MILC Millennium Investment & Acquisition
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2021
Millennium Investment & Acquisition Co. Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
301 Winding Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 750-0371
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
SMC Global Stock Sale
As previously disclosed, Millennium Investment & Acquisition Company, Inc. (“MILC”) owned shares of SMC Global (“SMC”) which recently completed a “Direct Listing” of its shares on the National Stock Exchange of India (“NSE”). On May 31, 2021 MILC completed the sale of 106,555 shares of SMC be executing trades on the NSE at an average price of approximately 68.57 INR per SMC share which translates to approximately $0.95 per SMC share.1
MILC has now completed the liquidation of its sole investment in securities - its investment in SMC and plans to invest the proceeds in operating businesses.
Deregistration as a 1940 Act Company
On October 14, 2020, shareholders approved a proposal to change the nature of the Company’s business from a registered investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”) and to a holding company that focuses primarily on owning and operating businesses that produce activated carbon and acquiring other private businesses (collectively, the “Deregistration Proposal”).The Company is in the process of implementing the Deregistration Proposal so that it is no longer an “investment company” under the 1940 Act and has applied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for an order under the 1940 Act declaring that the Company has ceased to be an investment company (the “Deregistration Order”).
While the Company is committed to fully implementing the Deregistration Proposal, it is still contingent upon regulatory approval and the ability to reconfigure the Company’s portfolio to deregister as an investment company. The time required to reconfigure the Company’s portfolio could be impacted by, among other things, the COVID-19 pandemic and related market volatility, determinations to preserve capital, the Company’s ability to identify and execute on desirable acquisition opportunities, and applicable regulatory, lender and governance requirements. The conversion process could take up to 24 months; and there can be no assurance that the Deregistration Proposal, even if fully implemented, will improve the Company’s performance. Further, the SEC may determine not to grant the Company’s request for the Deregistration Order, which would materially change the Company’s plans for its business.
1 MILC filed an 8K on 5/19/2021 which indicated the sale of a total of 241,000 shares of SMC Global but hereby corrects the amount sold on that date to 252,148 shares based on the receipt of updated information from the brokerage firm in India.
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.
|Date: June 1, 2021|
|MILLENNIUM INVESTMENT & ACQUISITION COMPANY, INC.|
|By||/s/ David H. Lesser|
|David H. Lesser|
|Chairman, CEO, Secretary & Treasurer|