Lawyers at Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C. have handled many cases against stockbrokers and other investment professionals involving non-traded invesments such as REITs, hedge funds and private placements.
FS Energy and Power Fund (“FSEP” or the “Fund”) is a non-traded business development company that invests primarily in the debt of a portfolio of private U.S. energy and power companies. BDC’s have been around since 1980 when the U.S. Congress enacted legislation which ushered in certain amendments to federal securities laws allowing for BDC’s — which are simply types of closed-end funds — to make investments in developing companies and firms.
BDC’s are in the business of providing various debt and mezzanine financing solutions for typically small and medium-sized businesses that cannot access credit in the same way as larger, more established companies. By providing credit solutions to less established companies, BDC’s will frequently collect much higher than average interest income and seek to pass along such income to investors in the form of dividends.