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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
December 28, 2020
EQUUS TOTAL RETURN, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its
|(State or Other Jurisdiction||(Commission File||(IRS Employer|
|Of Incorporation)||Number)||Identification No.)|
700 Louisiana Street, 48th Floor
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including
area code: (713) 529-0900
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since
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Indicate by check mark whether the
registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2
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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant
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On December 28, 2020, Equus Total Return, Inc.
issued a press release announcing the completion of the sale of its interest in PalletOne, Inc. The text of the press release is
included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Equus Total Return, Inc.|
|Date: December 29,
|By: /s/ Kenneth I. Denos|
|Name: Kenneth I. Denos|
EQUUS ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF SALE
OF ITS INTEREST IN PALLETONE, INC.
PalletOne Acquired by UFP Industries
HOUSTON, TX – December 28, 2020 – Equus Total
Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) (“Equus”) today announced that UFP Industries, Inc. has closed on its agreement to purchase
of 100% of the equity of PalletOne, Inc. for approximately $232 million. The price assumes a cash free, debt free balance sheet.
UFP also agreed to pay $21 million for PalletOne’s recent capital expenditures.
In October 2001, Equus made its initial investment in PalletOne
and was one of two institutional funds to finance the creation of PalletOne from certain of the remnants of a former pallet manufacturing
conglomerate. PalletOne has since risen to become one of the largest wooden pallet manufacturers in the United States and a major
regional supplier of treated wood to retail lumber outlets and home improvement stores in the Southeastern U.S. In recent years,
Equus has worked closely with the management team and board of PalletOne to facilitate a sale, and the acquisition of PalletOne
by UFP is a culmination of these efforts.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements regarding
possible future circumstances. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s current expectations and assumptions
and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated
in such forward-looking statements including, in particular, the performance of the Company, including our ability to achieve our
expected financial and business objectives, the other risks and uncertainties described herein, as well as those contained in the
Company’s filings with the SEC. Actual results, events, and performance may differ. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as to the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release
publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof
or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. The inclusion of any statement in this release does not constitute an admission
by the Company or any other person that the events or circumstances described in such statements are material.
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