Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund

Filed: 4 Oct 21, 4:26pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 23, 2021
Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 814-01332 84-2009506
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)
1585 Broadway
New York, NY
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
1 (212) 761-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 4, 2021, the Company disclosed the below information.


On September 23, 2021, the board of directors of the Company declared a distribution to stockholders in the amount of $0.56 per share, representing an annualized dividend yield of 11.1%(1). The distribution will be payable on or around October 27, 2021 to stockholders of record as of September 23, 2021.

Investment Activity

During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company made new investment commitments of approximately $591.1 million, and new investment fundings of approximately $457.6 million, respectively. New investment commitments were made across 16 new and 10 existing portfolio companies and were comprised of 99.7% of first lien debt and 0.3% of equity investments. During the quarter, approximately $37.2 million were received in principal proceeds from investments fully repaid.

(1) Annualized dividend yield is calculated by dividing the declared dividend by the weighted average of the net asset value at the beginning of the quarter, the capital called and dividend reinvested during the quarter and annualizing over 4 quarterly periods.

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

 By:/s/ Venugopal Rathi
  Venugopal Rathi
  Chief Financial Officer