SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 19, 2021 (May 18, 2021)
OWL ROCK CAPITAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
399 Park Avenue,
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (212) 419-3000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per
|ORCC||The New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 1.01 Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 18, 2021, Owl Rock Capital Corporation (the “Company”) entered into a third amended and restated investment advisory agreement (the “Restated Advisory Agreement”) with its investment adviser, Owl Rock Capital Advisors LLC (the “Adviser”), in connection with the previously announced transaction (the “Transaction”) pursuant to which Owl Rock Capital Group, LLC, the parent of the Adviser (and a subsidiary of Owl Rock Capital Partners LP), and Dyal Capital Partners (“Dyal”) merged to form Blue Owl Capital, Inc. (“Blue Owl”). The Transaction resulted in a change of control of the Adviser and was deemed an assignment of the second amended and restated investment advisory agreement (the “Prior Advisory Agreement”) between the Company and the Adviser. The Restated Advisory Agreement became effective upon consummation of the Transaction and the terms of the Restated Advisory Agreement are identical to the Prior Advisory Agreement. The Company’s shareholders approved the Company’s entry into the Restated Advisory Agreement at a special meeting held on March 17, 2021.
In addition, the Company has entered into an amended and restated administration agreement (the “Restated Administration Agreement”) with the Adviser. The Restated Administration Agreement became effective upon consummation of the Transaction and the terms of the Restated Administration Agreement are identical to the Company’s prior administration agreement with the Adviser.
The description above is only a summary of the Restated Advisory Agreement and Restated Administration Agreement and does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the provisions in such agreements, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 respectively.
Item 5.02(b) Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
As previously disclosed in our Definitive Proxy Statement, dated January 27, 2021, the Transaction is intended to comply with Section 15(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “1940 Act”). On May 18, 2021, in anticipation of the Transaction, and in order to ensure that the Transaction complies with Section 15(f), including the requirement that at least 75% of the members of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) not be “interested persons” (as defined in the 1940 Act) of the Company for three years following the consummation of the Transaction, Douglas Ostrover and Alan Kirshenbaum stepped down as directors of the Company, effective upon the consummation of the Transaction. The Board also voted to reduce its size from eight to six directors, effective upon the consummation of the Transaction.
The Transaction will not result in any changes to the Company’s investment objectives and strategies or to the investment advisory services provided to the Company. The executive officers and employees of the Adviser, Owl Rock Capital Partners LP and their affiliates who provide services to the Company will remain the same, the Adviser’s investment committee will remain the same, the Adviser’s investment process and investment resources will remain the same and the Adviser’s investment team that currently provides services to the Company will remain the same and continue to be focused on direct lending. Mr. Ostrover will continue to serve as the Adviser’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer and as a member of the Adviser’s investment committee and now serves as Blue Owl’s Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Kirshenbaum will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer of the Company and Chief Financial Officer of the Adviser and now serves as Blue Owl’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Packer will continue to serve as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and also serves as a Senior Managing Director and Director of Blue Owl.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|10.1||Third Amended and Restated Investment Advisory Agreement between Owl Rock Capital Corporation and Owl Rock Capital Advisors LLC, dated May 18, 2021.|
|10.2||Amended and Restated Administration Agreement between Owl Rock Capital Corporation and Owl Rock Capital Advisors LLC, dated May 18, 2021.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
|Owl Rock Capital Corporation|
|May 19, 2021||By:||/s/ Alan Kirshenbaum|
|Title:||Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|