Babson Capital Participation Investors (the Trust) is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust's investment objective is to maximize total return by providing a high level of current income, the potential for growth of income, and capital appreciation. The Trust's principal investments are privately placed, below-investment grade, long-term debt obligations purchased directly from their issuers. The Trust will also invest in publicly traded debt securities (including high yield securities) with an emphasis on those with equity features and in convertible preferred stocks. In addition, the Trust may invest in high quality, readily marketable securities. Babson Capital Management LLC (Babson Capital) acts as its investment manager and adviser for the Trust. Babson Capital is a subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual).