ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCXI) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive AgreementItem 1.01
Effective as of December28, 2017 (the “Closing Date”), ChemoCentryx, Inc.(the “Company”) entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Hercules Capital, Inc. (“Hercules”) to which a term loan in an aggregate principal amount of up to $50.0million (the “Term Loan Facility”) is available to the Company in three tranches, subject to certain terms and conditions. Under the first tranche, the Company may borrow an amount up to $15million, of which $5.0million was advanced to the Company on the Closing Date. Upon satisfaction of certain milestones, the second tranche is available under the Term Loan Facility which allows the Company to borrow an additional amount up to $10.0million through December15, 2018. The third tranche, which allows the Company to borrow an additional $25.0million, will be available upon Hercules’ approval through June15, 2019.
Advances under the Term Loan Facility will bear an interest rate equal to the greater of either (i) 8.05% plus the Prime Rate (as reported in The Wall Street Journal) minus 4.75%, and (ii) 8.05%. For advances under the first tranche, the Company will make interest only payments through January1, 2020, extended to July1, 2020 upon satisfaction of certain milestones, and will then repay the principal balance and interest of the advances in equal monthly installments after the interest only period and continuing through December1, 2021. For advances made under the second and third tranches, the Company will make interest only payments in the first 24 months, extended to 30 months upon satisfactions of certain conditions, and will then repay the principal balance and interest of the advances in equal monthly installments after the interest only period with the entire term loan advances repaid 48 months after the advance under the applicable tranche is drawn.
The Company pays a commitment charge of 1% of the advances made under the Term Loan Facility, with a minimum charge of $162,500, representing the minimum commitment charge of $112,500 for the first tranche and $37,500 for the second tranche, due upon the Closing Date.
The Company may prepay advances under the Loan Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time subject to a prepayment charge equal to: (a) 2.0% of amounts so prepaid, if such prepayment occurs during the first year following the Closing Date; (b) 1.5% of the amount so prepaid, if such prepayment occurs during the second year following the Closing Date, and (c) 1.0% of the amount so prepaid, if such prepayment occurs after the second year following the Closing Date.
The Company will pay an end of term charge for each tranche which will occur on the earliest of (i)the applicable tranche maturity date; (ii)the date that the Company prepays all of the outstanding principal under each tranche in full, or (iii)the date the loan payments are accelerated due to an event of default. For the first tranche, the end of term charge is the greater of (a) 6.25% of the aggregate amount of the advances and (b) 6.25% of the aggregate amount of the advances plus 50% of the unfunded portion of the first tranche. In the case of the second and third tranches, the charge is 6.25% of the aggregate amount of the advances applicable to such tranche. The Term Loan Facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s assets, excluding intellectual property.
In addition, Hercules shall have the right to participate, in an amount up to $2,000,000 in any subsequent equity financing broadly marketed to multiple investors in an amount greater than $20,000,000.
The Term Loan Facility also includes customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default, the occurrence and continuance of which provide Hercules with the right to demand immediate repayment of all principal and unpaid interest under the Term Loan Facility, and to exercise remedies against the Company and the collateral securing the Term Loan Facility. These events of default include, among other things: (i)insolvency, liquidation, bankruptcy or similar events; (ii)failure to pay any debts due under the Loan Agreement or other loan documents on a timely basis; (iii)failure to observe any covenant or secured obligation under the Loan Agreement, which failure, in most cases, is not cured within 15 days; (iv)occurrence of an event that could reasonably be
expected to have a material adverse effect; (v)material misrepresentations; (vi)occurrence of any default under any other agreement involving indebtedness in excess of $750,000 or the occurrence of a default under any agreement that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect; and (vii)certain money judgments are entered against the Company or any portion of the Company’s assets are attached or seized.
The foregoing description of the Loan Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Loan Agreement filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
On January4, 2018, the Company issued a press release regarding the above transactions, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 1.01 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K with respect to the Loan Agreement is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.
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(d) The following exhibits are included in this Current Report on Form 8-K:
ChemoCentryx, Inc. ExhibitEX-10.1 2 d488954dex101.htm EX-10.1 EX-10.1 Exhibit 10.1 LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT THIS LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT is made and dated as of December 28,…To view the full exhibit click
About ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCXI)
ChemoCentryx, Inc. (ChemoCentryx) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered therapeutics to treat orphan and rare diseases, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. It targets the chemoattractant system, which is a network of molecules, including chemokine ligands and their associated receptors, as well as related chemoattractant receptors. Each of its drug candidates is a small molecule designed to target a specific chemokine or chemoattractant receptor, thereby blocking the negative inflammatory or suppressive response driven by that particular receptor, while leaving the rest of the immune system intact. The Company’s pipeline comprises various programs, including orphan and rare diseases, immuno-oncology, chronic kidney disease, and other inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.