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KLDiscovery Inc. ("KLDiscovery"), a leading global provider of electronic discovery, information governance and data recovery services, today announced that certain of its subsidiaries (such subsidiaries, collectively, the "Loan Parties") have entered into a new secured credit agreement, dated February 8, 2021 (the "New Credit Agreement"), with Wilmington Trust, National Association and certain lenders which increases KLDiscovery’s loan capacity, lowers annual debt payments from $17 million to $3 million and terminates all lending commitments under its prior First Lien Credit Agreement, dated December 9, 2016, with Royal Bank of Canada (the "Prior Credit Agreement").
The New Credit Agreement provides for (i) initial term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $300 million (the "Initial Term Loans"), (ii) delayed draw term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $50 million (the "Delayed Draw Term Loans") and (iii) revolving credit loans in an aggregate principal amount of $40 million (the "Revolving Credit Loans"). The Revolving Credit Loans represent an increase of $10 million over the prior revolving credit loans they replace.
The Initial Term Loans and Delayed Draw Term Loans will bear interest at the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate plus 6.50% per annum, or with respect to Base Rate Loans, the Base Rate plus 5.50% per annum. The Revolving Credit Loans will bear interest at the Adjusted Eurocurrency Rate plus 4.00% per annum, or with respect to Base Rate Loans, the Base Rate plus 3.00% per annum. Rates are at the discretion of the Loan Parties. The Initial Term Loans and Delayed Draw Term Loans amortize at a rate of 1.00% of the aggregate principal amount of Initial Term Loans and Delayed Draw Term Loans outstanding, payable quarterly. This amortization rate is a significant improvement from the Prior Credit Agreement, decreasing from 5.00% in the Prior Credit Agreement to 1.00% pursuant to the New Credit Agreement.
The Revolving Credit Loans, Initial Term Loans and Delayed Draw Term Loans are each scheduled to mature on the earlier of February 8, 2026 and six months prior to maturity of KLDiscovery’s convertible debentures due 2024.
"We are pleased we are able to refinance our former debt with more favorable terms and financial covenants as we continue to strengthen KLDiscovery for the long-term," said Christopher Weiler, Chief Executive Officer of KLDiscovery. "Lowering our annual debt payments significantly improves our annual cash flow."
KLDiscovery provides technology-enabled services and software to help law firms, corporations, government agencies and consumers solve complex data challenges. The company has 32 locations, nine data centers and 18 data recovery labs across 18 countries and is a global leader in delivering best-in-class eDiscovery, information governance and data recovery solutions to support the litigation, regulatory compliance, internal investigation and data recovery and management needs of our clients. Serving clients for over 30 years, KLDiscovery offers data collection and forensic investigation, early case assessment, electronic discovery and data processing, application software and data hosting for web-based document reviews, and managed document review services. In addition, through its global Ontrack Data Recovery business, KLDiscovery delivers world-class data recovery, email extraction and restoration, data destruction and tape management. KLDiscovery has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America by both Inc. Magazine (Inc. 5000) and Deloitte (Deloitte's Technology Fast 500) and CEO Chris Weiler was recognized as a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™. Additionally, KLDiscovery is a Relativity Certified Partner and maintains ISO/IEC 27001 Certified data centers around the world. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kldiscovery.com.
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