Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

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SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
Merger Agreement

On March 5,2021, we announced that we had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement") with Finxera Holdings, Inc. ("Finxera"), Prime Warrior Acquisition Corp., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company ("Merger Sub") and solely in its capacity as the representative of the stockholders or optionholders of Finxera (the "Equityholder Representative"), Stone Point Capital, LLC. Priority will acquire, through a merger of Merger Sub with and into Finxera, the Finxera business. Finxera is a provider of deposit account management payment processing services to the debt settlement industry in the United States.

The Merger Agreement provides that, among other things and on the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, (a) Merger Sub will merge with and into Finxera (the “Merger”), with the separate existence of Merger Sub ceasing and Finxera continuing as the surviving entity of the Merger (the “Surviving Entity”); (b) at the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”) each share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of Merger Sub issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time shall be converted into one validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable share of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Surviving Entity; and (c) the shares of common stock of Finxera designated as “Class A Common Stock”, “Class B Common Stock” and preferred stock “Series C Participating Preferred Stock” issued and outstanding immediately prior to the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement (the “Closing”) will be converted into rights to receive certain cash and stock consideration and a contingent right to receive a portion of any payments made following the determination of the purchase price adjustments (a “Deferred Payment”).

Consideration for the Merger will consist of a combination of cash and stock, with the purchase price comprising of: (a) $425,000,000, plus (b) the aggregate value of the current assets of the Finxera and each of its subsidiaries (the “Group Companies”) less the aggregate value of the current liabilities of the Group Companies, in each case, determined on a consolidated basis without duplication, as of the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the date of the Closing (which may be a positive or negative number), plus (c) the sum of all cash and cash equivalents of the Group Companies as of the close of business on the business day immediately preceding the date of the Closing, minus (d) the amount of indebtedness of the Group Companies as of the close of the business day immediately prior to the date of the Closing, minus (e) the amount of unpaid transaction expenses, minus (f) 25% of the earnings of the Group Companies during the period between the signing of the Merger Agreement and the Closing.

Each option to purchase one or more shares of Class B Common Stock of Finxera issued pursuant to the Finxera Holdings, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Company Options”), vested as of immediately prior to the Closing (the “Vested Company Option”), that is issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Closing will be deemed to be exercised and converted into the right to receive a cash payment with respect to such Vested Company Option and a contingent right to receive a portion of any Deferred Payments.
Securities Purchase Agreement

On April 27, 2021, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with credit funds managed by certain affiliates of Ares Management Corporation (the “Investors”), pursuant to which the Company (i) issued and sold 150,000 shares of senior preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Senior Preferred Stock”, and the shares issued the “Senior Preferred Shares”) at a purchase price of $150,000,000, or $1,000 per Senior Preferred Share (the “Initial Senior Preferred Stock Sale”), and (ii) issued warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase up to 1,803,841 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock” and together with the Warrants, the “Securities”), at an exercise price $0.001. The exercise price and the number of shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants are subject to certain adjustments from time to time on the terms outlined in the Warrants.

In addition to the issuance and sale of Senior Preferred Shares which pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, upon the consummation of the Company’s acquisition of Finxera and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, the Company will issue and sell to the Investors an additional 50,000 shares of Senior Preferred Stock, at a purchase price of $50,000,000, or $1,000 per share. The Company may also issue and sell to the Investors up to an additional 50,000 shares of Senior Preferred Stock, at a purchase price of $1,000 per share within 18 months after the consummation of the Acquisition Senior Preferred Stock Sale upon the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions.

The Company used the proceeds from the sale of the Securities to fund the Refinancing (as defined below) and to pay certain fees and expenses relating to the Refinancing and the offering of the Securities.

Registration Rights Agreement

On April 27, 2021 the Company entered into a Registration Rights Agreement, by and among the Company and the Investors (the “Registration Rights Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company agreed to provide certain registration rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants (the “Registrable Securities”).

Under the Registration Rights Agreement, the holders of the Registrable Securities were granted (i) piggyback rights to be included in certain underwritten offerings of Common Stock and (ii) the right to demand a shelf registration of Registrable Securities.

Credit and Guaranty Agreement

On April 27, 2021, Priority Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Holdings”), which is a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and certain direct and indirect subsidiaries of Holdings (together with Holdings, collectively, the “Loan Parties”), entered into a Credit and Guaranty Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Truist Bank (“Truist”) and the lenders party thereto, pursuant to which Holdings has access to senior credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $630.0 million which are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Loan Parties and by the equity interests of Holdings.

The credit facilities under the Credit Agreement are comprised of (i) a senior secured first lien term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $300,000,000 (the “Initial Term Loan”), the proceeds of which have been used to fund the Refinancing, (ii) a senior secured revolving credit facility in an aggregate amount not to exceed $40,000,000 outstanding at any time and (iii) a senior secured first lien delayed draw term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $290,000,000, the proceeds of which may be used to fund the Company’s acquisition of Finxera.

Prepayments

Under the Credit Agreement, prepayments of outstanding principal may be made in permitted increments with a 1.0% penalty for certain prepayments made in connection with repricing transactions. Such premium will be based on the principal amount that is prepaid, subject to the terms of the credit agreements.
Acceleration

The outstanding amount of any loans and any other amounts owing by the Loan Parties under the Credit Agreement may, after the occurrence of an Event of Default (as defined in the Credit Agreement), at the option of Truist, be declared immediately due and payable. Events of Default include, without limitation, the failure of the Loan Parties to pay principal, premium or interest when due under the Credit Agreement, or the failure by the Loan Parties to perform or comply with any term or covenant in the Credit Agreement, in each case, subject to any applicable cure periods provided therein.

Covenants

The Credit Agreement contains representations and warranties, financial and collateral requirements, mandatory payment events, events of default, and affirmative and negative covenants, including without limitation, covenants that restrict among other things, the ability to create liens, pay dividends or distribute assets from the Loan Parties to the Company, merge or consolidate, dispose of assets, incur additional indebtedness, make certain investments or acquisitions, enter into certain transactions (including with affiliates), and to enter into certain leases.

If the aggregate principal amount of outstanding revolving loans and letters of credit under the Credit Agreement exceeds 35% of the total revolving facility thereunder, the Loan Parties are required to comply with certain restrictions on its Total Net Leverage Ratio, which is defined in the Credit Agreement as the ratio of consolidated total debt of the Loan Parties to the Loan Parties Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the Credit Agreement). If applicable, the maximum permitted Total Net Leverage Ratio is (i) 6.50:1.00 at each fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2021 through June 30, 2022, (ii) 6.00:1.00 at each fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2022 through June 30, 2023, and (iii) 5.50:1.00 at each fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2023 each fiscal quarter thereafter.

Refinancing

Holdings and certain other Loan Parties have previously entered into (A) the Term Loan Agreement and (B) the Senior Credit Agreement, the proceeds from the sale of the Securities and from the Initial Term Loan were used to refinance the Term Loan Agreement and the Senior Credit Agreement and all outstanding obligations thereunder were repaid in full (or in the case of outstanding undrawn letters of credit, deemed issued under the Credit Agreement), and all commitments and guaranties in connection therewith have been terminated or released (the “Refinancing”).

Residual Purchase Agreement
On April 28, 2021, a subsidiary of the Company completed an asset acquisition of certain residual portfolio rights for a purchase price of $42.4 million. The seller’s note payable to the Company of $5.0 million at the time of the purchase was netted against the purchase price, resulting in cash of $37.4 million being paid by the Company to the seller, which was funded from cash proceeds of the Securities Purchase Agreement executed on April 27, 2021.