Term Loan Agreements and Long Term Debt
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Term Loan Agreements and Long Term Debt|
|Term Loan Agreements and Long Term Debt||
8.Term Loan Agreements and Long-Term Debt
Term Loan Agreements and Long Term Debt consist of the following:
Term and Revolving Loans
Three Peaks Term Loan Agreement and Revenue Interest Agreement
On November 12, 2014, AxoGen, as borrower, and AC, as guarantor, entered into that certain Term Loan Agreement, (the “Three Peaks Term Loan Agreement”), dated November 12, 2014, by and among AxoGen, as borrower, AC, as guarantor, the lenders party thereto and Three Peaks Capital S.a.r.l. (“Three Peaks”), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Oberland Capital Healthcare Master Fund LP, as administrative and collateral agent for the lenders. Under the Three Peaks Term Loan Agreement, Three Peaks provided AxoGen a term loan of $25 million which had a six-year term and required interest only payments and a final principal payment due at the end of the term. Interest was payable quarterly at 9.00% per annum plus the greater of LIBOR or 1.0% which as of November 13, 2014 resulted in a 10% rate.
In addition, on November 12, 2014, AxoGen entered into the Revenue Interest Agreement (the “Revenue Interest Agreement”) with Three Peaks. Royalty payments were based on a royalty rate of 3.75% of AxoGen’s revenues up to a maximum of $30 million in revenues in any 12 month period.
On October 26, 2016, the Three Peaks Term Loan Agreement and Revenue Interest Agreement were paid in full and the Company had no further obligations pursuant to such agreements.
MidCap Term Loan Agreement
On October 25, 2016 (the “Closing Date”), AxoGen and AC, each as borrowers, entered into a Credit and Security Agreement (Term Loan) (the ''MC Term Loan Agreement") with the lenders party thereto and MidCap Financial Trust (“MidCap”), as administrative agent and a lender. Under the MC Term Loan Agreement, MidCap provided the Company a term loan in the aggregate principal amount of $21 million (the "Term Loan") which has a maturity date of May 1, 2021 and requires interest only payments through December 1, 2018, and thereafter, 30 monthly payments of principal and interest resulting in the Term Loan being fully paid by the maturity date. Interest is payable monthly at 8.00% per annum plus the greater of LIBOR or 0.5%, which, as of December 31, 2017, resulted in an 9.36% rate. In addition to the interest charged on the Term Loan, the Company is also obligated to pay certain fees, including an annual agency fee of 0.25% of the aggregate principal amount of the Term Loan.
Under the MC Term Loan Agreement, the Company has the option at any time to prepay the Term Loan in whole or in part, provided that prepayments shall be: (i) in an amount equal to $2,500,000 or a higher integral multiple of $1,000,000; and (ii) accompanied by certain prepayment and exit fees. There can be no more than three partial voluntary prepayments allowed during the term of the MC Term Loan Agreement. MidCap and certain of the lenders have the right to demand prepayment, along with prepayment and exit fees upon an event of default which includes, but is not limited to: (i) default of the Revolving Loan (as defined below); (ii) a change of control of the Company; (iii) sale of the majority of the Company's assets; or (iv) a material adverse change to the Company. The prepayment fee is determined by multiplying the amount being prepaid by the following applicable percentage amount: (a) 3.0% during the first year following the Closing Date; (b) 2.0% during the second year following the Closing Date, and (c) 1.0% thereafter. No prepayment fee is due in the event the prepayment is a result of refinancing the Term Loan and Revolving Loan with MidCap or an affiliate of MidCap. Upon any repayment of any portion of the Term Loan (whether voluntary, involuntary or mandatory), other than scheduled amortization payments, and on the final payment of principal of the Term Loan, an exit fee of 5.0% of the principal amount of the Term Loan is also owed based on the portion of any prepayment made and at maturity upon the original principal amount less any prepayments of the Term Loan. The Company used the aggregate proceeds of $25 million from the MidCap Term Loan and the Revolving Loan to pay the outstanding indebtedness owed to Three Peaks and the other lenders to terminate the Term Loan Agreement and the Revenue Interest Agreement. Expenses and fees of approximately $800,000 to complete the negotiation and documentation of the MidCap Term Loan and the Revolving Loan and prepayment fees of approximately $2.3 million owed to Three Peaks were paid from the Company’s own funds.
MidCap Revolving Loan Agreement
On October 25, 2016, AxoGen and AC, each as borrowers, also entered into a Credit and Security Agreement (Revolving Loan) (the ''Revolving Loan Agreement") with the lenders party thereto and MidCap, as administrative agent and a lender. Under the Revolving Loan Agreement, MidCap agreed to lend to the Company up to $10 million under a revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Loan") which amount may be drawn down by the Company based upon an available borrowing base which includes certain accounts receivable and inventory. The Revolving Loan may be increased to up to $15 million at the Company’s request and with the approval of MidCap. As of December 31, 2017, the Company’s borrowing base under the Revolving Loan provided availability of approximately $7.7 million. As of December 31, 2017, the Company had borrowed $4.0 million of the Revolving Loan. The maturity date of the Revolving Loan is May 1, 2021. Interest is payable monthly at 4.5% per annum plus the greater of LIBOR or 0.5% on outstanding advances, which, as of December 31, 2017, resulted in an 5.86% rate. In addition to the interest charged on the Revolving Loan, the Company is also obligated to pay certain fees, including a collateral management fee of 0.5% per annum of the principal amount outstanding on the Revolving Loan from time to time and an unused line fee of 0.5% per annum on the difference between the average amount outstanding on the Revolving Loan minus the total amount of the Revolving Loan commitment. The Revolving Loan is subject to a minimum balance, such that the Company pays the greater of: (i) interest accrued on the actual amount drawn under the Revolving Loan Facility; and (ii) interest accrued on 30% of the average borrowing base. If the Revolving Loan is terminated or permanently reduced prior to the maturity date, MidCap is owed a deferred revolving loan origination fee determined by multiplying the agreed total lending amount by the following applicable percentage amount: (a) 3.0% during the first year following the Closing Date; (b) 2.0% during the second year following the Closing Date, and (c) 1.0% thereafter. No deferred revolving loan origination fee is due in the event the Revolving Loan is paid in full or the termination of the revolving credit facility is a result of refinancing the Term Loan and Revolving Loan with MidCap or an affiliate of MidCap. Termination of the Revolving Loan may occur, at the option of MidCap and certain of the lenders, upon an event of default which includes, but is not limited to: (i) default in payment of the Term Loan; (ii) a change of control of the Company; (iii) sale of the majority of the Company's assets; or (iv) a material adverse change to the Company.
The MC Term Loan Agreement and the Revolving Loan Agreement each contain covenants that place restrictions on AxoGen’s operations, including, without limitation, covenants related to debt restrictions, investment restrictions, dividend restrictions, restrictions on transactions with affiliates and certain revenue covenants. As of December 31, 2017, the Company was in compliance with the agreements’ covenants. MidCap, on behalf of the lenders under the agreements, has a first perfected security interest in the assets of the Company to guarantee the payment in full of the agreements. Upon the payment in full to MidCap and the lenders of the Term Loan Agreement and Revolving Loan Agreement, the Company would have no further obligations to MidCap or the lenders under the Term Loan Agreement or the Revolving Loan Agreement.
Interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $2.2 million compared to $5.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. The 2016 amount included a final payment to Three Peaks of approximately $2.4 million inclusive of prepayment fees and accrued interest through October 25, 2016. In addition, as a result of the accounting treatment for the Three Peaks transaction, the Company had previously recorded a total of $750,000 of deferred interest charges which were offset against those prepayment fees. The net impact of those transactions resulted in a net interest charge of approximately $1.7 million in 2016, which is included in interest expense. Additionally, as the result of the extinguishment of the debt facility with Three Peaks, the Company wrote off approximately $750,000 of prepaid financing fees to interest expense – deferred financing costs in 2016.
Annual maturities of the Company’s long-term obligations are as follows:
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
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