BDCA Venture Announces the Resignation of Grant Thornton; Discussions Underway with Replacement Accounting Firms

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--()--BDCA Venture, Inc., a closed-end fund that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (“BDCA Venture” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: BDCV), today announced that Grant Thornton LLP (“Grant Thornton”) resigned as its independent registered public accounting firm on January 28, 2015. Grant Thornton’s resignation was accepted by the Company’s audit committee. The Company has confirmed with Grant Thornton that there are no reportable events or disagreements between Grant Thornton and BDCA Venture on its financial statements.

BDCA Venture is presently in discussions with several accounting firms to replace Grant Thornton and will promptly announce when the retention of a replacement accounting firm has been completed.

BDCA Venture’s investment adviser is BDCA Venture Adviser, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BDCA Adviser LLC, which is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of AR Capital, LLC. On January 22, 2015, Grant Thornton also resigned as the independent registered public accounting firm from certain other AR Capital, LLC managed or sponsored companies.

About BDCA Venture, Inc.

BDCA Venture, Inc. ( is a closed-end fund regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that seeks to maximize total return by generating current income through debt investments in growth companies and, to a lesser extent, through capital appreciation. BDCA Venture’s shares are listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “BDCV.”

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