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CNL Strategic Capital

Filed: 14 May 21, 11:41am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
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FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number: 333-222986
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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Delaware 32-0503849
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
CNL Center at City Commons 32801
450 South Orange Avenue
Orlando,Florida
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (407) 650-1000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
N/AN/AN/A
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes     No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer   Smaller reporting company
   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. 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).     Yes      No  



As of May 13, 2021, the Company had 4,576,538 Class FA shares, 1,157,369 Class A shares, 819,317 Class T shares, 524,451 Class D shares, 2,881,080 Class I shares and 1,770,386 Class S shares outstanding.




INDEX



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PART I.     FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.         Financial Statements
CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
March 31, 2021 (Unaudited)December 31, 2020
Assets
Investments at fair value (amortized cost of $197,457,113)$245,109,454 $231,197,454 
Cash104,513,655 82,688,211 
Deferred offering expenses33,818 61,549 
Prepaid expenses and other assets50,084 130,161 
Total assets349,707,011 314,077,375 
Liabilities
Accounts payable and other accrued expenses563,889 385,083 
Net due to related parties (Note 5)130,394 1,476,458 
Distributions payable1,123,175 1,017,405 
Payable for shares repurchased1,210,669 1,968,732 
Deferred tax liability, net199,499 266,789 
Total liabilities3,227,626 5,114,467 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)00
Members’ Equity (Net Assets)
Preferred shares, $0.001 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized and unissued
Class FA Common shares, $0.001 par value, 7,400,000 shares authorized; 4,844,390 shares issued; 4,576,538 and 4,578,537 shares outstanding, respectively4,577 4,579 
Class A Common shares, $0.001 par value, 94,660,000 shares authorized; 1,146,041 and 1,039,257 shares issued, respectively; 1,127,315 and 1,034,377 shares outstanding, respectively1,127 1,034 
Class T Common shares, $0.001 par value, 558,620,000 and 658,620,000 shares authorized, respectively; 792,752 and 680,446 shares issued, respectively; 755,977 and 654,672 shares outstanding, respectively756 655 
Class D Common shares, $0.001 par value, 94,660,000 shares authorized; 521,924 and 458,065 shares issued, respectively; 513,597 and 453,724 shares outstanding, respectively514 454 
Class I Common shares, $0.001 par value, 94,660,000 shares authorized; 2,626,041 and 2,039,062 shares issued, respectively; 2,543,608 and 1,966,552 shares outstanding, respectively2,544 1,967 
Class S Common shares, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 1,770,386 shares issued and outstanding1,770 1,770 
Capital in excess of par value303,313,157 278,908,028 
Distributable earnings43,154,940 30,044,421 
Total Members’ Equity$346,479,385 $308,962,908 
Net assets, Class FA shares$142,895,679 $137,237,594 
Net assets, Class A shares33,685,368 29,747,587 
Net assets, Class T shares22,485,260 18,771,713 
Net assets, Class D shares15,062,257 12,813,290 
Net assets, Class I shares76,841,215 57,147,617 
Net assets, Class S shares55,509,606 53,245,107 
Total Members’ Equity$346,479,385 $308,962,908 
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 20212020
Investment Income
Interest income$3,057,900 $2,109,291 
Dividend income901,356 186,746 
Total investment income3,959,256 2,296,037 
Operating Expenses
Total return incentive fees2,293,322 
Base management fees834,223 515,598 
Organization and offering expenses413,961 221,889 
Professional services385,082 332,758 
Distribution and shareholder servicing fees63,739 26,359 
Insurance expense55,021 52,873 
Custodian and accounting fees53,886 41,290 
Director fees and expenses50,548 51,133 
General and administrative expenses38,230 8,854 
Pursuit costs108 6,949 
Total operating expenses4,188,120 1,257,703 
Expense support(2,649,929)(607,630)
Net expenses1,538,191 650,073 
Net investment income2,421,065 1,645,964 
Net unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments:
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments13,912,000 (3,393,662)
Net change in benefit for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments67,290 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations$16,400,355 $(1,747,698)
Common shares per share information:
Net investment income$0.23 $0.24 
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations$1.53 $(0.26)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding10,728,655 6,782,358 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN NET ASSETS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021 AND 2020
(UNAUDITED)
Common SharesCapital in Excess of Par ValueDistributable EarningsTotal Net Assets
 Number of SharesPar Value
Balance as of December 31, 202010,458,248 $10,459 $278,908,028 $30,044,421 $308,962,908 
Net investment income— — — 2,421,065 2,421,065 
Net change in unrealized appreciation on investments— — — 13,912,000 13,912,000 
Net change in benefit for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments— — — 67,290 67,290 
Distributions to shareholders— — — (3,289,836)(3,289,836)
Issuance of common shares through the Offerings843,716 844 24,857,467 — 24,858,311 
Issuance of common shares through distribution reinvestment plan26,211 26 758,290 — 758,316 
Repurchase of common shares pursuant to share repurchase program(40,754)(41)(1,210,628)— (1,210,669)
Balance as of March 31, 202111,287,421 $11,288 $303,313,157 $43,154,940 $346,479,385 
Common SharesCapital in Excess of Par ValueDistributable EarningsTotal Net Assets
 Number of SharesPar Value
Balance as of December 31, 20196,354,831 $6,355 $164,349,125 $9,927,411 $174,282,891 
Net investment income— — — 1,645,964 1,645,964 
Net change in unrealized depreciation on investments— — — (3,393,662)(3,393,662)
Distributions to shareholders— — — (2,091,351)(2,091,351)
Issuance of common shares through the Offerings948,194 948 25,850,811 — 25,851,759 
Issuance of common shares through distribution reinvestment plan14,160 14 380,173 — 380,187 
Repurchase of common shares pursuant to share repurchase program(70,822)(71)(1,942,095)— (1,942,166)
Balance as of March 31, 20207,246,363 $7,246 $188,638,014 $6,088,362 $194,733,622 


See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended March 31,
 20212020
Operating Activities:
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations$16,400,355 $(1,747,698)
Adjustments to reconcile net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Purchases of investments(22,500,000)
Net change in unrealized (appreciation) depreciation on investments(13,912,000)3,393,662 
Amortization of deferred offering expenses35,317 28,143 
Amortization of deferred financing costs16,052 3,603 
Decrease in net due to related parties(1,346,064)(49,821)
Increase in accounts payable and other accrued expenses178,806 167,934 
Increase in deferred offering expenses(7,586)(48,262)
Decrease in deferred tax liability, net(67,290)
Decrease in prepaid expenses and other assets64,025 47,341 
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities1,361,615 (20,705,098)
Financing Activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common shares24,858,311 20,462,021 
Shares repurchased(1,968,732)(223,738)
Distributions paid, net of distributions reinvested(2,425,750)(1,572,654)
Net cash provided by financing activities20,463,829 18,665,629 
Net increase (decrease) in cash21,825,444 (2,039,469)
Cash, beginning of period82,688,211 30,954,005 
Cash, end of period$104,513,655 $28,914,536 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information and non-cash financing activities:
Distributions reinvested$758,316 $380,187 
Amounts incurred but not paid (including amounts due to related parties):
Distributions payable$1,123,175 $732,046 
Offering costs$161,036 $75,105 
Payable for shares repurchased$1,210,669 $1,942,166 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS
AS OF MARCH 31, 2021
(UNAUDITED)
Company (1)(2)
IndustryInterest
Rate
Maturity
Date
Principal
Amount /
No. Shares
CostFair Value
Senior Secured Note – First Lien–12.2%
Auriemma U.S. RoundtablesInformation Services and Advisory Solutions8.0%11/13/2021$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 
Healthcare Safety Holdings, LLCHealthcare Supplies15.0%7/16/202724,400,000 24,400,000 24,400,000 
Polyform Products, Co.Hobby Goods and Supplies16.0%8/7/202315,700,000 15,700,000 15,700,000 
Total Senior Secured Notes – First Lien42,100,000 42,100,000 
Senior Secured Note – Second Lien–10.3%
Auriemma U.S. RoundtablesInformation Services and Advisory Solutions16.0%8/1/2025$12,114,338 $12,114,338 $12,114,338 
Blue Ridge ESOP AssociatesBusiness Services15.0%3/24/20262,640,844 2,640,844 2,640,844 
Lawn Doctor, Inc.Commercial and Professional Services16.0%8/7/202315,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000 
Milton Industries Inc.Engineered Products15.0%12/19/20273,353,265 3,353,265 3,353,265 
Resolution Economics, LLCBusiness Services15.0%1/2/20262,834,007 2,834,007 2,834,007 
Total Senior Secured Notes – Second Lien35,942,454 35,942,454 
Total Senior Secured Notes78,042,454 78,042,454 
Equity–48.2%
Auriemma U.S. Roundtables(3)
Information Services and Advisory Solutions32,386 $32,385,662 $38,863,000 
Blue Ridge ESOP AssociatesBusiness Services9,859 9,859,156 10,834,000 
Healthcare Safety Holdings, LLC(3)
Healthcare Supplies17,320 17,320,000 21,230,000 
Lawn Doctor, Inc.(3)
Commercial and Professional Services7,746 30,475,551 53,476,000 
Milton Industries Inc.Engineered Products6,647 6,646,735 11,234,000 
Polyform Products, Co.(3)
Hobby Goods and Supplies10,820 15,598,788 22,995,000 
Resolution Economics, LLCBusiness Services7,166 7,128,767 8,435,000 
Total Equity119,414,659 167,067,000 
TOTAL INVESTMENTS–70.7%$197,457,113 $245,109,454 
OTHER ASSETS IN EXCESS OF LIABILITIES–29.3%101,369,931 
NET ASSETS–100.0%$346,479,385 
FOOTNOTES:
(1)     Security may be an obligation of one or more entities affiliated with the named company.
(2)     Percentages represent fair value as a percentage of net assets for each type of investment.
(3)    As of March 31, 2021, the Company owned a controlling interest in this portfolio company.
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED SCHEDULE OF INVESTMENTS
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2020
Company (1)(2)
IndustryInterest
Rate
Maturity
Date

Principal
Amount /
No. Shares
CostFair Value
Senior Secured Note – First Lien–13.6%
Auriemma U.S. RoundtablesInformation Services and Advisory Solutions8.0%11/13/2021$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 
Healthcare Safety Holdings, LLCHealthcare Supplies15.0%7/16/202724,400,000 24,400,000 24,400,000 
Polyform Products, Co.Hobby Goods and Supplies16.0%8/7/202315,700,000 15,700,000 15,700,000 
Total Senior Secured Notes – First Lien42,100,000 42,100,000 
Senior Secured Note – Second Lien–11.6%
Auriemma U.S. RoundtablesInformation Services and Advisory Solutions16.0%8/1/2025$12,114,338 $12,114,338 $12,114,338 
Blue Ridge ESOP AssociatesBusiness Services15.0%3/24/20262,640,844 2,640,844 2,640,844 
Lawn Doctor, Inc.Commercial and Professional Services16.0%8/7/202315,000,000 15,000,000 15,000,000 
Milton Industries Inc.Engineered Products15.0%12/19/20273,353,265 3,353,265 3,353,265 
Resolution Economics, LLCBusiness Services15.0%1/2/20262,834,007 2,834,007 2,834,007 
Total Senior Secured Notes – Second Lien35,942,454 35,942,454 
Total Senior Secured Notes78,042,454 78,042,454 
Equity–49.6%
Auriemma U.S. Roundtables(3)
Information Services and Advisory Solutions32,386 $32,385,662 $37,272,000 
Blue Ridge ESOP AssociatesBusiness Services9,859 9,859,156 10,877,000 
Healthcare Safety Holdings, LLC(3)
Healthcare Supplies17,320 17,320,000 18,186,000 
Lawn Doctor, Inc.(3)
Commercial and Professional Services7,746 30,475,551 48,685,000 
Milton Industries Inc.Engineered Products6,647 6,646,735 10,090,000 
Polyform Products, Co.(3)
Hobby Goods and Supplies10,820 15,598,788 19,502,000 
Resolution Economics, LLCBusiness Services7,166 7,128,767 8,543,000 
Total Equity119,414,659 153,155,000 
TOTAL INVESTMENTS–74.8%$197,457,113 $231,197,454 
OTHER ASSETS IN EXCESS OF LIABILITIES–25.2%77,765,454 
NET ASSETS–100.0%$308,962,908 
FOOTNOTES:
(1)     Security may be an obligation of one or more entities affiliated with the named company.
(2)     Percentages represent fair value as a percentage of net assets for each type of investment.
(3)    As of December 31, 2020, the Company owned a controlling interest in this portfolio company.
See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

1. Principal Business and Organization
CNL Strategic Capital, LLC (the “Company”) is a limited liability company that primarily seeks to acquire and grow durable, middle-market U.S. businesses. The Company is externally managed by CNL Strategic Capital Management, LLC (the “Manager”) and sub-managed by Levine Leichtman Strategic Capital, LLC (the “Sub-Manager”). The Manager is responsible for the overall management of the Company’s activities and the Sub-Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company’s assets. Each of the Manager and the Sub-Manager are registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. The Company conducts and intends to continue its operations so that the Company and each of its subsidiaries do not fall within, or are excluded from, the definition of an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”).
The Company intends to target businesses that are highly cash flow generative, with annual revenues primarily between $15 million and $250 million and whose management teams seek an ownership stake in the company. The Company’s business strategy is to acquire controlling equity interests in combination with debt positions and in doing so, provide long-term capital appreciation and current income while protecting invested capital. The Company seeks to structure its investments with limited, if any, third-party senior leverage.
The Company intends for a significant majority of its total assets to be comprised of long-term controlling equity interests and debt positions in the businesses it acquires. In addition and to a lesser extent, the Company may acquire other debt and minority equity positions, which may include acquiring debt in the secondary market and minority equity interests in combination with other funds managed by the Sub-Manager from co-investments with other partnerships managed by the Sub-Manager or their affiliates. The Company expects that these positions will comprise a minority of its total assets.
The Company is currently offering and selling shares of its limited liability company interests (the “Initial Public Offering”) pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Through its Initial Public Offering, the Company is offering, in any combination, four classes of shares: Class A shares, Class T shares, Class D shares and Class I shares (collectively, the “Non-founder shares” and together with the Founder shares (as described below), the “Shares”). On February 19, 2021 the Company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 (the “Follow-On Registration Statement”) with the SEC in connection with the proposed offering of shares of our limited liability company interest (the “Follow-On Public Offering”). As permitted under applicable securities laws, the Company will continue to offer its common shares in the Initial Public Offering until the effective date of the Follow-On Registration Statement, upon which the Initial Registration Statement will be deemed terminated.
See Note 7. “Capital Transactions” and Note 12. “Subsequent Events” for additional information related to the Offerings.

2. Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The Company’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) as contained in the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (the “Codification” or “ASC”), which requires the use of estimates, assumptions and the exercise of subjective judgment as to future uncertainties. In the opinion of management, the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments that are of a normal recurring nature and necessary for the fair presentation of financial results as of and for the periods presented.
Although the Company is organized and intends to conduct its business in a manner so that it is not required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act, its financial statements are prepared using the specialized accounting principles of ASC Topic 946, “Financial Services—Investment Companies” (“ASC Topic 946”) to utilize investment company accounting. The Company obtains funds through the issuance of equity interests to multiple unrelated investors, and provides such investors with investment management services. Further, the Company’s business strategy is to acquire interests in middle-market U.S. businesses to provide current income and long term capital appreciation, while protecting invested capital. Overall, the Company believes that the use of investment company accounting on a fair value basis is consistent with the management of its assets on a fair value basis, and makes the Company’s financial statements more useful to investors and other financial statement users in facilitating the evaluation of an investment in the Company as compared to other investment products in the marketplace.
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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Principles of Consolidation
Under ASC Topic 946 the Company is precluded from consolidating any entity other than an investment company or an operating company which provides substantially all of its services to benefit the Company. In accordance therewith, the Company has consolidated the results of its wholly owned subsidiaries which provide services to the Company in its condensed consolidated financial statements. However, the Company has not consolidated the results of its subsidiaries in which the Company holds debt and equity investments. All intercompany account balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Risks and Uncertainties
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic around the globe continues to adversely impact global commercial activity and has contributed to significant volatility in financial markets. The global impact of COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving and many countries, including the United States, have reacted by, among other things, instituting quarantines, mandating business and school closures, requiring restrictions on travel and issuing “shelter-in-place” and/or “stay-at-home” orders. While some of these restrictions have been relaxed or phased out, many of these or similar restrictions remain in place, continue to be implemented, or additional restrictions are being considered. Such actions are creating significant disruption in global supply chains, and adversely impacting a number of industries.
The major disruption caused by COVID-19 significantly reduced economic activity in most of the United States resulting in a significant increase in unemployment claims.
COVID-19 has had a continued and prolonged adverse impact on economic and market conditions and has triggered a period of economic slowdown which could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results and financial condition.
The full impact of COVID-19 on the financial and credit markets and consequently on the Company’s financial condition and results of operations is uncertain and cannot be predicted at the current time as it depends on several factors beyond the control of the Company including, but not limited to (i) the uncertainty around the severity and duration of the pandemic, (ii) the effectiveness of the United States public health response, including the efficacy of the vaccines or other remedies and the speed of their distribution and administration, (iii) the pandemic’s impact on the U.S. and global economies, (iv) the timing, scope and effectiveness of additional governmental responses to the pandemic, (v) the timing and speed of economic recovery, including the availability of a treatment or vaccination for COVID-19, and (vi) the negative impact on its portfolio companies.
Cash
Cash consists of demand deposits at commercial banks. Demand deposits are carried at cost plus accrued interest, which approximates fair value. The Company deposits its cash with highly-rated banking corporations and, at times, cash deposits may exceed the insured limits under applicable law.
Use of Estimates
Management makes estimates and assumptions related to the reporting of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities to prepare the financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The uncertainty of future events, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, may materially impact the accuracy of the estimates and assumptions used in the financial statements and related footnotes and actual results could differ from those estimates.
Valuation of Investments
ASC Topic 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC Topic 820”) clarifies that the fair value is the price in an orderly transaction between market participants to sell an asset or transfer a liability in the market in which the reporting entity would transact for the asset or liability, that is, the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability. The transaction to sell the asset or transfer the liability is a hypothetical transaction at the measurement date, considered from the perspective of a market participant that holds the asset or owes the liability. ASC Topic 820 provides a consistent definition of fair value which focuses on exit price and prioritizes, within a measurement of fair value, the use of market-based inputs over entity-specific inputs.
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CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
In addition, ASC Topic 820 provides a framework for measuring fair value and establishes a three-level hierarchy for fair value measurements based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation of an asset or liability as of the measurement date. The three levels of valuation hierarchy established by ASC Topic 820 are defined as follows:
Level 1 – Quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets. An active market is defined as a market in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient pricing information on an ongoing basis. Publicly listed equity and debt securities and listed derivatives that are traded on major securities exchanges and publicly traded equity options are generally valued using Level 1 inputs. If a price for an asset cannot be determined based upon this established process, it shall then be valued as a Level 2 or Level 3 asset.
Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. Level 2 inputs include the following: (i) quoted prices for similar assets in active markets; (ii) quoted prices for identical or similar assets in markets that are not active; (iii) inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means; and (iv) inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the assets. Fixed income and derivative assets, where there is an observable secondary trading market and through which pricing inputs are available through pricing services or broker quotes, are generally valued using Level 2 inputs. If a price for an asset cannot be determined based upon this established process, it shall then be valued as a Level 3 asset.
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability being valued. Unobservable inputs will be used to measure fair value to the extent that observable inputs are not available and such inputs will be based on the best information available in the circumstances, which under certain circumstances might include the Manager’s or the Sub-Manager’s own data. Level 3 inputs may include, but are not limited to, capitalization and discount rates and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) multiples. The information may also include pricing information or broker quotes which include a disclaimer that the broker would not be held to such a price in an actual transaction. Certain assets may be valued based upon estimated value of underlying collateral and include adjustments deemed necessary for estimates of costs to obtain control and liquidate available collateral. The non-binding nature of consensus pricing and/or quotes accompanied by disclaimer would result in classification as Level 3 information, assuming no additional corroborating evidence. Debt and equity investments in private companies or assets valued using the market or income approach are generally valued using Level 3 inputs.
In all cases, the level in the fair value hierarchy within which the fair value measurement in its entirety falls will be determined based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The Company’s assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment and considers factors specific to each asset.
The Company’s board of directors is responsible for determining in good faith the fair value of the Company’s investments in accordance with the valuation policy and procedures approved by the board of directors, based on, among other factors, the input of the Manager, the Sub-Manager, its audit committee, and the independent third-party valuation firm. The determination of the fair value of the Company’s assets requires judgment, especially with respect to assets for which market prices are not available. For most of the Company’s assets, market prices will not be available. Due to the inherent uncertainty of determining the fair value of assets that do not have a readily available market value, the fair value of the assets may differ significantly from the values that would have been used had a readily available market value existed for such assets, and the differences could be material. Because the calculation of the Company’s net asset value is based, in part, on the fair value of its assets, the Company’s calculation of net asset value is subjective and could be adversely affected if the determinations regarding the fair value of its assets were materially higher than the values that the Company ultimately realizes upon the disposal of such assets. Furthermore, through the valuation process, the Company’s board of directors may determine that the fair value of the Company’s assets differs materially from the values that were provided by the independent valuation firm.
The Company may also look to private merger and acquisition statistics, public trading multiples adjusted for illiquidity and other factors, valuations implied by third-party investments in the businesses or industry practices in determining fair value. The Company may also consider the size and scope of a business and its specific strengths and weaknesses, as well as any other factors it deems relevant in assessing the value.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Net Realized Gains or Losses and Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation or Depreciation on Investments
The Company will measure realized gains or losses as the difference between the net proceeds from the sale, repayment, or disposal of an asset and the adjusted cost basis of the asset, without regard to unrealized appreciation or depreciation previously recognized. Net change in unrealized appreciation or depreciation on investments will reflect the change in asset values during the reporting period, including any reversal of previously recorded unrealized appreciation or depreciation, when gains or losses are realized.
Income Recognition
Interest Income – Interest income is recorded on an accrual basis to the extent that the Company expects to collect such amounts. The Company does not accrue as a receivable interest on loans and debt securities for accounting purposes if it has reason to doubt its ability to collect such interest.
The Company places loans on non-accrual status when principal and interest are past due 90 days or more or when there is a reasonable doubt that the Company will collect principal or interest. Accrued interest is generally reversed when a loan is placed on non-accrual. Interest payments received on non-accrual loans may be recognized as income or applied to principal depending upon management’s judgment. Non-accrual loans are generally restored to accrual status when past due principal and interest amounts are paid and, in management’s judgment, are likely to remain current. Since inception, the Company has not experienced any past due payments on any of its loans.
Dividend Income – Dividend income is recorded on the record date for privately issued securities, but excludes any portion of distributions that are treated as a return of capital. Each distribution received from an equity investment is evaluated to determine if the distribution should be recorded as dividend income or a return of capital. Generally, the Company will not record distributions from equity investments as dividend income unless there are sufficient current or accumulated earnings prior to the distribution. Distributions that are classified as a return of capital are recorded as a reduction in the cost basis of the investment. Since inception, all distributions from equity investments have been classified as dividend income.
Paid in Capital
The Company records the proceeds from the sale of its common shares on a net basis to (i) capital stock and (ii) paid in capital in excess of par value, excluding upfront selling commissions and placement agent/dealer manager fees.
Share Repurchases
Under the Company’s share repurchase program (the “Share Repurchase Program”), a shareholder’s shares are deemed to have been redeemed as of the repurchase date, which will generally be the last business day of the month of a calendar quarter. Shares redeemed are retired and not available for reissue. See Note 7. “Capital Transactions” for additional information.
Organization and Offering Expenses
Organization expenses are expensed on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations as incurred. Offering expenses, which consist of amounts incurred for items such as legal, accounting, regulatory and printing work incurred related to the Offerings, are capitalized on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of assets and liabilities as deferred offering expenses and expensed to the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations over the lesser of the offering period or 12 months; however, the end of the deferral period will not exceed 12 months from the date the offering expense is incurred by the Manager and the Sub-Manager.
Distribution and Shareholder Servicing Fees
The Company pays distribution and shareholder servicing fees with respect to its Class T and Class D shares, as described further below in Note 5. “Related Party Transactions.” The Company records the distribution and shareholder servicing fees, which accrue daily, in its condensed consolidated statements of operations as they are incurred.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Deferred Financing Costs
Financing costs, including upfront fees, commitment fees and legal fees related to borrowings (as further described in Note 8. “Borrowings”) are deferred and amortized over the life of the related financing instrument using the effective yield method. The amortization of deferred financing costs is included in general and administrative expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Allocation of Profit and Loss
Class-specific expenses, including base management fees, total return incentive fees, organization and offering expenses, distribution and shareholder servicing fees, expense support and certain transfer agent fees, are allocated to each share class of common shares in accordance with how such fees are attributable to the particular share classes, as determined by the Company’s board of directors, the Company’s governing agreements and, in certain cases, expenses which are specifically identifiable to a specific share class.
Income and expenses which are not class-specific are allocated monthly pro rata among the share classes based on shares outstanding as of the end of the month.
Earnings per Share and Net Investment Income per Share
Earnings per share and net investment income per share are calculated for each share class of common shares based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period.
Distributions
The Company’s board of directors has declared and intends to continue to declare distributions based on monthly record dates and such distributions are expected to be paid on a monthly basis one month in arrears. Distributions are made on all classes of the Company’s shares at the same time.
The Company has adopted a distribution reinvestment plan that provides for reinvestment of distributions on behalf of shareholders. Non-founder shareholders participating in the distribution reinvestment plan will have their cash distribution automatically reinvested in additional shares having the same class designation as the class of shares to which such distributions are attributable at a price per share equivalent to the then current public offering price, net of up-front selling commissions and dealer manager fees. Cash distributions paid on Class FA shares participating in the distribution reinvestment plan are reinvested in additional Class A shares. Class S shares do not participate in the distribution reinvestment plan.
Income Taxes
Under GAAP, the Company is subject to the provisions of ASC 740, “Income Taxes.” The Company follows the authoritative guidance on accounting for uncertainty in income taxes and concluded it has no material uncertain tax positions to be recognized at this time. If applicable, the Company will recognize interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as income tax expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. 
The Company has operated and expects to continue to operate so that it will qualify to be treated for U.S. federal income tax purposes as a partnership, and not as an association or a publicly traded partnership taxable as a corporation. Generally, the Company will not be taxable as a corporation if 90% or more of its gross income for each taxable year consists of “qualifying income” (generally, interest (other than interest generated from a financial business), dividends, real property rents, gain from the sale of assets that produce qualifying income and certain other items) and the Company is not required to register under the Investment Company Act (the “qualifying income exception”). As a partnership, the individual shareholders are responsible for their proportionate share of the Company’s taxable income.
The Company holds certain equity investments in taxable subsidiaries (the “Taxable Subsidiaries”). The Taxable Subsidiaries permit the Company to hold equity investments in portfolio companies which are “pass through” entities for tax purposes. The Taxable Subsidiaries are not consolidated with the Company for income tax purposes and may generate income tax expense, benefit, and the related tax assets and liabilities, as a result of the Taxable Subsidiaries’ ownership of certain portfolio investments. The income tax expense, or benefit, if any, and related tax assets and liabilities are reflected in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company recorded a benefit for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments of approximately $0.1 million related to the Taxable Subsidiaries in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The Company did not record a benefit for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments during the three months ended March 31, 2020. As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, $0.2 million and $0.3 million, respectively, was included in deferred tax liability, net on the condensed consolidated statements of assets and liabilities primarily relating to deferred taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments held in the Taxable Subsidiaries. The deferred tax liability, net as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, includes a deferred tax asset of approximately $0.3 million and $0.1 million, respectively, and a deferred tax liability of approximately $(0.5) million and $(0.4) million, respectively, primarily relating to deferred taxes on accumulated unrealized appreciation.
During each of the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company did not incur any material interest or penalties. Tax years ending December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018 remain subject to examination by major tax jurisdictions.

3. Investments
The Company’s investment portfolio is summarized as follows as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
 As of March 31, 2021
Asset CategoryCostFair ValueFair Value
Percentage of
Investment
Portfolio
Fair Value
Percentage of
Net Assets
Senior debt
Senior secured debt - first lien$42,100,000 $42,100,000 17.2 %12.2 %
Senior secured debt - second lien35,942,454 35,942,454 14.6 10.3 
Total senior debt78,042,454 78,042,454 31.8 22.5 
Equity119,414,659 167,067,000 68.2 48.2 
Total investments$197,457,113 $245,109,454 100.0 %70.7 %

 As of December 31, 2020
Asset CategoryCostFair ValueFair Value
Percentage of
Investment
Portfolio
Fair Value
Percentage of
Net Assets
Senior debt
Senior secured debt - first lien$42,100,000 $42,100,000 18.2 %13.6 %
Senior secured debt - second lien35,942,454 35,942,454 15.6 11.6 
Total senior debt78,042,454 78,042,454 33.8 25.2 
Equity119,414,659 153,155,000 66.2 49.6 
Total investments$197,457,113 $231,197,454 100.0 %74.8 %
Collectively, the Company’s debt investments accrue interest at a weighted average per annum rate of 15.4% and have weighted average remaining years to maturity of 4.2 years as of March 31, 2021. The note purchase agreements contain customary covenants and events of default. As of March 31, 2021, all of the Company’s portfolio companies were in compliance with their respective debt covenants.
As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, 0ne of the Company’s debt investments were on non-accrual status.
In April 2021, the Company acquired a controlling equity interest and made a debt investment in ATA Holding Company, LLC (“ATA”) and its subsidiaries totaling approximately $73.0 million. See Note 12. Subsequent Events for additional information.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
The industry and geographic dispersion of the Company’s investment portfolio as a percentage of total fair value of the Company’s investments as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:
IndustryMarch 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Commercial and Professional Services27.9 %27.5 %
Information Services and Advisory Solutions21.6 22.3 
Healthcare Supplies18.6 18.4 
Hobby Goods and Supplies15.8 15.2 
Business Services10.1 10.8 
Engineered Products6.0 5.8 
Total100.0 %100.0 %

Geographic Dispersion(1)
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
United States100.0 %100.0 %
Total100.0 %100.0 %
 FOOTNOTE:
(1)The geographic dispersion is determined by the portfolio company’s country of domicile or the jurisdiction of the security’s issuer.
All investment positions held at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were denominated in U.S. dollars.
Summarized Operating Data
The following tables present unaudited summarized operating data for the Company’s portfolio companies in which it owned a controlling equity interest for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, and summarized balance sheet data as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and December 31, 2020, as applicable:
Summarized Operating Data
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Lawn Doctor(1)
Polyform(2)
Roundtables(3)
HSH(4)
Revenues$8,794,481 $6,792,532 $2,851,708 $7,963,212 
Expenses(7,978,709)(5,311,137)(2,970,815)(7,535,194)
Income (loss) before taxes815,772 1,481,395 (119,107)428,018 
Income tax (expense) benefit(224,000)(423,000)26,386 (94,000)
Consolidated net income (loss)591,772 1,058,395 (92,721)334,018 
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests75,649 
Net income (loss)$667,421 $1,058,395 $(92,721)$334,018 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Lawn Doctor(1)
Polyform(2)
Roundtables(3)
Revenues$6,723,173 $4,075,089 $2,691,899 
Expenses(7,082,077)(4,207,185)(3,386,663)
Loss before taxes(358,904)(132,096)(694,764)
Income tax benefit111,500 37,000 176,758 
Consolidated net loss(247,404)(95,096)(518,006)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interests71,310 
Net loss$(176,094)$(95,096)$(518,006)
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Summarized Balance Sheet Data
As of March 31, 2021
Lawn Doctor(1)
Polyform(2)
Roundtables(3)
HSH(4)
Current assets$11,334,807 $10,274,654 $11,284,313 $12,996,667 
Non-current assets93,748,156 29,652,490 59,066,964 41,703,447 
Current liabilities8,765,308 1,985,717 11,113,600 5,348,038 
Non-current liabilities54,244,804 21,555,760 19,541,586 29,062,783 
Non-controlling interest(468,441)
Stockholders’ equity42,541,292 16,385,667 39,696,091 20,289,293 
As of December 31, 2020
Lawn Doctor(1)
Polyform(2)
Roundtables(3)
HSH(4)
Current assets$8,386,243 $9,692,346 $4,166,690 $12,684,343 
Non-current assets94,600,554 30,032,976 59,582,072 42,701,069 
Current liabilities7,669,894 2,460,606 4,406,878 5,732,781 
Non-current liabilities53,385,715 21,563,451 19,553,072 29,297,356 
Non-controlling interest(392,791)
Stockholders’ equity42,323,979 15,701,265 39,788,812 20,355,275 
 FOOTNOTES:
(1)    As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company owned approximately 61% of the outstanding equity in Lawn Doctor on an undiluted basis.
(2)    As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company owned approximately 87% of the outstanding equity in Polyform on an undiluted basis.
(3)    As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company owned approximately 81% of the outstanding equity in Roundtables on an undiluted basis.
(4)     As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company owned approximately 75% of the outstanding equity in HSH on an undiluted basis. The Company acquired HSH in July 2020.

4. Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company’s investments were categorized in the fair value hierarchy described in Note 2. “Significant Accounting Policies,” as follows as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
 As of March 31, 2021As of December 31, 2020
DescriptionLevel 1Level 2Level 3TotalLevel 1Level 2Level 3Total
Senior Debt$$$78,042,454 $78,042,454 $$$78,042,454 $78,042,454 
Equity167,067,000 167,067,000 153,155,000 153,155,000 
Total investments$0 $0 $245,109,454 $245,109,454 $0 $0 $231,197,454 $231,197,454 
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
The ranges of unobservable inputs used in the fair value measurement of the Company’s Level 3 investments as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 were as follows:
March 31, 2021
Asset GroupFair ValueValuation TechniquesUnobservable Inputs
Range
(Weighted Average)(1)
Impact to Valuation from an Increase in
Input(2)
Senior Debt$78,042,454 Discounted Cash Flow
Market Comparables
Transaction Method
Discount Rate
EBITDA Multiple
EBITDA Multiple
8.8% – 13.5% (10.5%)
5.9x – 14.2x (10.9x)
6.3x – 14.5x (11.1x)
Decrease
Increase
Increase
Equity167,067,000 Discounted Cash Flow
Market Comparables
Transaction Method
Discount Rate
EBITDA Multiple
EBITDA Multiple
8.8% –13.5% (10.5%)
5.9x – 14.2x (10.9x)
6.3x – 14.5x (11.1x)
Decrease
Increase
Increase
Total$245,109,454 
December 31, 2020
Asset GroupFair ValueValuation TechniquesUnobservable Inputs
Range
(Weighted Average)(1)
Impact to Valuation from an Increase in
Input(2)
Senior Debt78,042,454 Discounted Cash Flow
Market Comparables
Transaction Method
Discount Rate
EBITDA Multiple
EBITDA Multiple
8.0% – 13.0% (10.7%)
6.4x – 15.2x (11.6x)
6.8x – 14.5x (11.3x)
Decrease
Increase
Increase
Equity153,155,000 Discounted Cash Flow
Market Comparables
Transaction Method
Discount Rate
EBITDA Multiple
EBITDA Multiple
8.0% – 13.0% (10.7%)
6.4x – 15.2x (11.6x)
6.8x – 14.5x (11.3x)
Decrease
Increase
Increase
Total$231,197,454 
FOOTNOTES:
(1)    Discount rates are relative to the enterprise value of the portfolio companies and are not the market yields on the associated debt investments. Unobservable inputs were weighted by the relative fair value of the investments.
(2)    This column represents the directional change in the fair value of the Level 3 investments that would result from an increase to the corresponding unobservable input. A decrease to the input would have the opposite effect. Significant changes in these inputs in isolation could result in significantly higher or lower fair value measurements.
The preceding tables include the significant unobservable inputs as they relate to the Company’s determination of fair values for its investments categorized within Level 3 as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020. In addition to the techniques and inputs noted in the tables above, according to the Company’s valuation policy, the Company may also use other valuation techniques and methodologies when determining the fair value estimates for the Company’s investments. Any significant increases or decreases in the unobservable inputs would result in significant increases or decreases in the fair value of the Company’s investments.
Investments that do not have a readily available market value are valued utilizing a market approach, an income approach (i.e. discounted cash flow approach), a transaction approach, or a combination of such approaches, as appropriate. The market approach uses prices, including third party indicative broker quotes, and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities (including a business). The transaction approach uses pricing indications derived from recent precedent merger and acquisition transactions involving comparable target companies. The income approach uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts (for example, cash flows or earnings) that are discounted based on a required or expected discount rate to derive a present value amount range. The measurement is based on the value indicated by current market expectations about those future amounts. In following these approaches, the types of factors the Company may take into account to determine the fair value of its investments include, as relevant: available current market data, including an assessment of the credit quality of the security’s issuer, relevant and applicable market trading and transaction comparables, applicable market yields and multiples, illiquidity discounts, security covenants, call protection provisions, information rights, the nature and realizable value of any collateral, the portfolio company’s ability to make payments, its earnings and cash flows, the markets in which the portfolio company does business, comparisons of financial ratios of peer companies that are public, data derived from merger and acquisition activities for comparable companies, and enterprise values, among other factors.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
The following tables provide a reconciliation of investments for which Level 3 inputs were used in determining fair value for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
 Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
 Senior DebtEquityTotal
Fair value balance as of January 1, 2021$78,042,454 $153,155,000 $231,197,454 
Net change in unrealized appreciation(1)
13,912,000 13,912,000 
Fair value balance as of March 31, 2021$78,042,454 $167,067,000 $245,109,454 
Change in net unrealized appreciation on investments held as of March 31, 2021(1)
$$13,912,000 $13,912,000 

 Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
 Senior DebtEquityTotal
Fair value balance as of January 1, 2020$48,167,603 $96,027,397 $144,195,000 
Additions5,474,851 17,025,149 22,500,000 
Net change in unrealized depreciation(1)
(3,393,662)(3,393,662)
Fair value balance as of March 31, 2020$53,642,454 $109,658,884 $163,301,338 
Change in net unrealized depreciation on investments held as of March 31, 2020(1)
$$(3,393,662)$(3,393,662)
 FOOTNOTE:
(1)     Included in net change in unrealized appreciation on investments in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
5. Related Party Transactions
The Manager and Sub-Manager, along with certain affiliates of the Manager or Sub-Manager, receive fees and compensation in connection with the Offerings, as well as the acquisition, management and sale of the assets of the Company, as follows:
Placement Agent/Dealer Manager
Commissions — Under the Initial Public Offering, the Company pays CNL Securities Corp. (the “Managing Dealer” in connection with the Initial Public Offering and the “Placement Agent” in connection with the Private Offerings), an affiliate of the Manager, a selling commission up to 6.00% of the sale price for each Class A share and 3.00% of the sale price for each Class T share sold in the Initial Public Offering (excluding sales pursuant to the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan). The Company paid the Placement Agent a selling commission of up to 5.50% and up to 2.00% of the sale price for each Class FA and Class S share sold in the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering and Class S Private Offering (defined in Note 7. “Capital Transactions” below), respectively. The Managing Dealer may reallow all or a portion of the selling commissions to participating broker-dealers.
Placement Agent/Dealer Manager Fee — Under the Initial Public Offering, the Company pays the Managing Dealer a dealer manager fee of up to 2.50% of the price of each Class A share and 1.75% of the price of each Class T share sold in the Initial Public Offering (excluding sales pursuant to the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan). Under the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering, the Company paid the Placement Agent a placement agent fee of 3.00% and 1.50% of the price of each Class FA and Class S share sold in the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering and Class S Private Offering, respectively. The Managing Dealer/Placement Agent may reallow all or a portion of such placement agent/dealer manager fees to participating broker-dealers.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Distribution and Shareholder Servicing Fee — Under the Initial Public Offering, the Company pays the Managing Dealer a distribution and shareholder servicing fee, subject to certain limits, with respect to its Class T and Class D shares (excluding Class T shares and Class D shares sold through the distribution reinvestment plan and those received as share distributions) in an annual amount equal to 1.00% and 0.50%, respectively, of its current net asset value per share, as disclosed in its periodic or current reports, payable on a monthly basis. The distribution and shareholder servicing fee accrues daily and is paid monthly in arrears. The Managing Dealer may reallow all or a portion of the distribution and shareholder servicing fee to the broker-dealer who sold the Class T or Class D shares or, if applicable, to a servicing broker-dealer of the Class T or Class D shares or a fund supermarket platform featuring Class D shares, so long as the broker-dealer or financial intermediary has entered into a contractual agreement with the Managing Dealer that provides for such reallowance. The distribution and shareholder servicing fee is an ongoing fee that is allocated among all Class T and Class D shares, respectively, and is not paid at the time of purchase.
Manager and/or Sub-Manager
Organization and Offering Costs — Under the Offerings, the Company reimburses the Manager and the Sub-Manager, along with their respective affiliates, for the organization and offering costs (other than selling commissions and placement agent / dealer manager fees) they have incurred on the Company’s behalf only to the extent that such expenses do not exceed (A) 1.0% of the cumulative gross proceeds from the Private Offerings (defined in Note 7. “Capital Transactions” below), and (B) 1.5% of the cumulative gross proceeds from the Initial Public Offering. The Company incurred an obligation to reimburse the Manager and Sub-Manager for approximately $0.4 million and $0.2 million in organization and offering costs based on actual amounts raised through the Offerings during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Manager and the Sub-Manager have incurred additional organization and offering costs of approximately $5.3 million on behalf of the Company in connection with the Offerings (exceeding the respective limitations) as of March 31, 2021. These costs will be recognized by the Company in future periods as the Company receives future offering proceeds from its Initial Public Offering and Follow-On Public Offering to the extent such costs are within the 1.5% limitation.
Base Management Fee to Manager and Sub-Manager — The Company pays each of the Manager and the Sub-Manager 50% of the total base management fee for their services under the Management Agreement and the Sub-Management Agreement, subject to any reduction or deferral of any such fees pursuant to the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement described below. The Company incurred base management fees of approximately $0.8 million and $0.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
The base management fee is calculated for each share class at an annual rate of (i) for the Non-founder shares of a particular class, 2% of the product of (x) the Company’s average gross assets and (y) the ratio of Non-founder share Average Adjusted Capital (as defined below), for a particular class to total Average Adjusted Capital and (ii) for the Founder shares of a particular class, 1% of the product of (x) the Company’s average gross assets and (y) the ratio of outstanding Founder share Average Adjusted Capital for a particular class to total Average Adjusted Capital, in each case excluding cash, and is payable monthly in arrears. The management fee for a certain month is calculated based on the average value of the Company’s gross assets at the end of that month and the immediately preceding calendar month. The determination of gross assets reflects changes in the fair market value of the Company’s assets, which does not necessarily equal their notional value, reflecting both realized and unrealized capital appreciation or depreciation. The base management fee may be reduced or deferred by the Manager and the Sub-Manager under the Management Agreement and the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement described below. For purposes of this calculation, “Average Adjusted Capital” for an applicable class is computed on the daily Adjusted Capital for such class for the actual number of days in such applicable month. “Adjusted Capital” is defined as cumulative proceeds generated from sales of the Company’s shares of a particular share class (including proceeds from the sale of shares pursuant to the distribution reinvestment plan, if any), net of upfront selling commissions and dealer manager fees (“sales load”), if any, reduced for the full amounts paid for share repurchases pursuant to any share repurchase program, if any, for such class.
Total Return Incentive Fee on Income to the Manager and Sub-Manager — The Company also pays each of the Manager and the Sub-Manager 50% of the total return incentive fee for their services under the Management Agreement and the Sub-Management Agreement. The Company recorded total return incentive fees of approximately $2.3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021. The Company did not record total return incentive fees during the three months ended March 31, 2020.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
The total return incentive fee is based on the Total Return to Shareholders (as defined below) for each share class in any calendar year, payable annually in arrears. The Company accrues (but does not pay) the total return incentive fee on a quarterly basis, to the extent that it is earned, and performs a final reconciliation and makes required payments at completion of each calendar year. The total return incentive fee may be reduced or deferred by the Manager and the Sub-Manager under the Management Agreement and the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement described below. For purposes of this calculation, “Total Return to Shareholders” for any calendar quarter is calculated for each share class as the change in the net asset value for such share class plus total distributions for such share class calculated based on the Average Adjusted Capital for such class as of such calendar quarter end. The terms “Total Return to Non-founder Shareholders” and “Total Return to Founder Shareholders” means the Total Return to Shareholders specifically attributable to each particular share class of Non-founder shares or Founder shares, as applicable.
The total return incentive fee for each share class is calculated as follows:
No total return incentive fee will be payable in any calendar year in which the annual Total Return to Shareholders of a particular share class does not exceed 7% (the “Annual Preferred Return”).
As it relates to the Non-founder shares, all of the Total Return to Shareholders with respect to each particular share class of Non-founder shares, if any, that exceeds the annual preferred return, but is less than or equal to 8.75%, or the “Non-founder breakpoint,” in any calendar year, will be payable to the Manager (“Non-founder Catch Up”). The Non-Founder Catch Up is intended to provide an incentive fee of 20% of the Total Return to Non-founder Shareholders of a particular share class once the Total Return to Non-founder Shareholders of a particular class exceeds 8.75% in any calendar year.
As it relates to Founder shares, all of the Total Return to Founder Shareholders with respect to each particular share class of Founder shares, if any, that exceeds the annual preferred return, but is less than or equal to 7.777%, or the “founder breakpoint,” in any calendar year, will be payable to the Manager (“Founder Catch Up”). The Founder Catch Up is intended to provide an incentive fee of 10% of the Total Return to Founder Shareholders of a particular share class once the Total Return to Founder Shareholders of a particular class exceeds 7.777% in any calendar year.
For any quarter in which the Total Return to Shareholders of a particular share class exceeds the relevant breakpoint, the total return incentive fee of a particular share class shall equal, for Non-founder shares, 20% of the Total Return to Non-founder Shareholders of a particular class, and for Founder shares, 10% of the Total Return to Founder Shareholders of a particular class, in each case because the annual preferred and relevant catch ups will have been achieved.
For purposes of calculating the Total Return to Shareholders, the change in the Company’s net asset value is subject to a High Water Mark. The “High Water Mark” is equal to the highest year-end net asset value, for each share class of the Company since inception, adjusted for any special distributions resulting from the sale of the Company’s assets, provided such adjustment is approved by the Company’s board of directors. If, as of each calendar year end, the Company’s net asset value for the applicable share class is (A) above the High Water Mark, then, for such calendar year, the Total Return to Shareholders calculation will include the increase in the Company’s net asset value for such share class in excess of the High Water Mark, and (B) if the Company’s net asset value for the applicable share class is below the High Water Mark, for such calendar year, (i) any increase in the Company’s per share net asset value will be disregarded in the calculation of Total Return to Shareholders for such share class while (ii) any decrease in the Company’s per share net asset value will be included the calculation of Total Return to Shareholders for such share class. For the year ending December 31, 2020, the High Water Marks were $27.64 for Class FA shares, $26.91 for Class A shares, $27.01 for Class T shares, $26.61 for Class D shares, $27.15 for Class I shares and $27.64 for Class S shares. For the year ending December 31, 2021, the High Water Marks will be $29.97 for Class FA shares, $28.76 for Class A shares, $28.67 for Class T shares, $28.24 for Class D shares, $29.06 for Class I shares and $30.08 for Class S shares.
For purposes of this calculation, “Average Adjusted Capital” for an applicable class is computed on the daily Adjusted Capital for such class for the actual number of days in such applicable quarter. The annual preferred return of 7% and the relevant breakpoints of 8.75% and 7.777%, respectively, are also adjusted for the actual number of days in each calendar year, measured as of each calendar quarter end.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Reimbursement to Manager and Sub-Manager for Operating Expenses — The Company reimburses the Manager and the Sub-Manager and their respective affiliates for certain operating costs and expenses of third parties incurred in connection with their provision of services to the Company, including fees, costs, expenses, liabilities and obligations relating to the Company’s activities, acquisitions, dispositions, financings and business, subject to the terms of the Company’s limited liability company agreement, the Management Agreement, the Sub-Management Agreement and the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement (as defined below). The Company does not reimburse the Manager and Sub-Manager for administrative services performed by the Manager or Sub-Manager for the benefit of the Company.
Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement — The Company entered into an expense support and conditional reimbursement agreement with the Manager and the Sub-Manager (the “Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement”), which became effective on February 7, 2018, pursuant to which each of the Manager and the Sub-Manager agrees to reduce the payment of base management fees, total return incentive fees and the reimbursements of reimbursable expenses due to the Manager and the Sub-Manager under the Management Agreement and the Sub-Management Agreement, as applicable, to the extent that the Company’s annual regular cash distributions exceed its annual net income (with certain adjustments). The amount of such expense support is equal to the annual (calendar year) excess, if any, of (a) the distributions (as defined in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement) declared and paid (net of the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan) to shareholders minus (b) the available operating funds, as defined in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement (the “Expense Support”). The Company recorded expense support due from the Manager and Sub-Manager of approximately $2.6 million and $0.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. Expense support is paid by the Manager and Sub-Manager annually in arrears.
The Expense Support amount is borne equally by the Manager and the Sub-Manager and is calculated as of the last business day of the calendar year. Until the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement is terminated, the Manager and Sub-Manager shall equally conditionally reduce the payment of fees and reimbursements of reimbursable expenses in an amount equal to the conditional waiver amount (as defined in and subject to limitations described in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement). The term of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement has the same initial term and renewal terms as the Management Agreement or the Sub-Management Agreement, as applicable, to the Manager or the Sub-Manager.
If, on the last business day of the calendar year, the annual (calendar year) year-to-date available operating funds exceeds the sum of the annual (calendar year) year-to-date distributions paid per share class (the “Excess Operating Funds”), the Company uses such Excess Operating Funds to pay the Manager and the Sub-Manager all or a portion of the outstanding unreimbursed Expense Support amounts for each share class, as applicable, subject to certain conditions (the “Conditional Reimbursements”) as described further in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement. The Company’s obligation to make Conditional Reimbursements shall automatically terminate and be of no further effect three years following the date which the Expense Support amount was provided and to which such Conditional Reimbursement relates, as described further in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement.
As of March 31, 2021, the amount of expense support collected from the Manager and Sub-Manager was approximately $5.1 million. As of March 31, 2021, management believes that reimbursement payments by the Company to the Manager and Sub-Manager are not probable under the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement. The following table reflects the expense support that may become reimbursable, subject to the conditions of reimbursement defined in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement:
For the Year EndedAmount of Expense SupportReimbursement Eligibility Expiration
December 31, 2018$389,774 March 31, 2022
December 31, 20191,372,020 March 31, 2023
December 31, 20203,301,473 March 31, 2024
$5,063,267 
Distributions
Individuals and entities affiliated with the Manager and Sub-Manager owned approximately 0.6 million shares as of March 31, 2021 and 2020 and received distributions from the Company of approximately $0.2 million during each of the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Related party fees and expenses incurred for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 are summarized below:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Related PartySource Agreement & Description20212020
Managing Dealer /Placement AgentManaging Dealer / Placement Agent Agreements:
     Commissions
$253,696 $332,914 
Dealer Manager / Placement Agent fees130,860 195,796 
Distribution and shareholder servicing fees63,739 26,359 
Manager and Sub-Manager
Management Agreement and Sub-Management Agreement:
     Organization and offering reimbursement (1)(2)
386,229 242,008 
Base management fees (1)
834,223 515,598 
Total return incentive fees (1)
2,293,322 
Manager and Sub-Manager
Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement:
Expense support
(2,649,929)(607,630)
Manager
Administrative Services Agreement:
Reimbursement of third-party operating expenses (1)
28,215 19,839 
Sub-Manager
Sub-Management Agreement:
Reimbursement of third-party pursuit costs (1)(3)
108 6,949 
 FOOTNOTES:
(1)Expenses subject to Expense Support.
(2)Organization reimbursements are expensed on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations as incurred. Offering reimbursements are capitalized on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of assets and liabilities as deferred offering expenses and expensed to the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations over the lesser of the offering period or 12 months.
(3)Includes reimbursement of third-party fees incurred for investments that did not close, including fees and expenses associated with performing the due diligence reviews.
The following table presents amounts due from (to) related parties as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
March 31, 2021December 31, 2020
Due from related parties:
Expense Support$2,649,929 $3,301,473 
Total due from related parties2,649,929 3,301,473 
Due to related parties:
Organization and offering expenses(161,036)(122,779)
Base management fees(295,626)(271,983)
Total return incentive fee(2,293,322)(4,150,562)
Reimbursement of third-party operating expenses and pursuit costs(7,285)(212,793)
Distribution and shareholder servicing fees(23,054)(19,814)
Total due to related parties(2,780,323)(4,777,931)
Net due to related parties$(130,394)$(1,476,458)

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
6. Distributions
The Company’s board of directors declares distributions on a monthly basis, which are paid monthly in arrears. The following table reflects the total distributions declared during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Distribution Period(5)
Distributions Declared(1)(2)
Distributions Reinvested(3)
Cash Distributions Net of Distributions Reinvested
Distributions Declared(1)
Distributions Reinvested (4)
Cash Distributions Net of Distributions Reinvested
First Quarter$3,289,836 $788,981 $2,500,855 $2,091,351 $419,855 $1,671,496 
FOOTNOTES:
(1)    The Company’s board of directors declared distributions per share on a monthly basis. See Note 11. “Financial Highlights” for distributions declared by share class. Distributions declared per share for each share class were as follows:    
Record Date PeriodClass FAClass AClass TClass DClass IClass S
January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021 (3 record dates)$0.104167 $0.104167 $0.083333 $0.093750 $0.104167 $0.104167 
January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020 (3 record dates)$0.104167 $0.104167 $0.083333 $0.093750 $0.104167 
(2)    The Class S shares were first sold on March 31, 2020 and began participating in distributions starting in April 2020.
(3)    Includes distributions reinvested in April 2021 of $275,509 related to distributions declared based on record dates in March 31, 2021 and excludes distributions reinvested in January 2021 of $244,845 related to distributions declared based on record dates in December 31, 2020.
(4)    Includes distributions reinvested in April 2020 of $153,758 related to distributions declared based on record dates in March 31, 2020 and excluded distributions reinvested in January 2020 of $114,090 related to distributions declared based on record dates in December 2019.
(5)    Distributions declared are paid and reinvested monthly in arrears.
The sources of declared distributions on a GAAP basis were as follows:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Amount% of Cash Distributions DeclaredAmount% of Cash Distributions Declared
Net investment income(1)
$2,421,065 73.6 %$1,645,964 78.7 %
Distributions in excess of net investment income(2)
868,771 26.4 %445,387 21.3 %
Total distributions declared$3,289,836 100.0 %$2,091,351 100.0 %
FOOTNOTES:
(1)     Net investment income includes expense support from the Manager and Sub-Manager of $2,649,929 and $607,630 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. See Note 5. “Related Party Transactions” for additional information.
(2)     Consists of distributions made from offering proceeds for the periods presented.
In March 2021, the Company’s board of directors declared a monthly cash distribution on the outstanding shares of all classes of common shares of record on April 29, 2021 of $0.104167 per share for Class FA shares, $0.104167 per share for Class A shares, $0.083333 per share for Class T shares, $0.093750 per share for Class D shares, $0.104167 per share for Class I shares and $0.104167 per share for Class S shares.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
7. Capital Transactions
Initial Public Offering
The Registration Statement became effective on March 7, 2018, and the Company began offering up to $1.0 billion of shares, on a best efforts basis, which means that CNL Securities Corp., as the Managing Dealer of the Initial Public Offering, uses its best effort but is not required to sell any specific amount of shares. The Company is offering, in any combination, four classes of shares in the Initial Public Offering: Class A shares, Class T shares, Class D shares and Class I shares. The initial minimum permitted purchase amount is $5,000 in shares. There are differing selling fees and commissions for each share class. The Company also pays distribution and shareholder servicing fees, subject to certain limits, on the Class T and Class D shares sold in the Initial Public Offering (excluding sales pursuant to the Company’s distribution reinvestment plan). The public offering price, selling commissions and dealer manager fees per share class are determined monthly as approved by the Company’s board of directors. As of March 31, 2021, the public offering price was $32.40 per Class A share, $31.00 per Class T share, $29.11 per Class D share and $29.97 per Class I share. See Note 12. “Subsequent Events” for information on changes to the public offering price, selling commissions and dealer manager / placement agent fees by share class.
The Company is also offering, in any combination, up to $100.0 million of Class A shares, Class T shares, Class D shares and Class I shares to be issued pursuant to its distribution reinvestment plan. See Note 12. “Subsequent Events” for additional information related to the Initial Public Offering.
Private Offerings
During the period from commencement of operations on February 7, 2018 to December 31, 2020, the Company offered Class FA and Class S limited liability company interests (collectively, the “Founder shares”) through four private offerings (the “Private Offerings” and, together with the Initial Public Offering, the “Offerings”) only to persons that were “accredited investors,” as that term is defined under the Securities Act and Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act, and raised aggregate gross offering proceeds of approximately $177 million. The Company conducted the Private Offerings pursuant to the applicable exemption under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act. All of the Private Offerings were terminated on or before December 31, 2020. The Private Offerings that were conducted during 2019 and 2020 are described below in more detail.
In April and June 2019, the Company commenced separate private offerings of up to $50 million each of Class FA shares (the “Class FA Private Offering” and the “Follow-On Class FA Private Offering,” respectively). Under the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering the Company paid the Placement Agent a selling commission of up to 5.5% and placement agent fee of up to 3.0% of the sale price for each Class FA share sold in the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering, except as a reduction or sales load waiver may have applied. There was no selling commission or placement fee on the sale of Class FA shares sold in the Class FA Private Offering. The Class FA Private Offering was terminated in December 2019, after having raised gross proceeds of approximately $35 million (approximately 1.3 million shares) and the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering was terminated in March 2020, after having raised gross proceeds of approximately $8 million (approximately 0.3 million shares).
In January 2020, the Company commenced a private offering of up to $50 million of Class S shares (the “Class S Private Offering”). The Company paid the Placement Agent a selling commission of up to 2.0% and a placement agent fee of up to 1.5% of the sale price for each Class S share sold in the Class S Private Offering, except as a reduction or sales load waiver that may have applied. The Class S Private Offering was terminated in December 2020, after having raised gross proceeds of approximately $52 million (approximately 1.8 million shares).
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
The following table summarizes the total shares issued and proceeds received by share class in connection with the Offerings, excluding shares repurchased through the Share Repurchase Program described further below, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
Proceeds from Offerings
Distributions Reinvested(1)
Total
Share ClassShares IssuedGross Proceeds
Sales
Load(2)
Net Proceeds to CompanySharesProceeds to CompanySharesNet Proceeds to CompanyAverage Net Proceeds per Share
Class A96,340 $3,039,569 $(225,579)$2,813,990 10,444 $302,843 106,784 $3,116,833 $29.19 
Class T108,922 3,346,906 (158,977)3,187,929 3,384 97,198 112,306 3,285,127 29.25 
Class D61,153 1,763,500 1,763,500 2,705 76,518 63,858 1,840,018 28.81 
Class I577,301 17,092,892 17,092,892 9,678 281,757 586,979 17,374,649 29.60 
843,716 $25,242,867 $(384,556)$24,858,311 26,211 $758,316 869,927 $25,616,627 $29.45 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Proceeds from Offerings
Distributions Reinvested(3)
Total
Share ClassShares IssuedGross Proceeds
Sales
Load(2)(4)
Net Proceeds to Company(5)
SharesProceeds to CompanySharesNet Proceeds to CompanyAverage Net Proceeds per Share
Class FA474,091 $13,209,000 $(117,975)$13,091,025 $474,091 $13,091,025 $27.61 
Class A120,775 3,461,287 (224,005)3,237,282 6,600 176,976 127,375 3,414,258 26.80 
Class T134,641 3,802,228 (180,606)3,621,622 1,012 27,216 135,653 3,648,838 26.90 
Class D27,873 738,000 738,000 2,033 53,846 29,906 791,846 26.48 
Class I181,784 4,914,955 4,914,955 4,515 122,149 186,299 5,037,104 27.04 
Class S9,030 255,000 (6,125)248,875 9,030 248,875 27.56 
948,194 $26,380,470 $(528,711)$25,851,759 14,160 $380,187 962,354 $26,231,946 $27.26 

FOOTNOTES:
(1)Amounts exclude distributions reinvested in April 2021 related to the payment of distributions declared in March 31, 2021 and include distributions reinvested in January 2021 related to the payment of distributions declared in December 31, 2020.
(2)The Company incurred selling commissions and placement agent fees on the sale of Class FA shares sold in the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering. The Company also incurs selling commissions and dealer manager fees on the sale of Class A and Class T shares sold through the Initial Public Offering. See Note 5. “Related Party Transactions” for additional information regarding up-front selling commissions and dealer manager/placement agent fees.
(3)Amounts exclude distributions reinvested in April 2020 related to the payment of distributions declared in March 31, 2020 and include distributions reinvested in January 2020 related to the payment of distributions declared in December 2019.
(4)The Company did not incur any selling commissions or placement agent fees from the sale of the approximately 0.3 million Class FA shares sold under the terms of the Class FA Private Offering.
(5)Approximately $5.4 million of net proceeds for shares sold and issued on March 31, 2020 was received in cash in April 2020.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
Share Repurchase Program
In March 2019, the Company’s board of directors approved and adopted the Share Repurchase Program. The total amount of aggregate repurchases of Class FA, Class A, Class T, Class D, Class I and Class S shares is limited to up to 2.5% of the aggregate net asset value per calendar quarter (based on the aggregate net asset value as of the last date of the month immediately prior to the repurchase date) and up to 10% of the aggregate net asset value per year (based on the average aggregate net asset value as of the end of each of the Company’s trailing four quarters). Unless the Company’s board of directors determines otherwise, the Company limits the number of shares to be repurchased during any calendar quarter to the number of shares the Company can repurchase with the proceeds received from the sale of shares under its distribution reinvestment plan in the previous quarter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at the sole discretion of the Company’s board of directors, the Company may also use other sources, including, but not limited to, offering proceeds and borrowings to repurchase shares. 
During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company received requests for the repurchase of approximately $1.2 million and $1.9 million, respectively, of the Company’s common shares which exceeded proceeds from its distribution reinvestment plan in the applicable quarters by approximately $0.5 million and $1.6 million, respectively. The Company’s board of directors approved the use of other sources to satisfy repurchase requests received in excess of proceeds received from the distribution reinvestment plan.
The following table summarizes the shares repurchased during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Shares RepurchasedTotal ConsiderationPrice Paid per Share
Class FA1,999 $61,899 $30.95 
Class A13,846 410,523 29.65 
Class T11,001 324,856 29.53 
Class D3,985 116,010 29.11 
Class I9,923 297,381 29.97 
Quarter Ended March 31, 202140,754 $1,210,669 $29.71 
Shares RepurchasedTotal ConsiderationPrice Paid per Share
Class FA54,800 $1,510,288 $27.56 
Class A2,242 59,969 26.75 
Class I13,780 371,909 26.99 
Quarter Ended March 31, 202070,822 $1,942,166 $27.42 

As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the Company had a payable for shares repurchased of approximately $1.2 million and $2.0 million, respectively, which were paid in April 2021 and January 2021, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
8. Borrowings
In July 2020, the Company entered into an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement (the “2020 Loan Agreement”) and related Amended and Restated Promissory Note with United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust, referred to as “Seaside”) for a line of credit (the “2020 Line of Credit”) in the same amount. The 2020 Line of Credit has a maturity date of July 15, 2021. The Company paid a $60,000 commitment fee to Seaside in connection with closing on the 2020 Line of Credit. The Company is required to pay an additional fee to Seaside with each advance under the 2020 Loan Agreement in an amount equal to 0.05% of the amount of each borrowing with a maximum fee of $20,000. Under the 2020 Loan Agreement, the Company is required to pay interest on the borrowed amount at a rate per year equal to the greater of (a) the 30-day LIBOR plus 2.75% and (b) 3.00%. Interest payments are due monthly in arrears. The Company may prepay, without penalty, all or any part of the borrowings under the 2020 Loan Agreement at any time and such borrowings are required to be repaid within 180 days of the borrowing date. Under the 2020 Loan Agreement, the Company is required to comply with reporting requirements and other customary requirements for similar credit facilities. In connection with the 2020 Loan Agreement, in July 2020, the Company entered into an amended assignment and pledge of deposit account agreement (“Deposit Agreement”) in favor of the lender under the 2020 Line of Credit. Under the Deposit Agreement, the Company is required to contribute proceeds from the Offerings to pay down the outstanding debt to the extent there are any borrowings outstanding under the 2020 Loan Agreement above the minimum cash balance of $2.5 million.
The Company had not borrowed any amounts under the 2020 Line of Credit as of March 31, 2021.

9. Concentrations of Risk
The Company had three portfolio companies (Lawn Doctor, Polyform and Roundtables) which met at least one of the significance tests under Rule 8-03(b) of Regulation S-X (the “Significance Tests”) as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. The Company had one additional portfolio company (HSH) which met at least one of the Significance Tests as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
The portfolio companies are required to make monthly interest payments on their debt, with the debt principal due upon maturity. Failure of any of these portfolio companies to pay contractual interest payments could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations and cash flows from operations, which would impact its ability to make distributions to shareholders.

10. Commitments & Contingencies
See Note 5. “Related Party Transactions” for information on contingent amounts due to the Manager and Sub-Manager for the reimbursement of organization and offering costs under the Initial Public Offering.
From time to time, the Company and officers or directors of the Company may be party to certain legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business, including proceedings relating to the enforcement of the Company’s rights under contracts with its businesses. As of March 31, 2021, the Company was not involved in any legal proceedings.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
11. Financial Highlights
The following are schedules of financial highlights of the Company attributed to each class of shares for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
 Three Months Ended March 31, 2021
 Class FA 
Shares
Class A
Shares
Class T
Shares
Class D
Shares
Class I
Shares
Class S
Shares
OPERATING PERFORMANCE PER SHARE
Net Asset Value, Beginning of Period$29.97 $28.76 $28.67 $28.24 $29.06 $30.08 
Net investment income (loss), before expense support(1)
0.10 (0.13)(0.21)(0.17)(0.20)0.06 
Expense support(1)(2)
0.18 0.28 0.24 0.25 0.37 0.25 
Net investment income(1)
0.28 0.15 0.03 0.08 0.17 0.31 
Net realized and unrealized gains, net of taxes(1)(3)
1.28 1.28 1.29 1.29 1.29 1.27 
Net increase resulting from investment operations1.56 1.43 1.32 1.37 1.46 1.58 
Distributions to shareholders(4)
(0.31)(0.31)(0.25)(0.28)(0.31)(0.31)
Net decrease resulting from distributions to shareholders(0.31)(0.31)(0.25)(0.28)(0.31)(0.31)
Net Asset Value, End of Period$31.22 $29.88 $29.74 $29.33 $30.21 $31.35 
Net assets, end of period$142,895,679 $33,685,368 $22,485,260 $15,062,257 $76,841,215 $55,509,606 
Average net assets(5)
$139,657,954 $31,449,034 $19,893,471 $13,485,694 $63,678,105 $54,199,402 
Shares outstanding, end of period4,576,538 1,127,315 755,977 513,597 2,543,608 1,770,386 
Distributions declared$1,430,795 $335,407 $170,148 $131,838 $668,400 $553,248 
Total investment return based on net asset value(6)
5.20 %5.05 %4.73 %4.99 %5.06 %5.29 %
Total investment return based on net asset value after total return incentive fee(6)(8)
5.20 %5.01 %4.63 %4.88 %5.06 %5.29 %
RATIOS/SUPPLEMENTAL DATA (not annualized):
Ratios to average net assets:(5)(7)
Total operating expenses before total return incentive fee and expense support0.34 %0.72 %1.08 %0.89 %0.98 %0.44 %
Total operating expenses before expense support0.85 %1.72 %2.04 %1.90 %2.01 %0.96 %
Total operating expenses after expense support0.25 %0.75 %1.20 %1.03 %0.76 %0.16 %
Net investment income before total return incentive fee(8)
0.92 %0.54 %0.22 %0.42 %0.57 %1.02 %
Net investment income0.92 %0.51 %0.10 %0.28 %0.57 %1.02 %
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
 Three Months Ended March 31, 2020
Class FA 
Shares
Class A
Shares
Class T
Shares
Class D
Shares
Class I
Shares
Class S
Shares
OPERATING PERFORMANCE PER SHARE
Net Asset Value, Beginning of Period(9)
$27.64 $26.91 $27.01 $26.61 $27.15 $27.56 
Net investment income (loss) before expense support(1)
0.20 0.07 (0.12)0.08 0.08 (0.39)
Expense support(1)(2)
0.09 0.09 0.16 0.10 0.39 
Net investment income(1)
0.29 0.16 0.04 0.08 0.18 
Net realized and unrealized gains, net of taxes(1)(3)
(0.47)(0.46)(0.44)(0.47)(0.47)(0.40)
Net increase resulting from investment operations(0.18)(0.30)(0.40)(0.39)(0.29)(0.40)
Distributions to shareholders(4)
(0.31)(0.31)(0.25)(0.28)(0.31)
Net decrease resulting from distributions to shareholders(0.31)(0.31)(0.25)(0.28)(0.31)0 
Net Asset Value, End of Period$27.15 $26.30 $26.36 $25.94 $26.55 $27.16 
Net assets, end of period$126,919,282 $20,887,589 $8,813,664 $8,624,930 $29,242,887 $245,270 
Average net assets(5)
$124,272,563 $19,219,301 $6,597,543 $8,292,032 $27,011,432 $245,270 
Shares outstanding, end of period4,674,839 794,274 334,315 332,538 1,101,367 9,030 
Distributions declared$1,407,473 $223,612 $60,942 $88,027 $311,297 $
Total investment return based on net asset value(6)(9)
(0.69)%(1.11)%(1.49)%(1.47)%(1.07)%(1.45)%
RATIOS/SUPPLEMENTAL DATA (not annualized):
Ratios to average net assets:(5)(7)
Total operating expenses before expense support0.47 %1.01 %1.89 %0.98 %0.98 %1.91 %
Total operating expenses after expense support0.15 %0.67 %1.28 %0.98 %0.60 %0.46 %
Net investment income1.06 %0.61 %0.16 %0.29 %0.67 %%
FOOTNOTES:
(1)The per share amounts presented are based on weighted average shares outstanding.
(2)Expense support is accrued throughout the year and is subject to a final calculation as of the last business day of the calendar year.
(3)The amount shown at this caption is the balancing figure derived from the other figures in the schedule. The amount shown at this caption for a share outstanding throughout the period may not agree with the change in the aggregate gains and losses in portfolio investments for the period because of the timing of sales and repurchases of the Company’s shares in relation to fluctuating fair values for the portfolio investments.
(4)The per share data for distributions is the actual amount of distributions paid or payable per common share outstanding during the entire period; distributions per share are rounded to the nearest $0.01.
(5)The computation of average net assets during the period is based on net assets measured at each month end, adjusted for capital contributions or withdrawals during the month.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
(6)Total investment return is calculated for each share class as the change in the net asset value for such share class during the period and assuming all distributions are reinvested. Class FA assumes distributions are reinvested in Class A shares and all other share classes assume distributions are reinvested in the same share class, including Class S shares which do not participate in the distribution reinvestment plan. Amounts are not annualized and are not representative of total return as calculated for purposes of the total return incentive fee described in Note 5. “Related Party Transactions.” Total returns before total return incentive fees also exclude related expense support. See footnote (8) below for information regarding the percentage of total incentive fees covered by expense support by share class for all periods presented. Since there is no public market for the Company’s shares, terminal market value per share is assumed to be equal to net asset value per share on the last day of the period presented. The Company’s performance changes over time and currently may be different than that shown above. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment performance is presented without regard to sales load that may be incurred by shareholders in the purchase of the Company’s shares.
(7)Actual results may not be indicative of future results. Additionally, an individual investor’s ratios may vary from the ratios presented for a share class as a whole.
(8)Amounts represent net investment income before total return incentive fee and related expense support as a percentage of average net assets. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, 100% of the total return incentive fees for Class FA, Class I and Class S shares were covered by expense support and approximately 97%, 88% and 86% of total return incentive fees for Class A, Class T and Class D shares, respectively, were covered by expense support. There were 0 total return incentive fees recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2020.
(9)The net asset value as of the beginning of the period is based on the net asset value as of December 31, 2019 for all share classes except Class S shares. The net asset value as of the beginning of the period for Class S shares is based on the price of shares sold, net of any sales load, to the initial Class S investors. The first investors for Class S shares purchased their shares on March 31, 2020.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2021
12. Subsequent Events
Investments
In April 2021, the Company, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) pursuant to which the Company acquired an approximately 75% interest in the common equity membership interest units of ATA for consideration of approximately $36.0 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments (the “Acquisition”). Additionally, on the closing date of the Acquisition, the Company, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, made an approximately $37.0 million debt investment in subsidiaries of ATA in the form of senior secured notes.
Distributions
In April 2021, the Company’s board of directors declared a monthly cash distribution on the outstanding shares of all classes of common shares of record on May 27, 2021 of $0.104167 per share for Class FA shares, $0.104167 per share for Class A shares, $0.083333 per share for Class T shares, $0.093750 per share for Class D shares, $0.104167 per share for Class I shares and $0.104167 per share for Class S shares.
Offerings
In April 2021, the Company’s board of directors approved new per share offering prices for each share class in the Initial Public Offering. The new offering prices are effective as of April 27, 2021. The following table provides the new offering prices and applicable upfront selling commissions and dealer manager fees for each share class available in the Initial Public Offering:
Class AClass TClass DClass I
Effective April 27, 2021:
Offering Price, Per Share$32.66 $31.22 $29.33 $30.21 
Selling Commissions, Per Share1.96 0.94 
Placement Agent / Dealer Manager Fees, Per Share0.82 0.54 
Capital Transactions
During the period April 1, 2021 through May 13, 2021, the Company received additional net proceeds from its Initial Public Offering and its distribution reinvestment plan of:
Proceeds from OfferingsDistribution Reinvestment PlanTotal
Share ClassSharesGross ProceedsSales LoadNet Proceeds to CompanySharesGross ProceedsSharesNet Proceeds to CompanyAverage Net Proceeds per Share
Class A24,470 $790,746 $(59,583)$731,163 5,584 $166,398 30,054 $897,561 $29.86 
Class T60,854 1,899,850 (90,243)1,809,607 2,486 73,704 63,340 1,883,311 29.73 
Class D9,009 265,000 265,000 1,845 53,908 10,854 318,908 29.38 
Class I329,802 9,963,331 9,963,331 7,670 230,816 337,472 10,194,147 30.21 
424,135 $12,918,927 $(149,826)$12,769,101 17,585 $524,826 441,720 $13,293,927 $30.10 

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Item 2.         Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion is based on the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. Amounts as of December 31, 2020 included in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of assets and liabilities have been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date. This information should be read in conjunction with the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto, as well as the audited consolidated financial statements, notes and management’s discussion and analysis included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (our “Form 10-K”). Capitalized terms used in this Item 2 have the same meaning as in the accompanying unaudited condensed financial statements unless otherwise defined herein.

Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
Certain statements in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021 (this “Quarterly Report”) constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements are statements that do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, but reflect management’s current understandings, intentions, beliefs, plans, expectations, assumptions and/or predictions regarding the future of our business and its performance, the economy and other future conditions and forecasts of future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plans,” “continues,” “pro forma,” “may,” “will,” “seeks,” “should” and “could,” and words and terms of similar substance, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. The forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report involve risks and uncertainties, including statements as to:
our future operating results;
our business prospects and the prospects of our businesses and other assets;
unanticipated costs, delays and other difficulties in executing our business strategy;
performance of our businesses and other assets relative to our expectations and the impact on our actual return on invested equity, as well as the cash provided by these assets;
our contractual arrangements and relationships with third parties;
actual and potential conflicts of interest with the Manager, the Sub-Manager and their respective affiliates;
the dependence of our future success on the general economy and its effect on the industries in which we target;
events or circumstances which undermine confidence in the financial markets or otherwise have a broad impact on financial markets, such as the sudden instability or collapse of large depository institutions or other significant corporations, terrorist attacks, natural or man-made disasters, pandemics such as the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic or threatened or actual armed conflicts;
the use, adequacy and availability of proceeds from our current public offering, financing sources, working capital or borrowed money to finance a portion of our business strategy and to service our outstanding indebtedness;
the timing of cash flows, if any, from our businesses and other assets;
the ability of the Manager and the Sub-Manager to locate suitable acquisition opportunities for us and to manage and operate our businesses and other assets;
the ability of the Manager, the Sub-Manager and their respective affiliates to attract and retain highly talented professionals;
the ability to operate our business efficiently, manage costs (including general and administrative expenses) effectively and generate cash flow;
the lack of a public trading market for our shares;
the ability to make and the amount and timing of anticipated future distributions;
estimated net asset value per share of our shares;
the loss of our exemption from the definition of an “investment company” under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”);
fiscal policies or inaction at the U.S. federal government level, which may lead to federal government shutdowns or negative impacts on the U.S economy;
the degree and nature of our competition; or
the effect of changes to government regulations, accounting rules or tax legislation.
In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of which are unknown, including the duration of the pandemic, the extent of the adverse health impact on the general population and on our customers, and in particular our personnel, its impact on the employment rate and the economy, the extent and impact of governmental responses, and the impact of operational changes we or our businesses may implement in response to the pandemic.
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Our forward-looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance and shareholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. While we believe our forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. As with any projection or forecast, forward-looking statements are necessarily dependent on assumptions, data and/or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise, and may not be realized. Our forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond our ability to control or accurately predict.
Important factors that could cause our actual results to vary materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the factors listed and described under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s documents filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, our Form 10-K and this Quarterly Report. One of the most significant factors is the ongoing and potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and the broader financial markets, which may have a significant negative impact on the Company's (and its portfolio companies) financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. The Company is unable to predict whether the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will trigger a further economic slowdown or a recession and to what extent the Company will experience disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic during the rest of 2021 or thereafter.
All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made; we undertake no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect new information, changed assumptions, the occurrence of subsequent events, or changes to future operating results over time unless otherwise required by law.

Overview
CNL Strategic Capital, LLC is a limited liability company that primarily seeks to acquire and grow durable, middle-market U.S. businesses. We are externally managed by the Manager, CNL Strategic Capital Management, LLC, an entity that is registered as an investment adviser under the Advisers Act. The Manager is controlled by CNL Financial Group, LLC, a private investment management firm specializing in alternative investment products. We have engaged the Manager under the Management Agreement pursuant to which the Manager is responsible for the overall management of our activities and sub-managed by the Sub-Manager, Levine Leichtman Strategic Capital, LLC, a registered investment adviser, under the Sub-Management Agreement pursuant to which the Sub-Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of our assets. The Sub-Manager is an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, LLC.
The Manager and the Sub-Manager are collectively responsible for sourcing potential acquisitions and debt financing opportunities, subject to approval by the Manager’s management committee that such opportunity meets our investment objectives and final approval of such opportunity by our board of directors, and monitoring and managing the businesses we acquire and/or finance on an ongoing basis. The Sub-Manager is primarily responsible for analyzing and conducting due diligence on prospective acquisitions and debt financings, as well as the overall structuring of transactions.
We intend to acquire and grow durable, middle market U.S. businesses with annual revenues primarily between $15 million and $250 million. We target businesses that have a track record of stable and predictable operating performance, are highly cash flow generative and have management teams who seek a meaningful ownership stake in the company. Our investments are typically structured as controlling equity interests in combination with debt positions. In doing so, we seek to provide long-term capital appreciation with current income, while protecting invested capital. We expect this to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns over a long time horizon. We seek to structure our investments with limited, if any, third-party senior leverage.
In addition and to a lesser extent, we may acquire other debt and minority equity positions, which may include acquiring debt in the secondary market as well as minority equity interests and debt positions via co-investments with other funds managed by the Sub-Manager or their affiliates. We expect that these positions will comprise a minority of our total assets.
We were formed as a Delaware limited liability company on August 9, 2016 and we operate and intend to continue to operate our business in a manner that will permit us to avoid registration under the Investment Company Act. We are not a “blank check” company within the meaning of Rule 419 of the Securities Act. We commenced operations on February 7, 2018.

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Our Common Shares Offerings
Public Offering
On March 7, 2017, we commenced our Initial Public Offering of up to $1.1 billion of shares, which includes up to $100.0 million of shares being offered through our distribution reinvestment plan, pursuant to the Initial Registration Statement. Through the Initial Public Offering, we are offering, in any combination, four classes of shares: Class A shares, Class T shares, Class D shares and Class I shares (collectively, “Non-founder shares”). There are differing selling fees and commissions for each class. We also pay distribution and shareholder servicing fees, subject to certain limits, on the Class T and Class D shares sold in the Initial Public Offering (excluding sales pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan).
On February 19, 2021, we filed the Follow-On Registration Statement with the SEC in connection with the Follow-On Public Offering. As permitted under applicable securities laws, we continue to offer our common shares in the Initial Public Offering until the effective date of the Follow-On Registration Statement, upon which the Initial Registration Statement will be deemed terminated.
Since the Initial Public Offering became effective in March 2018 through March 31, 2021, we have received net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering of approximately $139.5 million, including approximately $3.8 million received through our distribution reinvestment plan. As of March 31, 2021, the public offering price was $32.40 per Class A share, $31.00 per Class T share, $29.11 per Class D share and $29.97 per Class I share. See Note 7. “Capital Transactions” and Note 12. “Subsequent Events” in Item 1. “Financial Statements” for additional information regarding the Initial Public Offering.
Since the Initial Public Offering became effective through March 31, 2021, we have incurred selling commissions and dealer manager fees of approximately $3.4 million from the sale of Class A shares and Class T shares. The Class D shares and Class I shares sold through March 31, 2021 were not subject to selling commissions and dealer manager fees. We also incurred obligations to reimburse the Manager and Sub-Manager for organization and offering costs of approximately $2.1 million based on actual amounts raised through the Initial Public Offering since the Initial Public Offering became effective through March 31, 2021. These organization and offering costs related to the Initial Public Offering had been previously advanced by the Manager and Sub-Manager, as described further in Note 5. “Related Party Transactions” of Item 1. “Financial Statements.”
In April 2021, our board of directors approved new per share public offering prices for each share class in the Initial Public Offering. The new public offering prices are effective as of April 27, 2021. The following table provides the new public offering prices and applicable upfront selling commissions and dealer manager fees for each share class available in the Initial Public Offering:
Class AClass TClass DClass I
Effective April 27, 2021:
Public Offering Price, Per Share$32.66 $31.22 $29.33 $30.21 
Selling Commissions, Per Share1.96 0.94 — — 
Dealer Manager Fees, Per Share0.82 0.54 — — 
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Portfolio and Investment Activity
As of March 31, 2021, we had invested in seven portfolio companies, consisting of equity investments and debt investments in each portfolio company. The table below presents our investments by portfolio company (in millions):
As of March 31, 2021
Equity Investments
Debt Investments(1)
Portfolio CompanyInvestment DateOwnership %Cost BasisTypeInterest RateMaturity DateCost Basis
Total Cost Basis(2)
Lawn Doctor2/7/201861 %$30.5 Senior Secured - Second Lien16.0 %8/7/2023$15.0 $45.5 
Polyform2/7/201887 15.6 Senior Secured - First Lien16.0 8/7/202315.7 31.3 
Roundtables8/1/201981 32.4 Senior Secured - Second Lien16.0 8/1/202512.1 44.5 
Roundtables11/13/2019— — Senior Secured - First Lien8.0 11/13/20212.0 2.0 
Milton11/21/201913 6.6 Senior Secured - Second Lien15.0 12/19/20273.4 10.0 
Resolution Economics1/2/20207.1 Senior Secured - Second Lien15.0 1/2/20262.9 10.0 
Blue Ridge3/24/202018 9.9 Senior Secured - Second Lien15.0 3/24/20262.6 12.5 
HSH7/16/202075 17.3 Senior Secured - First Lien15.0 7/16/202724.4 41.7 
$119.4 $78.1 $197.5 
FOOTNOTES:
(1)    The note purchase agreements contain customary covenants and events of default. As of March 31, 2021, all of our portfolio companies were in compliance with their respective debt covenants.
(2)    See the Schedule of Investments and Note 3. “Investments” of Item 1. “Financial Statements” for additional information related to our investments, including fair values as of March 31, 2021.
See our Form 10-K for additional information regarding our portfolio companies and their related business activities.
In April 2021, we acquired a controlling equity interest and made a debt investment in ATA totaling approximately $73.0 million. See Note 12. “Subsequent Events” for additional information.
Concentrations of Risk
We had three portfolio companies (Lawn Doctor, Polyform and Roundtables) which met at least one of the significance tests under Rule 8-03(b) of Regulation S-X (the “Significance Tests”) as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. We had one additional portfolio company (HSH) which met at least one of the Significance Tests as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2021.
The portfolio companies are required to make monthly interest payments on their debt, with the debt principal due upon maturity. Failure of any of these portfolio companies to pay contractual interest payments could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and cash flows from operations, which would impact our ability to make distributions to shareholders.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains financial measures utilized by management to evaluate the operating performance and liquidity of our portfolio companies that are not calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Each of these measures, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow (“FCF”), should not be considered in isolation from or as superior to or as a substitute for net income (loss), income (loss) from operations, net cash provided by (used in) operating activities, or other financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. We use these non-GAAP financial measures to supplement our GAAP results in order to provide a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting our portfolio companies. We present these non-GAAP measures quarterly for our portfolio companies in which we own a controlling equity interest and annually for all of our portfolio companies.
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You are encouraged to evaluate the adjustments to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted FCF, including the reasons we consider them appropriate for supplemental analysis. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted FCF, you should be aware that in the future our portfolio companies may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. The presentations of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted FCF should not be construed as an inference that the future results of our portfolio companies will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.
We caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Free Cash Flow may not be comparable to similar measures disclosures by other companies, because not all companies calculate these non-GAAP measures in the same manner. Because of these limitations and additional limitations described below, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted FCF should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on the GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted FCF only as supplemental measures.
Additionally, we provide our proportionate share of each non-GAAP measure because our ownership percentage of each portfolio company varies. We urge investors to consider our ownership percentage of each portfolio company when evaluating the results of each of our portfolio companies.
Adjusted EBITDA
When evaluating the performance of our portfolio, we monitor Adjusted EBITDA to measure the financial and operational performance of our portfolio companies and their ability to pay contractually obligated debt payments to us. In connection with this evaluation, the Manager and Sub-Manager review monthly portfolio company operating performance versus budgeted expectations and conduct regular operational review calls with the management teams of the portfolio companies.
We present Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental measure of the performance of our portfolio companies because we believe it assists investors in comparing the performance of such businesses across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that we do not believe are indicative of their core operating performance.
We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), plus (i) interest expense, net, and loan cost amortization, (ii) taxes and (iii) depreciation and amortization, as further adjusted for certain other non-recurring items that we do not consider indicative of the ongoing operating performance of our portfolio companies. These further adjustments are itemized below. Our proportionate share of Adjusted EBITDA is calculated based on our equity ownership percentage at period end.
Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations are: (i) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash expenditures, or future requirements, for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; (ii) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, working capital needs; (iii) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on indebtedness; (iv) although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; (v) Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters we do not consider to be indicative of the on-going operations of our portfolio companies; and (vi) other companies in similar industries as our portfolio companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.
The tables below reconcile our proportionate share of Adjusted EBITDA of our portfolio companies from net income (loss) of such portfolio companies for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021(1)
Lawn DoctorPolyformRoundtablesHSH
Net income (loss) (GAAP)$667,421 $1,058,395 $(92,721)$334,018 
Interest and debt related expenses1,002,927 720,145 641,407 934,873 
Depreciation and amortization623,905 434,123 379,185 929,202 
Income tax expense (benefit)224,000 423,000 (26,386)94,000 
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$2,518,253 $2,635,663 $901,485 $2,292,093 
Our Ownership Percentage61 %87 %81 %75 %
Our Proportionate Share of Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$1,547,718 $2,296,453 $728,039 $1,707,838 
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Three Months Ended March 31, 2020(1)
Lawn DoctorPolyformRoundtables
Net loss (GAAP)$(176,094)$(95,096)$(518,006)
Interest and debt related expenses1,057,036 729,945 648,022 
Depreciation and amortization622,894 418,292 375,162 
Income tax benefit(111,500)(37,000)(176,758)
Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$1,392,336 $1,016,141 $328,420 
Our Ownership Percentage62 %87 %81 %
Our Proportionate Share of Adjusted EBITDA (non-GAAP)$866,715 $885,059 $265,363 
 FOOTNOTE:
(1)Excludes three portfolio companies in which we owned a minority equity interest as of March 31, 2021 and 2020.
Adjusted Free Cash Flow
We monitor Adjusted FCF to measure the liquidity of our portfolio companies. We present Adjusted FCF as a supplemental measure of the performance of our portfolio companies since such measure reflects the cash generated by the operating activities of our portfolio companies and to the extent such cash is not distributed to us, it generally represents cash used by the portfolio companies for the repayment of debt, investing in expansions or acquisitions, reserve requirements or other corporate uses by such portfolio companies, and such uses reduce our potential need to make capital contributions to the portfolio companies for our proportionate share of cash needed for such items. We use Adjusted FCF as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, acquisitions, the payment of dividends and share repurchases.
We define Adjusted FCF as cash from operating activities less capital expenditures, net of proceeds from the sale of property and equipment, of our portfolio companies, as further adjusted for certain non-recurring items. These further adjustments are itemized below. Our proportionate share of Adjusted FCF is calculated based on our equity ownership percentage at period end. Adjusted FCF does not represent cash available to our business except to the extent it is distributed to us, and to the extent actually distributed to us, we may not have control in determining the timing and amount of distributions from our portfolio companies, and therefore, we may not receive such cash.
Adjusted FCF has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations are: (i) Adjusted FCF does not account for future contractual commitments; (ii) Adjusted FCF excludes required debt service payments; (iii) Adjusted FCF does not reflect the impact of certain cash charges resulting from matters we do not consider to be indicative of the on-going operations of our portfolio companies; and (iv) other companies in similar industries as our portfolio companies may calculate Adjusted FCF differently, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. This non-GAAP measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes or as an alternative to operating cash flows presented in accordance with GAAP.
The tables below reconcile our proportionate share of Adjusted FCF of our portfolio companies from cash provided by (used in) operating activities of such portfolio companies for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended March 31, 2021(1)
Lawn DoctorPolyformRoundtablesHSH
Cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)$2,879,567 $753,864 $4,756,124 $820,712 
Capital expenditures(2)
(29,445)(98,748)— (107,201)
Adjusted FCF (non-GAAP)$2,850,122 $655,116 $4,756,124 $713,511 
Our Ownership Percentage61 %87 %81 %75 %
Our Proportionate Share of Adjusted FCF (non-GAAP)$1,751,685 $570,803 $3,841,046 $531,637 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2020(1)
Lawn DoctorPolyformRoundtables
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities (GAAP)$1,427,372 $(532,189)$822,662 
Capital expenditures(2)
(25,193)(106,499)(5,607)
Adjusted FCF (non-GAAP)$1,402,179 $(638,688)$817,055 
Our Ownership Percentage62 %87 %81 %
Our Proportionate Share of Adjusted FCF (non-GAAP)$872,842 $(556,297)$660,180 
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 FOOTNOTES:
(1)Excludes three portfolio companies in which we owned a minority equity interest as of March 31, 2021 and 2020.
(2)Capital expenditures relate to the purchase of property, plant and equipment.
Our aggregate proportionate share of Adjusted FCF was approximately $6.7 million and $1.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As discussed above, cash not distributed to us is used by our portfolio companies for various reasons, including, but not limited to, repayment of debt, investing in acquisitions and general cash reserves.

Factors Impacting Our Operating Results
We expect that the results of our operations will be affected by a number of factors. Many of the factors that will affect our operating results are beyond our control. We will be dependent upon the earnings of and cash flow from the businesses that we acquire to meet our operating and management fee expenses and to make distributions. These earnings and cash flows, net of any minority interests in these businesses, will be available:
first, to meet our management fees and corporate overhead expenses; and
second, to fund business operations and to make distributions to our shareholders.
COVID-19
See Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in Part I and Item 7. “Management’s Discussion of Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Part II of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 for information regarding the risks of COVID-19. The Company and the operations of its portfolio companies have not been materially adversely affected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we continue to monitor federal, state and loan government initiatives to manage the continued spread of COVID-19 as well as the efficacy of the vaccines or other remedies and the speed of their distribution and administration. As of March 31, 2021, all of the manufacturing facilities were open and safety procedures have been implemented across our portfolio companies; however, there is a continued risk of temporary business interruptions resulting from employees contracting COVID-19 or from the reinstitution of business closures or work and travel restrictions.
Size of assets
If we are unable to raise substantial funds, we will be limited in the number and type of acquisitions we may make. The size of our assets will be a key revenue driver. Generally, as the size of our assets grows, the amount of income we receive will increase. In addition, our assets may grow at an uneven pace as opportunities to acquire assets may be irregularly timed, and the timing and extent of the Manager’s and the Sub-Manager’s success in identifying such opportunities, and our success in making acquisitions, cannot be predicted.
Market conditions
From time to time, the global capital markets may experience periods of disruption and instability, as we have seen and continue to see with the COVID-19 pandemic, which could materially and adversely impact the broader financial and credit markets and reduce the availability of debt and equity capital. Significant changes or volatility in the capital markets have and may continue to have a negative effect on the valuations of our businesses and other assets. While all of our assets are likely to not be publicly traded, applicable accounting standards require us to assume as part of our valuation process that our assets are sold in a principal market to market participants (even if we plan on holding an asset long term or through its maturity) and impairments of the market values or fair market values of our assets, even if unrealized, must be reflected in our financial statements for the applicable period, which could result in significant reductions to our net asset value for the period. Significant changes in the capital markets may also affect the pace of our activity and the potential for liquidity events involving our assets. Thus, the illiquidity of our assets may make it difficult for us to sell such assets to access capital if required, and as a result, we could realize significantly less than the value at which we have recorded our assets if we were required to sell them for liquidity purposes.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
General
Liquidity is a measure of our ability to meet potential cash requirements, including ongoing commitments, fund and maintain our assets and operations, repay borrowings, make distributions to our shareholders and other general business needs. We will use significant cash to fund acquisitions, make additional investments in our portfolio companies, make distributions to our shareholders and fund our operations. Our primary sources of cash will generally consist of:
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the net proceeds from the Offerings;
distributions and interest earned from our assets;
expense support; and
proceeds from sales of assets and principal repayments from our assets.
We expect we will have sufficient cash from current sources to meet our liquidity needs for the next twelve months. However, we may opt to supplement our equity capital and increase potential returns to our shareholders through the use of prudent levels of borrowings. We may use debt when the available terms and conditions are favorable to long-term investing and well-aligned with our business strategy. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the global economy, we are closely monitoring overall liquidity levels and changes in the business performance of our portfolio companies to be in a position to enact changes to ensure adequate liquidity going forward.
While we generally intend to hold our assets for the long term, certain assets may be sold in order to manage our liquidity needs, meet other operating objectives and adapt to market conditions. The timing and impact of future sales of our assets, if any, cannot be predicted with any certainty.
As of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, we had cash of approximately $104.5 million and $82.7 million, respectively.
Sources of Liquidity and Capital Resources
Offerings. We received approximately $24.9 million and $20.5 million in net proceeds during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, from the Offerings, which excludes approximately $0.8 million and $0.4 million raised through our distribution reinvestment plan during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. As of March 31, 2021, we had approximately 838 million common shares available for sale through the Initial Public Offering.
Operating Activities. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we generated operating cash flows (excluding amounts related to purchases of investments) of approximately $1.4 million and $1.8 million, respectively. The decrease in operating cash flows (excluding amounts related to purchases of investments) is primarily attributable to the following:
an increase of approximately $0.9 million primarily attributable to an increase in net investment income; offset by
a change in net amounts paid to related parties of approximately $1.3 million.
Borrowings. We had not borrowed any amounts under our $20.0 million 2020 Line of Credit as of March 31, 2021. In July 2020, we entered into the 2020 Loan Agreement for a 2020 Line of Credit in the same amount, as described in Note 8. “Borrowings” of Item 1. “Financial Statements”. The purpose of the 2020 Line of Credit is for general Company working capital and acquisition financing purposes. The 2020 Line of Credit has a maturity date of June 14, 2021.
Uses of Liquidity and Capital Resources
Investments. We used approximately $22.5 million of cash proceeds from the Offerings to purchase investments during the three months ended March 31, 2020. We did not purchase investments during the three months ended March 31, 2021.
Distributions. We paid distributions to our shareholders of approximately $2.4 million and $1.6 million (which excludes distributions reinvested of approximately $0.8 million and $0.4 million, respectively) during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. See “Distributions” below for additional information.
Share Repurchases. We paid approximately $2.0 million and $0.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, to repurchase shares in accordance with our Share Repurchase Program.

Distributions Declared
During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, our board of directors declared cash distributions to shareholders based on monthly record dates, and such distributions were paid monthly in arrears. See Note 6. “Distributions” in Item 1. “Financial Statements” for additional information, including distributions declared per share for each share class.
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Cash distributions declared during the periods presented were funded from the following sources noted below:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20212020
Amount% of Cash Distributions DeclaredAmount% of Cash Distributions Declared
Net investment income(1)
$2,421,065 73.6 %$1,645,964 78.7 %
Distributions in excess of net investment income(2)
868,771 26.4 %445,387 21.3 %
Total distributions declared(3)
$3,289,836 100.0 %$2,091,351 100.0 %
 FOOTNOTES:
(1)     Net investment income includes expense support from the Manager and Sub-Manager of $2,649,929 and $607,630 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. See Note 5. “Related Party Transactions” of Item 1. “Financial Statements” for additional information.
(2)     Consists of offering proceeds for both periods presented.
(3)    For the three months ended March 31, 2021, includes $788,981 of distributions reinvested pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan, of which $275,509 was reinvested in April 2021 with the payment of distributions declared in March 31, 2021. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, includes $419,855 of distributions reinvested pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan, of which $153,758 was reinvested in April 2020.
Distribution amounts and sources of distributions declared vary among share classes. We calculate each shareholder’s specific distribution amount for the period using record and declaration dates. Distributions are made on all classes of our shares at the same time. Amounts distributed are allocated among each class in proportion to the number of shares of each class outstanding. Amounts distributed to each class are allocated among the holders of our shares in such class in proportion to their shares. The per share amount of distributions on Class A, Class T, Class D and Class I shares will differ because of different allocations of certain class-specific expenses. Specifically, distributions paid to our shareholders of share classes with ongoing distribution and shareholder servicing fees may be lower than distributions on certain other of our classes without such ongoing distribution and shareholder servicing fees that we are required to pay. Additionally, distributions on the Non-founder shares may be lower than distributions on Founder shares because we are required to pay higher management and total return incentive fees to the Manager and the Sub-Manager with respect to the Non-founder shares. There is no assurance that we will pay distributions in any particular amount, if at all.
See Note 6. “Distributions” in Item 1. “Financial Statements” for additional disclosures regarding distributions, including per share amounts declared per share class for the periods presented.
Distribution Reinvestment Plan
We have adopted a distribution reinvestment plan pursuant to which shareholders who purchase shares in the Initial Public Offering have their cash distributions automatically reinvested in additional shares having the same class designation as the class of shares to which such distributions are attributable, unless such shareholders elect to receive distributions in cash, are residents of Opt-In States, or are clients of certain participating broker-dealers that do not permit automatic enrollment in our distribution reinvestment plan. Opt-In States include Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington. Shareholders who are residents of Opt-In States, holders of Class FA shares, and clients of certain participating broker-dealers that do not permit automatic enrollment in our distribution reinvestment plan automatically receive their distributions in cash unless they elect to have their cash distributions reinvested in additional shares. Cash distributions paid on Class FA shares are reinvested in additional Class A shares. Class S shares do not participate in the distribution reinvestment plan.
The purchase price for shares purchased under our distribution reinvestment plan is equal to the most recently determined and published net asset value per share of the applicable class of shares. Because the distribution and shareholder servicing fee is calculated based on net asset value, it reduces net asset value and/or distributions with respect to Class T shares and Class D shares, including shares issued under the distribution reinvestment plan with respect to such share classes. To the extent newly issued shares are purchased from us under the distribution reinvestment plan or shareholders elect to reinvest their cash distribution in our shares, we retain and/or receive additional funds for acquisitions and general purposes including the repurchase of shares under the Share Repurchase Program.
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We do not pay selling commissions or dealer manager fees on shares sold pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan. However, the amount of the distribution and shareholder servicing fee payable with respect to Class T or Class D shares, respectively, sold in the Initial Public Offering is allocated among all Class T or Class D shares, respectively, including those sold under our distribution reinvestment plan and those received as distributions.
Our shareholders will be taxed on their allocable share of income, even if their distributions are reinvested in additional shares of our common shares and even if no distributions are made.

Share Repurchase Program
We adopted the Share Repurchase Program effective March 2019, as further amended in January 2020, pursuant to which we conduct quarterly share repurchases to allow our shareholders to sell all or a portion of their shares (at least 5% of his or her shares) back to us at a price equal to the net asset value per share of the month immediately prior to the repurchase date. The repurchase date is generally the last business day of the month of a calendar quarter end. We are not obligated to repurchase shares under the Share Repurchase Program. If we determine to repurchase shares, the Share Repurchase Program also limits the total amount of aggregate repurchases of Class FA, Class A, Class T, Class D, Class I and Class S shares to up to 2.5% of our aggregate net asset value per calendar quarter (based on the aggregate net asset value as of the last date of the month immediately prior to the repurchase date) and up to 10% of our aggregate net asset value per year (based on the average aggregate net asset value as of the end of each of our trailing four quarters). The Share Repurchase Program also includes certain restrictions on the timing, amount and terms of our repurchases intended to ensure our ability to qualify as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
The aggregate amount of funds under the Share Repurchase Program is determined on a quarterly basis at the sole discretion of our board of directors. During any calendar quarter, the total amount of aggregate repurchases is limited to the aggregate proceeds from our distribution reinvestment plan during the previous quarter unless our board of directors determines otherwise. At the sole discretion of our board of directors, we may also use other sources, including, but not limited to, offering proceeds and borrowings to repurchase shares. 
To the extent that the number of shares submitted to us for repurchase exceeds the number of shares that we are able to purchase, we will repurchase shares on a pro rata basis, from among the requests for repurchase received by us based upon the total number of shares for which repurchase was requested and the order of priority described in the Share Repurchase Program. We may repurchase shares including fractional shares, computed to three decimal places.
Under the Share Repurchase Program, our ability to make new acquisitions of businesses or increase the current distribution rate may become limited if, over any two-year period, we experience repurchase demand in excess of capacity. If, during any consecutive two year period, we do not have at least one quarter in which we fully satisfy 100% of properly submitted repurchase requests, we will not make any new acquisitions of businesses (excluding short-term cash management investments under 90 days in duration) and we will use all available investable assets (as defined below) to satisfy repurchase requests (subject to the limitations under the Share Repurchase Program) until all Unfulfilled Repurchase Requests have been satisfied. Additionally, during such time as there remains any Unfulfilled Repurchase Requests outstanding from such period, the Manager and the Sub-Manager will defer their total return incentive fee until all such Unfulfilled Repurchase Requests have been satisfied. “Investable assets” includes net proceeds from new subscription agreements, unrestricted cash, proceeds from marketable securities, proceeds from the distribution reinvestment plan, and net cash flows after any payment, accrual, allocation, or liquidity reserves or other business costs in the normal course of owning, operating or selling our acquired businesses, debt service, repayment of debt, debt financing costs, current or anticipated debt covenants, funding commitments related to our businesses, customary general and administrative expenses, customary organizational and offering costs, asset management and advisory fees, performance or actions under existing contracts, obligations under our organizational documents or those of our subsidiaries, obligations imposed by law, regulations, courts or arbitration, or distributions or establishment of an adequate liquidity reserve as determined by our board of directors.
During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, we received requests for the repurchase of approximately $1.2 million (40,754 shares) and $1.9 million (70,822 shares), respectively, of our common shares, which exceeded proceeds received from our distribution reinvestment plan in the applicable quarters by approximately $0.5 million and $1.6 million, respectively. Our board of directors approved the use of other sources to satisfy repurchase requests received in excess of proceeds received from the distribution reinvestment plan. The following table summarizes the shares repurchased during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
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Shares RepurchasedTotal ConsiderationAverage Price Paid
per Share
Class FA shares1,999 $61,899 $30.95 
Class A shares13,846 410,523 29.65 
Class T shares11,001 324,856 29.53 
Class D shares3,985 116,010 29.11 
Class I shares9,923 297,381 29.97 
Quarter Ended March 31, 202140,754 $1,210,669 $29.71 
Class FA shares54,800 $1,510,288 $27.56 
Class A shares2,242 59,969 26.75 
Class I shares13,780 371,909 26.99 
Quarter Ended March 31, 202070,822 $1,942,166 $27.42 

Results of Operations
Since we commenced operations, we have acquired seven portfolio companies using the net proceeds from our Offerings. As of March 31, 2021 and 2020, the fair value of our investment portfolio totaled approximately $245.1 million and $163.3 million, respectively. See “Portfolio and Investment Activity” above for discussion of the general terms and characteristics of our investments, and for information regarding investment activities during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto.
The following is a summary of our operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
Total investment income$3,959,256 $2,296,037 
Total operating expenses(4,188,120)(1,257,703)
Expense support2,649,929 607,630 
Net investment income2,421,065 1,645,964 
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments13,912,000 (3,393,662)
Net change in provision for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments67,290  
Net increase (decrease) in net assets resulting from operations$16,400,355 $(1,747,698)
Investment Income
Investment income consisted of the following for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
Interest income$3,057,900 $2,109,291 
Dividend income901,356 186,746 
Total investment income$3,959,256 $2,296,037 
The majority of our interest income is generated from our debt investments, all of which had fixed rate interest as of March 31, 2021 and 2020. As of March 31, 2021 and 2020, our weighted average annual yield on our accruing debt investments was 15.4% and 15.5%, respectively, based on amortized cost as defined above in “Portfolio and Investment Activity.” Interest income from our debt investments was approximately $3.0 million and $2.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, while interest income earned on our cash accounts was approximately $0.1 million during each of these periods. The increase in interest income during the three months ended March 31, 2021, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020, is primarily attributable to additional debt investments during the twelve months ended March 31, 2021 of approximately $24.4 million.
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We received dividend income of approximately $0.9 million and $0.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively, from equity investments in our portfolio companies.
Our total investment income for the three months ended March 31, 2021, resulted in annualized cash yields ranging from 3.2% to 12.4% based on our investment cost, as compared to 4.4% to 8.2% for the three months ended March 31, 2020.
We do not believe that our interest income, dividend income and total investment income are representative of either our stabilized performance or our future performance. We expect investment income to increase in future periods as we increase our base of investments that we expect to acquire from existing cash, borrowings and an expected increase in capital available for investment using proceeds from the Offerings.
Operating Expenses
Our operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were as follows:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
Total return incentive fees$2,293,322 $— 
Base management fees834,223 515,598 
Organization and offering expenses413,961 221,889 
Professional services385,082 332,758 
Distribution and shareholder servicing fees63,739 26,359 
Insurance expense55,021 52,873 
Custodian and accounting fees53,886 41,290 
Director fees and expenses50,548 51,133 
General and administrative expenses38,230 8,854 
Pursuit costs108 6,949 
Total operating expenses4,188,120 1,257,703 
Expense support(2,649,929)(607,630)
Net expenses$1,538,191 $650,073 
We consider the following expense categories to be relatively fixed in the near term: insurance expenses and director fees and expenses. Variable operating expenses include general and administrative, custodian and accounting fees, professional services, pursuit costs, base management fees, total return incentive fees, and distribution and shareholder servicing fees. We expect these variable operating expenses to increase in connection with the growth in our asset base (base management fees and total return incentive fees), the number of shareholders and open accounts (transfer agency services and shareholder services, distribution and shareholder servicing fees), or the complexity of our investment processes and capital structure (professional services).
Total Return Incentive Fee
The Manager and Sub-Manager are eligible to receive incentive fees based on the Total Return to Shareholders, as defined in the Management Agreement and Sub-Management Agreement, for each share class in any calendar year, payable annually in arrears. We accrue (but do not pay) the total return incentive fee on a quarterly basis, to the extent that it is earned, and perform a final reconciliation at completion of each calendar year. The total return incentive fee is due and payable to the Manager and Sub-Manager no later than ninety (90) calendar days following the end of the applicable calendar year. The total return incentive fee may be reduced or deferred by the Manager and the Sub-Manager under the Management Agreement and the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement.
We recorded total return incentive fees of approximately $2.3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021. There were no total return incentive fees recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in total return incentive fees during the three months ended March 31, 2021 is primarily due to an increase in the change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments, net of tax, as compared to the same period of 2020.
Base Management Fee
Our base management fee is calculated for each share class at an annual rate of (i) for the Non-founder shares, 2% of the product of (x) our average gross assets and (y) the ratio of Non-founder share Average Adjusted Capital for a particular class to total Average Adjusted Capital and (ii) for the Founder shares, 1% of the product of (x) our average gross assets and (y) the ratio of outstanding Founder share Average Adjusted Capital to total Average Adjusted Capital, in each case excluding cash, and is payable monthly in arrears.
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We incurred base management fees of approximately $0.8 million and $0.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The increase in base management fees is primarily attributable to the increase in our average gross assets which were approximately $239.3 million and $153.8 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Organization and Offering Expenses
Organization expenses are expensed on our condensed consolidated statements of operations as incurred. Offering expenses, which consist of amounts incurred for items such as legal, accounting, regulatory and printing work incurred related to the Offerings, are capitalized on our condensed consolidated statements of assets and liabilities as deferred offering expenses and expensed to our condensed consolidated statements of operations over the lesser of the offering period or 12 months; however, the end of the deferral period will not exceed 12 months from the date the offering expense is incurred by the Manager and the Sub-Manager.
We expensed organization and offering expenses of approximately $0.4 million and $0.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Distribution and Shareholder Servicing Fee
The Managing Dealer is eligible to receive a distribution and shareholder servicing fee, subject to certain limits, with respect to our Class T and Class D shares sold in the Initial Public Offering (excluding Class T shares and Class D shares sold through our distribution reinvestment plan and those received as share distributions) in an amount equal to 1.00% and 0.50%, respectively, of the current net asset value per share.
We incurred distribution and shareholder servicing fees of $0.1 million and $0.03 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The increase in distribution and shareholder servicing fees during the three months ended March 31, 2021, is attributable to an increase in Class T and Class D shareholders.
Other Operating Expenses
Other operating expenses (consisting of professional services, insurance expenses, custodian and accounting fees, director fees and expenses, general and administrative expenses, and pursuit costs) were approximately $0.6 million and $0.5 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The increase in other operating expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2021 is primarily attributable to an increase in accounting, legal, tax and valuation professional services resulting from an increase in the number of shareholders and investments, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020.
Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement
Expense support from the Manager and Sub-Manager partially offsets operating expenses. Expense support totaled approximately $2.6 million and $0.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The actual amount of expense support is determined as of the last business day of each calendar year and is paid within 90 days after each year end per the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement described below.
We have entered into an Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement with the Manager and the Sub-Manager, pursuant to which each of the Manager and the Sub-Manager agrees to reduce the payment of base management fees, total return incentive fees and the reimbursements of reimbursable expenses due to the Manager and the Sub-Manager under the Management Agreement and the Sub-Management Agreement, as applicable, to the extent that our annual regular cash distributions exceed our annual net income (with certain adjustments). Expense Support is equal to the annual (calendar year) excess, if any, of (a) the distributions (as defined in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement) declared and paid (net of our distribution reinvestment plan) to shareholders minus (b) the available operating funds. The Expense Support amount is borne equally by the Manager and the Sub-Manager and is calculated as of the last business day of the calendar year. The Manager and Sub-Manager equally conditionally reduce the payment of fees and reimbursements of reimbursable expenses in an amount equal to the conditional waiver amount (as defined in and subject to limitations described in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement). The term of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement has the same initial term and renewal terms as the Management Agreement or the Sub-Management Agreement, as applicable to the Manager or the Sub-Manager.
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If, on the last business day of the calendar year, the annual (calendar year) year-to-date available operating funds exceeds the sum of the annual (calendar year) year-to-date distributions paid per share class (the “Excess Operating Funds”), we will use such Excess Operating Funds to pay the Manager and the Sub-Manager all or a portion of the outstanding unreimbursed Expense Support amounts for each share class, as applicable, subject to the Conditional Reimbursements as described further in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement. Our obligation to make Conditional Reimbursements shall automatically terminate and be of no further effect three years following the date which the Expense Support amount was provided and to which such Conditional Reimbursement relates, as described further in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement. We did not have any Excess Operating Funds as of March 31, 2021 for any share class which had received expense support.
Net Change in Unrealized Appreciation (Depreciation) on Investments
Unrealized appreciation is based on the current fair value of our investments as determined by our board of directors based on inputs from the Sub-Manager and our independent valuation firm and consistent with our valuation policy, which take into consideration, among other factors, actual results of our portfolio companies in comparison to budgeted results for the year, future growth prospects, and the valuations of publicly traded comparable companies as determined by our independent valuation firm. 
During the three months ended March 31, 2021, we recognized a net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments of approximately $13.9 million due to variability in EBITDA of our portfolio companies and changes in public market multiples. Additionally, we recorded a net change in benefit for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments of $0.1 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021 related to unrealized depreciation on investments held by our Taxable Subsidiaries. During the three months ended March 31, 2020, we recognized unrealized appreciation (depreciation) of approximately $(3.4) million. We did not record a net change in benefit for taxes on unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments during the three months ended March 31, 2020.
Net Assets
During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, the change in net assets consisted of the following:
Three Months Ended
March 31,
20212020
Operations$16,400,355 $(1,747,698)
Distributions to shareholders(3,289,836)(2,091,351)
Capital share transactions24,405,958 24,289,780 
Change in net assets$37,516,477 $20,450,731 
Operations increased by approximately $18.1 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021, respectively, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase in operations is primarily due to (i) an increase of approximately $17.3 million in the net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments, net of taxes and (ii) an increase in net investment income of approximately $0.8 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021.
Distributions increased approximately $1.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily as a result of an increase in shares outstanding.
Capital share transactions increased approximately $0.1 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020, primarily due to (i) an increase in proceeds received through the Initial Public Offering of approximately $12.3 million, (ii) a decrease in share repurchases of approximately $0.7 million and (iii) an increase in proceeds received through our distribution reinvestment plan of approximately $0.4 million, offset partially by a decrease in proceeds received through our Private Offerings of approximately $13.3 million.
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Total Returns
The following table illustrates year-to-date, trailing 12 months and cumulative total returns with and without upfront selling commissions and placement agent / dealer manager fees (“sales load”), as applicable. All total returns with sales load assume full upfront selling commissions and placement agent / dealer manager fees. Total returns are calculated for each share class as the change in the net asset value for such share class during the period and assuming all distributions are reinvested. Class FA assumes distributions are reinvested in Class A shares and all other share classes assume distributions are reinvested in the same share class. Management believes total return is a useful measure of the overall investment performance of our shares.
Year-To-Date Total Return
One Year (Trailing Twelve Months)
Total Return(1)
Cumulative
Total Return(2)
Cumulative Total Return Period(2)
Class FA (no sales load)5.2%19.9%43.2%February 7, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class FA (with sales load)(1.6)%12.1%33.9%February 7, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class A (no sales load)5.0%18.8%37.3%April 10, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class A (with sales load)(3.9)%8.7%25.6%April 10, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class I5.1%19.0%38.6%April 10, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class T (no sales load)4.6%17.0%31.4%May 25, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class T (with sales load)(0.3)%11.4%25.1%May 25, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class D4.9%17.8%30.5%June 26, 2018 - March 31, 2021
Class S (no sales load)5.3%18.8%18.8%March 31, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Class S (with sales load)1.6%14.6%14.6%March 31, 2020 - March 31, 2021
FOOTNOTES:
(1)     For the period from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
(2)    For the period from the date the first share was issued for each respective share class to March 31, 2021.
We are not aware of any material trends or uncertainties, favorable or unfavorable, that may be reasonably anticipated to have a material impact on either capital resources or the revenues or income to be derived from our investments, other than those described above and the risk factors identified in Item 1A in Part I of our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and this Quarterly Report, including the negative impacts from the continued spread of COVID-19.
Our shares are illiquid investments for which there currently is no secondary market. Investors should not expect to be able to resell their shares regardless of how we perform. If investors are able to sell their shares, they will likely receive less than their purchase price. Our net asset value and total returns — which are based in part upon determinations of fair value of Level 3 investments by our board of directors, not active market quotations — are inherently uncertain. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance data quoted.

Hedging Activities
As of March 31, 2021, we had not entered into any derivatives or other financial instruments. However, in an effort to stabilize our revenue and input costs where applicable, we may enter into derivatives or other financial instruments in an attempt to hedge our commodity risk. With respect to any potential financings, general increases in interest rates over time may cause the interest expense associated with our borrowings to increase, and the value of our debt investments to decline. We may seek to stabilize our financing costs as well as any potential decline in our assets by entering into derivatives, swaps or other financial products in an attempt to hedge our interest rate risk. In the event we pursue any assets outside of the United States we may have foreign currency risks related to our revenue and operating expenses denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. We may in the future, enter into derivatives or other financial instruments in an attempt to hedge any such foreign currency exchange risk. It is difficult to predict the impact hedging activities may have on our results of operations.

Contractual Obligations
We have entered into the Management Agreement with the Manager and the Sub-Management Agreement with the Manager and the Sub-Manager pursuant to which the Manager and the Sub-Manager are entitled to receive a base management fee and reimbursement of certain expenses. Certain incentive fees based on our performance are payable to the Manager and the Sub-Manager after our performance thresholds are met. Each of the Manager and the Sub-Manager is entitled to 50% of the base management fee and incentive fees, subject to any reduction or deferral of any such fees pursuant to the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement.
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If, on the last business day of the calendar year, there are Excess Operating Funds, we will use such Excess Operating Funds to pay the Manager and the Sub-Manager all or a portion of the outstanding unreimbursed Expense Support amounts for each share class, as applicable, subject to certain conditions as described further in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement. Our obligation to make Conditional Reimbursements will automatically terminate and be of no further effect three years following the date which the Expense Support amount was provided and to which such Conditional Reimbursement relates, as described further in the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement.
As of March 31, 2021, the amount of expense support collected from the Manager and Sub-Manager since inception is approximately $5.1 million. The following table reflects the expense support that may become reimbursable, subject to the conditions of reimbursement defined in the Expenses Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement:
For the Year EndedAmount of Expense SupportReimbursement Eligibility Expiration
December 31, 2018$389,774 March 31, 2022
December 31, 20191,372,020 March 31, 2023
December 31, 20203,301,473 March 31, 2024
$5,063,267 
As of March 31, 2021, management believes that reimbursement payments by the Company to the Manager and Sub-Manager are not probable under the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement.
We have also entered into the Administrative Services Agreement with the Administrator and the Sub-Administration agreement with the Administrator and the Sub-Administrator pursuant to which the Administrator and the Sub-Administrator will provide us with administrative services and are entitled to reimbursement of expenses for such services. For a discussion of the compensation we pay in connection with the management of our business, see Note 5. “Related Party Transactions” in Item 1. “Financial Statements.”

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We currently have no off-balance sheet arrangements, including any risk management of commodity pricing or other hedging practices.

Inflation
Inflation may affect the fair value of our investments or affect the performance of our portfolio companies. As inflation increases, the fair value of our portfolio companies could decline. Additionally, during periods of inflation, income and expenses of our portfolio companies may increase, including interest expense that our portfolio companies pay on variable rate third part debts. Any increases in income may not be sufficient to cover increases in expenses of our portfolio companies.

Seasonality
We do not anticipate that seasonality will have a significant effect on our results of operations.

Critical Accounting Policies and Use of Estimates

See our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and Note 2. “Significant Accounting Policies” of Part I of this Quarterly Report for a summary of our critical accounting policies.

Item 3.         Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
We anticipate that our primary market risks will be related to the credit quality of our counterparties, market interest rates and changes in exchange rates. We will seek to manage these risks while, at the same time, seeking to provide an opportunity to shareholders to realize attractive returns through ownership of our shares. Many of these risks have been magnified due to the continuing economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, while we continue to monitor the pandemic, its impact on such risks remains uncertain and difficult to predict.
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Credit Risk
We expect to encounter credit risk relating to (i) the businesses and other assets we acquire and (ii) our ability to access the debt markets on favorable terms. We will seek to mitigate this risk by deploying a comprehensive review and asset selection process, including scenario analysis, and careful ongoing monitoring of our acquired businesses and other assets as well as mitigation of negative credit effects through back up planning. Nevertheless, unanticipated credit losses could occur, which could adversely impact our operating results.
Changes in Market Interest Rates
We are subject to financial market risks, including changes in interest rates. Our debt investments are currently structured with fixed interest rates. Returns on investments that carry fixed rates are not subject to fluctuations in payments we receive from our borrowers, and will not adjust should rates move up or down. However, the fair value of our debt investments may be negatively impacted by rising interest rates. We may also invest in floating interest rate debt investments in the future.
We had not borrowed any money as of March 31, 2021. However, to the extent that we borrow money to make investments, our net investment income will be dependent upon the difference between the rate at which we borrow funds and the rate at which we invest these funds. In periods of rising interest rates, our cost of funds may increase, which may reduce our net investment income. As a result, there can be no assurance that a significant change in market interest rates will not have a material adverse effect on our net investment income.
Exchange Rate Sensitivity
At March 31, 2021, we were not exposed to any foreign currency exchange rate risks that could have a material effect on our financial condition or results of operations. Although we do not have any foreign operations, some of the portfolio companies we invest in conduct business in foreign jurisdictions and therefore our investments have an indirect exposure to risks associated with changes in foreign exchange rates.

Item 4.        Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based upon that evaluation, our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective at the reasonable assurance level as of the end of the period covered by this report to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the relevant SEC rules and forms.
Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file and submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
During the most recent fiscal quarter, there were no changes in internal control over financial reporting (as defined under Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

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PART II.    OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.         Legal Proceedings
From time to time, we and individuals employed by us may be party to certain legal proceedings in the ordinary course of business, including proceedings relating to the enforcement of our rights under contracts with our businesses. In addition, our business and the businesses of the Manager, the Sub-Manager and the Managing Dealer are subject to extensive regulation, which may result in regulatory proceedings. Legal proceedings, lawsuits, claims and regulatory proceedings are subject to many uncertainties and their ultimate outcomes are not predictable with assurance.
As of March 31, 2021, we were not involved in any legal proceedings. Additionally, there is no action, suit or proceeding pending before any court, or, to our knowledge, threatened by any regulatory agency or other third party, against the Manager, the Sub-Manager or the Managing Dealer that would have a material adverse effect on us. 

Item 1A.         Risk Factors

We have disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, risk factors which materially affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. The following risk factor replaces the similar risk factor included in our Form 10-K. You should carefully consider the risk factors set forth in our Form 10-K. You should be aware that these risk factors and other information may not describe every risk facing us. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial also may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and/or operating results.

The outbreak of highly infectious or contagious diseases, including the ongoing novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, could materially and adversely impact our business, our operating businesses, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Further, the spread of COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the U.S. and global economy and financial markets and could potentially create widespread business continuity issues of an as yet unknown magnitude and duration.
In December 2019, COVID-19 was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has since spread globally, including every state in the United States. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020 the United States declared a national emergency with respect to COVID-19. Since March 13, 2020, there have been a number of federal, state and local government initiatives to manage the spread of the virus and its impact on the economy, financial markets and continuity of businesses of all sizes and industries. For example, in March 2020, Congress approved, and former President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), which provided approximately $2 trillion in financial assistance to individuals and businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act, among other things, provided certain measures to support individuals and businesses in maintaining solvency through monetary relief, including in the form of financing and loan forgiveness/forbearance. The Federal Reserve implemented asset purchase and lending programs, including purchases of residential and commercial-mortgage backed securities and the establishment of lending facilities to support loans to small- and mid-size businesses. To further address the continued economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress passed, and former President Trump signed into law, a second COVID-19 relief bill in December 2020, which provided approximately $900 billion in financial assistance to individuals and businesses, including funds for rental assistance to be distributed by state and local governments and a revival of the forgivable small business loan program (the “Paycheck Protection Program”) originally provided for under the CARES Act. Most recently, in March 2021, Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill which provides additional financial assistance to individuals and businesses (including new funds for rental assistance and Paycheck Protection Program loans), as well as aid to state and local governments. As of March 31, 2021, some of our portfolio companies have taken advantage of certain provisions under the CARES Act but we and our portfolio companies have not borrowed under the Paycheck Protection Program. We continue to analyze the relevant legislative and regulatory developments and the potential impact they may have on our business (including our portfolio companies), results of operations, financial condition and liquidity. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted global economic activity and caused significant volatility and negative pressure in financial markets. The global impact of the pandemic has been rapidly evolving and many countries, including the United States, have reacted by instituting quarantines, mandating business and school closures, requiring restrictions on travel, and issuing “shelter-in-place” and/or “stay-at-home” orders. While some of these restrictions have been relaxed or phased out, many of these or similar restrictions remain in place, continue to be implemented, or additional restrictions are being considered. Such actions are creating disruption in global supply chains, and adversely impacting a number of industries. The pandemic has triggered a period of economic slowdown and experts are uncertain as to how long these conditions may last.
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Outbreaks of pandemic or contagious diseases, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, could materially and adversely affect our business, our operating businesses, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. The Manager and the Sub-Manager have not been prevented and do not expect to be prevented from conducting business activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, our portfolio companies could be prevented from conducting business activities for an indefinite period of time. Since certain aspects of the services provided by our businesses involve face to face interaction, the related COVID-19 quarantines and work and travel restrictions may reduce participation or result in a loss of business. Additionally, since certain of the products offered by our businesses are manufactured in a facility or distributed through retail stores, a closure of such facility, loss in business for such retail store, or our businesses' inability to obtain raw materials and to ship products in a timely and cost-effective manner due to COVID-19 would have an adverse impact on production schedules and product sales. As of March 31, 2021, all of the facilities were open and safety procedures have been implemented across our portfolio companies; however, there is a continued risk of temporary business interruptions resulting from employees contracting COVID-19 or from the reinstitution of business closures or work and travel restrictions. Further, if the U.S. and global economy continue to slow down or consumer behavior continues to shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic (including the continued threat or perceived threat of such pandemic), the demand for the products or services offered by our operating businesses may be reduced. The rapid development and fluidity of this situation precludes any prediction as to the ultimate adverse impact of COVID-19. Nevertheless, COVID-19 presents material uncertainty and risk with respect to our business, our operating businesses, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Use of Proceeds
On March 7, 2018, the Initial Registration Statement covering the Initial Public Offering, of up to $1.1 billion shares, was declared effective under the Securities Act. The Initial Public Offering commenced on March 7, 2018, and is currently expected to continue until the Follow-On Registration Statement covering the Follow-On Public Offering is declared effective by the SEC.
Through CNL Securities Corp., the Managing Dealer for the Initial Public Offering, we are offering to the public on a best efforts basis up to $1.0 billion shares consisting of Class A shares, Class T shares, Class D shares and Class I shares.
We are also offering up to $100.0 million shares to be issued pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan.
The shares being offered can be reallocated among the different classes and between the primary Initial Public Offering and the distribution reinvestment plan. The following table presents the net offering proceeds received from the Initial Public Offering through March 31, 2021:
Total
Payments to
Affiliates(1)
Payments to Others
Aggregate price of offering amount registered(2)
$1,000,000,000 
Shares sold(3)
4,949,157 
Aggregate amount sold(3)
$139,052,480 
Payment of underwriting compensation(4)
(3,369,142)(3,369,142)— 
Net offering proceeds to the issuer135,683,338 
Investments in portfolio companies(5)
(70,897,179)— (70,897,179)
Distributions to shareholders(6)
(3,449,977)(749)(3,449,228)
Remaining proceeds from the Offering$61,336,182 
FOOTNOTES:
(1)    Represents direct or indirect payments to our directors or officers, the Manager, the Sub-Manager and their respective affiliates; to persons owning 10% or more of any class of our shares; and to our affiliates.
(2)    We are also offering up to $100.0 million of shares to be issued pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan. The shares being offered can be reallocated among the different classes and between the Initial Public Offering and the distribution reinvestment plan.
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(3)    Excludes approximately $3.8 million (137,600 shares) issued pursuant to our distribution reinvestment plan, approximately $0.2 million (8,000 shares) of unregistered shares issued to the Manager and the Sub-Manager in a private transaction exempt from the registration requirements pursuant to section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act, approximately $81.5 million (3.3 million shares) of unregistered Class FA shares sold in the 2018 Private Offering, approximately $43.5 million (1.6 million shares) of unregistered Class FA shares sold in the Class FA Private Offering and Follow-on Class FA Private Offering, and approximately $52.4 million (1.8 million shares) of unregistered Class S shares sold in the Class S Private Offering.
(4)    Underwriting compensation includes selling commissions and dealer manager fees paid to the Managing Dealer on shares sold in the Initial Public Offering; all or a portion of which may be reallowed to participating broker-dealers. Excludes selling commissions and placement agent fees paid to the Managing Dealer for shares sold in the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering and Class S Private Offering.
(5)    Excludes approximately $126.6 million funded using proceeds from the 2018 Class FA Private Offering, Class FA Private Offering, the Follow-On Class FA Private Offering and the Class S Private Offering.
(6)    Until such time as we have sufficient operating cash flows from our assets, we will pay cash distributions, debt service and/or operating expenses from net proceeds of the Initial Public Offering.  The amounts presented above represent the net proceeds used for such purposes.
Repurchase of Shares and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
In March 2019, our board of directors approved and adopted a share repurchase program, as further amended in January 2020 (the “Share Repurchase Program”). The total amount of aggregate repurchases of Class FA, Class A, Class T, Class D, Class I and Class S shares will be limited to up to 2.5% of the aggregate net asset value per calendar quarter (based on the aggregate net asset value as of the last date of the month immediately prior to the repurchase date) and up to 10% of the aggregate net asset value per year (based on the average aggregate net asset value as of the end of each of the Company’s trailing four quarters). Unless our board of directors determines otherwise, we will limit the number of shares to be repurchased during any calendar quarter to the number of shares we can repurchase with the proceeds received from the sale of shares under our distribution reinvestment plan in the previous quarter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at the sole discretion of our board of directors, we may also use other sources, including, but not limited to, offering proceeds and borrowings to repurchase shares. Our board of directors, in its sole discretion, may amend, suspend or terminate the Share Repurchase Program or waive any of its specific conditions to the extent it is in our best interest, including to ensure our ability to qualify as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, we repurchased the following shares:
PeriodTotal Number of Shares RepurchasedAverage Price Paid Per ShareTotal Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plan
Maximum Value of Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plan (1)
January 1, 2021 to January 31, 2021— $— — $702,536 
February 1, 2021 to February 28, 2021— — — 702,536 
March 1, 2021 to March 31, 202140,754 29.71 40,754 — 
 FOOTNOTE:
(1)     Repurchases are limited under the Share Repurchase Program as described above. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, we received requests for the repurchase of approximately $1.2 million of our common shares, which exceeded proceeds from our distribution reinvestment plan in the previous quarter by approximately $0.5 million. The Company’s board of directors approved the use of other sources to satisfy repurchase requests received in excess of proceeds received from our distribution reinvestment plan.

Item 3.     Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.

Item 4.         Mine Safety Disclosures
Not applicable.

Item 5.         Other Information
Not applicable.

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Item 6.    Exhibits
The exhibits required by this item are set forth in the Exhibit Index attached hereto and are file or incorporated as part of this report.
EXHIBIT INDEX
The following exhibits are filed or incorporated as part of this report.
3.1  
3.2  
4.1  
4.2  
4.3  
10.1
31.1*  
31.2*  
32.1*  
101*  The following materials from CNL Strategic Capital, LLC Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021, formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language); (i) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Assets and Liabilities, (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, (iii) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Net Assets, (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, (v) Consolidated Schedules of Investments, and (vi) Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File included as Exhibit 101 (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)
*Filed herewith
The agreements and other documents filed as exhibits to this report are not intended to provide factual information or other disclosure other than with respect to the terms of the agreements or other documents themselves, and you should not rely on them for that purpose. In particular, any representations and warranties made by us in these agreements or other documents were made solely within the specific context of the relevant agreement or document and may not describe the actual state of affairs as of the date they were made or at any other time.
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on the 14th day of May, 2021.
CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
By:/s/ Chirag J. Bhavsar
 CHIRAG J. BHAVSAR
 Chief Executive Officer
 (Principal Executive Officer)
By:/s/ Tammy J. Tipton
 TAMMY J. TIPTON
 Chief Financial Officer
 (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)



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