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Thursday 24 September, 2020

KKV Secured Loan Fd

Proposed Managed Wind-Down of the Company

RNS Number : 9873Z
KKV Secured Loan Fund Limited
24 September 2020
 

24 September 2020

KKV Secured Loan Fund Limited

 

LEI: 2138007S3YRY3IUU4W39

 

Proposed Managed Wind-Down of the Company

 

The Board of KKV Secured Loan Fund Limited (the "Company") today announces the intention to put forward proposals for a managed wind-down of the Company, both the Ordinary Share class and the C Share class.

 

At the Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") of the Company on 16 July 2020, shareholders voted for the continuation of the Ordinary Share class and against the continuation of the C Share class, following which proposals were to be put forward for the managed wind-down of the C Share class only, with a further continuation vote to be held in respect of the Ordinary Share class in 2021.

 

While ordinary shareholders as a whole supported continuation of the Ordinary Share class, a substantial proportion of the ordinary shareholders voted against continuation. In addition, since the EGM, KKV Investment Management Limited (the "Portfolio Manager") has raised concerns over the valuation of certain assets held within the Company's portfolios, as announced on 6 August 2020. These two factors are likely to continue to impact the rating of the Ordinary Shares for an extended period of time. In light of this and continuing feedback from several major shareholders, both the Board and the Portfolio Manager are of the view that shareholder value is best maximised by placing the Ordinary Share class into managed wind-down alongside the C Share class.

 

The Board intends to publish a circular within the coming weeks proposing a new investment policy for a managed and orderly wind-down of both share classes and amendments to the Articles of Association. If approved by shareholders, the Board will then endeavour to realise all of the investments in a manner that achieves a balance between maximising the value received from investments and making timely returns of capital to shareholders.

 

The Board will continue to treat the Ordinary Share class and the C Share class as separate pools of capital during the managed wind-down of the Company and there will not be a combination of the two share classes.

 

The Company recently announced the appointment of Brett Miller to the Board and, in line with previous announcements on Board succession, Chris Spencer will be standing down from the Board at the forthcoming AGM. Further consideration will be given to the ongoing Board size, structure and composition as the Company enters into managed wind-down, while ensuring it retains the necessary balance of skills, expertise and diversity.

 

 

This announcement is released by KKV Secured Loan Fund Limited and contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

 

 

For further information please contact:

 KKV Investment Management Ltd

Catherine Halford Riera

Nicola Bird

 

020 7429 2200

 

Buchanan

Charles Ryland

Henry Wilson

020 7466 5000

 

 

BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A., Guernsey Branch

Company Secretary

 

01481 750 853

 

Winterflood Securities Limited

Neil Langford

Chris Mills

 

 

020 3100 0000

For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1055, the person responsible for releasing this announcement is Sharon Williams, Company Secretary.

 

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