Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE:EVA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 22, 2019, Enviva Partners, LP (the Partnership) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Enviva Partners Finance Corp. (together with the Partnership, the Issuers) entered into a purchase agreement (the Purchase Agreement) by and among the Issuers, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto, and Barclays Capital Inc., as representative of the initial purchasers listed in Schedule 1 thereto (collectively, the Initial Purchasers), to which the Issuers agreed to issue and sell to the Initial Purchasers $550,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Issuers 6.500% Senior Notes due 2026 (the Notes). The principal amount of the offering was increased from the previously announced offering size of $450.0 million. The Notes will be guaranteed (the Guarantees) jointly and severally initially on a senior unsecured basis by the Partnerships existing subsidiaries (excluding Enviva Partners Finance Corp.) that guarantee its senior secured revolving credit facility, and may be guaranteed by certain future restricted subsidiaries (collectively, the Guarantors). The Notes and the Guarantees will be sold to the Initial Purchasers at par. The closing of the issuance and sale of the Notes and the Guarantees is expected to occur on or about December 9, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Partnership expects that it will receive net proceeds of approximately $542.5 million from the offering after deducting the Initial Purchasers discounts and commissions and its estimated offering expenses. The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to (i) redeem all of its existing 8.5% senior unsecured notes due 2021 and (ii) repay borrowings under its senior secured revolving credit facility.
The Notes and the Guarantees will be issued and sold to the Initial Purchasers to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), to Section 4(2) thereunder. The Initial Purchasers intend to resell the Notes and Guarantees only (i) inside the United States to qualified institutional buyers, as defined in Rule 144A (Rule 144A) under the Securities Act in private sales exempt from registration under the Securities Act in accordance with Rule 144A and (ii) to other eligible purchasers outside the United States to offers and sales within the meaning of and in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes and Guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.
The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, and covenants by the Issuers and the Guarantors and includes the terms and conditions for the sale of the Notes and the Guarantees, indemnification (including indemnification for liabilities under the Securities Act) and contribution obligations, and other terms and conditions customary in agreements of this type.
Certain of the Initial Purchasers or their affiliates perform, have performed, and may in the future perform commercial and investment banking and advisory services for the Issuers from time to time for which they would receive and have received customary compensation. In particular, affiliates of certain of the Initial Purchasers are lenders under the Partnerships senior secured credit facilities and therefore may receive their pro rata share of any proceeds from the sale of the Notes that are used to repay borrowings under the Partnerships senior secured credit facilities. The Initial Purchasers may, from time to time, engage in transactions with and perform services for the Partnership in the ordinary course of their business, for which they will receive fees and expenses.
In addition, the Issuers and the Guarantors have agreed with the Initial Purchasers not to offer or sell any debt securities issued or guaranteed by the Issuers or any of the Guarantors and having a tenor of more than one year for a period of 90 days after the date of the Purchase Agreement without the prior consent of Barclays Capital Inc.
The summary of the Purchase Agreement set forth in this Item 1.01 does not purport to be complete and is qualified by reference to such agreement, a copy of which is being filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.