March 27, 2024

NEW YORK, March 27, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silver Spike Investment Corp. (“SSIC” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SSIC), a specialty finance company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023.

Quarter Ended 12/31/23 Highlights

  • Total investment income of $3.6 million
  • Net investment income of $1.7 million, or $0.28 per share
  • Investment portfolio of $54.1 million at fair value
  • Net asset value (“NAV”) per share decreased from $14.06 on September 30, 2023 to $13.77 on December 31, 2023
  • A cash dividend of $0.25 per share was declared. The dividend is payable on March 28, 2024 to stockholders of record on March 20, 2024.

Scott Gordon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented “We are pleased to have announced a dividend of $0.25 per share. Despite the continued challenging environment for cannabis operators and investors, we are pleased with the continued strong performance of our portfolio companies and remain encouraged by signs of improved market dynamics for several state markets. We anticipate more attractive debt-related investment opportunities with favorable risk/reward characteristics throughout the remainder of 2024, and we will seek to add investments to the portfolio in a disciplined manner.”

Loan Portfolio Acquisition Agreement

On February 20, 2024, the Company announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to purchase from Chicago Atlantic Loan Portfolio, LLC (“CALP”) a portfolio of loans (the “CALP Loan Portfolio”) in exchange for newly issued shares of the Company’s common stock, subject to certain customary closing conditions (the “Loan Portfolio Acquisition”).

Results of Operations
For the three months ended December 31, 2023, total investment income was $3.6 million. This compares to total expenses of $1.9 million, which includes $0.7 million of expenses related to the Loan Portfolio Acquisition, resulting in net investment income of approximately $1.7 million, or $0.28 per share.

The Company recorded a net unrealized gain of $0.8 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2023, primarily related to the fair valuation of our debt investments. The Company generated a net increase in net assets from operations of $2.5 million, or $0.40 per share.

Net Asset Value
As of December 31, 2023, NAV per share decreased to $13.77, compared to $14.06 as of September 30, 2023. The decrease in NAV per share was primarily driven by dividend payments. Total net assets as of December 31, 2023 were $85.6 million, compared to $87.4 million as of September 30, 2023.

Portfolio and Investment Activity

  • As of December 31, 2023, the Company’s investment portfolio had an aggregate fair value of approximately $54.1 million, comprising $46.0 million in secured loans in three portfolio companies and $8.1 million in secured notes in two portfolio companies.
  • During the quarter ended December 31, 2023, the Company made no investments.
  • During the quarter ended December 31, 2023, the Company received full repayment on one of its secured loan investments.
  • As of December 31, 2023, there were no loans on non-accrual status.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
As of December 31, 2023, the Company had $32.6 million in available liquidity, comprising $32.6 million in cash equivalents.

The Company’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.25 per share.

The following are the key dates for the dividend:

Record DateMarch 20, 2024
Payment DateMarch 28, 2024

The Company has adopted a dividend reinvestment plan (“DRIP”) that provides for reinvestment of dividends on behalf of its stockholders, unless a stockholder elects to receive cash. As a result, when the Company declares a cash dividend, stockholders who have not “opted out” of the DRIP in accordance with the terms of the DRIP and the procedures of their broker or other financial intermediary will have their cash dividends automatically reinvested in additional shares of the Company’s common stock. A stockholder whose shares are held by a broker or other financial intermediary should contact their broker or other financial intermediary as soon as possible in order to determine the time by which the stockholder must take action in order to receive dividends in cash.

Conference Call
The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's fiscal year end 2023 financial results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Participants may register for the call here. A live webcast of the call will also be available on the Company’s website at

The presentation to be used in connection with the conference call and webcast will be available at

A replay of the call will be available at by end of day March 28, 2024.

About Silver Spike Investment Corp.
The Company is a specialty finance company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, and has elected to be treated as a regulated investment company for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Company’s investment objective is to maximize risk-adjusted returns on equity for its shareholders by investing primarily in direct loans to privately held middle-market companies, with a focus on cannabis companies and other companies in the health and wellness sector. The Company is managed by Silver Spike Capital, LLC, an investment manager focused on the cannabis and alternative health and wellness industries. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in this communication constitute forward-looking statements because they relate to future events, future performance or financial condition of the Company or the Loan Portfolio Acquisition. The forward-looking statements may include statements as to: future operating results of the Company and distribution projections; business prospects of the Company and the prospects of its portfolio companies; and the impact of the investments that the Company expects to make. In addition, words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “would,” “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “predict,” “potential,” “plan” or similar words indicate forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements include these words. The forward-looking statements contained in this communication involve risks and uncertainties. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected, including the uncertainties associated with (i) the timing or likelihood of the Loan Portfolio Acquisition closing; (ii) the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the Loan Portfolio Acquisition; (iii) the percentage of Company stockholders voting in favor of the proposals submitted for their approval; (iv) the possibility that competing offers or acquisition proposals will be made; (v) the possibility that any or all of the various conditions to the consummation of the Loan Portfolio Acquisition may not be satisfied or waived; (vi) risks related to diverting management’s attention from ongoing business operations; (vii) the risk that stockholder litigation in connection with the Loan Portfolio Acquisition may result in significant costs of defense and liability; (viii) changes in the economy, financial markets and political environment, including the impacts of inflation and rising interest rates; (ix) risks associated with possible disruption in the operations of the Company or the economy generally due to terrorism, war or other geopolitical conflict (including the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine), natural disasters or global health pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic; (x) future changes in laws or regulations (including the interpretation of these laws and regulations by regulatory authorities); (xi) changes in political, economic or industry conditions, the interest rate environment or conditions affecting the financial and capital markets that could result in changes to the value of the Company’s assets; (xii) elevating levels of inflation, and its impact on the Company, on its portfolio companies and on the industries in which it invests; (xiii) the Company’s plans, expectations, objectives and intentions, as a result of the Loan Portfolio Acquisition; (xiv) the future operating results and net investment income projections of the Company; (xv) the ability of Silver Spike Capital, LLC (the “Adviser”) to locate suitable investments for the Company and to monitor and administer its investments; (xvi) the ability of the Adviser or its affiliates to attract and retain highly talented professionals; (xvii) the business prospects of the Company and the prospects of its portfolio companies; (xviii) the impact of the investments that the Company expects to make; (xix) the expected financings and investments and additional leverage that the Company may seek to incur in the future; (xx) conditions in the Company’s operating areas, particularly with respect to business development companies or regulated investment companies; (xxi) the ability of CALP to obtain the necessary consents for, or otherwise identify and obtain additional loans for including in the CALP Loan Portfolio; (xxii) the regulatory requirements applicable to the transaction and any changes to the transaction necessary to comply with such requirements; (xxiii) the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, and the possibility in that in connection that the closing will not occur or that it will be significantly delayed; (xxiv) the realization generally of the anticipated benefits of the Loan Portfolio Acquisition and the possibility that the Company will not realize those benefits, in part or at all; (xxv) the performance of the loans included in the CALP Loan Portfolio, and the possibility of defects or deficiencies in such loans notwithstanding the diligence performed by the Company and its advisors; (xxvi) the ability of the Company to realize cost savings and other management efficiencies in connection with the transaction as anticipated; (xxvii) the reaction of the trading markets to the transaction and the possibility that a more liquid market or more extensive analyst coverage will not develop for the Company as anticipated; (xxviii) the reaction of the financial markets to the transaction and the possibility that the Company will not be able to raise capital as anticipated; (xxix) the diversion of management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations; (xxx) the risk of stockholder litigation in connection with the transaction; (xxxi) the strategic, business, economic, financial, political and governmental risks and other risk factors affecting the business of the Company and the companies in which it is invested as described in the Company’s public filings with the SEC and (xxxii) other considerations that may be disclosed from time to time in the Company’s publicly disseminated documents and filings. The Company has based the forward-looking statements included in this communication on information available to it on the date of this communication, and it assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, you are advised to consult any additional disclosures that the Company may make directly to you or through reports that the Company in the future may file with the SEC, including the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. 

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication relates to a proposed business combination involving the Company and CALP, along with the related proposals for which stockholder approval will be sought. In connection with the proposals, the Company intends to file relevant materials with the SEC, including a registration statement on Form N-14, which will include a proxy statement and a prospectus of the Company (the “Proxy Statement/Prospectus”). This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, THE LOAN PORTFOLIO ACQUISITION AND THE PROPOSALS. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents filed with the SEC free of charge at the SEC’s website,, or from the Company’s website at 

Participants in the Solicitation

The Company and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of the Adviser and its affiliates may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of the Company in connection with the Loan Portfolio Acquisition. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of the Company stockholders in connection with the Loan Portfolio Acquisition will be contained in the Proxy Statement/Prospectus when such document becomes available. This document may be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above.

No Offer or Solicitation

This communication is not, and under no circumstances is it to be construed as, a prospectus or an advertisement and the communication is not, and under no circumstances is it to be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities in the Company or in any fund or other investment vehicle managed by the Adviser or any of its affiliates.


Bill Healy

Statements of Assets and Liabilities
 December 31, 2023  December 31, 2022 
Investments at fair value:     
Non-control/non-affiliate investments at fair value (amortized cost of $53,471,317
and $50,527,898, respectively)
$54,120,000  $50,254,550 
Cash and cash equivalents 32,611,635   35,125,320 
Interest receivable 1,755,360   1,559,081 
Prepaid expenses 39,276   32,323 
Other assets 50,000   - 
Total assets 88,576,271   86,971,274 
Income-based incentive fees payable 1,511,253   - 
Transaction fees payable related to the Loan Portfolio Acquisition 711,264   - 
Management fee payable 257,121   170,965 
Audit fees payable 123,998   50,000 
Directors fees payable 94,760   32,049 
Capital gains incentive fees payable 87,583   - 
Administrator fees payable 86,463   57,306 
Legal fees payable 84,824   42,215 
Valuation fees payable 24,675   - 
Professional fees payable 17,233   28,744 
Other payables 13,822   33,663 
Excise tax payable 10,655   80,566 
Distributions payable 2   - 
Due to affiliate -   37 
Total liabilities 3,023,653   495,545 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 6)       
Common Stock, $0.01 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 6,214,941
and 6,214,672 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
 62,149   62,147 
Additional paid-in-capital 85,041,203   84,917,788 
Distributable earnings 449,266   1,495,794 
Total net assets$85,552,618  $86,475,729 

Statements of Operations
 Year Ended
December 31, 2023
  For the period from
April 1, 2022
December 31, 2022
  Year Ended
March 31, 2022
Non-control/non-affiliate investment income        
Interest income$11,736,649  $3,626,792  $10,073 
Fee income 196,251   410,000   - 
Total investment income 11,932,900   4,036,792   10,073 
Income-based incentive fees 1,511,253   -   - 
Management fee 1,013,764   336,432   - 
Transaction expenses related to the Loan Portfolio Acquisition 711,264   -   - 
Audit expense 499,698   210,284   40,000 
Legal expenses 343,824   484,412   34,069 
Administrator fees 335,253   171,494   47,151 
Insurance expense 269,719   228,288   46,488 
Director expenses 200,955   99,845   - 
Valuation fees 115,985   -   - 
Capital gains incentive fees 87,583   -   - 
Other expenses 85,953   122,070   6,808 
Professional fees 70,150   70,264   34,920 
Custodian fees 48,000   36,150   36,000 
Excise tax expense 10,655   80,566   - 
Organizational expenses -   -   328,002 
Total expenses 5,304,056   1,839,805   573,438 
NET INVESTMENT INCOME (LOSS) 6,628,844   2,196,987   (563,365)
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments (210,767)  -   - 
Net realized gain (loss) from investments (210,767)  -   - 
Non-controlled/non-affiliate investments 922,031   (273,348)  - 
Net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation)
from investments
 922,031   (273,348)  - 
Net realized and unrealized gains (losses) 711,264   (273,348)  - 
$7,340,108  $1,923,639  $(563,365)
$1.07  $0.35  $(0.64)
$1.18  $0.31  $(0.64)
 6,214,682   6,214,672   877,409