CEF Gabelli Multimedia To Issue New Preferred

Closed End Fund (CEF) Gabelli Multimedia Trust (GGT) has announced a new issue of perpetual preferred stock. The issue should be strongly investment grade.

The pricing has not been announced via the SEC site but an OTC temporary ticker has been assigned as GABGP.

The company had previously announced the redemption of the 6% GGT-B issue on 12/26/2019 and they will use proceeds from this new issue to pay for the redemption.

There is just 1 other GGT preferred outstanding which can be seen here.

The preliminary prospectus can be read here.

Further company guidance can be seen here.

17 thoughts on “CEF Gabelli Multimedia To Issue New Preferred”

  1. I’m glad these rates have begun to stabilize some, with the 10 yr. hovering around 1.88%. Previously, I thought we were on a race to the bottom, but recent action has, at least, slowed that downward trend. The recent PSA offering, with a 4.75% coupon, was to me a mild and pleasant surprise as I was expecting mighty PSA to try to sneak one in with a sub-4.5% coupon. Now we have a Gabelli CEF offering – another IG issue- with a price guidance of around 5.125%. Since I welcome every penny of income I can get, I’m starting to believe that there is a Santa Claus after all, Virginia.

    1. I’m with you Artemisa—I really want some stability with maybe a slow creep higher (slow–very slow). The FED has worked hard to make us conservative folks climb the risk ladder and I am having trouble accepting higher risk.

  2. I was not able to find any info but on Streetinsider.com list of SEC fillings (at 10:02 AM today) – 497AD :
    Issuer: The Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc.
    Security Type: Fixed-Rate Cumulative Preferred Shares
    Title: Series G Cumulative Preferred Shares
    Liquidation Preference/Offering Price: $25.00 per share
    Maturity: Perpetual
    Expected Size: $25 million (or 1 million shares)
    Price Guidance: 5.125% area
    Expected Trade Date: December 17, 2019
    Expected Settlement Date: December 20, 2019 (T+3)
    Dividend Payment Dates: March 26, June 26, September 26 and December 26 in each year commencing on March 26, 2020
    Optional Redemption: 5 years after settlement date
    Use of Proceeds: Redemption of 6% Series B Preferred Shares with aggregate liquidation preference of approximately $19.8 million and purchasing portfolio securities in accordance with the Issuer’s investment objectives and policies.
    Expected Listing: NYSE
    Anticipated Rating: A2 from Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (No assurances )
    Underwriters: BofA

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            1. David-it is above my pay grade. I bought my first computer in 1982 and have built and rebuilt many over the years, but gave the tech stuff up–I just hire folks. Used to be I relished trouble shooting–no more.

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      1. Howard, can you share a link to the page that addresses this specific error? I couldn’t find anything.

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