HTGC Hercules Capital

Filed: 15 Sep 21, 6:10am












Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2021 (September 13, 2021)



Hercules Capital, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Maryland 814-00702 74-3113410

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File No.)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


400 Hamilton Ave., Suite 310

Palo Alto, CA

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 289-3060

Not Applicable

(Former name or address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange
on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share HTGC New York Stock Exchange
5.25% Notes due 2025 HCXZ New York Stock Exchange
6.25% Notes due 2033 HCXY New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐




Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Underwriting Agreement

On September 13, 2021, Hercules Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) by and among the Company and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto, in connection with the issuance and sale of $325.0 million aggregate principal amount of the Company’s 2.625% Notes due 2026 (the “Offering”). The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on September 16, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Offering was made pursuant to the Company’s effective shelf registration statement on Form N-2 (Registration No. 333-231089) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 29, 2019, as amended on April 30, 2019 and May 6, 2019 and as supplemented by a preliminary prospectus supplement dated September 13, 2021 and a final prospectus supplement dated September 13, 2021. This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

The foregoing description of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit Number  


1.1  Underwriting Agreement, dated as of September 13, 2021, by and among Hercules Capital, Inc. and Goldman Sachs  & Co. LLC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., as representatives of the several underwriters named in Schedule A thereto


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


September 15, 2021  

/s/ Melanie Grace

   Melanie Grace
   General Counsel