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Innovatus Capital Partners Provides New $100MM Senior Term Loan to Apollo Endosurgery

December 22, 2021, 07:25 AM
Filed Under: Medical

Apollo Endosurgery, a global leader in less invasive medical devices for gastrointestinal and bariatric procedures, entered into a debt financing agreement with an affiliate of Innovatus Capital Partners to provide Apollo with up to $100 million in term loan financing.

"We are pleased to partner with a long-term strategic investor such as Innovatus in this transaction," said Chas McKhann, president and CEO. "This new loan facility provides us flexibility to invest in our business and fund our growth initiatives through minimally-dilutive financing. Importantly, with this additional capital source, our management team can focus on unlocking the value in our business through continued execution."

The new term loan reduces Apollo's cost of capital, extends amortization by an additional 33 months over the prior term loan and decreases debt service cash requirements by nearly $30 million over the next three years.

"Innovatus is excited to work with Apollo and its management team," said Claes Ekstrom, Managing Director. "We believe this transaction enables Apollo to accelerate the adoption of its portfolio of highly differentiated products across a wide range of patient needs."

On December 21, 2021, Apollo entered into a loan and security agreement (the "Loan Agreement") pursuant to which Innovatus has agreed to make certain term loans in the aggregate principal amount of up to $100 million, with the first $35 million tranche (Term A Tranche) to be funded at closing and used to retire Apollo's existing term debt facility with SLR Capital Partners.

Apollo will be eligible to draw on additional tranches commencing June 30, 2022 as follows:

  •     Term B Tranche of $15 million between July 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023, upon achievement of certain revenue milestones;
  •     Term C Tranche of $25 million between July 1, 2024 and December 31, 2024, upon achievement of certain revenue milestones; and
  •     Term D Tranche of up to $25 million second between June 30, 2022 and June 30, 2024, for the purposes of financing all or part of any approved acquisition.

Borrowing under the Loan Agreement will bear interest at the greater of the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate or 3.25%, plus 4.0% (currently, 7.25%). Apollo is entitled to make interest-only payments for 60 months, followed by monthly payments of principal and interest through maturity on the sixth anniversary of the initial funding date.

The Loan Agreement is secured by substantially all of Apollo's assets.

Prior to December 21, 2025, Innovatus will have the right, but not the obligation, to make a one-time election to convert up to 10% of the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the term Loans into shares of common stock of Apollo. Such shares shall be issued at a price per share equal to $11.50.

Credo 180 acted as sole financial advisor to Apollo on this transaction.

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