SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

November 14, 2011 08:16 ET

Shareholder Friendly American Capital Limited and Ares Capital Benefitting From Market Volatility

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on American Capital Limited & Ares Capital Corporation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - Some companies in the Business Development Company (BDC) industry have been performing strongly of late as a number of ups and downs in the global economy have created opportunities for investments and acquisitions. Companies that have not managed to cope well through the down economy are now becoming prime takeover options and larger or more successful business are circling. To better deal with the opportunity, many companies have started to raise money to better position them in the market place. The Paragon Report examines the outlook for companies in the Business Development Company (BDC) Industry and provides stock analysis on American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) and Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

With the markets exceptionally volatile this month, investors are looking for safe havens plays. BDCs are well known for their generous shareholder return -- either via dividend payments or share repurchase. Share repurchases have gained popularity among companies because there's a total flexibility with them, whereas dividend payments require a commitment. When a company is forced to cut or suspend its dividend payment, shareholders are extremely likely to express their discontent.

The Paragon Report provides investors with an excellent first step in their due diligence by providing daily trading ideas, and consolidating the public information available on them. For more investment research on the BDC industry register with us free at and get exclusive access to our numerous stock reports and industry newsletters.

Ares Capital Corporation is a private equity firm specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. Ares is one of the largest specialty finance companies in America, with $13 billion in committed capital to the middle-market. The company presently pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share for a hefty yield of around 9.5 percent.

American Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. It directly and through its asset management business, initiates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate and structured products. During the third quarter, American Capital repurchased common stock worth $75 million from open market. Common stock of 9.1 million shares has been repurchased at an average price of $8.21 per share.

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