BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 14, 2000 ISSUE
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Best of the BDCs


                                       ------TOTAL RETURN*-----
                               SYMBOL  YEAR-TO THREE-  PREMIUM/
                                       DATE**  YEAR**  DISCOUNT

INCOME PRODUCERS
ALLIED CAPITAL                  ALLC     4.5%   45.7%   +65.9%
AMERICAN CAPITAL STRATEGIES     ACAS    14.9    59.3    +41.7

VALUE INVESTORS
EQUUS II                        EQS      1.8   -29.4    -36.9
BRANTLEY CAPITAL                BBDC    19.5    13.7    -31.5
CAPITAL SOUTHWEST               CSWC     0.6   -16.0     -3.1
MACC PRIVATE EQUITIES           MACC   -14.8    89.7    -23.7

AGGRESSIVE PLAYERS
WINFIELD CAPITAL                WCAP   -69.3   755.8    -34.4
MEVC DRAPER                     MVC     NA      NA      -18.8
HARRIS & HARRIS GROUP           HHGP   -39.1   222.5    +80.4
RAND CAPITAL                    RAND    74.6   134.2    +98.7
FRANKLIN CAPITAL                FKL     28.1    64.1    -32.8


* Appreciation plus reinvestment of dividends
** Through July 28, 2000

DATA: BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS


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