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September 3, 2020
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Erin M. Lett
Division of Corporation Finance
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20549
Attn: David Gessert and Michael Clampitt
The Gladstone Companies, Inc.
Amendment No. 1 to Offering Statement on Form 1-A (filed on August 28, 2020)
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of The Gladstone Companies, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), we hereby respond to the comments raised by the staff (the Staff) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding Amendment No. 1 to the Companys Offering Statement on Form 1-A (the Offering Statement) in a telephone conversation on August 31, 2020 between David Gessert of the Staff and Erin M. Lett of Proskauer Rose LLP, outside counsel to the Company. For your convenience, a transcription of the Staffs comments is included in this letter, and the comments are followed by the Companys response. Terms used in this letter have the meanings given to them in the Offering Statement.
Offering Circular Summary
Update the disclosure in the Recent Developments section through the quarter ended June 30, 2020. In addition, confirm that the total percentage return on the Companys funds is not materially lower as of June 30, 2020 than as is disclosed in the table on page 5. If the total percentage return is materially lower, revise the table as warranted and, if not, confirm the same.
As requested, the Company has updated the disclosure in the Recent Developments section to reflect information through June 30, 2020. In addition, the Company has updated the table on page 5, as well as the same information on page 57, to reflect total percentage returns through June 30, 2020 for each of the Existing Gladstone Funds.
For future amendments, please file an auditors consent that references the most recent substantive amendment to the Offering Statement (e.g., Amendment No. 2 to the Offering Statement on Form 1-A) or contemplates such amendments (e.g., the Offering Statement on Form 1-A, as amended).
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September 3, 2020
As requested, the Company has included as an exhibit to the Offering Statement, a consent from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP that contemplates use with amendments to the Offering Statement.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the undersigned by telephone at 202.416.6829 (or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) or William J. Tuttle by telephone at 202.416.6860 (or by email at email@example.com). Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this matter.
/s/ Erin M. Lett
Erin M. Lett
David Gladstone, The Gladstone Companies, Inc.
Michael Malesardi, The Gladstone Companies, Inc.
Michael LiCalsi, The Gladstone Companies, Inc.
William J. Tuttle, Proskauer Rose LLP