Rimini Street, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, closed on the previously announced $90 million five-year senior secured credit facility with approximately $88 million of the borrowings used for the redemption of the remaining Series A Preferred stock.
The previously announced credit agreement entered into with Capital One on July 2, 2021, for a total of $90 million was amended on July 20, 2021, to, among other things, add Fifth Third Bank as a lender providing $30 million, with Capital One as a lender providing the remaining $60 million of the $90 million credit facility.
“We are pleased to partner alongside Capital One to support Rimini Street’s new financing package and build a relationship with a leading technology services provider,” Glen Mastey, managing director, Fifth Third Bank Technology, Media and Telecom Banking, said.
Loans made under the five-year credit facility will bear interest at LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 1.75% to 2.50%. The margin for the credit facility is subject to leverage-based step downs. The credit facility contains certain financial covenants, including maintenance of a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, a total leverage ratio below a threshold and a minimum liquidity of $20 million in U.S. cash. Annual minimum principal amortization payments across the five-year term will be 5%, 5%, 7.5%, 7.5%, 10%, with the remaining balance due at the end of the term. The loans under the Credit Facility contain affirmative and negative covenants customary for transactions of this type and there is no prepayment premium during the term of the loan.
“We are pleased to close this transaction and have Fifth Third Bank join Capital One as a lender in this new financing,” Seth A. Ravin, CEO and chairman of the board, said. “The full redemption of the remaining Series A Preferred stock using this new $90 million commercial bank financing achieves our long-stated goals of obtaining competitive market rates for capital, reducing financing costs and dividend obligations and providing operational flexibility that supports accelerating growth and capital return options.”
Cowen served as exclusive financial advisor, Capital One acted as sole lead arranger, bookrunner, agent and lender, Fifth Third Bank acted as lender, Baker McKenzie LLP acted as legal counsel to Rimini Street, Paul Hastings LLP acted as legal counsel to Capital One, and Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth LLP acted as legal counsel to Fifth Third Bank.