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NOTE 8—DEBT

Centre Lane Term Facility

In June 2017, funds affiliated with Centre Lane purchased and assumed the outstanding debt from the Company’s then-existing lenders under its revolving credit facility (as amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Revolving Credit Facility”). The Company replaced the Revolving Credit Facility with a 4.5-year senior secured term loan facility (the “Initial Centre Lane Facility”) with an affiliate of Centre Lane Partners, LLC (“Centre Lane”) as Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent, and the other lenders from time to time party thereto (collectively, the “Lenders”). The Initial Centre Lane Facility is governed by the terms of the Senior Secured Credit Agreement, dated June 16, 2017, as amended by the First Amendment, dated August 17, 2017 (the “First Centre Lane Amendment”), the Limited Waiver and Second Amendment, dated October 11, 2017, the Second Limited Waiver and Third Amendment, dated January 9, 2018, the Third Limited Waiver, dated March 30, 2018, the Fourth Amendment, dated April 13, 2018 (the “Fourth Amendment”), and the Consent and Fifth Amendment, dated July 11, 2018 (the “Fifth Amendment”) (collectively, “the Centre Lane Facility”). While not a party to the Centre Lane Facility, entities associated with Wynnefield Capital, Inc., the Company’s largest equity investor, funded $6.0 million of the Centre Lane Facility. After payment of the Revolving Credit Facility and fees associated with both the Initial Centre Lane Facility and the First Centre Lane Amendment, net cash proceeds were $15.3 million.

The Initial Centre Lane Facility provided for an initial loan in an aggregate principal amount of $45.0 million, and the First Centre Lane Amendment provided for a first-out loan for an additional aggregate principal amount of $10.0 million (the “First-Out Loan”). The Initial Centre Lane Facility has a maturity date of December 16, 2021. However, the Fourth Amendment imposed a mandatory prepayment of all obligations then outstanding under the Centre Lane Facility on May 31, 2019. Had the First-Out Loan not been paid in full as a result of the sale of Mechanical Solutions in October 2017, described below, it would have matured on September 30, 2018.  

The Initial Centre Lane Facility required payment of an annual administration fee of $25,000 and an upfront fee equal to 7% of the aggregate commitments provided under the Centre Lane Facility. The upfront fee bore interest at a rate of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) plus 19% annual payable-in-kind (“PIK”) interest. The upfront fee was payable upon the earlier of maturity or the occurrence of certain events, including significant debt prepayments or asset sales that may occur prior to maturity. In addition to those fees, the First Centre Lane Amendment also required the Company to pay an upfront fee equal to 7% of the First-Out Loan commitments, which bore interest at the same rate as the initial upfront fee, and an exit fee equal to 7% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the First-Out Loan commitments, which was payable upon the maturity date of the First-Out Loan.

Borrowings under the Centre Lane Facility bear interest at LIBOR plus the sum of 9% per year, payable in cash, plus 10% PIK interest. Cash interest is payable monthly, and the PIK interest accrues to and increases the principal balance on a monthly basis.

On October 11, 2017, the Company sold substantially all of the operating assets and liabilities of its Mechanical Solutions segment and used a portion of the proceeds to pay down $34.0 million of the Company’s outstanding debt, including full repayment of the First-Out Loan and its related fees as well as the upfront fee on the Initial Centre Lane Facility. This payment satisfied the $25.0 million prepayment criteria necessary to avoid a PIK rate increase to 15% on January 1, 2018. Additionally, on October 31, 2017, the Company completed the sale of its manufacturing facility in Mexico and auctioned the remaining production equipment and other assets for net proceeds of $3.6 million, of which $1.9 million was used to reduce the principal amount of the Initial Centre Lane Facility. The remainder was used to fund working capital requirements.

The Company’s obligations under the Centre Lane Facility are guaranteed by all of its wholly owned domestic subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions. The Company’s obligations are secured by first priority security interests on substantially all of its assets and those of its wholly owned domestic subsidiaries. This includes 100% of the voting equity interests of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries and certain specified foreign subsidiaries and 65% of the voting equity interests of other directly owned foreign subsidiaries, subject to customary exceptions. 

The Company may voluntarily prepay the Centre Lane Facility at any time or from time to time, in whole or in part, in a minimum amount of $1.0 million of the outstanding principal amount, plus any accrued but unpaid interest on the aggregate amount of the term loans being prepaid, plus a prepayment premium, to be calculated as follows (the “Prepayment Premium”):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepayment Premium as a

 

 

Percentage of Aggregate

Period

 

Outstanding Principal Prepaid

June 16, 2017 to June 16, 2018

 

 

3%

June 17, 2018 to June 16, 2019

 

 

2%

June 17, 2019 to June 16, 2020

 

 

1%

After June 16, 2020

 

 

0%

 

Subject to certain exceptions, the Company must prepay an aggregate principal amount equal to 100% of its Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the Centre Lane Facility), minus the sum of all voluntary prepayments, within five business days after the date that is 90 days following the end of each fiscal year. The Centre Lane Facility also requires mandatory prepayment of certain amounts in the event the Company or its subsidiaries receive proceeds from certain events and activities, including, among others, asset sales, casualty events, the issuance of indebtedness and equity interests not otherwise permitted under the Centre Lane Facility and the receipt of tax refunds or extraordinary receipts in excess of $500,000, plus, in certain instances, the applicable Prepayment Premium, calculated as set forth above.

The Centre Lane Facility contains customary representations and warranties, as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants. The Centre Lane Facility contains covenants that may, among other things, limit the Company’s ability to incur additional debt, incur liens, make investments or capital expenditures, declare or pay dividends, engage in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, engage in new lines of business or certain transactions with affiliates and change accounting policies or fiscal year.

Events of default under the Centre Lane Facility include, but are not limited to, a breach of any of the financial covenants or any representations or warranties, failure to timely pay any amounts due and owing, the commencement of any bankruptcy or other insolvency proceeding, judgments in excess of certain acceptable amounts, the occurrence of a change in control, certain events related to ERISA matters and impairment of security interests in collateral or invalidity of guarantees or security documents.

Upon a default under the Centre Lane Facility, the Company’s senior secured lenders would have the right to accelerate the then-outstanding amounts under such facility and to exercise their rights and remedies to collect such amounts, which would include foreclosing on collateral constituting substantially all of the Company’s assets and those of its subsidiaries. During the third quarter of 2017, the Company made the decision to exit and sell substantially all of the operating assets and liabilities of its Mechanical Solutions segment in an effort to reduce the Company’s outstanding term debt. As an initial step in this plan, the Company filed a certificate of dissolution and dissolved its wholly owned inactive subsidiary, Braden Construction Services, Inc., on September 5, 2017. As a result of this dissolution, the Company was in violation of one of its covenants under the Center Lane Facility as of December 31, 2017. On January 9, 2018, the Company entered into a second limited waiver and third amendment to the Centre Lane Facility, which waived the event of default caused by the dissolution and extended the first required date for the Company to satisfy the total leverage and fixed charge coverage ratios to March 31, 2019.

On March 30, 2018, the Company entered into a Third Limited Waiver to the Centre Lane Facility, which extended the delivery date of the 2017 Report and the time period for the required payment of the $0.3 million net cash proceeds from the sale of the office building in Heerlen, Netherlands, which was sold in March 2018, until May 31, 2018.

On April 13, 2018, the Company entered into the Fourth Amendment to the Centre Lane Facility, which:

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Extended the first required date for the Company to satisfy the total leverage and fixed charge coverage ratios to September 30, 2019.

·

Waived the requirement under the Centre Lane Facility to prepay $3.7 million of certain future cash receipts and any event of default that would otherwise result from failure to pay such amounts (including the $0.3 million net cash proceeds from the sale of the Heerlen office building and $2.1 million cash proceeds from the sale of pre-petition receivables due from Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (“Westinghouse”), which filed for bankruptcy in March 2017).

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Provided a $3.0 million Incremental Loan Commitment, which can be drawn upon in minimum increments of $1.0 million, which, if utilized, bears interest at the greater of LIBOR plus 19% or 50%.

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Assessed a 1% unused line fee on the Incremental Loan Commitment.

·

Required a payment of a $0.5 million exit fee, due and payable on May 31, 2019.

·

Required a mandatory prepayment of all the obligations due and payable under the Centre Lane Facility on the earlier of (i) May 31, 2019, (ii) the date Williams Industrial Services Group, LLC and its subsidiaries are sold or (iii) the date of acceleration of the loans pursuant to an additional event of default.

On July 11, 2018, the Company entered into the Fifth Amendment to the Centre Lane Facility, which:

·

Waived the event of default and other bankruptcy events of default (as defined in the Centre Lane Facility) that would otherwise have resulted from Koontz-Wagner filing for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 7 of the Code.

·

Extended the required prepayment of all outstanding amounts due and payable to the earlier of April 1, 2020 or the date of acceleration of loans pursuant to an additional event of default.

·

Extended the first required date for the Company to satisfy the total leverage and fixed charge coverage ratios to June 30, 2020.

·

Assessed a $4.0 million amendment fee, which was capitalized and added to the outstanding principal balance of the term loan and is due and payable on April 1, 2020.

The following table summarizes the Company’s long-term debt with Centre Lane:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands)

  

As of June 30, 2018

Term loan, due 2021

 

$

26,490

Unamortized deferred financing costs

 

 

(773)

Long-term debt, net

 

$

25,717

 

The Company’s effective rate on its outstanding debt was 21.0% and 20.3% as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.

Letters of Credit and Bonds

In line with industry practice, the Company is often required to provide letters of credit and surety and performance bonds to customers. These letters of credit and bonds provide credit support and security for the customer if the Company fails to perform its obligations under the applicable contract with such customer.

The interest rate on letters of credit issued under the Revolving Credit Facility letter of credit sublimit was 8.5% per annum at the time the Company refinanced its debt in mid-June 2017. To the extent that a letter of credit had an expiration date beyond the original Revolving Credit Facility maturity date of February 21, 2017, cash collateral of an amount equal to 105% of the face amount of such letter of credit was provided as security for all reimbursement and other letter of credit obligations.

As of June 30, 2018, the Company had $5.1 million outstanding standby letters of credit that were originally issued under the Revolving Credit Facility and there were no amounts drawn upon these letters of credit. As of June 30, 2018, the Company provided cash collateral of $5.5 million for letters of credit with expiry dates beyond the Revolving Credit Facility’s original maturity date. In addition, as of June 30, 2018, the Company had outstanding surety bonds on projects of $38.9 million. The Centre Lane Facility does not provide for letters of credit; therefore, the Company is currently unable to obtain new letters of credit.

Deferred Financing Costs

Deferred financing costs are amortized over the terms of the related debt facilities using the effective yield method. Total interest expense associated with the amortization of deferred financing costs on the Centre Lane Facility was $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively. Total interest expense associated with the amortization of deferred financing costs on the Centre Lane Facility was less than $0.1 million for each of the three and six months ended June 30, 2017. The Company did not incur any interest expense associated with the amortization of deferred financing costs on the Revolving Credit Facility for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and incurred less than $0.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

As of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the Company had total unamortized deferred financing costs of $0.8 million and $0.9 million, respectively, related to the Centre Lane Facility, which were included in long-term debt, net on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. Additionally, as of June 30, 2018, the Company had unamortized deferred financing costs of $0.5 million, related to the exit fee under the Fourth Amendment of the Center Lane Facility, which was included in other long-term assets on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.