HOUSTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) ("Main Street") announced today that it has priced a public offering of 3,750,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. Pricing was set at $22.50 per share, and net proceeds from the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated expenses payable by Main Street, are expected to be approximately $80.8 million. Main Street has also granted the underwriters an option, exercisable for 30 days, to purchase up to 562,500 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. Main Street intends to use the net proceeds from this offering, including the net proceeds from any exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option, to make portfolio investments in accordance with its investment objective and strategies, to make investments in marketable securities and idle funds investments, to repay outstanding debt borrowed under its credit facility, to pay operating expenses and other cash obligations, and for general corporate purposes. The underwriters of this offering are Raymond James, Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, BB&T Capital Markets, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, LLC, Sanders Morris Harris Inc., Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. The shares will be sold pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form N-2 that has been filed with, and has been declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on June 26, 2012. Investors should carefully consider, among other things, Main Street's investment objective and strategies and the risks related to Main Street and the offering before investing. The final prospectus supplement dated June 21, 2012, including the base prospectus dated May 25, 2012, contains risk factors and other information about Main Street. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from Raymond James, 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor will there be any sale of the shares referred to in this press release in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.