FREE MEMBERSHIP Includes » ABL Advisor eNews + iData Blasts | JOIN NOW ABLAdvisor Gray ABLAdvisor Blue
Skip Navigation LinksHome / Press Releases / Read Press Release


Cytori in $27MM Term Loan With Oxford Finance, Silicon Valley Bank

July 02, 2013, 07:07 AM
Filed Under: Life Sciences

Cytori Therapeutics entered into a four-year, $27 million term loan with Oxford Finance Corporation and Silicon Valley Bank. The loan provides for an interest-only payment period of at least 12 months with the potential to be extended up to 18 months. Proceeds were used to prepay Cytori's existing loan with GE Capital, Oxford Finance Corporation, and Silicon Valley Bank. The loan was funded in full on June 28, 2013 and matures July 1, 2017.

Select terms of the loan include the following:

  • Fixed interest rate of 9.75% compared with 9.87% for the prior loan
  • Interest-only payments for 12 months followed by 36 equal monthly principal and interest payments
  • The interest-only payment period may be extended by six months through January 2015 (sted The interest-only payment period may be extended by six months to January 2014)
  • Cytori will issue warrants to Oxford Finance Corporation and Silicon Valley Bank for the right to purchase an aggregate of 596,553 shares of  the company's common stock at an exercise price per share of $2.26 for seven years

"We worked closely with our lenders and were able to tailor a new loan that meets our specific needs," said Mark E. Saad, chief financial officer, Cytori Therapeutics. "The loan provides an additional $8 million to help fund our ongoing operations, including clinical trial activities and reduces our near-term cash obligations by approximately $8 million to coincide with anticipated second half revenue growth."

Cytori Therapeutics is developing cell therapies based on autologous adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) to treat cardiovascular disease and other medical conditions.

Comments From Our Members

You must be an ABL Advisor member to post comments. Login or Join Now.