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5. Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC - Get Report) Company Description: Fifth Street Finance offers financing and invests in small to medium-sized businesses in connection with investments by private-equity sponsors. Dividend Yield: 11.2% Loan demand rebounded recently and credit markets have eased a bit since the fall, indicating that Fifth Street will be more active in financing and investing in businesses. This year is also set to be a solid year for M&A, especially given the amount of cash private-equity companies have on hand. This should also benefit the company.