The closing and funding of the new credit facility is subject to customary conditions, which are anticipated to be satisfied. Accuray is expected to use the proceeds from the new credit facility, plus available cash on hand, to repay all outstanding borrowings under the company’s existing term loan and revolving credit facility with MidCap Financial. The new revolving credit facility, $25 million of which is anticipated to be drawn at closing, can be used for working capital, other general corporate purposes and for other permitted uses. Relative to the refinanced credit facilities, the new credit facility reduces borrowing costs while increasing operating flexibility through less restrictive financial covenants and access to higher levels of revolver borrowings.
“We are pleased with the successful execution of our new credit facility,” Shig Hamamatsu, senior vice president and CFO of Accuray, said. “We have capitalized on the recent momentum in our business to significantly reduce our cost of debt, further strengthening our balance sheet, extending our maturities and providing additional financial flexibility and liquidity. The new credit facility further improves our capital structure.”
Borrowings under the new credit facility will bear a floating rate of interest with a LIBOR margin of between 2.5% and 3.25%, which compares favorably to a LIBOR margin of between 3.5% to 6.75% under the refinanced credit facilities. The new credit facility is subject to customary financial covenants and will mature approximately five years from closing.
Silicon Valley Bank acted as administrative agent and sole bookrunner for the new credit facility. The new credit facility is comprised of three total participants, including Silicon Valley Bank, HSBC Bank and Comerica Bank.