SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX) entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “Loan Agreement”) with Solar Capital Ltd. (“Solar”), in its capacity as administrative and collateral agent and as lender. Pursuant to the Loan Agreement, Solar is providing the Company with a 48-month secured term loan in the amount of $15,000,000 (the “Term Loan”) and all principal and accrued interest on the Term Loan is due on September 30, 2020 (the “Maturity Date”). The Term Loan bears interest at a floating rate equal to the LIBOR rate in effect plus 8.49% and the Company is required to make interest-only payments on the Term Loan through April 1, 2018; provided that, if the Company receives certain positive clinical data prior to March 31, 2018, and receives unrestricted net cash proceeds of not less than $20,000,000 after September 8, 2016, from certain financing, licensing, or other non-dilutive agreements, principal payments are deferred for an additional six months. The obligations under the Loan Agreement are secured by a lien on substantially all assets of the Company other than its intellectual property, which is subject to a negative pledge.

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The Loan Agreement contains customary affirmative covenants, including covenants regarding the payment of taxes and other obligations, maintenance of insurance, reporting requirements and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Further, the Loan Agreement contains customary negative covenants limiting the ability of the Company, among other things, to incur debt, grant liens, make investments, make acquisitions, make certain restricted payments and sell assets, subject to certain exceptions, and maintain certain minimum liquidity requirements. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an event of default, the lenders may declare all outstanding principal and accrued but unpaid interest under the Loan Agreement immediately due and payable and may exercise the other rights and remedies provided for under the Loan Agreement and related loan documents. The events of default under the Loan Agreement include payment defaults, cross defaults with certain other agreements, breaches of covenants or representations and warranties, change in control of the Company, the occurrence of a material adverse effect and certain bankruptcy events.

The Company has the right to prepay the Term Loan in whole at any time and the Loan Agreement contains customary prepayment and closing fees. Pursuant to the Loan Agreement, on the Closing Date, the Company issued to Solar, a warrant (the “Warrant”) to purchase an aggregate of up to 122,435 shares of the Company’s common.

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