SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 20, 2021
Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
New York, NY
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1 (212) 761-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if changed since last report)
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Item 3.02. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.
On January 7, 2021, Morgan Stanley Direct Lending Fund (the “Company”) delivered a capital drawdown notice to its stockholders relating to the sale of approximately 1,726,689 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”) for an aggregate offering price of $35.0 million. The sale closed on January 20, 2021.
The sale of Common Stock is being made pursuant to subscription agreements entered into by the Company and its stockholders. Under the terms of the subscription agreements, stockholders are required to fund drawdowns to purchase shares of Common Stock up to the amount of their respective capital commitments on an as-needed basis with a minimum of eight business days’ prior notice to stockholders.
The issuance of the Common Stock is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”) pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) thereof and Regulation D thereunder. The Company relied, in part, upon representations from the stockholders in the subscription agreements that each stockholder was an accredited investor as defined in Regulation D under the Securities Act.
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.
|Dated: January 22, 2021||MORGAN STANLEY DIRECT LENDING FUND|
|/s/ Venugopal Rathi|
|Chief Financial Officer|