Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Alala Joseph B III

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Capitala Finance Corp. [ CPTA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
See Remarks
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/11/2017 P 9,611 A $8.9998 9,611 D
Common Stock 442,294.08(5) I via Capitala Restricted Shares I, LLC
Common Stock 305,280.17(5) I via Capitala Private Investments, LLC
Common Stock 2,705(5) I via Capitala Transaction Corp.
Common Stock 972(5) I via CapitalSouth Corporation
Common Stock 100(5) I via Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Awards (3)(4)(5) (3)(4)(5) (3)(4)(5) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 140,357.68(3)(4)(5) 140,357.68 I Capitala Private Investments, LLC
Awards (1)(2)(4) (1)(2)(4) (1)(2)(4) Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share 442,294.08(1)(2)(4) 442,294.08 I See footnote(5)(6)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Capitala Restricted Shares I, LLC ("CRS") previously granted Awards with respect to the 442,294.08 shares of Capitala Finance Corp.'s (the "Issuer") common stock held by CRS, which is controlled by Mr. Alala and is an affiliate of Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC, to certain of Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC's employees pursuant to CRS's 2015 Amended and Restated Equity Compensation Plan, dated September 18, 2015 (the "Plan"). The Plan was previously approved by the Issuer's Board of Directors.
2. Outstanding Awards under the Plan are scheduled to vest as follows: 30% on September 25, 2017 and 40% on September 25, 2018. Upon settlement, the additional Awards will become payable on a one-for-one basis in shares of the Issuer's common stock.
3. Capitala Private Investments, LLC holds Awards with respect to 140,357.68 shares of the Issuer's common stock held by CRS.
4. Pursuant to the SEC staff no-action letters to Babson Capital Management LLC (pub. Avail. Dec. 14, 2006) and Carlyle GMS Finance, Inc. (pub. Avail. Oct. 8, 2015), an employee benefit plan sponsored by an investment adviser (or an affiliated person of an investment adviser) to a registered closed-end investment company or a business development company regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, that offers plan participants equity securities of such registered investment company or business development company is considered an "employee benefit plan sponsored by the issuer" for the purposes of Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
5. Mr. Alala disclaims beneficial ownership of any of the Issuer's shares directly held by Capitala Private Investments, LLC, CRS, Capitala Transaction Corp., CapitalSouth Corporation and Capitala Investment Advisors, LLC, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that Mr. Alala is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any other purpose.
6. This row reflects all of the Awards of CRS currently outstanding under the Plan. As CRS is controlled by Mr. Alala, this row is included to show the one-to-one relationship between the Awards issued under the Plan and CRS's ownership of shares of the common stock of the Issuer.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President
/s/ Richard G. Wheelahan, III, attorney-in-fact 08/15/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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