|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|Debt Disclosure [Abstract]|
Long-term debt consisted of the following:
The Company recorded interest expense including amortization of deferred issuance costs from long-term debt of $8,314 and $17,597 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, respectively, and $4,351 and $9,697 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively.
Blue Torch Credit Agreement
On June 13, 2022, the Company, as borrower, and Spire Global Subsidiary, Inc. and Austin Satellite Design, LLC, as guarantors, entered into a financing agreement (the “Blue Torch Financing Agreement”) with Blue Torch Finance LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Blue Torch”), as administrative agent and collateral agent, and certain lenders (the “Lenders”). The Blue Torch Financing Agreement provides for, among other things, a term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $120,000 (the “Blue Torch Credit Facility”). A portion of the proceeds of the term loan was used to repay the Company’s then-existing $70,000 credit facility with FP Credit Partners, L.P., and the remainder of the proceeds of the term loan may be used for general corporate purposes.
The Blue Torch Credit Facility is scheduled to mature on June 13, 2026. Subject to certain exceptions, prepayments of principal under the Blue Torch Credit Facility will be subject to early termination fees in the amount of 3.0%, 2.0% and 1.0% of the principal prepaid if prepayment occurs within the first, second and third years following the closing date, respectively, plus if prepayment occurs on or prior to the first anniversary of the closing date, a make-whole amount equal to the amount of interest that would have otherwise been payable through the maturity date of the Blue Torch Credit Facility.
The $120,000 term loan was available and drawn at closing, of which $19,735 was placed in an escrow account by Blue Torch with such amount to be released upon the Company achieving certain metrics related to annualized recurring revenue and a total annualized recurring revenue leverage ratio. These metrics were achieved and the $19,735 was released from the escrow account and delivered to the Company in February 2023. The term loan accrues interest at a floating rate, to be based, at the Company's election, on either a reference rate or a 3-month Term Secured Overnight Financing Rate ("SOFR") (subject to a 1.0% floor), plus an interest rate margin of 7.0% for reference rate borrowings and 8.0% for 3-month Term SOFR borrowings, plus an incremental Term SOFR margin of 0.26161%. The Company elected the Term SOFR rate which was 13.6669% as of September 30, 2023. Principal on the term loan is only payable at maturity and interest on the term loan is due and payable monthly for reference rate borrowings and quarterly for Term SOFR borrowings. The Company is also required to pay other customary fees and costs in connection with the Blue Torch Credit Facility, including a commitment fee in an amount equal to $2,400 on the closing date, a $250 annual agency fee and an exit fee of $1,800 upon termination of the Blue Torch Financing Agreement.
The Blue Torch Financing Agreement contains customary affirmative covenants and customary negative covenants limiting the Company's ability and the ability of its subsidiaries to, among other things, dispose of assets, undergo a change in control, merge or consolidate, make acquisitions, incur debt, incur liens, pay dividends, repurchase stock and make investments, in each case subject to certain exceptions. The Company must also comply with a maximum debt to annualized recurring revenue leverage ratio financial covenant tested monthly during the first two years of the Blue Torch Financing Agreement, a maximum debt to EBITDA leverage ratio financial covenant tested monthly during the third and fourth years of the Blue Torch Financing Agreement and a minimum liquidity financial covenant tested at all times.
On September 27, 2023, the Company entered into the Waiver and Amendment No. 2 to Financing Agreement (the “Waiver and Amendment”) with Blue Torch and the Lenders, which amends the Blue Torch Financing Agreement to (a) waive an event of default under the Blue Torch Financing Agreement arising out of the total annualized recurring revenue leverage ratio being greater than the permitted ratio, (b) amend the financial covenants to provide covenant relief from the maximum debt to annualized recurring revenue leverage ratio and the maximum debt to EBITDA leverage ratio set forth in the Blue Torch Financing Agreement for future periods, and (c) provide for a second amendment exit fee. The second amendment exit fee is $1,800 (which is an amount equal to one and a half percent (1.50%) of the aggregate outstanding principal balance of the term loans on the effective date of the Waiver and Amendment), bears interest from the date of the Waiver and Amendment at the Adjusted Term SOFR for a 3-month interest period plus the applicable margin under the Financing Agreement, and is payable by the Company in cash upon the termination of the Blue Torch Financing Agreement, either as a result of acceleration of the loans or at the final maturity date. The Waiver and Amendment required a repayment by the Company of $2,500 of the outstanding principal balance of the term loans on October 2, 2023, with a prepayment premium of $50. The Waiver and Amendment also requires additional reporting if the Company’s liquidity level is less than $35,000 at any time during a month and revises the minimum liquidity covenant to require liquidity of at least $30,000 at all times, commencing on September 30, 2023, which in both cases represent a $5,000 incremental change from the original requirements. The Company was in compliance with all applicable financial covenants as of September 30, 2023.
In November 2021, the Company completed the Acquisition and assumed an interest free loan agreement with the Strategic Innovation Fund ("SIF") which was recorded at an amount equal to the proceeds received. Under this agreement and subsequent amendment, the Company was eligible to receive funding for certain expenditures incurred from February 13, 2018 to May 12, 2023 up to a maximum of $5,701. As of September 30, 2023 and December 31, 2022, $5,003 and $4,857, respectively, was included in long-term debt, non-current on the condensed consolidated balance sheets related to the SIF loan agreement. Any amount outstanding under this loan is repayable in 15 annual payments beginning February 28, 2026.
The entire disclosure for long-term debt.
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