to provide value and increased liquidity to our stockholders. Our shares currently trade at a discount to our net asset value and we believe a tender offer at the Purchase Price will provide value to our stockholders. Our Board believes the modified “Dutch auction” tender offer set forth in this Offer to Purchase is a mechanism that will provide all stockholders with the opportunity to tender all or a portion of their shares. Conversely, the tender offer also affords stockholders the option not to participate and, thereby, to increase their relative percentage interest in the Company and
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its future results. In addition, our Board believes the tender offer provides stockholders with an opportunity to obtain liquidity with respect to all or a portion of their shares, without potential disruption to the share price and the usual transaction costs inherent in open market purchases and sales. The Board may consider undertaking additional tender offer(s) based upon a variety of factors, including the performance of MVC’s market price.
While our Board has authorized the Offer, it has not, nor has the Company, the Information Agent or the Depositary made, any recommendation to you as to whether you should tender or refrain from tendering your shares. You must make your own decision as to whether to tender your shares and, if so, how many shares to tender and at what price you choose to tender your shares. In doing so, you should read carefully all of the information in this Offer to Purchase, in the related Letter of Transmittal and in the other tender offer materials.
Certain Effects of the Tender Offer.    As of November 16, 2017, we had 21,114,105 shares of our common stock outstanding. Assuming that the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed, if the Purchase Price per share is $10.40, we would purchase 2,403,846 shares and if the Purchase Price per share is $11.00, we would purchase 2,272,727 shares, representing approximately 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, of our outstanding shares as of the date of this Offer to Purchase. Stockholders may be able to sell non-tendered shares in the future on the NYSE or otherwise, at a net price higher or lower than the Purchase Price. We can give no assurance, however, as to the price at which a stockholder may be able to sell such shares in the future.
The tender offer will reduce our “public float,” which is the number of shares owned by non-affiliated stockholders and available for trading in the securities markets, and is likely to reduce the number of our stockholders. These reductions may reduce the volume of trading in our shares and may result in lower stock prices and reduced liquidity in the trading of our shares following completion of the tender offer. In addition, the tender offer will increase the proportional ownership of those MVC officers and directors who are not participating in the tender offer and any other stockholders who do not participate or participate only in part in the tender offer.
We currently intend to hold in treasury any shares purchased pursuant to the tender offer. Such shares will be available for us to issue without further stockholder action for all purposes except as required by applicable law and regulation or the rules of the NYSE. We have no current plans for the issuance of shares purchased in this tender offer.
We may, in the future, decide to purchase shares. Any such purchases may be on the same terms as, or on terms that are more or less favorable to stockholders than, the terms of the tender offer. Rule 13e-4 under the Exchange Act, however, prohibits us and our affiliates from purchasing any shares, other than pursuant to the tender offer, until at least ten business days after the Expiration Date.
Except as otherwise disclosed in this Offer to Purchase, we currently have no plans, proposals or negotiations underway that relate to or would result in:

any extraordinary transaction, such as a merger, reorganization or liquidation, involving us or any of our subsidiaries;

any purchase, sale or transfer of a material amount of our or any of our subsidiaries’ assets, except that we continually look for attractive opportunities to monetize portfolio investments, particularly equity investments;

any material change in our indebtedness or our capitalization, other than with respect to a potential debt offering that MVC may make in the future, subject to approval by the Board, or the renewal of an existing MVC credit facility;

any change in our present Board or management, including but not limited to any plans or proposals to change the number or the term of directors or to fill any existing vacancies on our Board or to change any material term of the employment contract of any executive officer;

any class of our equity securities ceasing to be authorized to be quoted on the NYSE;
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any class of our equity securities becoming eligible for termination of registration under Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act;

the suspension of our obligation to file reports under Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act;

the acquisition or disposition by any person of additional securities of the Company, or the disposition of our securities; or

any changes in our charter, bylaws or other governing instruments or other actions that could impede the acquisition of control of us.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to change our plans and intentions at any time, as we deem appropriate and we continue to evaluate the risk-reward relative to all options and various investment alternatives, including the Offer and dividend payments. Specifically we note that:

We expect to continue to monetize our investment portfolio in the ordinary course of business, which may include one or more sales to third parties.

The majority of our investments are lower middle market companies that generate less than $25 million of pro forma earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or “EBITDA”. The results of these companies tend to be more volatile than larger more diversified companies, which may materially impact the value of our investment and therefore our net asset value.

Investors and potential acquirers of MVC may or may not agree with the valuation of our investments and this may impact the ultimate value received by stockholders.
We may also consider a variety of extraordinary transactions, such as a sale of assets or business of the Company, a restructuring, a recapitalization, a special dividend to stockholders, a liquidation or other transaction or series of transactions. Any such transaction could result in proceeds to stockholders at that time above the tender offer price and/or above the book value of our investments, although there is no assurance (i) that we will engage in any such transaction, (ii) that any such transaction will be successfully consummated or (iii) that the value of such transaction if consummated will be at or above the tender offer price or book value.
3.   Procedures for Tendering Shares.
Proper Tender of Shares.    For shares to be tendered properly pursuant to the tender offer:

the certificates for the shares or confirmation of receipt of the shares under the procedure for book-entry transfer set forth below, together with a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal, including any required signature guarantees, or an Agent’s Message (as defined below) in the case of a book-entry transfer, and any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal, must be received prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, in each case by the Expiration Date by the Depositary at its address set forth on the back cover page of this document.
Notwithstanding any other provisions hereof, payment for shares tendered and accepted for payment pursuant to the tender offer will be made only after timely receipt by the Depositary of certificates for such shares (or a timely confirmation of a book-entry transfer of such shares into the Depositary’s account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility), a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal (or facsimile thereof) with any required signature guarantees, or an Agent’s Message in connection with book-entry delivery, and any other documents required by the Letter of Transmittal.
In accordance with the instructions to the Letter of Transmittal, each stockholder wishing to tender shares in the tender offer must properly indicate in the section captioned (1) “Shares Tendered at Price Determined by Stockholder” in the Letter of Transmittal the price (in increments of  $0.10) at which they are tendering shares or (2) “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer” in the Letter of Transmittal that they will accept the Purchase Price determined by us in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.
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If tendering stockholders wish to maximize the chance that we will purchase their shares, they should check the box in the section of the Letter of Transmittal captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer.” Note that this election will mean that tendered shares will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share. Tendering stockholders who make this election should understand that this election may lower the Purchase Price and could result in their shares being purchased at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share.
A stockholder who desires to tender shares at more than one price must complete a separate Letter of Transmittal for the different shares and different prices at which such stockholder is tendering shares. In no event may a stockholder tender the same shares at more than one price (unless the shares are first properly withdrawn previously in accordance with Section 4).
STOCKHOLDERS WHO HOLD SHARES THROUGH BROKERS, DEALERS, COMMERCIAL BANKS, TRUST COMPANIES OR OTHER NOMINEES ARE URGED TO CONSULT THEIR BROKERS, DEALERS, COMMERCIAL BANKS, TRUST COMPANIES OR OTHER NOMINEES AS IT IS LIKELY THAT — FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REASONS — THEY HAVE AN EARLIER DEADLINE FOR YOU TO ACT TO INSTRUCT THEM TO ACCEPT THE TENDER OFFER ON YOUR BEHALF SO THAT THEY CAN MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS ON A TIMELY BASIS. IN ADDITION, YOU MAY WISH TO DETERMINE WHETHER TRANSACTION COSTS ARE APPLICABLE IF YOU TENDER SHARES THROUGH A BROKER, DEALER, COMMERCIAL BANK, TRUST COMPANY OR OTHER NOMINEE.
Book-Entry Delivery.    The Depositary has established an account with respect to the shares at The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) (referred to as the “Book-Entry Transfer Facility”) for purposes of the tender offer, and any financial institution that is a participant in the system of the Book-Entry Transfer Facility may make delivery of shares by causing the Book-Entry Transfer Facility to transfer such shares into the Depositary’s account in accordance with the procedures of the Book-Entry Transfer Facility. However, although delivery of shares may be effected through book-entry transfer, a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal together with any required signature guarantees or an Agent’s Message and any other required documents must, in any case, be received by the Depositary at one of its addresses set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase by the Expiration Date. Delivery of the Letter of Transmittal and any other required documents to the Company or the Information Agent or Book-Entry Transfer Facility does not constitute delivery to the Depositary.
The term “Agent’s Message” means a message transmitted by the Book-Entry Transfer Facility to, and received by, the Depositary and forming a part of the book-entry confirmation, stating that the Book-Entry Transfer Facility has received an express acknowledgment from the participant tendering shares through the Book-Entry Transfer Facility that the participant has received and agrees to be bound by the terms of the Letter of Transmittal and that we may enforce that agreement against that participant.
Method of Delivery.     The method of delivery of all documents, including share certificates, is at the election and risk of the tendering stockholder. If delivery is by mail, registered mail with return receipt requested, properly insured, is recommended. Shares will be deemed delivered only when actually received by the Depositary (including in the case of a book-entry transfer, by book-entry confirmation). In all cases, sufficient time should be allowed to ensure timely delivery.
Signature Guarantees.    Except as otherwise provided below, all signatures on a Letter of Transmittal must be guaranteed by a financial institution (including most banks, savings and loans associations and brokerage houses) which is a participant in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (an “Eligible Institution”). Signatures on a Letter of Transmittal need not be guaranteed if  (a) the Letter of Transmittal is signed by the registered holder of the shares tendered therewith and such holder has not completed the box captioned “Special Delivery Instructions” or captioned “Special Payment Instructions” in the Letter of Transmittal or (b) such shares are tendered for the account of an Eligible Institution. See Instructions 1 and 6 of the Letter of Transmittal. If a share certificate is registered in the name of a person other than the person executing a Letter of Transmittal, or if payment is to be made to a person other than the registered holder, then the share certificate must be endorsed or accompanied by an appropriate stock power, in either case signed exactly as the name of the registered holder appears on the certificate, with the signature guaranteed by an Eligible Institution.
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U.S. Federal Backup Withholding Tax.    To prevent the potential imposition of U.S. federal backup withholding tax (currently, at a rate of 28%) on the gross proceeds payable to a tendering holder pursuant to the Offer, each tendering holder must submit to the Depositary a correct, completed and signed IRS Form W-9 (“Form W-9”) (for U.S. Holders, as defined in Section 13) or IRS Form W-8BEN or IRS Form W-8BEN-E (“Form W-8BEN”), IRS Form W-8IMY (“Form W-8IMY”), IRS Form W-8ECI (“Form W-8ECI”), or other applicable IRS Form W-8 (for Non-U.S. Holders, as defined in Section 13), or otherwise establish an exemption from backup withholding. See Section 13 below.
Withholding for Non-U.S. Holders.    An applicable withholding agent may withhold U.S. federal income tax on the gross proceeds payable to a Non-U.S. Holder (as defined in Section 13) pursuant to the Offer at a rate of 30%, unless a reduced rate of withholding is applicable pursuant to an income tax treaty or an exemption from withholding is applicable because such gross proceeds are effectively connected with the Non-U.S. Holder’s conduct of a trade or business within the United States (and, if an income tax treaty applies, the gross proceeds are attributable to a United States permanent establishment maintained by such Non-U.S. Holder). In order to claim a reduction of or an exemption from such withholding tax, a Non-U.S. Holder must deliver to the withholding agent a validly completed and executed Form W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E, W-8IMY, or other applicable Form W-8 (with respect to income tax treaty benefits) or W-8ECI (with respect to amounts effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States) claiming such reduction or exemption before the payment is made. A Non-U.S. Holder may be eligible to obtain a refund of all or a portion of any tax withheld (i) if such holder meets the “complete termination,” “substantially disproportionate” or “not essentially equivalent to a dividend” tests described in Section 13 or (ii) if such holder is otherwise able to establish that no or a reduced amount of tax is due. Non-U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors regarding the particular tax consequences to them of selling shares pursuant to the Offer, including the application of U.S. federal income tax withholding, their potential eligibility for a withholding tax reduction or exemption, and the refund procedures.
Tender Constitutes an Agreement.    The tender of shares pursuant to any one of the procedures described above will constitute the tendering stockholder’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of the tender offer and an agreement between the tendering stockholder and us upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, which agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. In addition, the tender of shares pursuant to any one of the procedures described above will constitute the tendering stockholder’s representation and warranty to us that: (1) the stockholder has a “net long position” in the shares or equivalent securities at least equal to the shares tendered within the meaning of Rule 14e-4 promulgated by the Commission under the Exchange Act; (2) the tender of shares complies with Rule 14e-4 under the Exchange Act; and (3) the tendered shares are not currently subject to any contractual or other restriction.
It is a violation of Rule 14e-4 under the Exchange Act for a person, directly or indirectly, to tender shares for his or her own account unless the person so tendering (i) has a net long position equal to or greater than the number of  (x) shares tendered or (y) other securities immediately convertible into, or exercisable or exchangeable for, the number of shares tendered and will acquire such shares for tender by conversion, exercise or exchange of such other securities and (ii) will cause such shares to be delivered in accordance with the terms of the tender offer. Rule 14e-4 under the Exchange Act provides a similar restriction applicable to the tender or guarantee of a tender on behalf of another person.
Determination of Validity; Rejection of Shares; Waiver of Defects; No Obligation to Give Notice of Defects.    We will determine all questions as to the Purchase Price, the form of documents and the validity, eligibility (including time of receipt) and acceptance for payment of any tender of shares. We reserve the right to reject any or all tenders of shares determined by us not to be in proper form, or the acceptance of which or payment for which may, in the opinion of our counsel, be unlawful. We also reserve the right to waive any defect or irregularity in any tender of particular shares (without waiving such defect or irregularity with respect to any other shares). No tender of shares will be deemed to be properly made until all defects and irregularities have been cured or waived. Unless waived, any defects or irregularities in connection with tenders must be cured within such time as we shall determine. None of the Company, the Depositary, the Information Agent or any other person is or will be under any duty to give notification of any defect or irregularity in tenders or incur any liability for failure to give any such notification.
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Return of Unpurchased Shares.    If any properly tendered shares are not purchased pursuant to the tender offer or are properly withdrawn before the Expiration Date, or if less than all shares evidenced by a stockholder’s certificates are tendered, certificates for unpurchased shares will be returned promptly after the expiration or termination of the tender offer or the proper withdrawal of the shares, as applicable, or, in the case of shares properly tendered by book-entry transfer at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility, the shares will be credited to the appropriate account maintained by the tendering stockholder at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility, in each case without expense to the stockholder.
Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Mutilated Certificates.    Stockholders whose certificate or certificates for part or all of their shares have been lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated may contact Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Transfer Agent for our shares, at (800) 426-5523 or the address set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase for instructions as to obtaining a replacement. The replacement certificate will then be required to be submitted together with the Letter of Transmittal in order to receive payment for shares that are tendered and accepted for payment. A bond may be required to be posted by the stockholder to secure against the risk that the certificates may be subsequently recirculated. Stockholders are urged to contact the Transfer Agent immediately in order to permit timely processing of this documentation and to determine if the posting of a bond is required.
CERTIFICATES FOR SHARES, TOGETHER WITH A PROPERLY COMPLETED AND DULY EXECUTED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL OR FACSIMILE THEREOF, OR AN AGENT’S MESSAGE, AND ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, MUST BE DELIVERED TO THE DEPOSITARY AND NOT TO US OR THE INFORMATION AGENT. ANY SUCH DOCUMENTS DELIVERED TO US OR THE INFORMATION AGENT WILL NOT BE DEEMED TO BE PROPERLY TENDERED.
4.   Withdrawal Rights.
Tenders of shares made pursuant to the tender offer may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Date. Thereafter, such tenders are irrevocable except that they may be withdrawn after 12:00 a.m., Midnight, New York City time, on January 22, 2018, the fortieth business day from November 22, 2017, unless theretofore accepted for payment as provided in this Offer to Purchase. If we extend the period of time during which the tender offer is open, are delayed in accepting for payment or paying for shares or are unable to accept for payment or pay for shares pursuant to the tender offer for any reason, then, without prejudice to our rights under the tender offer, the Depositary may, on our behalf, retain all shares tendered, and such shares may not be withdrawn except as otherwise provided in this Section 4, subject to Rule 13e-4(f)(5) under the Exchange Act, which provides that the issuer making the tender offer shall either pay the consideration offered, or return the tendered securities, promptly after the termination or withdrawal of the tender offer.
For a withdrawal to be effective, a written or facsimile transmission notice of withdrawal must:

be timely received by the Depositary at one of its addresses set forth on the back cover of this Offer to Purchase; and

specify the name of the person who tendered the shares to be withdrawn, the number of shares to be withdrawn and the name of the registered holder of the shares, if different from that of the person who tendered such shares.
If the shares to be withdrawn have been delivered to the Depositary, a signed notice of withdrawal with signatures guaranteed by an Eligible Institution (except in the case of shares tendered by an Eligible Institution) must be submitted prior to the release of such shares. In addition, such notice must specify, in the case of shares tendered by delivery of certificates, the name of the registered holder (if different from that of the tendering stockholder) and the serial numbers shown on the particular certificates evidencing the shares to be withdrawn or, in the case of shares tendered by book-entry transfer, the name and number of the account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility to be credited with the withdrawn shares.
Withdrawals may not be rescinded, and shares withdrawn will thereafter be deemed not properly tendered for purposes of the tender offer. However, withdrawn shares may be retendered by following one of the procedures described in Section 3 at any time prior to the Expiration Date.
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We will determine all questions as to the form and validity (including time of receipt) of any notice of withdrawal. We also reserve the right to waive any defect or irregularity in the withdrawal of shares by any stockholder. None of the Company, the Depositary, the Information Agent or any other person will be under any duty to give notification of any defect or irregularity in any notice of withdrawal or incur any liability for failure to give any such notification.
5.   Purchase of Shares and Payment of Purchase Price.
On the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, promptly following the Expiration Date, we will (1) determine the Purchase Price we will pay for shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time, taking into account the number of shares so tendered and the prices specified by tendering stockholders and (2) accept for payment and pay an aggregate purchase price of up to $25 million for shares that are properly tendered at prices at or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Time. For purposes of the tender offer, we will be deemed to have accepted for payment, subject to the, proration and conditional tender provisions of the tender offer, shares that are properly tendered at or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn, only when, as and if we give oral or written notice to the Depositary of our acceptance of the shares for payment pursuant to the tender offer.
Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Offer, we will accept for payment and pay the Purchase Price per share for all of the shares accepted for payment pursuant to the tender offer promptly after the Expiration date. In all cases, payment for shares tendered and accepted for payment pursuant to the tender offer will be made promptly, taking into account any time necessary to determine any proration, but only after timely receipt by the Depositary of  (1) certificates for shares, or a timely book-entry confirmation of the deposit of shares into the Depositary’s account at DTC, (2) a validly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal including any required signature guarantees, or, in the case of a book-entry transfer, an Agent’s Message, and (3) any other required documents.
For purposes of the tender offer, we will be deemed to have accepted for payment and therefore purchased shares that are properly tendered at or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn, subject to the proration and conditional tender provisions of the tender offer, only when, as and if we give oral or written notice to the Depositary of our acceptance of the shares for payment pursuant to the tender offer.
We will pay for shares purchased under the tender offer by depositing the aggregate purchase price for such shares with the Depositary, which will act as agent for tendering stockholders for the purpose of receiving payment from us and transmitting payment to the tendering stockholders. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL INTEREST ON THE PURCHASE PRICE BE PAID BY US REGARDLESS OF ANY DELAY IN MAKING SUCH PAYMENT.
In the event of proration, we will determine the proration factor and pay for those tendered shares accepted for payment promptly after the Expiration Date. If there is proration, shares will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole share. The preliminary results of any proration will be announced by press release promptly after the Expiration Date. Certificates for all shares tendered and not purchased, including all shares not purchased due to proration, will be returned to the tendering stockholder, or, in the case of shares tendered by book-entry transfer, will be credited to the account maintained with the Book-Entry Transfer Facility by the participant therein who so delivered the shares, at our expense, promptly after the Expiration Date or termination of the tender offer. In addition, if certain events occur, we may not be obligated to purchase shares under the tender offer. See Section 7.
We will pay all stock transfer taxes, if any, payable on the transfer to us of shares purchased pursuant to the tender offer. If, however, payment of the Purchase Price is to be made to any person other than the registered holder, or if tendered certificates are registered in the name of any person other than the person signing the Letter of Transmittal, the amount of all stock transfer taxes, if any (whether imposed on the registered holder or the other person), payable on account of the transfer to the person will be deducted from the Purchase Price unless satisfactory evidence of the payment of the stock transfer taxes, or exemption therefrom, is submitted. See the Letter of Transmittal.
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6.   Conditional Tender of Shares.
In the event of an oversubscription of the tender offer, shares tendered prior to the Expiration Date will be subject to proration. See Section 1. As discussed in Section 13, the number of shares to be purchased from a particular stockholder may affect the U.S. federal income tax treatment of the purchase to the stockholder and the stockholder’s decision whether to tender. Accordingly, a stockholder may tender shares subject to the condition that a specified minimum number of the stockholder’s shares tendered pursuant to a Letter of Transmittal must be purchased if any shares tendered are purchased. Any stockholder wishing to make a conditional tender must so indicate in the box entitled “Conditional Tender” in the Letter of Transmittal and indicate the minimum number of shares that must be purchased if any are to be purchased. We urge each stockholder to consult with his, her or its own financial and tax advisors.
After the Expiration Date, if the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer at a price equal to or less than the Purchase Price and pursuant to the “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer” alternative would result in an aggregate purchase price of more than $25 million, so that we must prorate our acceptance of and payment for tendered shares, we will calculate a preliminary proration percentage based upon all shares properly tendered, conditionally or unconditionally, and not properly withdrawn. If the effect of this preliminary proration would be to reduce the number of shares to be purchased from any stockholder tendered pursuant to a Letter of Transmittal below the minimum number specified, the shares conditionally tendered will automatically be regarded as withdrawn (except as provided in the next paragraph). If there is proration, shares will be rounded up or down to the nearest whole share. All shares tendered by a stockholder subject to a conditional tender and that are withdrawn as a result of proration will be returned at our expense to the tendering stockholder.
After giving effect to these withdrawals, we will accept the remaining shares properly tendered, conditionally or unconditionally, on a pro rata basis, if necessary. If the withdrawal of conditional tenders would cause the total number of shares to be purchased to fall below an aggregate purchase price of $25 million, then, to the extent feasible, we will select enough of the shares conditionally tendered that would otherwise have been withdrawn to permit us to purchase such number of shares. In selecting among the conditional tenders, we will select by random lot, treating all tenders by a particular stockholder as a single lot, and will limit our purchase in each case to the designated minimum number of shares to be purchased. To be eligible for purchase by random lot, stockholders whose shares are conditionally tendered must have tendered all of their shares.
7.   Conditions of the Tender Offer.
Notwithstanding any other provision of the tender offer, we will not be required to accept for payment or pay for any shares tendered, and may terminate or amend the tender offer or may postpone the acceptance for payment of, and the payment for, shares tendered, subject to the requirements of the Exchange Act for prompt payment for or return of shares, if at any time on or after November 22, 2017 (or such earlier date as may be specified in the relevant condition), and before the Expiration Date any of the following events shall have occurred or are reasonably determined by us to have occurred, that, in the reasonable judgment of our Board and regardless of the circumstances giving rise to such event, makes it inadvisable to proceed with the tender offer or with acceptance for payment or payment:
(1)
there shall have been threatened, instituted or pending any action or proceeding by any government or governmental, regulatory or administrative agency, authority or tribunal or any other person, domestic or foreign, before any court, authority, agency or tribunal that directly or indirectly (i) challenges the making of the tender offer or the acquisition of some or all of the shares pursuant to the tender offer or otherwise relates in any manner to the tender offer or (ii) in our reasonable judgment, could materially and adversely affect our and our subsidiaries’ business, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, income, operations or prospects, taken as a whole, or otherwise materially impairs in any way the contemplated future conduct of the business of us and our subsidiaries, taken as a whole, or materially impairs our ability to purchase the shares in the tender offer;
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(2)
there shall have been any action threatened, pending or taken, or approval withheld, or any statute, rule, regulation, judgment, order or injunction threatened, proposed, sought, promulgated, enacted, entered, amended, enforced or deemed to be applicable to the tender offer or us or any of our subsidiaries, by any court or any authority, agency or tribunal that, in our reasonable judgment, would or is reasonably likely to directly or indirectly (i) make the acceptance for payment of, or payment for, some or all of the shares illegal or otherwise restricts or prohibits completion of the tender offer, (ii) delays or restricts our ability, or renders us unable, to accept for payment or pay for some or all of the shares or (iii) materially and adversely affects our and our subsidiaries’ business, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, income, operations or prospects, taken as a whole, or otherwise materially impairs in any way the contemplated future conduct of the business of us and our subsidiaries;
(3)
there shall have occurred (i) any general suspension of trading in, or limitation on prices for, securities on any national securities exchange or in the over-the-counter market in the United States, (ii) the declaration of a banking moratorium or any suspension of payments in respect of banks in the United States, (iii) the commencement or escalation of a war, armed hostilities or other international or national calamity directly or indirectly involving the United States or any of its territories, including, but not limited to, an act of terrorism, (iv) any change in the general political, market, economic or financial conditions in the United States or abroad that could, in our reasonable judgment, have a material adverse effect on our and our subsidiaries’ business, condition (financial or otherwise), assets, income, operations or prospects, taken as a whole, or (v) in the case of any of the foregoing existing at the time of the commencement of the tender offer, a material acceleration or worsening thereof;
(4)
there shall have been a decrease of more than 10% in the market price for the shares or in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the New York Stock Exchange Index, the NASDAQ Composite Index or the Standard and Poor’s 500 Composite Index measured from the close of trading on November 21, 2017, the business day prior to the announcement by the Company of the commencement of the tender offer; or
(5)
a tender or exchange offer for any or all of our shares has been proposed, announced or made by any person or has been publicly disclosed, other than in the ordinary course of business (other than the tender offer).
The foregoing conditions are for our sole benefit and may be asserted by us regardless of the circumstances giving rise to any such condition, and may be waived by us, in whole or in part, at any time in our sole discretion before the Expiration Date. Our failure at any time to exercise any of the foregoing rights will not be deemed a waiver of any such right. Each such right is an ongoing right and may be asserted at any time and from time to time. However, once the tender offer has expired, then all of the conditions to the tender offer, other than those requiring necessary governmental approvals, must have been satisfied or waived. In certain circumstances, if we waive any of the conditions described above, we may be required to extend the tender offer. See Section 14.
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8.   Price Range of Shares; Dividends.
The Shares are listed and traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol “MVC.” The following table sets forth, for each of the fiscal periods indicated, the high and low sales prices of the shares as reported on the NYSE.
Market Price
High
Low
2015
First Quarter
$ 11.24 $ 9.48
Second Quarter
$ 10.11 $ 9.36
Third Quarter
$ 10.36 $ 9.61
Fourth Quarter
$ 9.73 $ 8.02
2016
First Quarter
$ 8.49 $ 6.82
Second Quarter
$ 7.72 $ 6.85
Third Quarter
$ 8.37 $ 7.14
Fourth Quarter
$ 8.71 $ 7.95
2017
First Quarter
$ 8.80 $ 8.24
Second Quarter
$ 9.06 $ 8.47
Third Quarter
$ 10.40 $ 8.65
Fourth Quarter
$ 10.80 $ 9.82
On November 20, 2017, the last reported sale price of the shares on the NYSE was $10.70 per share. We urge stockholders to obtain current market quotations for the shares before deciding whether to tender their shares and at what price.
The Company’s NAV per share is determined quarterly and is reflected in our published reports on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K. Our NAV per share fluctuates from quarter to quarter, sometimes dramatically, primarily based on the updated performance of our portfolio companies. The NAV per share for our current fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2017 will be reflected in our Form 10-K to be filed for our fiscal year end on or about January 16, 2018. Our most recent NAV per share, determined as of July 31, 2017, was $13.38 per share and is reflected in the Form 10-Q filed for such fiscal quarter end. Based on current estimates for fair valuations for our portfolio companies, we estimate the NAV per share for October 31, 2017 to range between $13.03 and $13.49 per share. This is only an estimate. Therefore, until the valuation process is completed (closer to the January filing of the Form 10-K for the year ended October 31, 2017), the precise amount of the Fund’s NAV per share will not be certain. As mentioned, the actual NAV per share for the quarter ended October 31, 2017 will be reflected in the Form 10-K filed for our fiscal year end on or about January 16, 2018.
9.   Source and Amount of Funds.
Assuming the tender offer is fully subscribed, we expect that the aggregate purchase price will be $25 million. We expect to fund the purchase of shares tendered in the tender offer and the payment of related fees and expenses from cash on hand. We do not have any alternative financing arrangement or alternative financing plans.
10.   Certain Information Concerning Us.
General.    MVC Capital, Inc. is an externally managed, closed-end investment company that has elected to be regulated as a BDC under the 1940 Act, and is incorporated in the State of Delaware. The address of its principal executive office is 287 Bowman Avenue, Purchase, New York, 10577 and its
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telephone number is (914) 701-0310. Our internet address is http://www.mvccapital.com. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the information contained on our website or connected to our website is not incorporated by reference into this Offer to Purchase and should not be considered part of this Offer to Purchase.
Additional Information About Us.    We are subject to the information requirements of the Exchange Act, and in accordance therewith file periodic reports, proxy statements and other information relating to our business, financial condition and other matters. We are required to disclose in such proxy statements certain information, as of particular dates, concerning our directors and executive officers, their compensation, the principal holders of our securities and any material interest of such persons in transactions with us. Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c)(2) under the Exchange Act, we have filed with the Commission a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, which includes additional information with respect to the tender offer. Such material and other information may be viewed on the Commission’s website, www.sec.gov and inspected at the public reference facilities maintained by the Commission at Room 1024, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549. Copies of such material can also be obtained by mail, upon payment of the Commission’s customary charges, by writing to the Public Reference Section at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549.
Incorporation by Reference.    The rules of the Commission allow us to “incorporate by reference” information into this Offer to Purchase, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to another document filed separately with the Commission. These documents contain important information about us. We incorporate by reference into this Offer to Purchase the documents listed below (in each case, to the extent that the material contained therein is deemed “filed” rather than “furnished”).
SEC Filings
Period or Date of Report
MVC Capital, Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K Year ended October 31, 2016
MVC Capital, Inc. Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q Quarters ended July 31, 2017, April 30, 2017 and January 31, 2017
MVC Capital, Inc. Current Reports on Form 8-K (filed) April 24, 2017; May 17, 2017; June 1, 2017; July 6, 2017; September 1, 2017; October 10, 2017; October 23, 2017; October 25, 2017; November 2, 2017; November 9, 2017 and November 15, 2017.
MVC Capital Inc. Prospectus Supplement (filed pursuant to Rule 497) November 9, 2017
These documents include periodic reports, such as annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and proxy materials.
You can obtain the documents described under “Additional Information About Us” and any of the documents incorporated by reference in this Offer to Purchase from the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. You can also obtain the documents described under “Additional Information About Us” and documents incorporated by reference in this Offer to Purchase, without charge, by requesting them in writing or by telephone from us at Attention: Investor Relations, MVC Capital, Inc., 287 Bowman Avenue, 2 nd Floor, Purchase, NY 10577. Please be sure to include your complete name and address in the request. If you request any incorporated documents, we will mail them by first class mail, or another equally prompt means, promptly after we receive the request.
11.   Interest of Directors and Executive Officers; Transactions and Arrangements Concerning the Shares.
As of November 16, 2017, we had 21,114,105 shares of common stock outstanding. The 2,403,846 shares (minimum price) and 2,272,727 shares (maximum price) we are potentially offering to purchase pursuant to the tender offer represent approximately 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, of the shares outstanding as of November 16, 2017. As of November 16, 2017, our directors and executive officers as a group (10 persons) beneficially owned an aggregate of 2,330,985 shares of our common stock, representing approximately 11.04% of our outstanding shares. The Company’s directors and executive officers are entitled to participate in the Offer on the same basis as other stockholders. The Company’s directors and executive officers have advised the Company that they (and their affiliates) do not intend to tender any of their shares in the Offer (including shares they are deemed to beneficially own). To our knowledge, none of our affiliates intend to tender any shares in the tender offer.
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The following table shows, as of November 16, 2017, the aggregate number and percentage of our securities that were beneficially owned by our directors and executive officers. Assuming we purchase 2,403,846 shares and that our directors and executive officers do not tender any shares pursuant to the tender offer, then, after the tender offer, the directors and executive officers as a group will beneficially own approximately 12.46% of our outstanding shares. The business address of each of our directors and executive officers is 287 Bowman Avenue, Purchase, NY, 10577.
Name
Number of
Shares
Beneficially
Owned
Percent of
Class
Percent of Class 
After Tender Offer
(Assuming We Purchase
2,403,846 Shares and
Directors, Executive
Officers and Associates
Do Not Tender)
Emilio Dominianni
59,670 * *
Phillip Goldstein
844,601 4.00 % 4.51 %
Gerald Hellerman
63,000 * *
Robert Knapp
368,746 1.75 % 1.97 %
William Taylor
50,220 * *
Warren Holtsberg
7,000 * *
Michael Tokarz
931,043 4.41 % 4.98 %
Kevin Byrne
0 * *
Scott Schuenke
3,297 * *
Jackie Rothchild
3,408 * *
Total Insider Shares
2,330,985 11.04 % 12.46 %
*
Less than 1%.
Stockholders Beneficially Owning More Than 5%.    The following table shows, as of November 16, 2017, the number of shares of our common stock beneficially owned by any person (including any “group” as that term is used in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act), other than members of management (who are included in the table above), who is known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of our voting securities.
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner
Title of Class
Number of Shares
Beneficially Owned
Percent of
Class (1)
Leon G. Cooperman
St. Andrew’s Country Club
7118 Melrose Castle Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Common Stock
1,648,211 (3) 7.81 %
Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value LP I:
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 509
New York, NY 10123
Attn: Nelson Obus
Common Stock
1,588,923 (2) 7.53 %
Royce & Associates, LP
745 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10151
Common Stock
1,161,658 (4) 5.50 %
West Family Investments Inc.
1603 Orrington Avenue Suite 810
Evanston, IL 60201
Common Stock
1,105,397 (5) 5.24 %
(1)
Based on 21,114,105 shares of our company’s common stock outstanding as of November 16, 2017.
(2)
Based on information contained in the Schedule 13D filed with the Commission on November 14, 2017.
(3)
Based on information contained in the Schedule 13G filed with the Commission on February 14, 2017.
(4)
Based on information contained in the Schedule 13F filed with the Commission on November 13, 2017.
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(5)
Based on information contained in the Schedule 13F filed with the Commission on November 13, 2017.
Transactions with Executive Officers, Directors and Other Related Persons.    In the Company’s last fiscal year, there has not been and there is not currently proposed any transaction or series of similar transactions to which the Company was or is to be a party in which the amount involved exceeds $120,000 and in which any director, executive officer, holder of more than 10% of its common stock or any member of the immediate family of any of the foregoing persons had or will have a direct or indirect material interest other than compensation agreements and other arrangements as described in this Offer to Purchase or documents incorporated by reference.
Recent Securities Transactions.    Other than as described below, and based on our records and on information provided to us by our directors, executive officers and subsidiaries, none of the Company, our affiliates, our subsidiaries, our or our subsidiaries’ directors or executive officers, our control persons or any other person ultimately in control of us have effected any transactions involving shares of our common stock during the 60 days prior to the date of this Offer to Purchase.

Open-Market Sale of Stock —  On June 13, 2017 and June 14, 2017, 27,469 and 2,384 shares of MVC, respectively, were sold by certain private investment funds of which Phillip Goldstein, a director of MVC, is a principal of the general partner and/or investment adviser of such funds (the “Private Funds”), and is a limited partner in certain of the funds. The shares sold on June 13, 2017, were sold at a price of  $9.8194/share and the shares sold on June 14, 2017, were sold at a price of  $9.7978/share.

Subscriptions to First Tender Offer —  As a result of subscriptions to the First Tender Offer, on August 23, 2017, 15,101 shares were sold/tendered by Phillip Goldstein, a director of MVC, and 381,653 shares were sold/tendered by the Private Funds. Both of these sales/tenders were effected at a price of  $10.40 per share (the clearing price for the First Tender Offer).
12.   Legal Matters; Regulatory Approvals.
We are not aware of the applicability of any anti-trust laws or any license or regulatory permit that appears material to our business that might be adversely affected by our acquisition of the shares as contemplated by the tender offer or of any approval or other action by any government or governmental, administrative or regulatory authority or agency, domestic, foreign or supranational, that would be required for our acquisition or ownership of the shares as contemplated by the tender offer. Should any such approval or other action be required, we presently contemplate that we will seek that approval or other action. We are unable to predict whether we will be required to delay the acceptance for payment of or payment for shares tendered pursuant to the tender offer pending the outcome of any such matter. There can be no assurance that any such approval or other action, if needed, would be obtained or would be obtained without substantial cost or conditions or that the failure to obtain the approval or other action might not result in adverse consequences to our business and financial condition. Our obligations under the tender offer to accept shares for payment and pay for shares is subject to conditions. See Section 7.
13.   Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences.
The following discussion is a general summary of certain U.S. federal income tax consequences to U.S. Holders and Non-U.S. Holders (each as defined below) of a sale of shares pursuant to the Offer. This summary is based upon the Code, applicable Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder, rulings and administrative pronouncements and judicial decisions, all as in effect as of the date hereof and all of which are subject to change, possibly with retroactive effect.
This discussion addresses only holders who hold their shares as “capital assets” within the meaning of Section 1221 of the Code (generally, property held for investment) and does not address all U.S. federal income tax consequences that may be relevant to holders in light of their particular circumstances or to holders subject to special U.S. federal income tax rules (such as, for example, dealers or brokers in securities or commodities, traders in securities who elect to apply a mark-to-market method of accounting, U.S. Holders whose “functional currency” is not the U.S. dollar, financial institutions or insurance companies, tax-exempt organizations, pension plans, regulated investment companies or real estate
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investment trusts, former citizens or residents of the United States, U.S. expatriates, partnerships or other pass-through entities and investors in such entities, persons who hold shares as part of a hedge, appreciated financial position, straddle, conversion or other risk reduction transaction, persons subject to the alternative minimum tax, and persons who acquired their shares upon the exercise of stock options or otherwise as compensation). This discussion does not address the effect of any state, local or foreign tax laws or any U.S. federal tax laws other than those pertaining to the U.S. federal income tax, nor does it address any aspects of the net investment income tax.
Holders should consult their own tax advisors regarding the tax consequences of a sale of shares pursuant to the Offer, including the applicability and effects of any state, local or non-U.S. tax laws.
We have not sought, and we do not expect to seek, any ruling from the IRS with respect to the matters discussed below. There can be no assurances that the IRS will not take a different position concerning the tax consequences of the sale of shares pursuant to the Offer or that the IRS’ position would not be sustained by a court of competent jurisdiction.
As used herein, a “U.S. Holder” means a beneficial owner of shares that is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes, (i) a citizen or individual resident of the United States, (ii) a corporation (or an entity treated as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any State thereof or the District of Columbia, (iii) an estate the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income taxation regardless of its source or (iv) a trust (A) whose administration is subject to the primary supervision of a court within the United States and which has one or more U.S. persons who have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust, or (B) that has a valid election in effect under applicable U.S. Treasury regulations to be treated as a U.S. person. As used herein, a “Non-U.S. Holder” means a beneficial owner of shares that is neither a U.S. Holder nor an entity or arrangement treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
The U.S. federal income tax treatment of a person that is treated as a partner of an entity or arrangement treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes that holds our shares generally will depend on the status of the person and the activities of the entity or arrangement. Such persons should consult their own tax advisors.
U.S. Holders.    The sale of shares pursuant to the Offer will, depending on each tendering holder’s particular circumstances, be treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as either a sale or exchange of shares or as a distribution from us with respect to our stock. Under Section 302 of the Code, a sale of shares pursuant to the Offer generally will be treated as a sale or exchange if the sale: (i) results in a “complete termination” of the holder’s interest in the Company, (ii) is “substantially disproportionate” with respect to the holder or (iii) is “not essentially equivalent to a dividend” with respect to the holder. In determining whether any of these tests has been met, shares actually owned, as well as shares considered to be owned by the holder by reason of certain constructive ownership rules set forth in Section 318 of the Code, generally must be taken into account. Stockholders should be aware that acquisitions or dispositions of shares as part of a plan that includes the stockholder’s tender of shares pursuant to the Offer may need to be taken into account in determining whether any of the Section 302 tests are satisfied. Stockholders should also be aware that their ability to satisfy any of the Section 302 tests may be affected by proration pursuant to the Offer.
A sale of shares pursuant to the Offer generally will result in a “complete termination” if either (i) the U.S. Holder owns none of our shares actually or constructively immediately after the shares are sold pursuant to the Offer or (ii) the U.S. Holder actually owns none of our shares and, with respect to shares constructively owned, is eligible to waive, and effectively waives, constructive ownership of all such shares. U.S. Holders wishing to satisfy the “complete termination” test through a waiver of attribution should consult their tax advisors.
A sale of shares pursuant to the Offer generally will result in a “substantially disproportionate” redemption with respect to a U.S. Holder if the percentage of the Company’s outstanding shares actually and constructively owned by such U.S. Holder immediately after the sale is less than 80% of the percentage of shares actually and constructively owned by the U.S. Holder immediately before the sale.
A sale of shares pursuant to the Offer generally will be treated as “not essentially equivalent to a dividend” with respect to a U.S. Holder if it results in a “meaningful reduction” of the U.S. Holder’s
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proportionate interest in the Company. The IRS has indicated in published guidance that even a small reduction in the percentage ownership interest of a stockholder whose relative stock interest in a publicly held corporation is minimal and who exercises no control over the corporation’s business would constitute a meaningful reduction. U.S. Holders should consult their tax advisors to determine the application of this test to their particular circumstances.
If a U.S. Holder satisfies any of the Section 302 tests, the U.S. Holder will recognize gain or loss equal to the difference between the amount of cash received pursuant to the Offer and the adjusted tax basis of the shares sold. The gain or loss will be a capital gain or loss. In general, capital gain or loss with respect to shares sold will be long-term capital gain or loss if the holding period for such shares is more than one year as of the date of the sale. The ability to deduct capital losses is subject to limitations.
Under the “wash sale” rules of the Code, recognition of a loss on shares sold pursuant to the Offer will ordinarily be disallowed to the extent a holder acquires (including acquisitions through a dividend reinvestment plan) substantially identical shares within 30 days before or after the date the shares are purchased by the Company pursuant to the Offer. In that event, the basis and holding period of the shares acquired by the holder will be adjusted to reflect the disallowed loss. Additionally, any loss realized upon a taxable disposition of shares held for six months or less will be treated as a long-term capital loss to the extent of any capital gains dividends received by the holder (or amounts credited to the holder as undistributed capital gains) with respect to such shares.
If a U.S. Holder does not satisfy any of the Section 302 tests, amounts received by such U.S. Holder pursuant to the Offer will be treated as a distribution with respect to such U.S. Holder’s shares. The distribution would be treated as a dividend taxable as ordinary income to the extent of the Company’s current and accumulated earnings and profits (except with respect to dividends properly designated by us as “capital gain dividends” or other distribution retaining its character). To the extent the amount of the distribution exceeds the amount treated as a dividend, the excess will be treated as a non-taxable return of capital to the extent of the U.S. Holder’s tax basis in the shares sold pursuant to the Offer, and any remaining portion will be treated as capital gain. Any such capital gain will be long-term capital gain if the U.S. Holder’s holding period for the shares on the date of the sale exceeds one year. If the amounts received by a tendering U.S. Holder are treated as a dividend, the tax basis (after any adjustment for a non-taxable return of capital discussed above) in the shares sold pursuant to the Offer will be added to the tax basis in any remaining shares held by such U.S. Holder.
The Company may be required to withhold 28% of the gross proceeds paid to a U.S. Holder or other payee pursuant to the Offer unless the U.S. Holder has completed and submitted to the Depositary a Form W-9 providing the U.S. Holder’s employer identification number or social security number as applicable, and certifying under penalties of perjury that: (a) such number is correct (or the U.S. Holder is waiting for a number to be issued); (b) either (i) the U.S. Holder is exempt from backup withholding, (ii) the U.S. Holder has not been notified by the IRS that the U.S. Holder is subject to backup withholding as a result of an under-reporting of interest or dividends, or (iii) the IRS has notified the U.S. Holder that the U.S. Holder is no longer subject to backup withholding; and (c) the U.S. Holder is a U.S. citizen or other U.S. person.
Non-U.S. Holders.    If a Non-U.S. Holder’s sale of shares pursuant to the Offer qualifies as a sale or exchange under any of the Section 302 tests described above, then any gain or loss recognized on the sale will be capital gain or loss. Any capital gain recognized by a Non-U.S. Holder will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax unless (i) such gain is “effectively connected” with a trade or business carried on in the United States by the Non-U.S. Holder (and if an income tax treaty applies, is attributable to a U.S. permanent establishment of the Non-U.S. Holder within the United States) or (ii) the Non-U.S. Holder is an individual who is physically present in the United States for 183 days or more during the taxable year of the sale and certain other conditions are met.
If a Non-U.S. Holder does not satisfy any of the Section 302 tests described above, amounts received by such Non-U.S. Holder pursuant to the Offer will be treated as a distribution to the Non-U.S. Holder with respect to such Non-U.S. Holder’s shares. The treatment for U.S. federal income tax purposes of such distribution as a dividend, return of capital, or as gain from the sale of shares will be determined in the manner described above under “U.S. Holders.” In general, any amount that constitutes a dividend for U.S. federal income tax purposes will be subject to U.S. withholding tax at a rate of 30% (or a reduced rate
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prescribed by an applicable income tax treaty) unless the dividend is a “capital gain dividend,” “interest related dividend,” or “short term capital gain dividend,” or is effectively connected with a trade or business carried on by the Non-U.S. Holder within the United States (and, if an income tax treaty applies, is attributable to a permanent establishment of the Non-U.S. Holder within the United States), in which latter case such dividend generally will be subject to U.S. federal income tax on a net income basis, in the same manner as if the Non-U.S. Holder were a resident of the United States. A Non-U.S. Holder that is a corporation may be subject to an additional “branch profits tax” at a rate of 30% (or such lower rate as may be specified by an applicable income tax treaty) with respect to any effectively connected income.
As described in Section 3 above, an applicable withholding agent may withhold U.S. federal income tax on the gross proceeds payable to a Non-U.S. Holder pursuant to the Offer at a rate of 30% unless the Non-U.S. Holder provides the withholding agent with a validly completed and executed Form W-8ECI or Form W-8BEN, or other applicable Form W-8. Non-U.S. Holders should consult their own tax advisors regarding the particular tax consequences to them of selling shares in the Offer, including the application of U.S. federal income tax withholding, their potential eligibility for a withholding tax exemption or reduction, and the refund procedures.
Recent Legislation.    Under legislation enacted in 2010, referred to as FATCA, and administrative guidance, a U.S. federal withholding tax of 30% generally will be imposed on certain payments made to “foreign financial institutions” and “non-financial foreign entities” (as specifically defined under these rules) unless specified requirements are met. U.S. Holders and Non-U.S. Holders should consult with their tax advisors regarding the possible implications of this legislation on their disposition of shares pursuant to the Offer.
The preceding discussion is intended for general information only and is not a complete analysis or discussion of all potential tax effects that may be important to particular holders. Each holder should consult such holder’s own tax advisor to determine the particular tax consequences to him or her of selling shares in the Offer, including the applicability and effect of state, local and foreign tax laws.
14.   Extension of the Tender Offer; Termination; Amendment.
We expressly reserve the right, in our sole discretion, at any time and from time to time, and regardless of whether or not any of the events set forth in Section 7 shall have occurred or shall be deemed by us to have occurred, to extend the period of time during which the tender offer is open and thereby delay acceptance for payment of, and payment for, any shares by giving oral or written notice of such extension to the Depositary and making a public announcement of such extension. We also expressly reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to:
(i)
terminate the tender offer and: (a) reject for payment any shares paid for; or (b) not pay for any shares not theretofore accepted for payment; or
(ii)
subject to applicable law and regulation, postpone payment for shares,
if any of the conditions specified in Section 7 hereof are not satisfied or waived prior to the Expiration Date, by giving oral or written notice of such termination or postponement to the Depositary and making a public announcement of such termination or postponement. Our reservation of the right to delay payment for shares which we have accepted for payment is limited by Rule 13e-4(f)(5) promulgated under the Exchange Act, which requires that we must pay the consideration offered or return the shares tendered promptly after termination or withdrawal of the tender offer.
Subject to compliance with applicable law and regulation, we further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, and regardless of whether any of the events set forth in Section 7 shall have occurred or shall be deemed by us to have occurred, to amend the tender offer in any respect, including, without limitation, by decreasing or increasing the consideration offered in the tender offer to holders of shares or by decreasing or increasing the number of shares being sought in the tender offer. Amendments to the tender offer may be made at any time and from time to time effected by public announcement, such announcement, in the case of an extension, to be issued no later than 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on the next business day after the last previously scheduled or announced Expiration Date. Any public announcement made pursuant to the tender offer will be disseminated promptly to stockholders in a manner reasonably designed to inform
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stockholders of such change. Without limiting the manner in which we may choose to make a public announcement, except as required by applicable law and regulation, we shall have no obligation to publish, advertise or otherwise communicate any such public announcement other than by making a release through a newswire service.
If we materially change the terms of the tender offer or the information concerning the tender offer, we will extend the tender offer to the extent required by Rules 13e-4(d)(2), 13e-4(e)(3) and 13e-4(f)(1) promulgated under the Exchange Act. These rules and certain related releases and interpretations of the Commission provide that the minimum period during which a tender offer must remain open following material changes in the terms of the tender offer or information concerning the tender offer (other than a change in price or a change in percentage of securities sought) will depend on the facts and circumstances, including the relative materiality of such terms or information. As a general matter, if we materially change the terms of the tender offer or the information concerning the tender offer (other than a change in price or a change in percentage of securities sought), including the waiver of a material condition, we are required to extend the tender offer, if necessary, so that the tender offer remains open for at least five business days following such change. If  (1) we increase the maximum price to be paid for shares above $11.00 or decrease the price to be paid per share below $10.40 per share or otherwise change the price range to be paid for shares or increase or decrease the aggregate purchase price offered for shares being sought in the tender offer (but, in the case of an increase, only if we increase the aggregate purchase price as a result of which the number of shares being sought will increase by more than 2% of our outstanding shares) and (2) the tender offer is scheduled to expire at any time earlier than the expiration of a period ending on the tenth business day from, and including, the date that such notice of an increase or decrease is first published, sent or given to stockholders in the manner specified in this Section 14, the tender offer will be extended until the expiration of such period of ten business days.
15.   Fees and Expenses; Information Agent; Depositary.
We have retained Georgeson LLC to act as Information Agent and Computershare Trust Company, N.A. to act as the Depositary in connection with the tender offer. The Information Agent may contact holders of shares by mail, e-mail, telephone and in person and may request brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominee stockholders to forward materials relating to the tender offer to beneficial owners. The Information Agent and the Depositary will each receive reasonable and customary compensation for its services, will be reimbursed by us for specified reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and will be indemnified against certain liabilities in connection with the tender offer, including certain liabilities under the federal securities laws.
We will not pay any fees or commissions to brokers or dealers (other than fees to the Information Agent as described above) for soliciting tenders of shares pursuant to the tender offer or for making any recommendation in connection with the tender offer. Stockholders holding shares through brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies or other nominees are urged to consult such nominees to determine whether transaction costs are applicable if stockholders tender shares through such nominees and not directly to the Depositary. We will, however, upon request, reimburse brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees for customary mailing and handling expenses incurred by them in forwarding the tender offer and related materials to the beneficial owners of shares held by them as a nominee or in a fiduciary capacity. No broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee has been authorized to act as the agent of us, Information Agent or the Depositary for purposes of the tender offer. We will pay or cause to be paid all stock transfer taxes, if any, on our purchase of shares except as otherwise provided in this document and the Letter of Transmittal.
Depositary and its affiliates have provided, and may in the future provide, various other services to us for which they have received, or we expect they will receive, customary compensation from us.
16.   Miscellaneous.
We are not aware of any jurisdiction where the making of the tender offer is not in compliance with applicable law and regulation. If we become aware of any jurisdiction where the making of the tender offer or the acceptance of shares pursuant thereto is not in compliance with applicable law and regulation, we will make a good faith effort to comply with the applicable law and regulation. If, after such good faith
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effort, we cannot comply with the applicable law and regulation, the tender offer will not be made to (nor will tenders be accepted from or on behalf of) the holders of shares in such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the tender offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the tender offer shall be deemed to be made on our behalf by one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of that jurisdiction.
Pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c)(2) under the Exchange Act, we have filed with the Commission a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO, which contains additional information with respect to the tender offer. The Schedule TO, including the exhibits and any amendments and supplements thereto, may be examined, and copies may be obtained, at the same places and in the same manner as is set forth in Section 10 with respect to information concerning us.
WE HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED ANY PERSON TO MAKE ANY RECOMMENDATION ON OUR BEHALF AS TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING YOUR SHARES IN THE TENDER OFFER. WE HAVE NOT AUTHORIZED ANY PERSON TO GIVE ANY INFORMATION OR TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE TENDER OFFER OTHER THAN THOSE CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT OR DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE OR IN THE RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL. IF GIVEN OR MADE, ANY RECOMMENDATION OR ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR REPRESENTATIONS MUST NOT BE RELIED UPON AS HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY US.
November 22, 2017
The Letter of Transmittal and certificates for shares and any other required documents should be sent or delivered by each stockholder or such stockholder’s broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee to the Depositary at one of its addresses set forth below.
The Depositary for the Offer is:
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Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
If delivering by mail:
If delivering by courier:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions
P.O. Box 43011
Providence, RI 02940
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions
250 Royall Street Suite V
Canton, MA 02021
DELIVERY OF THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL TO AN ADDRESS OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH ABOVE WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A VALID DELIVERY TO THE DEPOSITARY.
Questions or requests for assistance may be directed to the Information Agent at its telephone numbers and address set forth below. Requests for additional copies of the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal or the other tender offer materials may be directed to the Information Agent at the telephone numbers and address set forth below. Stockholders may also contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the tender offer. To confirm delivery of shares, stockholders are directed to contact the Depositary.
The Information Agent for the Offer is:
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1290 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10104
(866) 357-4029 (Toll Free)
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 Exhibit (a)(1)(B)​
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
TO TENDER SHARES OF COMMON STOCK
OF
MVC CAPITAL, INC.
IN CONNECTION WITH ITS
OFFER TO PURCHASE FOR CASH
UP TO $25,000,000 OF SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK
AT A PURCHASE PRICE OF NOT LESS THAN $10.40 PER SHARE AND
NOT MORE THAN $11.00 PER SHARE
THE OFFER, PRORATION PERIOD AND WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS WILL EXPIRE AT 5:00 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON DECEMBER 21, 2017, UNLESS THE OFFER IS EXTENDED OR TERMINATED (SUCH TIME, AS IT MAY BE EXTENDED, THE “EXPIRATION TIME”).
METHOD OF DELIVERY OF THE CERTIFICATE(S) IS AT THE OPTION AND RISK OF THE OWNER THEREOF. DELIVERY OF THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL TO AN ADDRESS
OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH BELOW WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A VALID DELIVERY.
Mail or deliver this Letter of Transmittal, together with the certificate(s) representing your shares, to Computershare Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Computershare Trust Company, N.A. (the “Depositary”) as follows:
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By Mail:
By Courier:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions
P.O. Box 43011
Providence, RI 02940
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions
250 Royall Street Suite V
Canton, MA 02021

Pursuant to the Offer, the undersigned encloses herewith and tenders the following certificate(s) representing shares of common stock of MVC Capital Inc.:
DESCRIPTION OF SHARES TENDERED
Name(s) and Address(es)
of Registered Owner(s)
(If blank, please fill in
exactly as name(s)
appear(s) on share
certificate(s))
Shares Tendered
(attach additional list if necessary)
Certificated Shares*
Certificate
Number(s)
Total Number of
Shares Represented by
Certificate(s)
Book-Entry
Shares Tendered
Number of
Shares Tendered*
Total Shares
*
If you wish to tender fewer than all shares represented by any certificate listed above, please indicate in this column the number of shares you wish to tender. Unless otherwise indicated, it will be assumed that all shares of common stock represented by certificates or book-entry shares described above are being tendered hereby.
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Delivery of this Letter of Transmittal to an address other than as set forth above will not constitute a valid delivery to the Depositary. Deliveries to MVC Capital Inc. (“MVC” or the “Company”), Georgeson LLC, the information agent for the Offer (the “Information Agent”) or to The Depository Trust Company (“DTC,” which is hereinafter referred to as the “Book-Entry Transfer Facility”) will not be forwarded to the Depositary and therefore will not constitute valid delivery to the Depositary. All of the instructions set forth in this Letter of Transmittal should be read carefully before this Letter of Transmittal is completed.
You should use this Letter of Transmittal if you are tendering physical certificates or are causing the shares to be delivered by book-entry transfer to the Depositary’s account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 3 of the Offer to Purchase.
Please note the following:
1.   If you want to participate in the tender offer and wish to maximize the chance of having the Company accept for payment shares you are tendering, you should check the box marked “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer” below and complete the other portions of this Letter of Transmittal as appropriate. If you agree to accept the Purchase Price determined by the Company in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, your shares will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share. YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ELECTION MAY LOWER THE PURCHASE PRICE AND COULD RESULT IN THE TENDERED SHARES BEING PURCHASED AT THE MINIMUM PRICE OF $10.40 PER SHARE.
2.   If you wish to select a specific price at which you will be tendering your shares, you should select one of the boxes in the section captioned “Shares Tendered At Price Determined By Stockholder” below and complete the other portions of this Letter of Transmittal as appropriate.
3.   If you desire to tender shares in the tender offer, but you cannot deliver your shares and all other required documents to the Depositary by the Expiration Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) or cannot comply with the procedures for book-entry transfer on a timely basis, you will not be able to tender your shares.
Additional Information if Shares Have Been Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Mutilated or Are Being Delivered By Book-Entry Transfer.
If any certificate evidencing the shares you are tendering with this Letter of Transmittal has been lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated you should call Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Transfer Agent, at (800) 426-5523, regarding the requirements for replacement. You may be required to post a bond to secure against the risk that the certificates may be subsequently recirculated. You are urged to contact the Transfer Agent immediately in order to receive further instructions, for a determination of whether you will need to post a bond and to permit timely processing of this documentation. See Instruction 12.

Check here if tendered shares are being delivered by book-entry transfer made to an account maintained by the Depositary with the Book-Entry Transfer Facility and complete the following (only financial institutions that are participants in the system of any Book-Entry Transfer Facility may deliver shares by book-entry transfer):
Name(s) of Tendering Institution(s)   
Account No.   
Transaction Code No.   
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THE UNDERSIGNED IS TENDERING SHARES AS FOLLOWS (CHECK ONLY ONE BOX):
(1)
SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED BY STOCKHOLDER (SEE INSTRUCTION 5)
By checking ONE of the following boxes below INSTEAD OF THE BOX UNDER “SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED PURSUANT TO THE TENDER OFFER,” the undersigned tenders shares at the price checked. This action could result in none of the shares tendered hereby being purchased if the Purchase Price determined by the Company in accordance with the terms of the tender offer is less than the price checked below. A STOCKHOLDER WHO DESIRES TO TENDER DIFFERENT SHARES AT DIFFERENT PRICES MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL FOR EACH TENDER. The same shares cannot be tendered at more than one price, unless previously properly withdrawn as provided in Section 4 of the Offer to Purchase.
PRICE (IN DOLLARS) PER SHARE AT WHICH SHARES ARE BEING TENDERED
☐ $10.40 ☐ $10.50 ☐ $10.60 ☐ $10.70 ☐ $10.80
☐ $10.90 ☐ $11.00
–OR–
(2)
SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED PURSUANT TO THE TENDER OFFER
(SEE INSTRUCTION 5)
By checking the box below INSTEAD OF ONE OF THE BOXES UNDER “SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED BY STOCKHOLDER,” the undersigned tenders shares at the Purchase Price, as shall be determined by the Company in accordance with the terms of the tender offer. For purposes of determining the Purchase Price, those shares that are tendered by the undersigned agreeing to accept the Purchase Price determined in the tender offer will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share.

The undersigned wants to maximize the chance of having the Company purchase shares the undersigned is tendering (subject to the proration and priority provisions of the tender offer). Accordingly, by checking this box instead of one of the price boxes above, the undersigned hereby tenders shares at, and is willing to accept, the Purchase Price determined by the Company in accordance with the terms of the tender offer. THE UNDERSIGNED UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS ELECTION MAY LOWER THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR SHARES IN THE TENDER OFFER AND COULD RESULT IN THE TENDERED SHARES BEING PURCHASED AT THE MINIMUM PRICE OF $10.40 PER SHARE.
CHECK ONLY ONE BOX UNDER (1) OR (2) ABOVE. IF MORE THAN ONE BOX IS CHECKED ABOVE, OR IF NO BOX IS CHECKED, THERE IS NO VALID TENDER OF SHARES.
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CONDITIONAL TENDER
(See Instruction 13)
A tendering stockholder may condition his, her or its tender of shares upon the Company purchasing a specified minimum number of the shares tendered, all as described in Section 6 of the Offer to Purchase. Unless at least the minimum number of shares that you indicate below is purchased by the Company pursuant to the terms of the tender offer, none of the shares tendered will be purchased. It is the tendering stockholder’s responsibility to calculate the minimum number of shares that must be purchased if any are purchased, and each stockholder is urged to consult his, her or its own tax advisor. Unless this box has been checked and a minimum specified, your tender will be deemed unconditional.

The minimum number of shares that must be purchased, if any are purchased, is: ________ shares.
If, because of proration, the minimum number of shares designated will not be purchased, the Company may accept conditional tenders by random lot, if necessary. However, to be eligible for purchase by random lot, the tendering stockholder must have tendered all of his, her or its shares and checked the box below:

The tendered shares represent all shares held by the undersigned.
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SPECIAL PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
(See Instructions 1, 6, 7 and 8)
To be completed ONLY if the check for the Purchase Price of shares purchased (less the amount of any U.S. federal income or backup withholding tax required to be withheld) and/or certificates for shares not tendered or not purchased are to be issued in the name of someone other than the undersigned or if shares tendered hereby and delivered by book-entry transfer which are not purchased are to be returned by credit to an account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility other than that designated above.
Issue
☐   Check to:
☐    Share certificate(s) to:
Name(s)
   
(Please Print)
Address(es)
   
   
   
   
   
   
(Taxpayer Identification No(s).)

Credit shares delivered by book-entry transfer and not purchased to the account set forth below:
Account Number: ________________
   
SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS
(See Instructions 1, 6, 7 and 8)
To be completed ONLY if the check for the Purchase Price of shares purchased (less the amount of any U.S. federal income or backup withholding tax required to be withheld) and/or certificates for shares not tendered or not purchased are to be mailed to someone other than the undersigned or to the undersigned at an address other than that shown below the undersigned’s signature(s).
Deliver
☐   Check to:
☐   Share certificate(s) to:
Name(s)
   
(Please Print)
Address(es)
   
   
   
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SIGN HERE
(Please Complete and Return the Attached Form W-9 below or an applicable Form W-8)
   
   
   
Signature(s) of Owner(s)
Name(s):   
   
(Please Print)
Capacity (full title):   
Address:   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
(Tax Identification or Social Security Number)
(See Form W-9 Included Herewith)
Daytime Area Code and Telephone Number:   
Dated:                            
(Must be signed by registered holder(s) exactly as name(s) appear(s) on stock certificate(s) or on a security position listing or by persons(s) authorized to become registered holder(s) by certificates and documents transmitted herewith. If signature is by a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, attorney-in-fact, agent, officer of a corporation or other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, please set forth full title and see Instruction 6.)
Guarantee of Signature(s), if required
(See Instructions 1 and 6)
Name:    
(Please Print)
Title:   
Name of Firm:   
Authorized Signature:   
Address:   
Area Code and Telephone Number:   
Dated:    
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
The undersigned hereby tenders to MVC Capital Inc., a Delaware corporation (“MVC” or the “Company”), the above-described shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “shares”), upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated November 22, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Offer to Purchase”), receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, (which collectively with this Letter of Transmittal, as amended or supplemented from time to time, constitute the “tender offer”). The Company also expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to accept for purchase at the Purchase Price pursuant to the tender offer up to an additional 2% of our outstanding shares without extending the Expiration Date.
Subject to, and effective upon, acceptance for payment of and payment for the shares tendered herewith, the undersigned hereby sells, assigns and transfers to or upon the order of the Company all right, title and interest in and to all the shares that are being tendered hereby and appoints the Depositary the true and lawful agent and attorney-in-fact of the undersigned with respect to such shares, with full power of substitution (such power of attorney being deemed to be an irrevocable power coupled with an interest), to:
(1)
deliver certificates for such shares, or transfer ownership of such shares on the account books maintained by the Book-Entry Transfer Facility, together, in any such case, with all accompanying evidences of transfer and authenticity, to or upon the order of the Company;
(2)
present such shares for transfer and cancellation on the books of the Company; and
(3)
receive all benefits and otherwise exercise all rights of beneficial ownership of such shares, all in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.
The undersigned understands, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, the Company will determine a single per share purchase price (the “Purchase Price”), not less than $10.40 and not greater than $11.00 per share, that will allow it to purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of  $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer. The undersigned understands that the Company will select the lowest Purchase Price (in increments of  $0.10) within the price range specified above that will allow the Company to purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of  $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer, at a price not less than $10.40 and not greater than $11.00 per share in the tender offer, subject to its right to increase the total number of shares purchased to the extent permitted by law and regulation. The undersigned understands that all shares properly tendered at prices at or below the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn will be purchased at the Purchase Price, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, including its proration provisions and conditional tender provisions. The Company will return at its expense all other shares, including shares tendered at prices greater than the Purchase Price and not properly withdrawn and shares not purchased because of proration or conditional tenders, promptly following the Expiration Date.
The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the undersigned:
(1)
has a net long position in shares at least equal to the number of shares being tendered;
(2)
has full power and authority to tender, sell, assign and transfer the shares tendered hereby and that, when the same are accepted for payment by the Company, the Company will acquire good and unencumbered title thereto, free and clear of all liens, restrictions, charges and encumbrances and not subject to any adverse claims; and
(3)
will, upon request, execute and deliver all additional documents deemed by the Depositary or the Company to be necessary or desirable to complete the sale, assignment and transfer of the shares tendered hereby.
The undersigned understands that tenders of shares pursuant to any one of the procedures described in Section 3 of the Offer to Purchase and in the instructions hereto will constitute an agreement between the undersigned and the Company upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, which agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York. The undersigned acknowledges that under no circumstances will the Company pay interest on the Purchase Price.
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The undersigned recognizes that, under certain circumstances set forth in the Offer to Purchase, the Company may terminate or amend the tender offer or may postpone the acceptance for payment of, or the payment for, shares tendered or may accept for payment fewer than all of the shares tendered.
Unless otherwise indicated under “Special Payment Instructions,” please issue the check for the Purchase Price of any shares purchased (less the amount of any U.S. federal income or backup withholding tax required to be withheld), and return any shares not tendered or not purchased, in the name(s) of the undersigned or, in the case of shares tendered by book-entry transfer, by credit to the account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility designated above. Similarly, unless otherwise indicated under “Special Delivery Instructions,” please mail the check for the Purchase Price of any shares purchased (less the amount of any U.S. federal income or backup withholding tax required to be withheld) and any certificates for shares not tendered or not purchased (and accompanying documents, as appropriate) to the undersigned at the address shown below the undersigned’s signature(s). In the event that both “Special Payment Instructions” and “Special Delivery Instructions” are completed, please issue the check for the Purchase Price of any shares purchased (less the amount of any U.S. federal income or backup withholding tax required to be withheld) and return any shares not tendered or not purchased in the name(s) of, and mail said check and any certificates to, the person(s) so indicated.
The undersigned recognizes that the Company has no obligation, pursuant to the “Special Payment Instructions,” to transfer any shares from the name of the registered holder(s) thereof, if the Company does not accept for payment any of the shares so tendered.
All authority herein conferred or agreed to be conferred shall survive the death or incapacity of the undersigned and any obligation of the undersigned hereunder shall be binding upon the heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns of the undersigned.
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INSTRUCTIONS
Forming Part of the Terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer
1.   Guarantee of Signatures.
Except as otherwise provided below, all signatures on this Letter of Transmittal must be guaranteed by a financial institution (including most banks and brokerage houses) which is a participant in the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (an “Eligible Institution”). Signatures on this Letter of Transmittal need not be guaranteed (a) if this Letter of Transmittal is signed by the registered holder(s) of the shares tendered herewith and such holder(s) have not completed the box entitled “Special Payment Instructions” or “Special Delivery Instructions” on this Letter of Transmittal or (b) if such shares are tendered for the account of an Eligible Institution. See Instruction 8. You may also need to have any certificates you deliver endorsed or accompanied by a stock power, and the signatures on these documents may also need to be guaranteed. See Instruction 6.
2.   Delivery of Letter of Transmittal and Shares.
You should use this Letter of Transmittal only if you are forwarding certificates with this Letter of Transmittal pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 3 of the Offer to Purchase. In order for you to properly tender shares, certificates for all physically delivered shares, or a confirmation of a book-entry transfer of all shares delivered electronically into the Depositary’s account at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility, as well as a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal or an Agent’s Message in connection with book-entry transfer and any other documents required by this Letter of Transmittal, must be received by the Depositary at one of its addresses set forth on the front page of this Letter of Transmittal by the Expiration Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase).
Agent’s Message.    The term “Agent’s Message” means a message transmitted by the Book-Entry Transfer Facility to, and received by, the Depositary, which states that the Book-Entry Transfer Facility has received an acknowledgment from the participant in the Book-Entry Transfer Facility tendering the shares that such participant has received and agrees to be bound by the terms of the Letter of Transmittal and the Company may enforce such agreement against them.
The method of delivery of all documents, including share certificates, is at your option and risk. If you choose to deliver the documents by mail, then registered mail with return receipt requested, properly insured, is recommended. In all cases, sufficient time should be allowed to ensure timely delivery.
Except as specifically permitted by Section 6 of the Offer to Purchase, the Company will not accept any alternative, conditional or contingent tenders, and no fractional shares will be purchased. By executing this Letter of Transmittal, you waive any right to receive any notice of the acceptance for payment of the shares.
3.   Inadequate Space.
If the space provided in the box captioned “Description of Shares Tendered” is inadequate, then you should list the certificate numbers and/or the number of shares on a separate signed schedule attached hereto.
4.   Partial Tenders (Not applicable to stockholders who tender by book-entry transfer).
If you wish to tender fewer than all of the shares represented by any certificates that you deliver to the Depositary, fill in the number of shares which are to be tendered in the box entitled “Number of Shares Tendered.” In such case, a new certificate for the remainder of the shares represented by the old certificate will be sent to the person(s) signing this Letter of Transmittal, unless otherwise provided in the appropriate box on this Letter of Transmittal, as promptly as practicable after the expiration or termination of the tender offer. Unless you indicate otherwise, all shares represented by certificates delivered to the Depositary will be deemed to have been tendered. In the case of shares tendered by book-entry transfer at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility, the shares will be credited to the appropriate account maintained by the tendering stockholder at the Book-Entry Transfer Facility. In each case, shares will be returned or credited without expense to the stockholder.
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5.   Indication of Price at Which Shares are Being Tendered.
For shares to be properly tendered, the stockholder MUST either (1) check the box indicating the price per share at which such stockholder is tendering shares under the section captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined by Stockholder” or (2) check the box in the section captioned “Shares Tendered at Price Determined Pursuant to the Tender Offer” in order to maximize the chance of having the Company purchase the shares tendered (subject to the proration and priority provisions). For purposes of determining the Purchase Price, shares that are tendered by stockholders agreeing to accept the Purchase Price determined in the tender offer will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share. Selecting option (1) could result in none of the stockholder’s tendered shares being purchased if the Purchase Price for the shares turns out to be less than the price selected by the stockholder. Selecting option (2) may lower the Purchase Price paid for shares in the tender offer and could result in the stockholder receiving the minimum price of  $10.40 per share. Only one box under (1) or (2) may be checked. If more than one box is checked, or if no box is checked, there is no proper tender of shares. A stockholder wishing to tender portions of such stockholder’s share holdings at different prices must complete a separate Letter of Transmittal for each price at which such stockholder wishes to tender each such portion of such stockholder’s shares. The same shares cannot be tendered at more than one price, unless previously properly withdrawn as provided in Section 4 of the Offer to Purchase.
6.   Signatures on Letter of Transmittal; Stock Powers and Endorsements.
(a)
Exact Signatures.    If this Letter of Transmittal is signed by the registered holder(s) of the shares tendered hereby, the signature(s) must correspond with the name(s) as written on the face of the certificates without alteration, enlargement or any change whatsoever.
(b)
Joint Holders.    If any of the shares tendered hereby are held of record by two or more persons, all such persons must sign this Letter of Transmittal.
(c)
Different Names on Certificates.    If any of the shares tendered hereby are registered in different names on different certificates, it will be necessary to complete, sign and submit as many separate Letters of Transmittal as there are different registrations of certificates.
(d)
Endorsements.    If this Letter of Transmittal is signed by the registered holder(s) of the shares tendered hereby, no endorsements of certificates or separate stock powers are required unless payment of the Purchase Price is to be made, or shares not tendered or not purchased are to be returned, in the name of any person other than the registered holder(s). Signatures on any such certificates or stock powers must be guaranteed by an Eligible Institution.
If this Letter of Transmittal is signed by a person other than the registered holder(s) of the shares tendered hereby, certificates must be endorsed or accompanied by appropriate stock powers, in either case, signed exactly as the name(s) of the registered holder(s) appear(s) on the certificates for such shares. Signature(s) on any such certificates or stock powers must be guaranteed by an Eligible Institution. See Instruction 1.
If this Letter of Transmittal or any certificate or stock power is signed by a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, attorney-in-fact, officer of a corporation or other person acting in a fiduciary or representative capacity, such person should so indicate when signing, and proper evidence satisfactory to the Depositary of the authority of such person so to act must be submitted.
7.   Stock Transfer Taxes.
Except as provided in this Instruction 7, the Company will pay any stock transfer taxes with respect to the sale and transfer of any shares to it or its order pursuant to the tender offer. If, however, payment of the Purchase Price is to be made to, or shares not tendered or not purchased are to be returned in the name of, any person other than the registered holder(s), or tendered shares are registered in the name of a person other than the name of the person(s) signing this Letter of Transmittal, the amount of any stock transfer taxes (whether imposed on the registered holder(s), such other person or otherwise) payable on account of the transfer to such person will be deducted from the Purchase Price by the Depositary, unless satisfactory evidence of the payment of such taxes, or exemption therefrom, is submitted.
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8.   Special Payment and Delivery Instructions.
If the check for the Purchase Price of any shares purchased is to be issued and any shares not tendered or not purchased are to be returned, in the name of a person other than the person(s) signing this Letter of Transmittal or if the check and any certificates for shares not tendered or not purchased are to be mailed to someone other than the person(s) signing this Letter of Transmittal or to the person(s) signing this Letter of Transmittal at an address other than that shown above, the boxes captioned “Special Delivery Instructions” and/or “Special Payment Instructions” on this Letter of Transmittal should be completed. Transfer taxes may be apply if either the box captioned “Special Delivery Instructions” or “Special Payment Instructions” on this Letter of Transmittal is completed. See Instruction 7.
9.   Withholding on Gross Proceeds.
Under U.S. federal income tax laws, the Depositary may be required to withhold a portion (currently, 28%) of the amount of any payments made to certain stockholders pursuant to the tender offer. In order to avoid such backup withholding, each tendering stockholder or payee that is a United States person (for U.S. federal income tax purposes), must provide the Depository with such stockholder’s or payee’s correct taxpayer identification number (“TIN”) and certify that such stockholder or payee is not subject to such backup withholding by completing the attached Form W-9. Certain stockholders or payees (including, among others, corporations, non-resident foreign individuals and foreign entities) are not subject to these backup withholding and reporting requirements. A tendering stockholder who is a foreign individual or a foreign entity should complete, sign, and submit to the Depositary the appropriate Form W-8. A Form W-8 may be obtained from the Depositary or downloaded from the Internal Revenue Service’s website at the following address: http://www.irs.gov. Failure to complete the Form W-9 or the appropriate Form W-8 will not, by itself, cause shares to be deemed invalidly tendered, but may require the Depositary to withhold a portion of the amount of any payments made of the Purchase Price pursuant to the Offer.
As described in Sections 3 and 13 of the Offer to Purchase, an applicable withholding agent, including the Depositary, may withhold U.S. federal income tax on the gross proceeds payable to certain stockholders who are foreign individuals or foreign entities pursuant to the Offer at a rate of 30% unless the stockholder provides the withholding agent with a validly completed and executed Form W-8ECI (with respect to amounts effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States) or Form W-8BEN (with respect to income tax treaty benefits) claiming an exemption from withholding because the gross proceeds are effectively connected with the stockholder’s conduct of a trade or business within the United States (and, if an income tax treaty applies, the gross proceeds are attributable to a United States permanent establishment maintained by such stockholder) or a reduced rate of withholding pursuant to an applicable income tax treaty, respectively. Such Form W-8ECI or W-8BEN may be obtained from the Depositary or downloaded from the Internal Revenue Service’s website at the following address: http://www.irs.gov.
10.   Irregularities.
The Company will determine all questions as to Purchase Price, the form of documents and the validity, eligibility (including time of receipt) and acceptance for payment of any tender of shares. The Company reserves the right to reject any or all tenders of shares it determines not to be in proper form or the acceptance of which or payment for which may, in the opinion of the Company’s counsel, be unlawful. The Company also reserves the right to waive any defect or irregularity in the tender of any particular shares. No tender of shares will be deemed to be properly made until all defects and irregularities have been cured or waived. Unless waived, any defects or irregularities in connection with tenders must be cured within such time as the Company shall determine. None of the Company, the Depositary or the Information Agent (as the foregoing are defined in the Offer to Purchase) or any other person is or will be under any duty to give notification of any defect or irregularity in tenders, and none of them will incur any liability for failure to give any such notice.
11.   Requests for Assistance or Additional Copies.
Questions and requests for assistance or additional copies of the Offer to Purchase and this Letter of Transmittal should be directed to the Information Agent at its address and telephone numbers set forth below.
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12.   Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Mutilated Certificates.
If your certificate or certificates for part or all of your shares has been lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated, you should call Computershare Trust Company, N.A., as Transfer Agent, at (800) 426-5523 regarding the requirements for replacement at the address set forth on the cover page of this Letter of Transmittal. You may be required to post a bond to secure against the risk that the certificates may be subsequently recirculated. You are urged to contact the Transfer Agent immediately in order to receive further instructions, for a determination as to whether you will need to post a bond and to permit timely processing of this documentation.
13.   Conditional Tenders.
As described in Sections 1 and 6 of the Offer to Purchase, stockholders may condition their tenders on all or a minimum number of their tendered shares being purchased. If you wish to make a conditional tender, you must indicate this in the box captioned “Conditional Tender” in this Letter of Transmittal. In the box in this Letter of Transmittal, you must calculate and appropriately indicate the minimum number of shares that must be purchased if any are to be purchased.
As discussed in Sections 1 and 6 of the Offer to Purchase, proration may affect whether the Company accepts conditional tenders and may result in shares tendered pursuant to a conditional tender being deemed withdrawn if the minimum number of shares would not be purchased. If, because of proration, the minimum number of shares that you designate will not be purchased, the Company may accept conditional tenders by random lot, if necessary. However, to be eligible for purchase by random lot, you must have tendered all your shares and check the box so indicating. Upon selection by random lot, if any, the Company will limit its purchase in each case to the designated minimum number of shares.
All tendered shares will be deemed unconditionally tendered unless the “Conditional Tender” box is completed. Each stockholder is urged to consult his, her or its own tax advisor.
This Letter of Transmittal, properly completed and duly executed, together with certificates representing shares being tendered (or confirmation of book-entry transfer) and all other required documents, must be received before 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on the Expiration Date.
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  Form W-9 (Rev. 12-2014)Page 2Note. If you are a U.S. person and a requester gives you a form other than Form W-9 to request your TIN, you must use the requester’s form if it is substantially similar to this Form W-9.Definition of a U.S. person. For federal tax purposes, you are considered a U.S. person if you are: An individual who is a U.S. citizen or U.S. resident alien; A partnership, corporation, company, or association created or organized in the United States or under the laws of the United States; An estate (other than a foreign estate); or A domestic trust (as defined in Regulations section 301.7701-7).Special rules for partnerships. Partnerships that conduct a trade or business in the United States are generally required to pay a withholding tax under section 1446 on any foreign partners’ share of effectively connected taxable income from such business. Further, in certain cases where a Form W-9 has not been received, the rules under section 1446 require a partnership to presume that a partner is a foreign person, and pay the section 1446 withholding tax. Therefore, if you are a U.S. person that is a partner in a partnership conducting a trade or business in the United States, provide Form W-9 to the partnership to establish your U.S. status and avoid section 1446 withholding on your share of partnership income.In the cases below, the following person must give Form W-9 to the partnership for purposes of establishing its U.S. status and avoiding withholding on its allocable share of net income from the partnership conducting a trade or business in the United States: In the case of a disregarded entity with a U.S. owner, the U.S. owner of the disregarded entity and not the entity; In the case of a grantor trust with a U.S. grantor or other U.S. owner, generally, the U.S. grantor or other U.S. owner of the grantor trust and not the trust; and In the case of a U.S. trust (other than a grantor trust), the U.S. trust (other than a grantor trust) and not the beneficiaries of the trust.Foreign person. If you are a foreign person or the U.S. branch of a foreign bank that has elected to be treated as a U.S. person, do not use Form W-9. Instead, use the appropriate Form W-8 or Form 8233 (see Publication 515, Withholding of Tax on Nonresident Aliens and Foreign Entities).Nonresident alien who becomes a resident alien. Generally, only a nonresident alien individual may use the terms of a tax treaty to reduce or eliminate U.S. tax on certain types of income. However, most tax treaties contain a provision known as a ‘‘saving clause.’’ Exceptions specified in the saving clause may permit an exemption from tax to continue for certain types of income even after the payee has otherwise become a U.S. resident alien for tax purposes.If you are a U.S. resident alien who is relying on an exception contained in the saving clause of a tax treaty to claim an exemption from U.S. tax on certain types of income, you must attach a statement to Form W-9 that specifies the following five items:1. The treaty country. Generally, this must be the same treaty under which you claimed exemption from tax as a nonresident alien.2. The treaty article addressing the income.3. The article number (or location) in the tax treaty that contains the saving clause and its exceptions.4. The type and amount of income that qualifies for the exemption from tax.5. Sufficient facts to justify the exemption from tax under the terms of the treaty article.Example. Article 20 of the U.S.-China income tax treaty allows an exemption from tax for scholarship income received by a Chinese student temporarily present in the United States. Under U.S. law, this student will become a resident alien for tax purposes if his or her stay in the United States exceeds 5 calendar years. However, paragraph 2 of the first Protocol to the U.S.-China treaty (dated April 30, 1984) allows the provisions of Article 20 to continue to apply even after the Chinese student becomes a resident alien of the United States. A Chinese student who qualifies for this exception (under paragraph 2 of the first protocol) and is relying on this exception to claim an exemption from tax on his or her scholarship or fellowship income would attach to Form W-9 a statement that includes the information described above to support that exemption.If you are a nonresident alien or a foreign entity, give the requester the appropriate completed Form W-8 or Form 8233.Backup WithholdingWhat is backup withholding? Persons making certain payments to you must under certain conditions withhold and pay to the IRS 28% of such payments. This is called ‘‘backup withholding.’’ Payments that may be subject to backup withholding include interest, tax-exempt interest, dividends, broker and barter exchange transactions, rents, royalties, nonemployee pay, payments made in settlement of payment card and third party network transactions, and certain payments from fishing boat operators. Real estate transactions are not subject to backup withholding.You will not be subject to backup withholding on payments you receive if you give the requester your correct TIN, make the proper certifications, and report all your taxable interest and dividends on your tax return.Payments you receive will be subject to backup withholding if:1. You do not furnish your TIN to the requester,2. You do not certify your TIN when required (see the Part II instructions on page 3 for details),3. The IRS tells the requester that you furnished an incorrect TIN,4. The IRS tells you that you are subject to backup withholding because you did not report all your interest and dividends on your tax return (for reportable interest and dividends only), or5. You do not certify to the requester that you are not subject to backup withholding under 4 above (for reportable interest and dividend accounts opened after 1983 only).Certain payees and payments are exempt from backup withholding. See Exempt payee code on page 3 and the separate Instructions for the Requester of Form W-9 for more information.Also see Special rules for partnerships above.What is FATCA reporting?The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires a participating foreign financial institution to report all United States account holders that are specified United States persons. Certain payees are exempt from FATCA reporting. See Exemption from FATCA reporting code on page 3 and the Instructions for the Requester of Form W-9 for more information.Updating Your InformationYou must provide updated information to any person to whom you claimed to be an exempt payee if you are no longer an exempt payee and anticipate receiving reportable payments in the future from this person. For example, you may need to provide updated information if you are a C corporation that elects to be an S corporation, or if you no longer are tax exempt. In addition, you must furnish a new Form W-9 if the name or TIN changes for the account; for example, if the grantor of a grantor trust dies.PenaltiesFailure to furnish TIN. If you fail to furnish your correct TIN to a requester, you are subject to a penalty of  $50 for each such failure unless your failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.Civil penalty for false information with respect to withholding. If you make a false statement with no reasonable basis that results in no backup withholding, you are subject to a $500 penalty.Criminal penalty for falsifying information. Willfully falsifying certifications or affirmations may subject you to criminal penalties including fines and/or imprisonment.Misuse of TINs. If the requester discloses or uses TINs in violation of federal law, the requester may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.Specific InstructionsLine 1You must enter one of the following on this line; do not leave this line blank. The name should match the name on your tax return.If this Form W-9 is for a joint account, list first, and then circle, the name of the person or entity whose number you entered in Part I of Form W-9.a. Individual. Generally, enter the name shown on your tax return. If you have changed your last name without informing the Social Security Administration (SSA) of the name change, enter your first name, the last name as shown on your social security card, and your new last name.Note. ITIN applicant: Enter your individual name as it was entered on your Form W-7 application, line 1a. This should also be the same as the name you entered on the Form 1040/1040A/1040EZ you filed with your application.b. Sole proprietor or single-member LLC. Enter your individual name as shown on your 1040/1040A/1040EZ on line 1. You may enter your business, trade, or ‘‘doing business as’’ (DBA) name on line 2.c. Partnership, LLC that is not a single-member LLC, C Corporation, or S Corporation. Enter the entity's name as shown on the entity's tax return on line 1 and any business, trade, or DBA name on line 2.d. Other entities. Enter your name as shown on required U.S. federal tax documents on line 1. This name should match the name shown on the charter or other legal document creating the entity. You may enter any business, trade, or DBA name on line 2.e. Disregarded entity. For U.S. federal tax purposes, an entity that is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner is treated as a ‘‘disregarded entity.’’ See Regulations section 301.7701-2(c)(2)(iii). Enter the owner's name on line 1. The name of the entity entered on line 1 should never be a disregarded entity. The name on line 1 should be the name shown on the income tax return on which the income should be reported. For example, if a foreign LLC that is treated as a disregarded entity for U.S. federal tax purposes has a single owner that is a U.S. person, the U.S. owner's name is required to be provided on line 1. If the direct owner of the entity is also a disregarded entity, enter the first owner that is not disregarded for federal tax purposes. Enter the disregarded entity's name on line 2, ‘‘Business name/disregarded entity name.’’ If the owner of the disregarded entity is a foreign person, the owner must complete an appropriate Form W-8 instead of a Form W-9. This is the case even if the foreign person has a U.S. TIN.
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The Depositary for the Offer is:
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By Mail:
By Hand or Courier:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions
P.O. Box 43011
Providence, RI 02940
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
c/o Voluntary Corporate Actions
250 Royall Street Suite V
Canton, MA 02021
DELIVERY OF THIS LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL TO AN ADDRESS OTHER THAN AS
SET FORTH ABOVE WILL NOT CONSTITUTE A VALID DELIVERY TO THE DEPOSITARY.
Questions and requests for assistance may be directed to Georgeson LLC, the Information Agent for the Offer, at its telephone number and address set forth below. You may request additional copies of the Offer to Purchase and this Letter of Transmittal from the Information Agent at the telephone number and address set forth below. Shareholders may also contact their broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Offer.
The Information Agent for the Offer is:
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1290 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10104
(866) 357-4029 (Toll Free)

 Exhibit (a)(1)(C)​
MVC CAPITAL INC.
Offer to Purchase for Cash
Up to $25,000,000 of Shares of its Common Stock
At a Purchase Price Not Less Than $10.40 Per Share and
Not More Than $11.00 per Share
THE OFFER, PRORATION PERIOD AND WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS WILL EXPIRE
AT 5:00 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON DECEMBER 21, 2017, UNLESS THE
OFFER IS EXTENDED OR TERMINATED.
November 22, 2017​
To Brokers, Dealers, Commercial Banks,
Trust Companies and Other Nominees:
We have been appointed by MVC Capital Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), to act as Information Agent in connection with the Company’s offer to purchase for cash up to $25 million of its outstanding common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “ shares ”), at a price not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated November 22, 2017 (as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “ Offer to Purchase ”), and the related Letter of Transmittal (which collectively, as amended or supplemented from time to time, which together constitute the “ tender offer ”).
Under the tender offer, stockholders of the Company will have the ability to tender all or a portion of their shares at a price per share of not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00. Based on the number of shares tendered and the prices specified by the tendering stockholders, the Company will determine the single per share purchase price (the “ Purchase Price ”) within the specified range, that will allow it to purchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of  $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the tender offer. All shares acquired in the tender offer will be acquired at the same Purchase Price regardless of whether the stockholder tendered at a lower price, and the Company will only purchase shares tendered at prices equal to or below the Purchase Price. Upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer, if shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase), the Company will buy all shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn. If the conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price in excess of  $25 million, measured at the maximum price at which such shares were properly validly tendered, have been properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, the Company will purchase properly tendered shares on the basis set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal, including the provisions relating to proration and conditional tenders.
Shares tendered and not purchased, because they were tendered at a price greater than the Purchase Price or because of proration or conditional tenders, will be returned, at the Company’s expense, to the stockholders who tendered such shares promptly after the Expiration Date. The Company also expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to purchase additional shares subject to applicable legal and regulatory requirements. See Section 1 of the Offer to Purchase.
For your information, and for forwarding to those of your clients for whom you hold shares registered in your name or in the name of your nominee, we are enclosing the following documents:
1.
Offer to Purchase, dated November 22, 2017;
2.
Letter of Transmittal (including the Form W-9), for your use and for the information of your clients;
3.
A form of letter that you may send to your clients for whose accounts you hold shares registered in your name or in the name of your nominee, with space provided for obtaining such clients’ instructions with regard to the tender offer; and

4.
Return envelope addressed to Computershare Trust Company, N.A (the “ Depositary ”).
CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO THE TENDER OFFER ARE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 7 OF THE OFFER TO PURCHASE.
WE URGE YOU TO CONTACT YOUR CLIENTS AS PROMPTLY AS POSSIBLE. THE TENDER OFFER, THE PRORATION PERIOD AND WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS WILL EXPIRE AT 5:00 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON DECEMBER 21, 2017, UNLESS THE TENDER OFFER IS EXTENDED OR WITHDRAWN.
For shares to be properly tendered pursuant to the tender offer, either of the following must occur:

the share certificates or confirmation of receipt of such shares under the procedures for book-entry transfer, together with a properly completed and duly executed Letter of Transmittal, including any required signature guarantees, or an “Agent’s Message” (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) in the case of book-entry transfer, and any other documents required in the Letter of Transmittal, must be timely received by the Depositary.
The Company will not pay any fees or commissions to any broker or dealer or other person (other than as described in the Offer to Purchase) for soliciting tenders of shares pursuant to the tender offer. The Company will, however, upon request, reimburse brokers, dealers, commercial banks, trust companies and other nominees for reasonable and necessary costs and expenses incurred by them in forwarding materials to their customers. The Company will pay all stock transfer taxes applicable to its purchase of shares pursuant to the tender offer, subject to Instruction 7 of the Letter of Transmittal. No broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee shall be deemed to be either our agent or the agent of the Company, the Information Agent or the Depositary for the purpose of the tender offer.
Any inquiries you may have with respect to the tender offer should be addressed to, and additional copies of the enclosed materials may be obtained from, the Information Agent or the undersigned at the addresses and telephone numbers set forth on the back cover of the Offer to Purchase.
The Information Agent for the Offer is:
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1290 Avenue of the Americas, 9 th Floor
New York, NY 10104
(866) 357-4029 (Toll Free)
Very truly yours,
Georgeson LLC
NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN OR IN THE ENCLOSED DOCUMENTS SHALL CONSTITUTE YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON AS AN AGENT OF THE COMPANY, THE INFORMATION AGENT OR THE DEPOSITARY, OR AUTHORIZE YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO USE ANY DOCUMENT OR MAKE ANY STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF ANY OF THEM IN CONNECTION WITH THE TENDER OFFER OTHER THAN THE DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED HEREWITH AND THE STATEMENTS CONTAINED THEREIN.
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 Exhibit (a)(1)(D)​
MVC CAPITAL INC.
Offer to Purchase for Cash
Up to $25,000,000 of Shares of its Common Stock
At a Purchase Price Not Less Than $10.40 Per Share and
Not More Than $11.00 per Share
THE OFFER, PRORATION PERIOD AND WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS WILL EXPIRE
AT 5:00 P.M., NEW YORK CITY TIME, ON DECEMBER 21, 2017, UNLESS THE
OFFER IS EXTENDED OR TERMINATED.
November 22, 2017​
To Our Clients:
Enclosed for your consideration are the Offer to Purchase, dated November 22, 2017 (the “ Offer to Purchase ”) and the related Letter of Transmittal (the “ Letter of Transmittal ” and, together with the Offer to Purchase, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “ Offer ”), in connection with the offer by MVC Capital Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), to purchase for cash shares up to $25 million of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “shares”), at a price not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the tender offer. After the Expiration Date (as defined in the Offer to Purchase), the Company will, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Offer, determine a single price per share (the “ Purchase Price ”) within the specified range, that will allow it to repurchase that number of shares having an aggregate purchase price of  $25 million, or a lower amount depending on the number of shares properly tendered and not properly withdrawn pursuant to the Offer. All shares acquired in the tender offer will be acquired at the same Purchase Price regardless of whether the stockholder tendered at a lower price, and the Company will only purchase shares tendered at prices equal to or below the Purchase Price. As described in the Offer to Purchase, if the terms and conditions of the Offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price of less than $25 million are properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, the Company will buy all shares properly tendered that are not withdrawn.
If the conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied or waived and shares having an aggregate purchase price in excess of  $25 million, measured at the maximum price at which such shares were validly tendered, have been properly tendered and not properly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Date, the Company will purchase shares:

First, subject to the conditional tender provisions described in Section 6 of the Offer to Purchase, on a pro rata basis from all other stockholders who properly tender shares at or below the Purchase Price and do not properly withdraw them before the expiration of the tender offer; and

Second, if necessary to permit us to purchase shares having an aggregate purchase price of $25.0 million, from holders who have tendered shares at or below the Purchase Price conditionally (for which the condition was not initially satisfied) by random lot, to the extent feasible. To be eligible for purchase by random lot, stockholders whose shares are conditionally tendered must have properly tendered all of their shares and not properly withdrawn them before the expiration of the tender offer. See Sections 4 and 6 of the Offer to Purchase.
Shares tendered and not purchased, because they were tendered at a price greater than the Purchase Price or because of proration or conditional tenders, will be returned, at the Company’s expense, to the stockholders who tendered such shares, promptly after the Expiration Date. The Company also expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to purchase additional shares subject to applicable legal and regulatory requirements. See Section 1 of the Offer to Purchase.

In accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in the event that shares are validly tendered at or below the Purchase Price having an aggregate purchase price of more than $25.0 million, the Company may exercise its right to purchase up to an additional 2% of its outstanding shares of common stock without extending the Expiration Date.
We request instructions as to whether you wish us to tender any or all of the shares held by us for your account, and if so, at what price you wish for your shares to be tendered, upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the tender offer set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal.
We are the holder of record of shares held for your benefit and account. As such, we are the only ones who can tender your shares pursuant to your instructions. The Letter of Transmittal and the other tender offer materials are furnished to you for your information only and cannot be used by you to tender shares held by us for your account.
Please instruct us, by completing the attached Instruction Form, as to whether you wish us to tender all or any portion of the shares we hold for your account on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Offer.
Please note the following:
1.
The tender offer, the proration period and withdrawal rights expire at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on December 21, 2017 unless the tender offer is extended by the Company.
2.
The tender offer is not conditioned upon any minimum number of shares being tendered. The tender offer is, however, subject to certain other conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase. See Section 7 of the Offer to Purchase.
3.
The tender offer is for shares with an aggregate purchase price of up to $25 million. Assuming that the conditions to the tender offer are satisfied or waived and the tender offer is fully subscribed, if the Purchase Price per share is $10.40 the Company would purchase 2,403,846 shares and if the Purchase Price per share is $11.00 the Company would purchase 2,272,727 shares, representing approximately 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, of its outstanding shares as of the date hereof.
4.
Tendering stockholders who are registered stockholders or who tender their shares directly to Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the Depositary, will not be obligated to pay any brokerage commissions or fees to the Company, solicitation fees, or, except as set forth in the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal, stock transfer taxes on the Company’s purchase of shares pursuant to the tender offer.
5.
If you wish to condition your tender upon the purchase of all shares tendered or upon the Company’s purchase of a specified minimum number of the shares which you tender, you may elect to do so and thereby avoid possible proration of your tender. To elect such a condition, complete the section captioned “Conditional Tender” in the attached Instruction Form.
If you wish to have us tender all or any portion of your shares, please so instruct us by completing, executing, detaching and returning to us the attached Instruction Form. An envelope to return your Instruction Form to us is enclosed.
If you authorize us to tender your shares, we will tender all your shares unless you specify otherwise on the attached Instruction Form.
Your prompt action is requested. Your Instruction Form should be forwarded to us in ample time to permit us to submit a tender on your behalf prior to the Expiration Date. Please note that the Offer and withdrawal rights will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 21, 2017, unless the Offer is extended or terminated.
The Offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from or on behalf of, shareholders in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance of offers to sell shares would not be in compliance with the laws of that jurisdiction.
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ALTHOUGH THE COMPANY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS AUTHORIZED THE OFFER, IT HAS NOT, NOR HAS THE COMPANY, THE INFORMATION AGENT OR THE DEPOSITARY MADE, AND THEY ARE NOT MAKING, ANY RECOMMENDATION TO YOU AS TO WHETHER TO TENDER OR REFRAIN FROM TENDERING YOUR SHARES OR AS TO THE PRICE OR PRICES AT WHICH YOU MAY CHOOSE TO TENDER YOUR SHARES. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AS TO WHETHER TO TENDER YOUR SHARES AND, IF SO, HOW MANY SHARES TO TENDER AND THE PRICE AT WHICH YOU WILL TENDER THEM. IN DOING SO, YOU SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE INFORMATION IN, OR INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE IN, THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND IN THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, INCLUDING THE PURPOSES AND EFFECTS OF THE OFFER. SEE SECTION 2 OF THE OFFER TO PURCHASE. YOU ARE URGED TO DISCUSS YOUR DECISIONS WITH YOUR OWN TAX ADVISORS, FINANCIAL ADVISORS AND/OR BROKERS.
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INSTRUCTION FORM WITH RESPECT TO
MVC CAPITAL INC.
Offer to Purchase for Cash
Up to $25,000,000 of Shares of its Common Stock
At a Purchase Price Not Less Than $10.40 Per Share and
Not More Than $11.00 per Share
The undersigned acknowledge(s) receipt of your letter and the enclosed Offer to Purchase, dated November 22, 2017 (the “ Offer to Purchase ”), and the related Letter of Transmittal (the “ Letter of Transmittal ” and, together with the Offer to Purchase, as they may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “ Offer ”), in connection with the offer by MVC Capital Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “ Company ”), to purchase for cash shares up to $25 million of its common stock, $0.01 par value (the “shares”), at a price not less than $10.40 and not more than $11.00 per share, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the tender offer.
The undersigned hereby instruct(s) you to tender to the Company the number of shares indicated below or, if no number is indicated, all shares you hold for the account of the undersigned, on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Offer.
Number of shares to be tendered by you for the account of the undersigned: _____ shares. Unless otherwise indicated, it will be assumed that all shares held by us for your account are to be tendered.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS TENDERING SHARES AS FOLLOWS (CHECK ONLY ONE BOX):
(1)
SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED BY STOCKHOLDER (See Instruction 5 of the Letter of Transmittal):
By checking ONE of the following boxes below INSTEAD OF THE BOX UNDER “SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED PURSUANT TO THE TENDER OFFER,” the undersigned tenders shares at the price checked. This action could result in none of the shares that are the subject of this Instruction being purchased if the Purchase Price determined by the Company in accordance with the terms of the tender offer is less than the price checked below. A STOCKHOLDER WHO DESIRES TO TENDER DIFFERENT SHARES AT DIFFERENT PRICES MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE INSTRUCTION FORM FOR EACH TENDER. The same shares cannot be tendered at more than one price, unless previously properly withdrawn as provided in Section 4 of the Offer to Purchase.
PRICE (IN DOLLARS) PER SHARE AT WHICH SHARES ARE BEING TENDERED
CHECK ONLY ONE BOX
IF MORE THAN ONE BOX IS CHECKED OR IF NO BOX IS CHECKED,
THERE IS NO PROPER TENDER OF SHARES
(Shareholders who desire to tender shares at more than one price must complete a separate Letter of Transmittal for each price at which shares are tendered.)
☐ $10.40 ☐ $10.50 ☐ $10.60 ☐ $10.70 ☐ $10.80
☐ $10.90 ☐ $11.00
OR
(2)
SHARES TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED PURSUANT TO THE TENDER OFFER (See Instruction 5 of the Letter of Transmittal)
By checking the box below INSTEAD OF ONE OF THE BOXES UNDER “SHARE TENDERED AT PRICE DETERMINED BY STOCKHOLDER,” the undersigned tenders shares at the Purchase Price, as shall be determined by the Company in accordance with the terms
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of the tender offer. For purposes of determining the Purchase Price, those shares that are tendered by the undersigned agreeing to accept the Purchase Price determined in the tender offer will be deemed to be tendered at the minimum price of  $10.40 per share.

The undersigned wants to maximize the chance of having the Company purchase shares the undersigned is tendering (subject to the proration and priority provisions of the tender offer). Accordingly, by checking this box instead of one of the price boxes above, the undersigned hereby tenders shares at, and is willing to accept, the Purchase Price determined by the Company in accordance with the terms of the tender offer. THE UNDERSIGNED UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS ELECTION MAY LOWER THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR SHARES IN THE TENDER OFFER AND COULD RESULT IN THE TENDERED SHARES BEING PURCHASED AT THE MINIMUM PRICE OF $10.40 PER SHARE.
CHECK ONLY ONE BOX UNDER (1) OR (2) ABOVE. IF MORE THAN ONE BOX IS CHECKED ABOVE, OR IF NO BOX IS CHECKED, THERE IS NO VALID INSTRUCTION TO TENDER OF SHARES.
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CONDITIONAL TENDER
(See Instruction 13 of the Letter of Transmittal)
A tendering stockholder may condition his, her or its tender of shares upon the Company purchasing a specified minimum number of the shares tendered, all as described in Section 6 of the Offer to Purchase. Unless at least the minimum number of shares you indicate below is purchased by the Company pursuant to the terms of the tender offer, none of the shares tendered will be purchased. It is the tendering stockholder’s responsibility to calculate that minimum number of shares that must be purchased, if any are purchased, and each stockholder is urged to consult his, her or its own tax advisor. Unless this box has been checked and a minimum specified, your tender will be deemed unconditional.

The minimum number of shares that must be purchased, if any are purchased, is: ______________________ shares.
If, because of proration, the minimum number of shares designated will not be purchased, the Company may accept conditional tenders by random lot, if necessary. However, to be eligible for purchase by random lot, the tendering shareholder must have tendered all of his or her shares and checked this box:

The tendered shares represent all shares held by the undersigned.
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THE METHOD OF DELIVERY OF THIS DOCUMENT IS AT THE ELECTION AND RISK OF THE TENDERING STOCKHOLDER. IF DELIVERY IS BY MAIL, THEN REGISTERED MAIL WITH RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, PROPERLY INSURED, IS RECOMMENDED. IN ALL CASES, SUFFICIENT TIME SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO ENSURE TIMELY DELIVERY.
Signature(s)   
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Taxpayer Identification or Social Security Number:   
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Dated: _______________, 2017
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 Exhibit (a)(5)​
MVC Capital Commences Dutch Tender Offer
PURCHASE, N.Y., November, 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) (“MVC”), a publicly traded business development company that makes private debt and equity investments announced today the commencement of a modified “Dutch Auction” tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase up to $25 million of its common stock at a price per share not less than $10.40 and not greater than $11.00 in $0.10 increments. The Tender Offer will expire on December 21, 2017, unless extended. If the Tender Offer is fully subscribed, MVC will purchase between 2,403,846 shares and 2,272,727 shares, or between 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, of MVC’s outstanding shares of its common stock. Any shares tendered may be withdrawn prior to expiration of the Tender Offer. Stockholders that do not wish to participate in the Tender Offer do not need to take any action.
Based on the number of shares tendered and the prices specified by the tendering stockholders, MVC will determine the lowest per-share price that will enable it to acquire up to $25 million of its common stock. All shares accepted in the Tender Offer will be purchased at the same price even if tendered at a lower price.
The Tender Offer is not contingent upon any minimum number of shares being tendered. The Tender Offer is, however, subject to other conditions, which are disclosed in the Tender Offer documents. In the future, the Board of Directors may consider additional tender offer(s) or other measures to enhance shareholder value based upon a variety of factors, including the market price of MVC’s common stock and its net asset value.
MVC’s Board of Directors is not making any recommendation to stockholders as to whether to tender or refrain from tendering their shares into the Tender Offer. Stockholders must decide how many shares they will tender, if any, and the price within the stated range at which they will offer their shares for purchase.
The information agent for the Tender Offer is Georgeson LLC, and the depositary is Computershare Trust Company, N.A. The offer to purchase (the “Offer to Purchase”), a letter of transmittal and related documents will be mailed to registered holders. Beneficial holders will receive the Offer to Purchase and a communication to consult with their bank, broker or custodian, if they wish to tender shares. For questions and information, please call the information agent toll-free at (866) 357-4029.
Certain Information Regarding the Tender Offer
The information in this press release describing MVC’s Tender Offer is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell shares of MVC’s common stock in the tender offer. The Tender Offer is being made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and the related materials that MVC has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is distributing to its stockholders, as they may be amended or supplemented. Stockholders should read such Offer to Purchase and related materials carefully and in their entirety because they contain important information, including the various terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. Stockholders of MVC may obtain a free copy of the Tender Offer statement on Schedule TO, the Offer to Purchase and other documents that MVC is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. Stockholders may also obtain a copy of these documents, without charge, from Georgeson LLC, the information agent for the Tender Offer, toll free at (866) 357-4029. Stockholders are urged to carefully read all of these materials prior to making any decision with respect to the Tender Offer. Stockholders and investors who have questions or need assistance may call Georgeson LLC.
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About MVC Capital, Inc.
MVC Capital is a Business Development Company traded on the New York Stock Exchange that provides long-term debt and equity investment capital to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations of companies in a variety of industries. For MVC’s investor relations, please call Jackie Rothchild at 914-510-9400 or Jeffrey Goldberger at 212-896-1249. All media inquiries should be directed to Andy Brimmer/Carrie Klapper at 212-355-4449.

Forward-Looking Statements
The information contained in this press release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, including: MVC Capital’s expectation and ability to complete its Tender Offer; the price at which shares of common stock may trade on the New York Stock Exchange, which may be higher or lower than the purchase price in the Tender Offer; MVC Capital’s ability to execute its yield investment strategy; the performance of MVC Capital’s investments; and changes in economic or financial market conditions and other factors that are enumerated in the company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MVC Capital disclaims and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement in this press release.
Contact:
Investor Relations
Jackie Rothchild
MVC Capital, Inc.
914-510-9400
Media Inquiries:
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Andy Brimmer/Carrie Klapper
212-355-4449
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