Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Credit Agreement

On January 24, 2023, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement, by and among the Company, subsidiaries of the Company from time-to-time party thereto (collectively with the Company, the “Borrowers”), lenders from time-to-time party thereto (the “Lenders”), and Chicago Atlantic Admin, LLC (“Chicago Atlantic”), as administrative agent for the Lenders (the "Credit Agreement").

Proceeds from the Credit Agreement were designated to complete the build-out of a new cultivation and processing facility in Illinois, complete the build-out of a new processing kitchen in Missouri, expand existing cultivation and processing facilities in Massachusetts and Maryland, fund certain capital expenditures, and repay in full the Kind Notes incurred in connection with the Kind Acquisition, which repayment occurred on January 24, 2023 (see Note 11). The remaining balance, if any, was expected to be used to fund acquisitions.

Principal, Security, Interest and Prepayments

The Credit Agreement provides for $35.0 million in principal borrowings at the Borrowers’ option in the aggregate and further provides the Borrowers with the right, subject to customary conditions, to request an additional incremental term loan in the aggregate principal amount of up to $30.0 million, provided that the Lenders elect to fund such incremental term loan. $30.0 million of loan principal was funded at the initial closing (the "Term Loan"), which amount was reduced by an original issuance discount of $0.9 million (the "Original Issuance Discount"). The Company had the option, during the six-month period following the initial closing, to draw down an additional $5.0 million, which it did not elect to do. The loan requires scheduled amortization payments of 1.0% of the principal amount outstanding under the Credit Agreement per month commencing in May 2023, and the remaining principal balance is due in full on January 24, 2026, subject to extension to January 24, 2028 under certain circumstances.

The Credit Agreement provides the Borrowers with the right, subject to specified limitations, to incur (a) seller provided debt in connection with future acquisitions, (b) additional mortgage financing from third-party lenders secured by real estate currently owned and acquired after the closing date, and (c) additional debt in connection with equipment leasing transactions.

The obligations under the Credit Agreement are secured by substantially all of the assets of the Borrowers, excluding specified parcels of real estate and other customary exclusions.

The Credit Agreement provides for a floating annual interest rate equal to the prime rate then in effect plus 5.75%, which rate may be increased by 3.00% upon an event of default or 7.50% upon a material event of default as provided in the Credit Agreement.

At any time, the Company may voluntarily prepay amounts due under the facility in $5.0 million increments, subject to a three-percent prepayment premium and, during the first 20-months of the term, a “make-whole” payment.

Representations, Warranties, Events of Default and Certain Covenants

The Credit Agreement includes customary representations and warranties and customary events of default, including, without limitation, payment defaults, breaches of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, cross-defaults to material indebtedness, and events of bankruptcy and insolvency.

The Credit Agreement also includes customary negative covenants limiting the Borrowers’ ability to incur additional indebtedness and grant liens that are otherwise not permitted, among others. Additionally, the Credit Agreement requires the Borrowers to meet certain financial tests. At September 30, 2023, the Company was in compliance with the Credit Agreement covenants.

Warrant Issuance

The Credit Agreement provided for 30% warrant coverage against amounts funded under the facility, priced at a 20% premium to the trailing 20-day average price on the closing date of each such funding. At the initial closing, upon funding
of the initial $30.0 million under the facility, the Company issued to the Lenders an aggregate of 19,148,936 warrants to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at $0.47 per share, exercisable for a five-year period following issuance.

The Company recorded the warrants at present value of $5.5 million as a component of Additional paid-in capital on the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 24, 2023, and discounted the Term Loan by $5.5 million (the "Warrant Discount"). The Warrant Discount is being amortized to interest expense over the term of the Credit Agreement.

Prepaid Debt Issuance Costs

The Company incurred $1.8 million of third party costs (i.e., legal fees, referral fees, etc.) in connection with the Term Loan, which have been recorded as a discount to the Term Loan (the "Third-Party Costs Discount"), which is being amortized to interest expense over the term of the Credit Agreement.

Interest Amortization

The Company recorded $0.7 million and $1.9 million of aggregate interest amortization for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, respectively, related to the Original Issuance Discount, Warrant Discount and Third-Party Costs Discount.

Outstanding Balance

At September 30, 2023, the outstanding Term Loan balance reported on the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet was $22.5 million, with the current portion totaling $3.6 million.