Bulldog Investors asks Firsthand Technology Value Fund the tough questions

Activist shareholder Bulldog Investors issues a public letter to Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC) asking some tough questions of the close-ended VC fund.

2 of several points of contention: 1) "Why has SVVC filed for a $150 million rights offering while it has more than $100 million in cash and its shares trade at a discount of more than 20%?" 2) "SVVC converted from an open-end fund to a closed-end fund in April 2011 when the stock price was $27. Since then, the market, and especially tech stocks, have risen significantly. Yet, SVVC's stock price has declined by over 10%. Why?"

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  • Tae Kim 75
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    Because the more money they raise, it becomes permanent capital they make fees off forever. Pretty obvious.
    9 Jan 2014, 09:28 AM Reply Like
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