Nicholas Financial tumbles as it pulls out of Prospect deal

With certain conditions required to consummate the sale of the company to Prospect Capital (PSEC +0.7%) not met ahead of the June 12 termination deadline, Nicholas Financial (NICK -6%) pulls the plug on the deal.

Prosepct had previously said it didn't expect to close on the transaction as a result of the SEC investigation into its accounting methods, but had hoped to amend its agreement with Nicholas.

Previously: Prospect wins appeal with SEC; no restatement necessary

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  • zack54
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    I'm not so sure this isn't a good thing for both parties.
    12 Jun 2014, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • TEX1961
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    Now that the SEC issue is resolved PSEC and NICK can reset and the deal will probably will be done at a later date.
    12 Jun 2014, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • arthur_bishop1972
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    Maybe Lawrence will stop writing about PSEC now.
    12 Jun 2014, 03:34 PM Reply Like
  • RickyC
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    It is my understanding that NICK has not filed some required reports with the SEC regarding their financial statements.
    In looking at the last 2 or 3 10-q's/, they had some scary numbers on delinquencies increasing.
    As a PSEC stockholder, I was concerned about the NICK acquisition being the right choice.
    Let's hope that PSEC does not pursue NICK.
    12 Jun 2014, 04:37 PM Reply Like
  • Ian Cognito
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    ....or negotiates a significantly better price for the business. Either way, PSEC will be in a better position.


    NICK's price was down 5%+ today. The class action lawyers must be so excited.
    12 Jun 2014, 05:11 PM Reply Like
  • foretherecord
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    Why not amend the deal though? I don't think it is too much of an impact for PSEC considering their size relative to NICK.
    12 Jun 2014, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • koolsool
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    The angry NICK shareholders who thought PSEC paid too little for their company got their wish. But their shares are worth much less today without PSEC.
    13 Jun 2014, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • critterlitter
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    Sometimes, the best deals are the deals that aren't made. IF Prospect has done due diligence and really feels it's a deal worth making, then there will be further talks to put all the ducks in a row to make the deal happen. I think there's less than a 50/50 chance of this happening. No big deal (no little deal either) ...
    16 Jun 2014, 09:42 AM Reply Like
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