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Gladstone Investment (Nasdaq: GAIN) is a publicly traded buyout fund that buys small and mid-sized United States businesses in partnership with the management of those businesses and other investors. When Gladstone buys a business, it provides financing for the acquisition including senior debt, subordinated debt and equity. Gladstone also makes junior subordinated and mezzanine loans as well as preferred stock investments in small and mid-sized businesses that are being purchased by other investors. Investments in these companies are usually expected to be between $3 million to $20 million. Gladstone can pay cash for a business or purchase all the stock of the business with a tax free swap of its common stock. The firm's goal is to pay shareholders monthly cash dividends. Investments in these companies usually are expected to be from $3 million to $30 million.