UNITED STATES 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): June 10, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200
100 Matsonford Road
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.01 par value||AVTR||New York Stock Exchange|
|6.250% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value||AVTR PRA||New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). ☐ Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 10, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avantor, Inc. (the “Company”), Avantor Funding, Inc. (the “Borrower”) entered into Amendment No. 6 (the “Credit Agreement Amendment”) to the Credit Agreement, dated as of November 21, 2017 (as amended by Amendment No. 1 to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 27, 2018, Amendment No. 2 to Credit Agreement, dated as of June 18, 2019, Amendment No. 3 to Credit Agreement, dated as of January 24, 2020, Amendment No. 4 to Credit Agreement, dated as of July 14, 2020 and Amendment No. 5 to Credit Agreement, dated as of November 6, 2020, and as further amended, restated, extended, supplemented or otherwise modified in writing from time to time, the “Credit Agreement”), among Vail Holdco Sub LLC, the Borrower, each of the Guarantors, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as administrative agent and collateral agent (the “Administrative Agent”), Swing Line Lender and an L/C Issuer, the lenders party thereto (the “Lenders”) and Citibank, N.A., as the New Term Lender.
Pursuant to the Credit Agreement Amendment, the Borrower obtained €930 million of senior secured Euro term loans borrowed under two tranches, a €605 million tranche (the “Amendment No. 6 Tranche 1 Term Loans”) and a €325 million tranche (the “Amendment No. 6 Tranche 2 Term Loans” and, together with the Amendment No. 6 Tranche 1 Term Loans, the “Amendment No. 6 Term Loans”). The Amendment No. 5 Tranche 1 Term Loans bear interest initially at a rate of EURIBOR plus a spread of 2.75% per annum and are subject to a 25 basis point step-down if the Borrower achieves a certain consolidated first lien net leverage ratio. The Amendment No. 6 Tranche 2 Term Loans bear interest initially at a rate of EURIBOR plus a spread of 2.25% per annum and are subject to a 25 basis point step-down if the Borrower achieves a certain consolidated first lien net leverage ratio. The Amendment No. 6 Terms Loans were used to pay the consideration for the acquisition of Ritter GmbH and its affiliates.
The final stated maturity of the Amendment No. 6 Tranche 1 Term Loans is June 12, 2028. The final stated maturity of the Amendment No. 6 Tranche 2 Term Loans is June 10, 2026. In addition, the Credit Agreement Amendment provides that in the event the Borrower prepays, replaces or refinances all or a portion of any tranche of Amendment No. 6 Term Loans at any time prior to the six month anniversary of the Effective Date with any indebtedness under credit facilities in the form of similar term B loans that are broadly marketed or syndicated to banks and other institutional investors incurred primarily for the purpose of repaying, replacing or refinancing any tranche of Amendment No. 6 Term Loans at an effective yield that is less than the effective yield of such tranche of Amendment No. 6 Term Loans (excluding any indebtedness incurred in connection with a change of control or certain transformative acquisitions), a prepayment premium equal to 1% of the principal amount of such tranche Amendment No. 6 Term Loans being prepaid or 1% of the principal amount of the Amendment No. 6 Term Loans outstanding immediately prior to such amendment will be imposed on the Borrower.
The Amendment No. 6 Term Loans are guaranteed by the same subsidiaries of Holdings that guarantee the existing credit facilities under the Credit Agreement. The Amendment No. 6 Term Loans and the guarantees thereof are secured by the same collateral of the Borrower and the Guarantors that secures the Borrower’s obligations under the Credit Agreement on a pari passu basis.
In addition, the Administrative Agent, the New Term Lender, certain of the lenders and/or their respective affiliates have provided the Borrower and its affiliates with financial advisory, commercial banking and investment banking services for which they received customary fees and expenses.
The foregoing is a summary of the material terms of the Credit Agreement Amendment, does not purport to be complete, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Credit Agreement Amendment, a copy
of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, which is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 is incorporated into this Item 2.03 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.
|Date: June 14, 2021||By:||/s/ Justin Miller|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|
(Duly Authorized Officer)