Prospect Capital Corporation is a financial services company that primarily lends to and invests in middle market privately-held companies. The Company is a closed-end investment company. It invests primarily in senior and subordinated debt and equity of companies in need of capital for acquisitions, divestitures, growth, development and recapitalization. The Company works with the management teams or financial sponsors to seek investments with historical cash flows, asset collateral or contracted pro-forma cash flows. Its investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. The Company lends in private equity sponsored transactions; lends directly to companies not owned by private equity firms; control investments in corporate operating companies; control investments in financial companies; invests in structured credit, real estate investments, and investments in syndicated debt.