Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE:EVA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE:EVA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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Purchase 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 Partnership’s 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 Partnership’s 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 Partnership’s 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.

Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 concerning the Purchase Agreement is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 8.01. Other Information.

On November 22, 2019, the Partnership issued a press release announcing its pricing of the Notes. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated in this Item 8.01 by reference.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes or Guarantees in any state in which the offer, solicitation, or sale of such securities would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification thereof under the securities laws of any such state.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Enviva Partners, LP Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 a19-22185_2ex10d1.htm EX-10.1 Exhibit 10.1   BARCLAYS CAPITAL INC.   $550,…
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About Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE:EVA)

Enviva Partners, LP is a producer of wood pellets. The Company, through its interests in Enviva, LP and Enviva GP, LLC, supplies utility-grade wood pellets to power generators under long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts. The Company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets. The Company loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored and ultimately loaded onto oceangoing vessels for transport to its Northern European customers. The Company owns and operates approximately six production plants in the Southeastern United States that have a combined wood pellet production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons per year (MTPY). Wood pellets are exported from a deep-water marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida under long-term contracts.

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