Mezzanine Loan and Security Agreement, dated February 28, 2020, by and among WestRiver Innovation Lending Fund VIII, L.P., the Registrant, BigCommerce, Inc., and BigCommerce PTY LTD ACN 107 422 631
MEZZANINE LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT
THIS MEZZANINE LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (this Agreement) dated as of February 28, 2020 (the Effective Date) among (a) WESTRIVER INNOVATION LENDING FUND VIII, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (Lender), and (b)(i) BIGCOMMERCE HOLDINGS, INC., a Delaware corporation (Delaware Borrower), (ii) BIGCOMMERCE, INC., a Texas corporation (Texas Borrower), and (iii) BIGCOMMERCE PTY LTD ACN 107 422 631, a company incorporated under the laws of Australia (Australian Borrower; and together with Delaware Borrower and Texas Borrower, jointly and severally, individually and collectively, Borrower) provides the terms on which Lender shall lend to Borrower and Borrower shall repay Lender.
ACCOUNTING AND OTHER TERMS
Accounting terms not defined in this Agreement shall be construed following GAAP. Calculations and determinations must be made following GAAP. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the meanings set forth in Section 13. All other terms contained in this Agreement, unless otherwise indicated, shall have the meaning provided by the Code to the extent such terms are defined therein.
LOAN AND TERMS OF PAYMENT
2.1 Promise to Pay. Borrower hereby unconditionally promises to pay Lender the outstanding principal amount of all Credit Extensions and accrued and unpaid interest thereon as and when due in accordance with this Agreement.
2.2 Intentionally Omitted.
2.3 Term Loan Advances.
(a) Availability. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, upon Borrowers request during the Draw Period, the Lender shall make term loan advances available to Borrower in an aggregate original principal amount of up to Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000.00) (each a Term Loan Advance and collectively, the Term Loan Advances). Each Term Loan Advance must be in an amount equal to at least $10,000,000.00. After repayment, no Term Loan Advance (or any portion thereof) may be reborrowed.
(b) Permitted Prepayment of Term Loan Advances. Borrower shall have the option to prepay all, but not less than all, of the Term Loan Advances advanced by Lender, provided Borrower (i) delivers written notice to Lender of its election to prepay the Term Loan Advances at least five (5) days (or such shorter period permitted by Lender in writing in Lenders sole discretion) prior to such prepayment, and (ii) pays, on the date of such prepayment (A) the outstanding principal plus accrued and unpaid interest with respect to the Term Loan Advances, (B) intentionally omitted, and (C) all other sums, if any, that shall have become due and payable with respect to the Term Loan Advances, including interest at the Default Rate with respect to any past due amounts.
(c) Mandatory Prepayment Upon an Acceleration. If the Term Loan Advances are accelerated by Lender following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Borrower shall immediately pay to Lender an amount equal to the sum of: (i) all outstanding principal plus accrued and unpaid interest with respect to the Term Loan Advances, (ii) intentionally omitted, and (iii) all other sums, if any, that shall have become due and payable with respect to the Term Loan Advances, including interest at the Default Rate with respect to any past due amounts.
2.4 Payment of Interest on the Credit Extensions.
(a) Interest Rate. Subject to Section 2.4(b), the principal amount outstanding under each Term Loan Advance shall accrue interest at a floating per annum rate equal to the greater of (i) ten percent (10.0%) or (ii) five and one-quarter of one percent (5.25%) above the Prime Rate, which interest shall be payable monthly in accordance with Section 2.4(d) below.
(b) Default Rate. Immediately upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Obligations shall bear interest at a rate per annum which is five percent (5.0%) above the rate that is otherwise applicable thereto (the Default Rate). Fees and expenses which are required to be paid by Borrower pursuant to the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, Lender Expenses) but are not paid when due shall bear interest until paid at a rate equal to the highest rate applicable to the Obligations. Payment or acceptance of the increased interest rate provided in this Section 2.5(b) is not a permitted alternative to timely payment and shall not constitute a waiver of any Event of Default or otherwise prejudice or limit any rights or remedies of Lender.
(c) Adjustment to Interest Rate. Changes to the interest rate of any Credit Extension based on changes to the Prime Rate shall be effective on the effective date of any change to the Prime Rate and to the extent of any such change.
(d) Payment; Interest Computation. Interest is payable monthly on the Payment Date of each month and shall be computed on the basis of a 360-day year for the actual number of days elapsed. In computing interest, (i) all payments received after 12:00 p.m. Pacific time on any day shall be deemed received at the opening of business on the next Business Day, and (ii) the date of the making of any Credit Extension shall be included and the date of payment shall be excluded; provided, however, that if any Credit Extension is repaid on the same day on which it is made, such day shall be included in computing interest on such Credit Extension. All outstanding principal and accrued and unpaid interest with respect to the Term Loan Advances, and all other outstanding Obligations under the Term Loan Advances, are due and payable in full on the Term Loan Maturity Date.
2.5 Fees. Borrower shall pay to Lender:
(a) Term Loan Commitment Fee. A fully earned, non-refundable commitment fee equal to $100,000, payable on the Effective Date (Term Loan Commitment Fee); and
(b) Lender Expenses. All Lender Expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses for documentation and negotiation of this Agreement) incurred through and after the Effective Date, when due (or, if no stated due date, upon demand by Lender).
Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement or in a separate writing by Lender, Borrower shall not be entitled to any credit, rebate, or repayment of any fees earned by Lender pursuant to this Agreement notwithstanding any termination of this Agreement or the suspension or termination of Lenders obligation to make loans and advances hereunder. Lender may deduct amounts owing by Borrower under the clauses of this Section 2.5 pursuant to the terms of Section 2.6(c). Lender shall provide Borrower written notice of deductions made pursuant to the terms of the clauses of this Section 2.5.
2.6 Payments; Application of Payments; Debit of Accounts.
(a) All payments to be made by Borrower under any Loan Document shall be made in immediately available funds in Dollars, without setoff or counterclaim, before 12:00 p.m. Pacific time on the date when due. Payments of principal and/or interest received after 12:00 p.m. Pacific time are considered received at the opening of business on the next Business Day. When a payment is due on a day that is not a Business Day, the payment shall be due the next Business Day, and additional fees or interest, as applicable, shall continue to accrue until paid.
(b) Lender has the exclusive right to determine the order and manner in which all payments with respect to the Obligations may be applied. Borrower shall have no right to specify the order or the accounts to which Lender shall allocate or apply any payments required to be made by Borrower to Lender or otherwise received by Lender under the Loan Documents when any such allocation or application is not specified elsewhere in a Loan Document.
(c) Lender may debit any of Borrowers deposit accounts held at Lender, if any, for principal and interest payments or any other amounts Borrower owes Lender when due. These debits shall not constitute a set-off.
2.7 Withholding. Payments received by Lender from Borrower under the Loan Documents will be made free and clear of and without deduction for any and all present or future taxes, levies, imposts, duties, deductions, withholdings, assessments, fees or other charges imposed by any Governmental Authority (including any interest, additions to tax or penalties applicable thereto). Specifically, however, if at any time any Governmental Authority, applicable law, regulation or international agreement requires Borrower to make any withholding or deduction from any such payment or other sum payable hereunder to Lender, Borrower hereby covenants and agrees that the amount due from Borrower with respect to such payment or other sum payable hereunder will be increased to the extent necessary to ensure that, after the making of such required withholding or deduction, Lender receives a net sum equal to the sum which it would have received had no withholding or deduction been required, and Borrower shall pay the full amount withheld or deducted to the relevant Governmental Authority. Borrower will, upon request, furnish Lender with proof reasonably satisfactory to Lender indicating that Borrower has made such withholding payment; provided, however, that Borrower need not make any withholding payment if the amount or validity of such withholding payment is contested in good faith by appropriate and timely proceedings and as to which payment in full is bonded or reserved against by Borrower. The agreements and obligations of Borrower contained in this Section 2.7 shall survive the termination of the Loan Documents.
CONDITIONS OF LOANS
3.1 Conditions Precedent to Initial Credit Extension. Lenders obligation to make the initial Credit Extension is subject to the condition precedent that Lender shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Lender, such documents, and completion of such other matters, as Lender may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation:
(a) the Convertible Debt Agreement and satisfaction of all conditions precedent thereto; (b) duly executed original signatures to the Loan Documents;
(c) duly executed original signatures to the Australian Mortgage Debenture;
(d) duly executed original signatures to any Control Agreement required by Lender;
(e) the Operating Documents and long-form good standing certificates of each Borrower certified by the Secretary of State (or equivalent agency) of such Borrowers jurisdiction of organization or formation and each jurisdiction in which such Borrower is qualified to conduct business, each as of a date no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Effective Date;
(f) a secretarys certificate of each Borrower with respect to such Borrowers Operating Documents, incumbency, specimen signatures and resolutions authorizing the execution and delivery of this Agreement and the other Loan Documents to which it is a party;
(g) duly executed original signatures to the completed Borrowing Resolutions for each Borrower (other than the Australian Borrower);
(h) a duly executed verification certificate of the Australian Borrower, to which a copy of its certificate of registration, constitution and an extract of minutes of meeting of the directors authorizing the execution and delivery of this Agreement and any other Loan Documents to which it is a party, is annexed;
(i) certified copies, dated as of a recent date, of financing statement and other Lien searches, as Lender may request, accompanied by written evidence (including any UCC termination statements) that the Liens indicated therein either constitute Permitted Liens or have been or, in connection with the initial Credit Extension, will be terminated or released;
(j) the Perfection Certificate of each Borrower, together with the duly executed original signature thereto;
(k) Intellectual Property search results and completed exhibits to the IP Agreement;
(l) a legal opinion (authority and enforceability) of Borrowers United States counsel with respect to Delaware Borrower and Texas Borrower and enforceability of this Agreement in respect of Australian Borrower, in form and substance satisfactory to Lender, dated as of the Effective Date together with the duly executed original signature thereto,
(m) a legal opinion of Lenders Australian counsel in respect of Australian Borrower (authority/enforceability) of the Australian Mortgage Debenture, in form and substance satisfactory to Lender;
(n) evidence satisfactory to Lender that all filings required to have been made pursuant to this Agreement, the Australian Mortgage Debenture and the other Loan Documents have been made to secure a first-ranking Lien in favor of Lender on the Collateral and the collateral described in such documents, and all other actions required to have been taken by Borrower or any other party prior to the initial Credit Extension shall have been taken and all consents and other authorizations shall have been obtained prior to the initial Credit Extension, all in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, the Australian Mortgage Debenture and the other Loan Documents;
(o) duly executed original signatures to the Warrant, together with a capitalization table of Borrower;
(p) evidence satisfactory to Lender that the insurance policies and endorsements required by Section 6.7 hereof are in full force and effect, together with appropriate evidence showing lender loss payable and/or additional insured clauses or endorsements in favor of Lender; and
(q) payment of the fees and Lender Expenses then due as specified in Section 2.5 hereof.
3.2 Conditions Precedent to all Credit Extensions. Lenders obligations to make each Credit Extension, including the initial Credit Extension, is subject to the following conditions precedent:
(a) with respect to requests for Term Loan Advances timely receipt of an executed Payment/Advance Form and any materials and documents required by Section 3.4;
(b) the representations and warranties in this Agreement and the Australian Mortgage Debenture shall be true, accurate, and complete in all material respects on the date of the proposed Credit Extension and/or of the Payment/Advance Form, as applicable, and on the Funding Date of each Credit Extension; provided, however, that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof; and provided, further that those representations and warranties expressly referring to a specific date shall be true, accurate and complete in all material respects as of such date, and no Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing or result from the Credit Extension. Each Credit Extension is Borrowers representation and warranty on that date that the representations and warranties in this Agreement and the Australian Mortgage Debenture remain true, accurate, and complete in all material respects; provided, however, that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof; and provided, further that those representations and warranties expressly referring to a specific date shall be true, accurate and complete in all material respects as of such date; and
(c) Lender determines to its satisfaction that there has not been any material impairment in the general affairs, management, results of operation, financial condition or the prospect of repayment of the Obligations, nor any material adverse deviation by Borrower from the most recent business plan of Borrower presented to and accepted by Lender.
3.3 Covenant to Deliver. Borrower agrees to deliver to Lender each item required to be delivered to Lender under this Agreement as a condition precedent to any Credit Extension. Borrower expressly agrees that a Credit Extension made prior to the receipt by Lender of any such item shall not constitute a waiver by Lender of Borrowers obligation to deliver such item, and the making of any Credit Extension in the absence of a required item shall be in Lenders sole discretion.
3.4 Procedures for Borrowing. Subject to the prior satisfaction of all other applicable conditions to the making of a Credit Extension set forth in this Agreement, to obtain a Credit Extension, Borrower shall notify Lender (which notice shall be irrevocable) by electronic mail, facsimile, or telephone by 12:00 p.m. Pacific time at least five (5) Business Days before the proposed Funding Date of such Credit Extension. Together with any such electronic or facsimile notification, Borrower shall deliver to Lender by electronic mail or facsimile a completed Payment/Advance Form executed by an Authorized Signer. Lender may rely on any telephone notice given by a person whom Lender believes is an Authorized Signer. On the Funding Date, Lender shall wire the requested Term Loan Advance to Borrowers designated account. Lender may make Credit Extensions under this Agreement based on instructions from an Authorized Signer or without instructions if the Credit Extensions are necessary to meet Obligations which have become due.
CREATION OF SECURITY INTEREST
4.1 Grant of Security Interest. Borrower hereby grants to Lender, to secure the payment and performance in full of all of the Obligations, a continuing security interest in, and pledges to Lender, the Collateral, wherever located, whether now owned or hereafter acquired or arising, and all proceeds and products thereof.
In addition to and without limiting the foregoing, all Obligations shall also be secured by the Australian Mortgage Debenture and any and all other security agreements, mortgages or other collateral granted to Lender by Borrower as security for the Obligations, now or in the future.
If this Agreement is terminated, Lenders Lien in the Collateral shall continue until the Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) are repaid in full in cash. Upon payment in full in cash of the Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations) and at such time as Lenders obligation to make Credit Extensions has terminated, Lender shall, at the sole cost and expense of Borrower, release its Liens in the Collateral and all rights therein shall revert to Borrower. In the event (x) all Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations), are satisfied in full, and (y) this Agreement is terminated, Lender shall terminate the security interest granted herein and in the Australian Mortgage Debenture. Lenders Lien in the assets of Borrower securing the Obligations of Borrower to Lender under this Agreement shall be junior and subordinated to SVBs security interest in the assets of Borrower securing the Obligations of Borrower to SVB under the Senior Loan Agreement in accordance with and to the extent set forth in the Subordination Agreement.
4.2 Priority of Security Interest. Borrower represents, warrants, and covenants that the security interest granted herein is and shall at all times continue to be a first priority perfected security interest in the Collateral (subject only to Permitted Liens that are permitted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement to have superior priority to Lenders Lien under this Agreement, including, the Liens under the Senior Loan Agreement). If Borrower shall acquire a commercial tort claim in excess of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), Borrower shall promptly notify Lender in a writing signed by Borrower of the general details thereof and grant to Lender in such writing a security interest therein and in the proceeds thereof, all upon the terms of this Agreement, with such writing to be in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lender.
4.3 Authorization to File Financing Statements. Borrower hereby authorizes Lender to file financing statements, without notice to Borrower, with all appropriate jurisdictions to perfect or protect Lenders interest or rights hereunder, including a notice that any disposition of the Collateral, by either Borrower or any other Person, shall be deemed to violate the rights of Lender under the Code. Such financing statements may indicate the Collateral as all assets of the Debtor or words of similar effect, or as being of an equal or lesser scope, or with greater detail, all in Lenders discretion.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
Borrower represents and warrants as follows:
5.1 Due Organization, Authorization; Power and Authority. US Borrower is duly existing and in good standing as a Registered Organization in its jurisdiction of formation and is qualified and licensed to do business and is in good standing in any jurisdiction in which the conduct of its business or its ownership of property requires that it be qualified except where the failure to do so could not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrowers business. Australian Borrower is a proprietary company, duly registered and validly existing under the laws of Australia and has the power to carry on its business as it is now being conducted and to own its property and other assets. In connection with this Agreement, each Borrower has delivered to Lender a completed certificate/completed certificates each signed by such Borrower, respectively, entitled Perfection Certificate (collectively, the Perfection Certificate). Borrower represents and warrants to Lender that (a) Borrowers exact legal name is that indicated on the Perfection Certificate and on the signature page hereof; (b) Borrower is an organization of the type and is organized or incorporated in the jurisdiction set forth in the Perfection Certificate; (c) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth Borrowers organizational identification number or accurately states that Borrower has none; (d) the Perfection Certificate accurately sets forth Borrowers place of business, or, if more than one, its chief executive office as well as Borrowers mailing address (if different than its chief executive office); (e) except as disclosed in the Perfection Certificate, Borrower (and each of its predecessors) has not, in the past five (5) years, changed its jurisdiction of formation, organizational structure or type, or any organizational number assigned by its jurisdiction; and (f) all other information set forth on the Perfection Certificate pertaining to Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries is accurate and complete in all material respects (it being understood and agreed that Borrower may from time to time update certain information in the Perfection Certificate after the Effective Date to the extent permitted by one or more specific provisions in this Agreement). If US Borrower is not now a Registered Organization but later becomes one, US Borrower shall promptly notify Lender of such occurrence and provide Lender with US Borrowers organizational identification number.
The execution, delivery and performance by Borrower of the Loan Documents to which it is a party have been duly authorized, and do not and will not (i) conflict with any of Borrowers organizational documents, (ii) contravene, conflict with, constitute a default under or violate any material Requirement of Law, (iii) contravene, conflict or violate any applicable order, writ, judgment, injunction, decree, determination or award of any Governmental Authority by which Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries or any of their property or assets may be bound or affected, (iv) require any action by, filing, registration, or qualification with, or Governmental Approval from, any Governmental Authority (except such Governmental Approvals which have already been obtained and are in full force and effect), or (v) conflict with, contravene, constitute a default or breach under, or result in or permit the termination or acceleration of, any material agreement by which Borrower is bound. Borrower is not in default under any agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound in which the default could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrowers business.
5.2 Collateral. Borrower has good title to, rights in, and the power to transfer each item of the Collateral upon which it purports to grant a Lien hereunder or pursuant to the Australian Mortgage Debenture, free and clear of any and all Liens except Permitted Liens. Borrower has no Collateral Accounts at or with any bank or financial institution except for the Collateral Accounts described in the Perfection Certificate delivered to Lender in connection herewith and which Borrower has taken such actions as are necessary to give Lender a perfected security interest therein, pursuant to the terms of Section 6.8(b). The Accounts are bona fide, existing obligations of the Account Debtors.
The Collateral is not in the possession of any third party bailee (such as a warehouse) except as otherwise provided in the Perfection Certificate. None of the components of the Collateral shall be maintained at locations other than as provided in the Perfection Certificate or as permitted pursuant to Section 7.2.
All Inventory is in all material respects of good and marketable quality, free from material defects.
Borrower is the sole owner of the Intellectual Property which it owns or purports to own except for (a) non-exclusive licenses granted to its customers in the ordinary course of business, (b) over-the-counter software that is commercially available to the public, and (c) material Intellectual Property licensed to Borrower and noted on the Perfection Certificate. Each Patent which it owns or purports to own and which is material to Borrowers business is valid and enforceable, and no part of the Intellectual Property which Borrower owns or purports to own and which is material to Borrowers business has been judged invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part. To the best of Borrowers knowledge, no claim has been made that any part of the Intellectual Property violates the rights of any third party except to the extent such claim would not reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrowers business.
Except as noted on the Perfection Certificate, or as Borrower has otherwise notified Lender pursuant to the terms of Section 6.10(c) hereof, Borrower is not a party to, nor is it bound by, any Restricted License.
5.3 Litigation. There are no actions or proceedings pending or, to the knowledge of any Responsible Officer, threatened in writing by or against Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries involving more than, individually or in the aggregate, One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00).
5.4 Financial Statements; Financial Condition. All consolidated financial statements for Borrower and any of its Subsidiaries delivered to Lender fairly present in all material respects Borrowers consolidated financial condition and Borrowers consolidated results of operations (subject, in the case of interim financial statements, to normal year-end audit adjustments). There has not been any material deterioration in Borrowers consolidated financial condition since the date of the most recent financial statements submitted to Lender.
5.5 Solvency. The fair salable value of Borrowers consolidated assets (including goodwill minus disposition costs) exceeds the fair value of Borrowers liabilities; Borrower is not left with unreasonably small capital after the transactions in this Agreement; and Borrower is able to pay its debts (including trade debts) as and when they mature.
5.6 Regulatory Compliance. Borrower is not an investment company or a company controlled by an investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Borrower is not engaged as one of its important activities in extending credit for margin stock (under Regulations X, T and U of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors). Borrower (a) has complied in all material respects with all Requirements of Law, and (b) has not violated any Requirements of Law the violation of which could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on its business. None of Borrowers or any of its Subsidiaries properties or assets has been used by Borrower or any Subsidiary or, to the best of Borrowers knowledge, by previous Persons, in disposing, producing, storing, treating, or transporting any hazardous substance other than legally. Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries have obtained all consents, approvals and authorizations of, made all declarations or filings with, and given all notices to, all Governmental Authorities that are necessary to continue their respective businesses as currently conducted.
5.7 Subsidiaries; Investments. Borrower does not own any stock, partnership, or other ownership interest or other equity securities except for Permitted Investments.
5.8 Tax Returns and Payments; Pension Contributions. Borrower has timely filed all required tax returns and reports, and Borrower has timely paid all foreign, federal, state and local taxes, assessments, deposits and contributions owed by Borrower except (a) to the extent such taxes are being contested in good faith by appropriate proceedings promptly instituted and diligently conducted, so long as such reserve or other appropriate provision, if any, as shall be required in conformity with GAAP shall have been made therefor, or (b) if such taxes, assessments, deposits and contributions do not, individually or in the aggregate, exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00).
To the extent Borrower defers payment of any contested taxes, Borrower shall (i) notify Lender in writing of the commencement of, and any material development in, the proceedings, and (ii) post bonds or take any other steps required to prevent the Governmental Authority levying such contested taxes from obtaining a Lien upon any of the Collateral that is other than a Permitted Lien. Borrower is unaware of any claims or adjustments proposed for any of Borrowers prior tax years which could result in additional taxes becoming due and payable by Borrower. Borrower has paid all amounts necessary to fund all present pension, profit sharing and deferred compensation plans in accordance with their terms, and Borrower has not withdrawn from participation in, and has not permitted partial or complete termination of, or permitted the occurrence of any other event with respect to, any such plan which could reasonably be expected to result in any liability of Borrower, including any material liability to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or its successors or any other governmental agency.
5.9 Use of Proceeds. Borrower shall use the proceeds of the Credit Extensions solely to refinance a portion of the Non-Formula Line of Credit with SVB under the Senior Loan Agreement, and not for personal, family, household or agricultural purposes.
5.10 Full Disclosure. No written representation, warranty or other statement of Borrower in any certificate or written statement given to Lender, as of the date such representation, warranty, or other statement was made, taken together with all such written certificates and written statements given to Lender, contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact necessary to make the statements contained in the certificates or statements not misleading (it being recognized by Lender that the projections and forecasts provided by Borrower in good faith and based upon reasonable assumptions are not viewed as facts and that actual results during the period or periods covered by such projections and forecasts may differ from the projected or forecasted results).
5.11 Definition of Knowledge. For purposes of the Loan Documents, whenever a representation or warranty is made to Borrowers knowledge or awareness, to the best of Borrowers knowledge, or with a similar qualification, knowledge or awareness means the actual knowledge, after reasonable investigation, of any Responsible Officer.
Borrower shall do all of the following:
6.1 Government Compliance.
(a) Maintain its and all its Subsidiaries legal existence and good standing in their respective jurisdictions of formation and maintain qualification in each jurisdiction in which the failure to so qualify would reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrowers business or operations. Borrower shall comply, and have each Subsidiary comply, in all material respects, with all laws, ordinances and regulations to which it is subject.
(b) Obtain all of the Governmental Approvals necessary for the performance by Borrower of its obligations under the Loan Documents to which it is a party and the grant of a security interest to Lender in all of its property. Borrower shall promptly provide copies of any such obtained Governmental Approvals to Lender.
6.2 Financial Statements, Reports, Certificates. Provide Lender with the following:
(a) (i) at all times prior to an IPO, within thirty (30) days after the last day of each month and (ii) at all times after an IPO, within forty-five (45) days after the last day each quarter, (A) monthly accounts receivable agings, aged by invoice date, (B) monthly accounts payable agings, aged by invoice date, and outstanding or held check registers, if any, (C) monthly reconciliations of accounts receivable agings (aged by invoice date), transaction reports, a detailed Account Debtor listing, and general ledger, each in a form acceptable to Lender and (D) SaaS metrics reports in the format set forth in Borrowers S-1;
(b) (i) at all times prior to an IPO, as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after the last day of each month and (ii) at all times after an IPO, as soon as available, but no later than forty-five (45)
days after the last day of each quarter, a company prepared consolidated and consolidating balance sheet and income statement covering Borrowers and each of its Subsidiarys operations for such month certified by a Responsible Officer and in a form acceptable to Lender (the Financial Statements);
(c) (i) at all times prior to an IPO, as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after the last day of each month and (ii) at all times after an IPO, as soon as available, but no later than forty-five (45) days after the last day each quarter, and together with the Financial Statements, a duly completed Compliance Certificate signed by a Responsible Officer, certifying that as of the end of such month, Borrower was in full compliance with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and setting forth calculations showing compliance with the financial covenants set forth in this Agreement and such other information as Lender may reasonably request, including, without limitation, a statement that at the end of such month there were no held checks;
(d) within thirty (30) days prior to the end of each fiscal year of Borrower, and contemporaneously with any updates or amendments thereto, (A) annual operating budgets (including income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements, by month), and (B) annual financial projections (on a quarterly basis), in each case as approved by the Board, together with any related business forecasts used in the preparation of such annual financial projections;
(e) as soon as available, and in any event within one hundred eighty (180) days following the end of Borrowers fiscal year, audited consolidated financial statements prepared under GAAP, consistently applied, together with an unqualified opinion on the financial statements from an independent certified public accounting firm reasonably acceptable to Lender;
(f) in the event that Borrower becomes subject to the reporting requirements under the Exchange Act within five (5) Business Days of filing, copies of all periodic and other reports, proxy statements and other materials filed by Borrower and/or any Guarantor with the SEC, any Governmental Authority succeeding to any or all of the functions of the SEC or with any national securities exchange, or distributed to its shareholders, as the case may be. Documents required to be delivered pursuant to the terms hereof (to the extent any such documents are included in materials otherwise filed with the SEC) may be delivered electronically and if so delivered, shall be deemed to have been delivered on the date on which Borrower posts such documents, or provides a link thereto, on Borrowers website on the internet at Borrowers website address; provided, however, Borrower shall promptly notify Lender in writing (which may be by electronic mail) of the posting of any such documents;
(g) within five (5) days of delivery, copies of all statements, reports and notices made available to Borrowers security holders or to any holders of Subordinated Debt;
(h) at all times prior to an IPO, as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after completion, any 409A valuation report prepared by or at the direction of Borrower;
(i) at all times prior to an IPO, as soon as available, but no later than thirty (30) days after the last day of each month, a monthly Board pack, including budgets, sales projections, operating plans and other financial information reasonably requested by Lender;
(j) prompt written notice of any changes to the beneficial ownership information set out in Section 14 of the Perfection Certificate. Borrower understands and acknowledges that Lender relies on such true, accurate and up-to-date beneficial ownership information to meet Lenders regulatory obligations to obtain, verify and record information about the beneficial owners of its legal entity customers;
(k) prompt report of any legal actions pending or threatened in writing against Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that could result in damages or costs to Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries of, individually or in the aggregate, One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) or more; and
(l) promptly, from time to time, such other information regarding Borrower or compliance with the terms of any Loan Documents as reasonably requested by Lender.
6.3 Intentionally Omitted.
6.4 Intentionally Omitted.
6.5 Taxes; Pensions. Timely file, and require each of its Subsidiaries to timely file, all required tax returns and reports and timely pay, and require each of its Subsidiaries to timely pay, all foreign, federal, state and local taxes, assessments, deposits and contributions owed by Borrower and each of its Subsidiaries, except for deferred payment of any taxes contested pursuant to the terms of Section 5.8 hereof, and shall deliver to Lender, on demand, appropriate certificates attesting to such payments, and pay all amounts necessary to fund all present pension, profit sharing and deferred compensation plans in accordance with their terms.
6.6 Access to Collateral; Books and Records. At reasonable times, on one (1) Business Days notice (provided no notice is required if an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing), Lender, or its agents, shall have the right to inspect the Collateral and the right to audit and copy Borrowers Books. Such inspections and audits shall be conducted as frequently as Lender determines in its sole discretion that conditions warrant. The foregoing inspections and audits shall be conducted at Borrowers expense and the charge therefor shall be One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) per person per day (or such higher amount as shall represent Lenders then-current standard charge for the same), plus reasonable out-of-pocket expenses. In the event Borrower and Lender schedule an audit more than eight (8) days in advance, and Borrower cancels or seeks to or reschedules the audit with less than eight (8) days written notice to Lender, then (without limiting any of Lenders rights or remedies) Borrower shall pay Lender a fee of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) plus any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Lender to compensate Lender for the anticipated costs and expenses of the cancellation or rescheduling.
(a) Keep its business and the Collateral insured for risks and in amounts standard for companies in Borrowers industry and location and as Lender may reasonably request. Insurance policies shall be in a form, with financially sound and reputable insurance companies that are not Affiliates of Borrower, and in amounts that are satisfactory to Lender. All property policies shall have a lenders loss payable endorsement showing Lender as the sole lender loss payee. All liability policies shall show, or have endorsements showing, Lender as an additional insured. Lender shall be named as lender loss payee and/or additional insured with respect to any such insurance providing coverage in respect of any Collateral.
(b) Ensure that proceeds payable under any property policy are, at Lenders option, payable to Lender on account of the Obligations.
(c) At Lenders request, Borrower shall deliver certified copies of insurance policies and evidence of all premium payments. Each provider of any such insurance required under this Section 6.7 shall agree, by endorsement upon the policy or policies issued by it or by independent instruments furnished to Lender, that it will give Lender thirty (30) days prior written notice before any such policy or policies shall be materially altered or canceled. If Borrower fails to obtain insurance as required under this Section 6.7 or to pay any amount or furnish any required proof of payment to third persons and Lender, Lender may make all or part of such payment or obtain such insurance policies required in this Section 6.7, and take any action under the policies Lender deems prudent.
(a) Maintain all of its and all of its Subsidiaries operating accounts and the Cash Collateral Account with SVB and SVBs Affiliates, other than (i) Excluded Accounts, (ii) the Wells Fargo Accounts and (iii) accounts with payment transmitters set forth on Schedule 6.8(a) hereto (the Payment Transmitter Accounts), provided that if the aggregate amount of funds in the Payment Transmitter Accounts exceeds Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) at any time, Borrower shall, within five (5) Business Days after the occurrence thereof, transfer such excess amounts to an account of Borrower at SVB. In addition, (i) at all times prior to an IPO, Borrower and all of its Subsidiaries shall maintain all excess cash with SVB and SVBs Affiliates (excluding cash maintained in the Excluded Accounts, Wells Fargo Accounts and Payment Transmitter Accounts) and (ii) at all times after an IPO, Borrower and all of its Subsidiaries shall maintain at least fifty percent (50.0%) of all excess cash (excluding cash maintained in the Excluded Accounts, Wells Fargo Accounts and Payment Transmitter Accounts) with SVB and SVBs Affiliates, provided that any excess cash not maintained with SVB and SVBs Affiliates (excluding cash maintained in the Excluded Accounts, Wells Fargo Accounts and Payment Transmitter Accounts) shall be subject to a Control Agreement in favor of Lender pursuant to the terms of Section 6.8(b) hereof. Any Guarantor shall maintain all operating accounts and excess cash with SVB and SVBs Affiliates.
(b) In addition to and without limiting the restrictions in (a), Borrower shall provide Lender five (5) days prior written notice before establishing any Collateral Account at or with any bank or financial institution other than SVB or SVBs Affiliates. For each Collateral Account that Borrower at any time maintains,
Borrower shall cause the applicable bank or financial institution at or with which any Collateral Account is maintained to execute and deliver a Control Agreement or other appropriate instrument with respect to such Collateral Account to perfect Lenders Lien in such Collateral Account in accordance with the terms hereunder which Control Agreement may not be terminated without the prior written consent of Lender. The provisions of the previous sentence shall not apply to (i) Excluded Accounts, (ii) Payment Transmitter Accounts, or (iii) deposit accounts exclusively used for payroll, payroll taxes, and other employee wage and benefit payments to or for the benefit of Borrowers employees and identified to Lender by Borrower as such.
6.9 Intentionally Omitted.
6.10 Protection and Registration of Intellectual Property Rights.
(a) (i) Protect, defend and maintain the validity and enforceability of the Intellectual Property that is material to Borrowers business; (ii) promptly advise Lender in writing of material infringements or any other event known to Borrower that could reasonably be expected to materially and adversely affect the value of the Intellectual Property that is material to Borrowers business; and (iii) not allow any Intellectual Property material to Borrowers business to be abandoned, forfeited or dedicated to the public without Lenders written consent.
(b) If Borrower (i) obtains any Patent, registered Trademark, registered Copyright, registered mask work, or any pending application for any of the foregoing, whether as owner, licensee or otherwise, or (ii) applies for any Patent or the registration of any Trademark, then Borrower shall promptly provide written notice thereof to Lender and shall execute such intellectual property security agreements and other documents and take such other actions as Lender may reasonably request in its good faith business judgment to perfect and maintain a first priority perfected security interest in favor of Lender in such property. If Borrower decides to register any Copyrights or mask works in the United States Copyright Office, Borrower shall: (x) provide Lender with at least fifteen (15) days prior written notice of Borrowers intent to register such Copyrights or mask works together with a copy of the application it intends to file with the United States Copyright Office (excluding exhibits thereto); (y) execute an intellectual property security agreement and such other documents and take such other actions as Lender may request in its good faith business judgment to perfect and maintain a first priority perfected security interest in favor of Lender in the Copyrights or mask works intended to be registered with the United States Copyright Office; and (z) record such intellectual property security agreement with the United States Copyright Office contemporaneously with filing the Copyright or mask work application(s) with the United States Copyright Office. Borrower shall promptly provide to Lender copies of all applications that it files for Patents or for the registration of Trademarks, Copyrights or mask works, together with evidence of the recording of the intellectual property security agreement required for Lender to perfect and maintain a first priority perfected security interest in such property.
(c) Provide written notice to Lender within thirty (30) days of entering or becoming bound by any Restricted License (other than over-the-counter software that is commercially available to the public). Borrower shall take such steps as Lender requests to obtain the consent of, or waiver by, any person whose consent or waiver is necessary for (i) any Restricted License to be deemed Collateral and for Lender to have a security interest in it that might otherwise be restricted or prohibited by law or by the terms of any such Restricted License, whether now existing or entered into in the future, and (ii) Lender to have the ability in the event of a liquidation of any Collateral to dispose of such Collateral in accordance with Lenders rights and remedies under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents.
6.11 Litigation Cooperation. From the date hereof and continuing through the termination of this Agreement, make available to Lender, without expense to Lender, Borrower and its officers, employees and agents and Borrowers books and records, to the extent that Lender may deem them reasonably necessary to prosecute or defend any third-party suit or proceeding instituted by or against Lender with respect to any Collateral or relating to Borrower.
6.12 Intentionally Omitted.
6.13 Formation or Acquisition of Subsidiaries. Notwithstanding and without limiting the negative covenants contained in Sections 7.3 and 7.7 hereof, at the time that Borrower or any Guarantor forms any direct or indirect Subsidiary or acquires any direct or indirect Subsidiary (other than a Foreign Subsidiary) after the Effective
Date (including, without limitation, pursuant to a Division), Borrower and such Guarantor shall (a) cause such new Subsidiary to provide to Lender a joinder to this Agreement to become a co-borrower hereunder, together with such appropriate financing statements and/or Control Agreements, all in form and substance satisfactory to Lender (including being sufficient to grant Lender a first priority Lien (subject to Permitted Liens) in and to the assets of such newly formed or acquired Subsidiary), (b) provide to Lender appropriate certificates and powers and financing statements, pledging all of the direct or beneficial ownership interest in such new Subsidiary, in form and substance satisfactory to Lender; and (c) provide to Lender all other documentation in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lender, including one or more opinions of counsel satisfactory to Lender, which in its opinion is appropriate with respect to the execution and delivery of the applicable documentation referred to above. Any document, agreement, or instrument executed or issued pursuant to this Section 6.13 shall be a Loan Document.
6.14 Further Assurances. Execute any further instruments and take further action as Lender reasonably requests to perfect or continue Lenders Lien in the Collateral or to effect the purposes of the Loan Documents. Deliver to Lender, within five (5) days after the same are sent or received, copies of all correspondence, reports, documents and other filings with any Governmental Authority regarding compliance with or maintenance of Governmental Approvals or Requirements of Law or that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on any of the Governmental Approvals or otherwise on the operations of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries.
Borrower shall not do any of the following without Lenders prior written consent:
7.1 Dispositions. Convey, sell, lease, transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of (including, without limitation, pursuant to a Division) (collectively, Transfer), or permit any of its Subsidiaries to Transfer, all or any part of its business or property, except for Transfers (a) of Inventory in the ordinary course of business; (b) of worn-out or obsolete Equipment that is, in the reasonable judgment of Borrower, no longer economically practicable to maintain or useful in the ordinary course of business of Borrower; (c) consisting of Permitted Liens and Permitted Investments; (d) consisting of the sale or issuance of any stock of Borrower permitted under Section 7.2 of this Agreement; (e) consisting of Borrowers use or transfer of money or Cash Equivalents in the ordinary course of its business for the payment of ordinary course business expenses in a manner that is not prohibited by the terms of this Agreement or the other Loan Documents; (f) of non-exclusive licenses for the use of the property of Borrower or its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business and licenses that could not result in a legal transfer of title of the licensed property but that may be exclusive in respects other than territory and that may be exclusive as to territory only as to discreet geographical areas outside of the United States and (g) of other assets with a value not in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in any fiscal year of Borrower.
7.2 Changes in Business, Management, Control, or Business Locations. (a) Engage in or permit any of its Subsidiaries to engage in any business other than the businesses currently engaged in by Borrower and such Subsidiary, as applicable, or reasonably related thereto; (b) liquidate or dissolve; (c) fail to provide notice to Lender of any Key Person departing from or ceasing to be employed by Borrower within five (5) days after any such Key Persons departure from Borrower; or (d) permit or suffer any Change in Control.
Borrower shall not, without at least thirty (30) days prior written notice to Lender: (1) add any new offices or business locations, including warehouses (unless such new offices or business locations contain less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in Borrowers assets or property) or deliver any portion of the Collateral valued, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to a bailee at a location other than to a bailee and at a location already disclosed in the Perfection Certificate, (2) change its jurisdiction of organization, (3) change its organizational structure or type, (4) change its legal name, or (5) change any organizational number (if any) assigned by its jurisdiction of organization. If Borrower intends to deliver any portion of the Collateral valued, individually or in the aggregate, in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to a bailee, and Lender and such bailee are not already parties to a bailee agreement governing both the Collateral and the location to which Borrower intends to deliver the Collateral, then Borrower will cause such bailee to execute and deliver a bailee agreement in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lender. If Borrower intends to add any new offices or business locations, including warehouses, containing in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) of Borrowers assets or property, then Borrower will cause such landlord of any such new offices or business locations, including warehouses, to execute and deliver a landlord consent in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to Lender.
7.3 Mergers or Acquisitions. Merge or consolidate, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to merge or consolidate, with any other Person, or acquire, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to acquire, all or substantially all of the capital stock or property of another Person (including, without limitation, by the formation of any Subsidiary or pursuant to a Division). A Subsidiary may merge or consolidate into another Subsidiary or into Borrower.
7.4 Indebtedness. Create, incur, assume, or be liable for any Indebtedness, or permit any Subsidiary to do so, other than Permitted Indebtedness.
7.5 Encumbrance. Create, incur, allow, or suffer any Lien on any of its property, or assign or convey any right to receive income, including the sale of any Accounts, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so, except for Permitted Liens, permit any Collateral not to be subject to the first priority security interest granted herein or enter into any agreement, document, instrument or other arrangement (except with or in favor of Lender and except with or in favor of SVB pursuant to the Senior Loan Agreement ) with any Person which directly or indirectly prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting Borrower or any Subsidiary from assigning, mortgaging, pledging, granting a security interest in or upon, or encumbering any of Borrowers or any Subsidiarys Intellectual Property, except as is otherwise permitted in Section 7.1 hereof and the definition of Permitted Liens herein.
7.6 Maintenance of Collateral Accounts. Maintain any Collateral Account except pursuant to the terms of Section 6.8(b) hereof.
7.7 Distributions; Investments. (a) Pay any dividends or make any distribution or payment or redeem, retire or purchase any capital stock; or (b) directly or indirectly make any Investment (including, without limitation, by the formation of any Subsidiary) other than Permitted Investments, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so.
7.8 Transactions with Affiliates. Directly or indirectly enter into or permit to exist any material transaction with any Affiliate of Borrower, except for (a) transactions that are in the ordinary course of Borrowers business, upon fair and reasonable terms that are no less favorable to Borrower than would be obtained in an arms length transaction with a non-affiliated Person and (b) to the extent otherwise permitted in this Agreement: (i) transactions among a Borrower and any other Borrower or Guarantor, (ii) any reasonable indemnity, director and officer insurance benefits and travel expense reimbursement benefits provided for the benefit of directors (or comparable managers), officers or employees of Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent or other equity holder thereof) or its applicable Subsidiary in the ordinary course of business, and (iii) the payment of reasonable compensation, indemnification, severance, or employee benefit arrangements to employees, officers, members of management and outside directors of Borrower (or any direct or indirect parent or other equity holder thereof) and its Subsidiaries in the ordinary course of business.
7.9 Subordinated Debt. (a) Make or permit any payment on any Subordinated Debt, except under the terms of the subordination, intercreditor, or other similar agreement to which such Subordinated Debt is subject, or (b) amend any provision in any document relating to the Subordinated Debt which would increase the amount thereof, provide for earlier or greater principal, interest, or other payments thereon, or adversely affect the subordination thereof to Obligations owed to Lender.
7.10 Compliance. Become an investment company or a company controlled by an investment company, under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, or undertake as one of its important activities extending credit to purchase or carry margin stock (as defined in Regulation U of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), or use the proceeds of any Credit Extension for that purpose; fail to (a) meet the minimum funding requirements of ERISA, (b) prevent a Reportable Event or Prohibited Transaction, as defined in ERISA, to occur; or (c) comply with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the failure of any of the conditions described in clauses (a) through (c) which could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrowers business, or violate any other law or regulation, if the violation could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on Borrowers business, or permit any of its Subsidiaries to do so; withdraw or permit any Subsidiary to withdraw from participation in, permit partial or complete termination of, or permit the occurrence of any other event with respect to, any present pension, profit sharing and deferred compensation plan which could reasonably be expected to result in any liability of Borrower, including any liability to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation or its successors or any other governmental agency.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
Any one of the following shall constitute an event of default (an Event of Default) under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents:
8.1 Payment Default. Borrower fails to (a) make any payment of principal or interest on any Credit Extension when due, or (b) pay any other Obligations within three (3) Business Days after such Obligations are due and payable (which three (3) Business Day cure period shall not apply to payments due on the Term Loan Maturity Date). During the cure period, the failure to make or pay any payment specified under clause (b) hereunder is not an Event of Default (but no Credit Extension will be made during the cure period);
8.2 Covenant Default.
(a) Borrower fails or neglects to perform any obligation in Sections 6.2, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.10, or 6.13 or violates any covenant in Section 7; or
(b) Borrower fails or neglects to perform, keep, or observe any other term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement contained in this Agreement or any Loan Documents, and as to any default (other than those specified in this Section 8) under such other term, provision, condition, covenant or agreement that can be cured, has failed to cure the default within ten (10) days after the occurrence thereof; provided, however, that if the default cannot by its nature be cured within the ten (10) day period or cannot after diligent attempts by Borrower be cured within such ten (10) day period, and such default is likely to be cured within a reasonable time, then Borrower shall have an additional period (which shall not in any case exceed thirty (30) days) to attempt to cure such default, and within such reasonable time period the failure to cure the default shall not be deemed an Event of Default (but no Credit Extensions shall be made during such cure period). Cure periods provided under this section shall not apply, among other things, to financial covenants or any other covenants set forth in clause (a) above;
8.3 Material Adverse Change. A Material Adverse Change occurs;
8.4 Attachment; Levy; Restraint on Business.
(a) (i) The service of process seeking to attach, by trustee or similar process, any funds of Borrower or of any entity under the control of Borrower (including a Subsidiary), or (ii) a notice of lien or levy is filed against any of Borrowers assets by any Governmental Authority, and the same under subclauses (i) and (ii) hereof are not, within ten (10) days after the occurrence thereof, discharged or stayed (whether through the posting of a bond or otherwise); provided, however, no Credit Extensions shall be made during any ten (10) day cure period; or
(b) (i) any material portion of Borrowers assets is attached, seized, levied on, or comes into possession of a trustee or receiver, or (ii) any court order enjoins, restrains, or prevents Borrower from conducting all or any material part of its business;
8.5 Insolvency. (a) Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries is unable to pay its debts (including trade debts) as they become due or otherwise becomes insolvent; (b) Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries begins an Insolvency Proceeding; (c) an Insolvency Proceeding is begun against Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries and is not dismissed or stayed within forty-five (45) days (but no Credit Extensions shall be made while any of the conditions described in clause (a) exist and/or until any Insolvency Proceeding is dismissed); or (d) in respect of Australian Borrower, without limiting any of the foregoing: (i) it is taken to have failed to comply with a statutory demand under section 459(F)(1) of the Corporations Act; (ii) it must be presumed by a court to be insolvent under section 459(C)(2) of the Corporations Act; (iii) it is the subject of a circumstance specified in section 461 of the Corporations Act (whether or not an application to court has been made under that section); (iv) it becomes the
subject of an Ipso Facto Event; (v) if it is a trustee of a trust, it is unable to satisfy out of the assets of the trust the liabilities incurred by it for which it has a right to be indemnified from the assets of the trust as and when those liabilities fall due; or (vi) it stops or suspends payment to all or a class of creditors generally;
8.6 Insolvency Proceedings. If any of the following occurs in respect of Borrower or any Subsidiary (each of which shall be an Insolvency Proceeding): (a) Borrower begins a US Insolvency Proceeding or an Australian Insolvency Proceeding; (b) a US Insolvency Proceeding is begun against Borrower and not dismissed or stayed within forty-five (45) days (but no Credit Extensions shall be made until any US Insolvency Proceeding is dismissed); or (c) an Australian Insolvency Proceeding is begun against Borrower and not dismissed or stayed within fourteen (14) days (but no Credit Extensions shall be made until any such Australian Insolvency Proceeding is dismissed);
8.7 Other Agreements. There is, under any agreement (other than the Senior Loan Agreement) to which Borrower or any Guarantor is a party with a third party or parties, (a) any default resulting in a right by such third party or parties, whether or not exercised, to accelerate the maturity of any Indebtedness in an amount individually or in the aggregate in excess of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00); or (b) any breach or default by Borrower or Guarantor, the result of which could have a material adverse effect on Borrowers or any Guarantors business;
8.8 Judgments; Penalties. One or more fines, penalties or final judgments, orders or decrees for the payment of money in an amount, individually or in the aggregate, of at least One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) (not covered by independent third-party insurance as to which liability has been accepted by such insurance carrier) shall be rendered against Borrower by any Governmental Authority, and the same are not, within ten (10) days after the entry, assessment or issuance thereof, discharged, satisfied, or paid, or after execution thereof, stayed or bonded pending appeal, or such judgments are not discharged prior to the expiration of any such stay (provided that no Credit Extensions will be made prior to the satisfaction, payment, discharge, stay, or bonding of such fine, penalty, judgment, order or decree);
8.9 Misrepresentations. Borrower or any Person acting for Borrower makes any representation, warranty, or other statement now or later in this Agreement, any Loan Document or in any writing delivered to Lender or to induce Lender to enter this Agreement or any Loan Document, and such representation, warranty, or other statement is incorrect in any material respect when made;
8.10 Subordinated Debt. Any document, instrument, or agreement evidencing any Subordinated Debt shall for any reason be revoked or invalidated or otherwise cease to be in full force and effect, any Person shall be in breach thereof or contest in any manner the validity or enforceability thereof or deny that it has any further liability or obligation thereunder, or the Obligations shall for any reason be subordinated or shall not have the priority contemplated by this Agreement or any applicable subordination or intercreditor agreement;
8.11 Guaranty. (a) Any guaranty of any Obligations terminates or ceases for any reason to be in full force and effect; (b) any Guarantor does not perform any obligation or covenant under any guaranty of the Obligations; (c) any circumstance described in Sections 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8 or 8.9 of this Agreement occurs with respect to any Guarantor, (d) the death, liquidation, winding up, or termination of existence of any Guarantor; or (e) (i) a material impairment in the perfection or priority of Lenders Lien in the collateral provided by Guarantor or in the value of such collateral or (ii) a material adverse change in the general affairs, management, results of operation, condition (financial or otherwise) or the prospect of repayment of the Obligations occurs with respect to any Guarantor;
8.12 Governmental Approvals. Any Governmental Approval shall have been (a) revoked, rescinded, suspended, modified in an adverse manner or not renewed in the ordinary course for a full term or (b) subject to any decision by a Governmental Authority that designates a hearing with respect to any applications for renewal of any of such Governmental Approval or that could result in the Governmental Authority taking any of the actions described in clause (a) above, and such decision or such revocation, rescission, suspension, modification or non-renewal (i) causes, or could reasonably be expected to cause, a Material Adverse Change, or (ii) adversely affects the legal qualifications of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to hold such Governmental Approval in any applicable jurisdiction and such revocation, rescission, suspension, modification or non-renewal could reasonably be expected to affect the status of or legal qualifications of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to hold any Governmental Approval in any other jurisdiction; or
8.13 Cross-Default of Convertible Debt Agreement. The occurrence and continuation of an Event of Default (as defined in the Convertible Debt Agreement) under the Convertible Debt Agreement.
8.14 Cross-Default of Senior Loan Agreement. The occurrence and continuation of an Event of Default (as defined in the Senior Loan Agreement) for at least 120 days under Section 8.1 of the Senior Loan Agreement, and in the event Lender makes a Term Loan Advance, an Event of Default (as defined in the Senior Loan Agreement) for at least 120 days under section 6.9 (Financial Covenants) of the Senior Loan Agreement.
LENDERS RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
9.1 Rights and Remedies. Upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, Lender may, without notice or demand, do any or all of the following:
(a) declare all Obligations immediately due and payable (but if an Event of Default described in Section 8.5 occurs all Obligations are immediately due and payable without any action by Lender);
(b) stop advancing money or extending credit for Borrowers benefit under this Agreement or under any other agreement between Borrower and Lender;
(c) verify the amount of, demand payment of and performance under, and collect any Accounts and General Intangibles, settle or adjust disputes and claims directly with Account Debtors for amounts on terms and in any order that Lender considers advisable, and notify any Person owing Borrower money of Lenders security interest in such funds. Borrower shall collect all payments in trust for Lender and, if requested by Lender, immediately deliver the payments to Lender in the form received from the Account Debtor, with proper endorsements for deposit;
(d) make any payments and do any acts it considers necessary or reasonable to protect the Collateral and/or its security interest in the Collateral. Borrower shall assemble the Collateral if Lender requests and make it available as Lender designates. Lender may enter premises where the Collateral is located, take and maintain possession of any part of the Collateral, and pay, purchase, contest, or compromise any Lien which appears to be prior or superior to its security interest and pay all expenses incurred. Borrower grants Lender a license to enter and occupy any of its premises, without charge, to exercise any of Lenders rights or remedies;
(e) apply to the Obligations any (i) balances and deposits of Borrower it holds, or (ii) amount held by Lender owing to or for the credit or the account of Borrower;
(f) ship, reclaim, recover, store, finish, maintain, repair, prepare for sale, advertise for sale, and sell the Collateral. Lender is hereby granted a non-exclusive, royalty-free license or other right to use, without charge, Borrowers labels, Patents, Copyrights, mask works, rights of use of any name, trade secrets, trade names, Trademarks, and advertising matter, or any similar property as it pertains to the Collateral, in completing production of, advertising for sale, and selling any Collateral and, in connection with Lenders exercise of its rights under this Section 9.1, Borrowers rights under all licenses and all franchise agreements inure to Lenders benefit;
(g) place a hold on any account maintained with Lender and/or deliver a notice of exclusive control, any entitlement order, or other directions or instructions pursuant to any Control Agreement or similar agreements providing control of any Collateral;
(h) demand and receive possession of Borrowers Books; and
(i) exercise all rights and remedies available to Lender under the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, the Australian Mortgage Debenture) or at law or equity, including all remedies provided under the Code (including disposal of the Collateral pursuant to the terms thereof).
9.2 Power of Attorney. Borrower hereby irrevocably appoints Lender as its lawful attorney-in-fact, exercisable following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, to: (a) endorse Borrowers name on any checks, payment instruments, or other forms of payment or security; (b) sign Borrowers name on any invoice or bill of lading for any Account or drafts against Account Debtors; (c) demand, collect, sue, and give releases to any Account Debtor for monies due, settle and adjust disputes and claims about the Accounts directly with Account Debtors, and compromise, prosecute, or defend any action, claim, case, or proceeding about any Collateral (including filing a claim or voting a claim in any bankruptcy case in Lenders or Borrowers name, as Lender chooses); (d) make, settle, and adjust all claims under Borrowers insurance policies; (e) pay, contest or settle any Lien, charge, encumbrance, security interest, or other claim in or to the Collateral, or any judgment based thereon, or otherwise take any action to terminate or discharge the same; and (f) transfer the Collateral into the name of Lender or a third party as the Code permits. Borrower hereby appoints Lender as its lawful attorney-in-fact to sign Borrowers name on any documents necessary to perfect or continue the perfection of Lenders security interest in the Collateral regardless of whether an Event of Default has occurred until all Obligations have been satisfied in full and the Loan Documents have been terminated. Lenders foregoing appointment as Borrowers attorney in fact, and all of Lenders rights and powers, coupled with an interest, are irrevocable until all Obligations have been fully repaid and performed and the Loan Documents have been terminated.
9.3 Protective Payments. If Borrower fails to obtain the insurance called for by Section 6.7 or fails to pay any premium thereon or fails to pay any other amount which Borrower is obligated to pay under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or which may be required to preserve the Collateral, Lender may obtain such insurance or make such payment, and all amounts so paid by Lender are Lender Expenses and immediately due and payable, bearing interest at the then highest rate applicable to the Obligations, and secured by the Collateral. Lender will make reasonable efforts to provide Borrower with notice of Lender obtaining such insurance at the time it is obtained or within a reasonable time thereafter. No payments by Lender are deemed an agreement to make similar payments in the future or Lenders waiver of any Event of Default.
9.4 Application of Payments and Proceeds. If an Event of Default has occurred and is continuing (or at any time on the terms set forth in Section 6.3(c)), Lender shall have the right to apply in any order any funds in its possession, whether from Borrower account balances, payments, proceeds realized as the result of any collection of Accounts or other disposition of the Collateral, or otherwise, to the Obligations. Lender shall pay any surplus to Borrower or to other Persons legally entitled thereto; Borrower shall remain liable to Lender for any deficiency. If Lender, directly or indirectly, enters into a deferred payment or other credit transaction with any purchaser at any sale of Collateral, Lender shall have the option, exercisable at any time, of either reducing the Obligations by the principal amount of the purchase price or deferring the reduction of the Obligations until the actual receipt by Lender of cash therefor.
9.5 Lenders Liability for Collateral. So long as Lender complies with reasonable banking practices regarding the safekeeping of the Collateral in the possession or under the control of Lender, Lender shall not be liable or responsible for: (a) the safekeeping of the Collateral; (b) any loss or damage to the Collateral; (c) any diminution in the value of the Collateral; or (d) any act or default of any carrier, warehouseman, bailee, or other Person. Borrower bears all risk of loss, damage or destruction of the Collateral.
9.6 No Waiver; Remedies Cumulative. Lenders failure, at any time or times, to require strict performance by Borrower of any provision of this Agreement or any other Loan Document shall not waive, affect, or diminish any right of Lender thereafter to demand strict performance and compliance herewith or therewith. No waiver hereunder shall be effective unless signed by the party granting the waiver and then is only effective for the specific instance and purpose for which it is given. Lenders rights and remedies under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents are cumulative. Lender has all rights and remedies provided under the Code, by law, or in equity. Lenders exercise of one right or remedy is not an election and shall not preclude Lender from exercising any other remedy under this Agreement or any other Loan Document or other remedy available at law or in equity, and Lenders waiver of any Event of Default is not a continuing waiver. Lenders delay in exercising any remedy is not a waiver, election, or acquiescence.
9.7 Demand Waiver. Borrower waives demand, notice of default or dishonor, notice of payment and nonpayment, notice of any default, nonpayment at maturity, release, compromise, settlement, extension, or renewal of accounts, documents, instruments, chattel paper, and guarantees held by Lender on which Borrower is liable.
9.8 Borrower Liability. Any Borrower may, acting singly, request Credit Extensions hereunder. Each Borrower hereby appoints each other as agent for the other for all purposes hereunder, including with respect to requesting Credit Extensions hereunder. Each Borrower hereunder shall be jointly and severally obligated to repay all Credit Extensions made hereunder, regardless of which Borrower actually receives said Credit Extension, as if each Borrower hereunder directly received all Credit Extensions. Each Borrower waives (a) any suretyship defenses available to it under the Code or any other applicable law, including, without limitation, the benefit of California Civil Code Section 2815 permitting revocation as to future transactions and the benefit of California Civil Code Sections 1432, 2809, 2810, 2819, 2839, 2845, 2847, 2848, 2849, 2850, and 2899 and 3433, and (b) any right to require Lender to: (i) proceed against any Borrower or any other person; (ii) proceed against or exhaust any security; or (iii) pursue any other remedy. Lender may exercise or not exercise any right or remedy it has against any Borrower or any security it holds (including the right to foreclose by judicial or non-judicial sale) without affecting any Borrowers liability. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement or other related document, each Borrower irrevocably waives all rights that it may have at law or in equity (including, without limitation, any law subrogating Borrower to the rights of Lender under this Agreement) to seek contribution, indemnification or any other form of reimbursement from any other Borrower, or any other Person now or hereafter primarily or secondarily liable for any of the Obligations, for any payment made by Borrower with respect to the Obligations in connection with this Agreement or otherwise and all rights that it might have to benefit from, or to participate in, any security for the Obligations as a result of any payment made by Borrower with respect to the Obligations in connection with this Agreement or otherwise. Any agreement providing for indemnification, reimbursement or any other arrangement prohibited under this Section 9.8 shall be null and void. If any payment is made to a Borrower in contravention of this Section 9.8, such Borrower shall hold such payment in trust for Lender and such payment shall be promptly delivered to Lender for application to the Obligations, whether matured or unmatured.
All notices, consents, requests, approvals, demands, or other communication by any party to this Agreement or any other Loan Document must be in writing and shall be deemed to have been validly served, given, or delivered: (a) upon the earlier of actual receipt and three (3) Business Days after deposit in the U.S. mail, first class, registered or certified mail return receipt requested, with proper postage prepaid; (b) upon transmission, when sent by electronic mail or facsimile transmission; (c) one (1) Business Day after deposit with a reputable overnight courier with all charges prepaid; or (d) when delivered, if hand-delivered by messenger, all of which shall be addressed to the party to be notified and sent to the address, facsimile number, or email address indicated below. Lender or Borrower may change its mailing or electronic mail address or facsimile number by giving the other party written notice thereof in accordance with the terms of this Section 10.
|If to Borrower:||BigCommerce Holdings, Inc.|
|11305 Four Points Drive, Building II, Third Floor|
|Austin, TX 78726|
|Attn: Robert Alvarez|
|11305 Four Points Drive, Building II, Third Floor|| |
|Austin, TX 78726|
|Attn: Robert Alvarez|
|BigCommerce Pty Ltd|
|Level 6, 1-3 Smail Street|
|Ultimo, New South Wales 2007|
|Attn: Robert Alvarez|
with a copy to:
DLA Piper LLP (US)
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2500
Austin, Texas ###-###-####
Attn: Samer Zabaneh
If to Lender:
WestRiver Innovation Lending Fund VIII, L.P.
c/o WestRiver Management, LLC
920 5th Avenue, Suite 3450
Seattle, Washington 98104
Attn: Harper Ellison
with a copy to:
Perkins Coie LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, Washington 98101
Attn: Kris M. Yoshizawa
CHOICE OF LAW, VENUE, JURY TRIAL WAIVER AND JUDICIAL REFERENCE
Except as otherwise expressly provided in any of the Loan Documents, California law governs the Loan Documents without regard to principles of conflicts of law. Borrower and Lender each submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts in Santa Clara County, California; provided, however, that nothing in the Loan Documents shall be deemed to operate to preclude Lender from bringing suit or taking other legal action in any other jurisdiction to realize on the Collateral or any other security for the Obligations, or to enforce a judgment or other court order in favor of Lender. Borrower expressly submits and consents in advance to such jurisdiction in any action or suit commenced in any such court, and Borrower hereby waives any objection that it may have based upon lack of personal jurisdiction, improper venue, or forum non conveniens and hereby consents to the granting of such legal or equitable relief as is deemed appropriate by such court. Borrower hereby waives personal service of the summons, complaints, and other process issued in such action or suit and agrees that service of such summons, complaints, and other process may be made by registered or certified mail addressed to Borrower at the address set forth in, or subsequently provided by Borrower in accordance with, Section 10 of this Agreement and that service so made shall be deemed completed upon the earlier to occur of Borrowers actual receipt thereof or three (3) days after deposit in the U.S. mails, proper postage prepaid.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BORROWER AND LENDER EACH WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR BASED UPON THIS AGREEMENT, THE LOAN DOCUMENTS OR ANY CONTEMPLATED TRANSACTION, INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF DUTY AND ALL OTHER CLAIMS. THIS WAIVER IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR BOTH PARTIES TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY HAS REVIEWED THIS WAIVER WITH ITS COUNSEL.
WITHOUT INTENDING IN ANY WAY TO LIMIT THE PARTIES AGREEMENT TO WAIVE THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY, if the above waiver of the right to a trial by jury is not enforceable, the parties hereto agree that any and all disputes or controversies of any nature between them arising at any time shall be decided by a reference to a private judge, mutually selected by the parties (or, if they cannot agree, by the Presiding Judge of the Santa Clara County, California Superior Court) appointed in accordance with California Code of Civil Procedure Section 638 (or pursuant to comparable provisions of federal law if the dispute falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts), sitting without a jury, in Santa Clara County, California; and the parties hereby
submit to the jurisdiction of such court. The reference proceedings shall be conducted pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 638 through 645.1, inclusive. The private judge shall have the power, among others, to grant provisional relief, including without limitation, entering temporary restraining orders, issuing preliminary and permanent injunctions and appointing receivers. All such proceedings shall be closed to the public and confidential and all records relating thereto shall be permanently sealed. If during the course of any dispute, a party desires to seek provisional relief, but a judge has not been appointed at that point pursuant to the judicial reference procedures, then such party may apply to the Santa Clara County, California Superior Court for such relief. The proceeding before the private judge shall be conducted in the same manner as it would be before a court under the rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings. The parties shall be entitled to discovery which shall be conducted in the same manner as it would be before a court under the rules of discovery applicable to judicial proceedings. The private judge shall oversee discovery and may enforce all discovery rules and orders applicable to judicial proceedings in the same manner as a trial court judge. The parties agree that the selected or appointed private judge shall have the power to decide all issues in the action or proceeding, whether of fact or of law, and shall report a statement of decision thereon pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 644(a). Nothing in this paragraph shall limit the right of any party at any time to exercise self-help remedies, foreclose against collateral, or obtain provisional remedies. The private judge shall also determine all issues relating to the applicability, interpretation, and enforceability of this paragraph.
This Section 11 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
12.1 Termination Prior to Maturity Date; Survival. All covenants, representations and warranties made in the Loan Documents shall continue in full force until the Loan Documents have terminated pursuant to their terms and all Obligations have been satisfied. So long as Borrower has satisfied the Obligations (other than inchoate indemnity obligations, and any other obligations which, by their terms, are to survive the termination of this Agreement), this Agreement may be terminated prior to the Term Loan Maturity Date by Borrower, effective three (3) Business Days after written notice of termination is given to Lender. Those obligations that are expressly specified in this Agreement as surviving this Agreements termination shall continue to survive notwithstanding this Agreements termination.
12.2 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement binds and is for the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of each party. Borrower may not assign this Agreement or any rights or obligations under it without Lenders prior written consent (which may be granted or withheld in Lenders discretion). Lender has the right, without the consent of or notice to Borrower, to sell, transfer, assign, negotiate, or grant participation in all or any part of, or any interest in, Lenders obligations, rights, and benefits under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents (other than the Warrant, as to which assignment, transfer and other such actions are governed by the terms thereof). Notwithstanding the foregoing, so long as no Event of Default shall have occurred and is continuing, Lender shall not assign any interest in the Loan Documents to an operating company which is a direct competitor of Borrower.
12.3 Indemnification. Borrower agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Lender and its directors, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, or any other Person affiliated with or representing Lender (each, an Indemnified Person) harmless against: (i) all obligations, demands, claims, and liabilities (collectively, Claims) claimed or asserted by any other party in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Loan Documents; and (ii) all losses or expenses (including Lender Expenses) in any way suffered, incurred, or paid by such Indemnified Person as a result of, following from, consequential to, or arising from transactions between Lender and Borrower (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses), except for Claims and/or losses directly caused by such Indemnified Persons gross negligence or willful misconduct.
This Section 12.3 shall survive until all statutes of limitation with respect to the Claims, losses, and expenses for which indemnity is given shall have run.
12.4 Time of Essence. Time is of the essence for the performance of all Obligations in the Loan Documents.
12.5 Severability of Provisions. Each provision of this Agreement is severable from every other provision in determining the enforceability of any provision.
12.6 Correction of Loan Documents. Lender may correct patent errors and fill in any blanks in the Loan Documents consistent with the agreement of the parties.
12.7 Amendments in Writing; Waiver; Integration. No purported amendment or modification of any Loan Document, or waiver, discharge or termination of any obligation under any Loan Document, shall be enforceable or admissible unless, and only to the extent, expressly set forth in a writing signed by the party against which enforcement or admission is sought. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no oral promise or statement, nor any action, inaction, delay, failure to require performance or course of conduct shall operate as, or evidence, an amendment, supplement or waiver or have any other effect on any Loan Document. Any waiver granted shall be limited to the specific circumstance expressly described in it, and shall not apply to any subsequent or other circumstance, whether similar or dissimilar, or give rise to, or evidence, any obligation or commitment to grant any further waiver. The Loan Documents represent the entire agreement about this subject matter and supersede prior negotiations or agreements. All prior agreements, understandings, representations, warranties, and negotiations between the parties about the subject matter of the Loan Documents merge into the Loan Documents.
12.8 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by different parties on separate counterparts, each of which, when executed and delivered, is an original, and all taken together, constitute one Agreement.
12.9 Confidentiality. In handling any confidential information, Lender shall exercise the same degree of care that it exercises for its own proprietary information, but disclosure of information may be made: (a) to Lenders Subsidiaries or Affiliates and their respective employees, directors, investors, potential investors, agents, attorneys, accountants and other professional advisors (collectively, Representatives and together with such Subsidiaries and Affiliates, together with Lender, collectively, Lender Entities); (b) to prospective transferees, assignees, credit providers or purchasers of any of Lenders interests under or in connection with this Agreement and their Representatives (provided, however, Lender shall use its best efforts to obtain any prospective transferees or purchasers or their Representatives agreement to the terms of this provision); (c) as required by law, regulation, subpoena, or other order; (d) to Lenders regulators or as otherwise required in connection with Lenders examination or audit; (e) as Lender considers appropriate in exercising remedies under the Loan Documents; and (f) to third-party service providers of Lender so long as such service providers have executed a confidentiality agreement with Lender with terms no less restrictive than those contained herein. Confidential information does not include information that is either: (i) in the public domain or in Lenders possession when disclosed to Lender, or becomes part of the public domain (other than as a result of its disclosure by Lender in violation of this Agreement) after disclosure to Lender; or (ii) disclosed to Lender by a third party, if Lender does not know that the third party is prohibited from disclosing the information.
Lender Entities may use anonymous forms of confidential information for aggregate datasets, for analyses or reporting, and for any other uses not expressly prohibited in writing by Borrower. The provisions of the immediately preceding sentence shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
12.10 Attorneys Fees, Costs and Expenses. In any action or proceeding between Borrower and Lender arising out of or relating to the Loan Documents, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys fees and other costs and expenses incurred, in addition to any other relief to which it may be entitled.
12.11 Electronic Execution of Documents. The words execution, signed, signature and words of like import in any Loan Document shall be deemed to include electronic signatures or the keeping of records in electronic form, each of which shall be of the same legal effect, validity and enforceability as a manually executed signature or the use of a paper-based recordkeeping systems, as the case may be, to the extent and as provided for in any applicable law, including, without limitation, any state law based on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act.
12.12 Right of Set-Off. US Borrower hereby grants to Lender a Lien and a right of setoff as security for all Obligations to Lender, whether now existing or hereafter arising upon and against all deposits, credits, collateral and property, now or hereafter in the possession, custody, safekeeping or control of Lender or any entity under the control of Lender (including a Lender subsidiary) or in transit to any of them. At any time after the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default, without demand or notice, Lender may set off the same or any part thereof and apply the same to any liability or obligation of Borrower even though unmatured and regardless of the adequacy of any other collateral securing the Obligations. ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO REQUIRE LENDER TO EXERCISE ITS RIGHTS OR REMEDIES WITH RESPECT TO ANY OTHER COLLATERAL WHICH SECURES THE OBLIGATIONS, PRIOR TO EXERCISING ITS RIGHT OF SETOFF WITH RESPECT TO SUCH DEPOSITS, CREDITS OR OTHER PROPERTY OF BORROWER, ARE HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVED.
Lender may, without any demand or notice, set off and apply indebtedness it owes to Australian Borrower against any money owing to it by Australian Borrower under any Loan Document, whether or not the amount owed by Lender or Australian Borrower is immediately payable or is owed alone or with any other person and, regardless of the place of payment, banking branch or currency of either obligation. Further, Australian Borrower authorizes Lender to apply (without prior notice) any credit balance (whether or not then due) to which Australian Borrower is at any time beneficially entitled on any account at, any sum held to its order by and/or any liability or obligation (whether or not matured) of, any office of Lender in or towards satisfaction of any sum then due and payable by it to Lender under the Loan Documents and unpaid. For these purposes, Lender may convert one currency into another, provided that nothing in this Section 12.12 shall be effective to create a charge.
Lender shall not be obliged to exercise any of its rights under this Section 12.12, which shall be without prejudice and in addition to any right of set-off, combination of accounts, lien or other right (including the benefit of the Loan Documents) to which it is at any time otherwise entitled (whether by operation of law, contract or otherwise).
12.13 Captions. The headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
12.14 Construction of Agreement. The parties mutually acknowledge that they and their attorneys have participated in the preparation and negotiation of this Agreement. In cases of uncertainty this Agreement shall be construed without regard to which of the parties caused the uncertainty to exist.
12.15 Relationship. The relationship of the parties to this Agreement is determined solely by the provisions of this Agreement. The parties do not intend to create any agency, partnership, joint venture, trust, fiduciary or other relationship with duties or incidents different from those of parties to an arms-length contract.
12.16 Third Parties. Nothing in this Agreement, whether express or implied, is intended to: (a) confer any benefits, rights or remedies under or by reason of this Agreement on any persons other than the express parties to it and their respective permitted successors and assigns; (b) relieve or discharge the obligation or liability of any person not an express party to this Agreement; or (c) give any person not an express party to this Agreement any right of subrogation or action against any party to this Agreement.
13.1 Definitions. As used in the Loan Documents, the word shall is mandatory, the word may is permissive, the word or is not exclusive, the words includes and including are not limiting, the singular includes the plural, and numbers denoting amounts that are set off in brackets are negative. As used in this Agreement, the following capitalized terms have the following meanings:
Account is, as to any Person, any account of such Person as account is defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes, without limitation, all accounts receivable and other sums owing to such Person.
Account Debtor is any account debtor as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.
Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (or any successor statute) and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
ADI Account is any ADI account as defined in the PPSA with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.
Affiliate is, with respect to any Person, each other Person that owns or controls directly or indirectly the Person, any Person that controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the Person, and each of that Persons senior executive officers, directors, partners and, for any Person that is a limited liability company, that Persons managers and members.
Agreement is defined in the preamble hereof.
Authorized Signer is any individual listed in Borrowers Borrowing Resolution who is authorized to execute the Loan Documents, including making (and executing if applicable) any Credit Extension request, on behalf of Borrower.
Australian Accounts is defined in the definition of Excluded Accounts.
Australian Borrower is defined in the preamble hereof.
Australian Insolvency Proceeding means in respect of Australian Borrower: (a) except with Lenders consent: (i) it is the subject of a Liquidation, or an order or an application is made for its Liquidation; or (ii) an effective resolution is passed or meeting summoned or convened to consider a resolution for its Liquidation; (b) an External Administrator is appointed to it or any of its assets or a step is taken to do so or any related body requests such an appointment; (c) a step is taken under section 601AA, 601AB or 601AC of the Corporations Act to cancel its registration; or (d) an analogous or equivalent event to any listed above occurs in any jurisdiction.
Australian Mortgage Debenture means the document titled General Security Deed executed by Australian Borrower in favor of Lender dated as of the Effective Date, as may be amended, modified, restated, replaced or supplemented from time to time.
Board is Borrowers board of directors.
Borrower is defined in the preamble hereof.
Borrowers Books are all Borrowers books and records including ledgers, federal and state tax returns, records regarding Borrowers assets or liabilities, the Collateral, business operations or financial condition, and all computer programs or storage or any equipment containing such information.
Borrowing Resolutions are, with respect to any Person, those resolutions adopted by such Persons board of directors (and, if required under the terms of such Persons Operating Documents, stockholders) and delivered by such Person to Lender approving the Loan Documents to which such Person is a party and the transactions contemplated thereby, together with a certificate executed by its secretary on behalf of such Person certifying (a) such Person has the authority to execute, deliver, and perform its obligations under each of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (b) that set forth as a part of or attached as an exhibit to such certificate is a true, correct, and complete copy of the resolutions then in full force and effect authorizing and ratifying the execution, delivery, and performance by such Person of the Loan Documents to which it is a party, (c) the name(s) of the Person(s) authorized to execute the Loan Documents, including making (and executing if applicable) any Credit Extension request, on behalf of such Person, together with a sample of the true signature(s) of such Person(s), and (d) that Lender may conclusively rely on such certificate unless and until such Person shall have delivered to Lender a further certificate canceling or amending such prior certificate.
Business Day is any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or a day on which Lender is closed.
Cash Equivalents means (a) marketable direct obligations issued or unconditionally guaranteed by the United States or any agency or any State thereof having maturities of not more than one (1) year from the date of acquisition; (b) commercial paper maturing no more than one (1) year after its creation and having the highest rating from either Standard & Poors Ratings Group or Moodys Investors Service, Inc.; (c) Lenders certificates of deposit issued maturing no more than one (1) year after issue; and (d) money market funds at least ninety-five percent (95%) of the assets of which constitute Cash Equivalents of the kinds described in clauses (a) through (c) of this definition.
Change in Control means (a) at any time, any person or group (as such terms are used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) other than the Australian Borrower, shall become, or obtain rights (whether by means of warrants, options or otherwise) to become, the beneficial owner (as defined in Rules 13(d)-3 and 13(d)-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of twenty-five percent (25.0%) or more of the ordinary voting power for the election of directors of Borrower (determined on a fully diluted basis) other than by the sale of Borrowers equity securities in a public offering, IPO, or to venture capital or private equity investors so long as Borrower identifies to Lender the venture capital or private equity investors at least seven (7) Business Days prior to the closing of the transaction and provides to Lender a description of the material terms of the transaction; (b) during any period of twelve (12) consecutive months, a majority of the members of the board of directors or other equivalent governing body of Borrower cease to be composed of individuals (i) who were members of that board or equivalent governing body on the first day of such period, (ii) whose election or nomination to that board or equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clause (i) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body or (iii) whose election or nomination to that board or other equivalent governing body was approved by individuals referred to in clauses (i) and (ii) above constituting at the time of such election or nomination at least a majority of that board or equivalent governing body other than in connection with the sale of Borrowers equity securities in a public offering, IPO, or to venture capital or private equity investors so long as Borrower identifies to Lender the venture capital or private equity investors at least seven (7) Business Days prior to the closing of the transaction and provides to Lender a description of the material terms of the transaction; (c) at any time, Borrower shall cease to own and control, of record and beneficially, directly or indirectly, one hundred percent (100.0%) of each class of outstanding capital stock of each Subsidiary of Borrower free and clear of all Liens (except Liens created by this Agreement and the Australian Mortgage Debenture); or (d) without limiting the foregoing, in respect of Australian Borrower, at any time, any entity (as defined in the Corporations Act) shall become, or obtain rights (whether by means of warrants, options or otherwise) to Control, where Control: (i) has the meaning given in section 50AA of the Corporations Act; (ii) in respect of an entity (as defined in the Corporations Act) includes the direct or indirect power to directly or indirectly direct the management or policies of the entity or control the membership or voting of the board of directors or other governing body of the entity; and (iii) includes owning or controlling, directly or indirectly, more than fifty percent (50.0%) of the shares or units in an entity or more than twenty-five percent (25.0%) or more of the ordinary voting power for the election of directors of the Australian Borrower (determined on a fully diluted basis), for each of (d)(i), (ii) and (iii) other than in connection with the sale of Borrowers equity securities in a public offering, IPO, or to venture capital or private equity investors so long as Borrower identifies to Lender the venture capital or private equity investors at least seven (7) Business Days prior to the closing of the transaction and provides to Lender a description of the material terms of the transaction.
Claims is defined in Section 12.3.
Code is (a) with respect to US Borrower or any assets located in the United States, the Uniform Commercial Code, as the same may, from time to time, be enacted and in effect in the State of California; provided, that, to the extent that the Code is used to define any term herein or in any Loan Document and such term is defined differently in different Articles or Divisions of the Code, the definition of such term contained in Article or Division 9 shall govern; provided further, that in the event that, by reason of mandatory provisions of law, any or all of the attachment, perfection, or priority of, or remedies with respect to, Lenders Lien on any Collateral is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code in effect in a jurisdiction other than the State of California, the term Code shall mean the Uniform Commercial Code as enacted and in effect in such other jurisdiction solely for purposes of the provisions thereof relating to such attachment, perfection, priority, or remedies and for purposes of definitions relating to such provisions, and (b) with respect to Australian Borrower or any assets located outside of the United States, any applicable law (including, but not limited to the PPS Law).
Collateral is (a) with respect to US Borrower, any and all properties, rights and assets of Borrower described on Exhibit A, and (b) with respect to Australian Borrower, any and all properties, rights and assets of Borrower subject to a Lien granted by Australian Borrower to Lender, including, without limitation, the Collateral as defined in the Australian Mortgage Debenture, and any and all properties, rights and assets of Borrower described on Exhibit A.
Collateral Account is any Deposit Account, Securities Account, Commodity Account, or an ADI Account.
Commodity Account is any commodity account as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.
Compliance Certificate is that certain certificate in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B.
Contingent Obligation is, for any Person, any direct or indirect liability, contingent or not, of that Person for (a) any indebtedness, lease, dividend, letter of credit or other obligation of another such as an obligation, in each case, directly or indirectly guaranteed, endorsed, co made, discounted or sold with recourse by that Person, or for which that Person is directly or indirectly liable; (b) any obligations for undrawn letters of credit for the account of that Person; and (c) all obligations from any interest rate, currency or commodity swap agreement, interest rate cap or collar agreement, or other agreement or arrangement designated to protect a Person against fluctuation in interest rates, currency exchange rates or commodity prices; but Contingent Obligation does not include endorsements in the ordinary course of business. The amount of a Contingent Obligation is the stated or determined amount of the primary obligation for which the Contingent Obligation is made or, if not determinable, the maximum reasonably anticipated liability for it determined by the Person in good faith; but the amount may not exceed the maximum of the obligations under any guarantee or other support arrangement.
Control Agreement is any control agreement entered into among the depository institution at which Borrower maintains a Deposit Account or the securities intermediary or commodity intermediary at which Borrower maintains a Securities Account or a Commodity Account, Borrower, and Lender pursuant to which Lender obtains control (within the meaning of the Code) over such Deposit Account, Securities Account, or Commodity Account.
Convertible Debt Agreement is that certain Contingent Convertible Debt Agreement by and between Borrower and Lender, dated as of the Effective Date, as may be amended, restated, modified, or supplemented from time to time.
Copyrights are any and all copyright rights, copyright applications, copyright registrations and like protections in each work of authorship and derivative work thereof, whether published or unpublished and whether or not the same also constitutes a trade secret.
Corporations Act means the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Credit Extension is any Term Loan Advance or any other extension of credit by Lender for Borrowers benefit.
Currency is coined money and such other banknotes or other paper money as are authorized by law and circulate as a medium of exchange.
Default Rate is defined in Section 2.5(b).
Delaware Borrower is defined in the preamble hereof.
Deposit Account is any deposit account as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.
Division means, in reference to any Person which is an entity, the division of such Person into two (2) or more separate Persons, with the dividing Person either continuing or terminating its existence as part of such division, including, without limitation, as contemplated under Section 18-217 of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act for limited liability companies formed under Delaware law, or any analogous action taken pursuant to any other applicable law with respect to any corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other entity.
Dollars, dollars or use of the sign $ means only lawful money of the United States and not any other currency, regardless of whether that currency uses the $ sign to denote its currency or may be readily converted into lawful money of the United States.
Dollar Equivalent is, at any time, (a) with respect to any amount denominated in Dollars, such amount, and (b) with respect to any amount denominated in a Foreign Currency, the equivalent amount therefor in Dollars as determined by Lender at such time on the basis of the then-prevailing rate of exchange in San Francisco, California, for sales of the Foreign Currency for transfer to the country issuing such Foreign Currency.
Draw Period is the period of time commencing upon the Effective Date and continuing through the September 30, 2020.
Effective Date is defined in the preamble hereof.
Equipment is all equipment as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes without limitation all machinery, fixtures, goods, vehicles (including motor vehicles and trailers), and any interest in any of the foregoing.
Excluded Accounts means (a) Deposit Accounts, Securities Accounts and Commodity Accounts that are (x) located in non-U.S. jurisdictions or (y) exclusively used for all or any of payroll, benefits, withholding tax, escrow, customs or other fiduciary purposes (collectively, the Permitted Accounts); provided, however, that in no event shall funds in the Permitted Accounts exceed, in the aggregate, Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00), and (b) Australian Borrowers accounts with St. George Bank (the Australian Accounts); provided, however, that in no event shall funds in the Australian Accounts exceed Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00), in the aggregate.
External Administrator means in respect of Australian Borrower, an administrator, controller or managing controller (each as defined in the Corporations Act), trustee, provisional liquidator, liquidator or any other person (however described) holding or appointed to an analogous office or acting or purporting to act in an analogous capacity.
ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and its regulations.
Event of Default is defined in Section 8.
Exchange Act is the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Financial Statements is defined in Section 6.2(b).
Foreign Currency means lawful money of a country other than the United States.
Foreign Subsidiary means any Subsidiary which is not organized under the laws of the United States or any state or territory thereof or the District of Columbia.
Funding Date is any date on which a Credit Extension is made to or for the account of Borrower which shall be a Business Day.
GAAP (a) in respect of the Australian Borrower, means the accounting standards, principles and practices applying by law or otherwise generally accepted and consistently applied in Australia; and (b) in respect of each other Borrower, is generally accepted accounting principles set forth in the opinions and pronouncements of the Accounting Principles Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and statements and pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board or in such other statements by such other Person as may be approved by a significant segment of the accounting profession, which are applicable to the circumstances as of the date of determination.
General Intangibles is all general intangibles as defined in the Code in effect on the date hereof with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes without limitation, all Intellectual Property, claims, income and other tax refunds, security and other deposits, payment intangibles, contract rights, options to purchase or sell real or personal property, rights in all litigation presently or hereafter pending (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), insurance policies (including without limitation key man, property damage, and business interruption insurance), payments of insurance and rights to payment of any kind.
Governmental Approval is any consent, authorization, approval, order, license, franchise, permit, certificate, accreditation, registration, filing or notice, of, issued by, from or to, or other act by or in respect of, any Governmental Authority.
Governmental Authority is any nation or government, any state or other political subdivision thereof, any agency, authority, instrumentality, regulatory body, court, central bank or other entity exercising executive, legislative, judicial, taxing, regulatory or administrative functions of or pertaining to government, any securities exchange and any self-regulatory organization.
Guarantor is any Person providing a Guaranty in favor of Lender.
Guaranty is any guarantee of all or any part of the Obligations, as the same may from time to time be amended, restated, modified or otherwise supplemented.
Indebtedness is (a) indebtedness for borrowed money or the deferred price of property or services, such as reimbursement and other obligations for surety bonds and letters of credit, (b) obligations evidenced by notes, bonds, debentures or similar instruments, (c) capital lease obligations, and (d) Contingent Obligations.
Indemnified Person is defined in Section 12.3.
Insolvency Proceeding is defined in Section 8.6 of this Agreement.
Intellectual Property means, with respect to any Person, all of such Persons right, title, and interest in and to the following:
(a) its Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents;
(b) any and all trade secrets and trade secret rights, including, without limitation, any rights to unpatented inventions, know-how and operating manuals;
(c) any and all source code;
(d) any and all design rights which may be available to such Person;
(e) any and all claims for damages by way of past, present and future infringement of any of the foregoing, with the right, but not the obligation, to sue for and collect such damages for said use or infringement of the Intellectual Property rights identified above;
(f) with respect to Australian Borrower, any moral rights (as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)), the right of integrity of authority (that is, not to have a work subjected to derogatory treatment), the right of attribution of authorship of a work and the right not to have authorship of a work falsely attributed; and
(g) all amendments, renewals and extensions of any of the Copyrights, Trademarks or Patents.
Inventory is all inventory as defined in the Code in effect on the date hereof with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made, and includes without limitation all merchandise, raw materials, parts, supplies, packing and shipping materials, work in process and finished products, including without limitation such inventory as is temporarily out of Borrowers custody or possession or in transit and including any returned goods and any documents of title representing any of the above.
Investment is any beneficial ownership interest in any Person (including stock, partnership interest or other securities), and any loan, advance or capital contribution to any Person.
IP Agreement means, collectively, (a) that certain Intellectual Property Security Agreement dated as of the Effective Date, by and between Delaware Borrower and Lender, (b) that certain Intellectual Property Security Agreement dated as of the Effective Date between Texas Borrower and Lender, and (c) that certain Intellectual Property Security Agreement dated as of the Effective Date, by and between Australian Borrower and Lender, as each may be amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time.
IPO means, the initial, underwritten offering and sale of its securities to the public by Delaware Borrower pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Act.
Ipso Facto Event occurs with respect to a Person if the Person is or becomes the subject of (a) an announcement, application, compromise, arrangement, managing controller, or administration as described in section 415D(1), section 434J(1) or section 451E(1) of the Corporations Act; or (b) any process which under any law may give rise to a stay on, or prevention of, the exercise of contractual rights.
Key Person is each of Borrowers (a) Chief Executive Officer, who is Brent Bellm as of the Effective Date and (b) Chief Financial Officer, who is Robert Alvarez as of the Effective Date.
Lender is defined in the preamble hereof.
Lender Entities is defined in Section 12.9.
Lender Expenses are all audit fees and expenses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees and expenses) for preparing, amending, negotiating, administering, defending and enforcing the Loan Documents (including, without limitation, those incurred in connection with appeals or Insolvency Proceedings) or otherwise incurred with respect to Borrower or any Guarantor.
Lien is a claim, mortgage, deed of trust, levy, charge, pledge, security interest or other encumbrance of any kind, whether voluntarily incurred or arising by operation of law or otherwise against any property.
Liquidation means, in respect of Australian Borrower: (a) a winding up, dissolution, liquidation, provisional liquidation, administration, bankruptcy or other proceeding for which an External Administrator is appointed, or an analogous or equivalent event or proceeding in any jurisdiction; or (b) an arrangement, moratorium, assignment or composition with or for the benefit of creditors or any class or group of them.
Loan Documents are, collectively, this Agreement and any schedules, exhibits, certificates, notices, and any other documents related to this Agreement, the Perfection Certificate, the Convertible Debt Agreement, the Warrant, the Australian Mortgage Debenture, the IP Agreement, any Control Agreement, the Subordination Agreement, any subordination agreement, any note, or notes or guaranties executed by Borrower or any Guarantor, and any other present or future agreement by Borrower and/or any Guarantor with or for the benefit of Lender, all as amended, restated, or otherwise modified.
Material Adverse Change is (a) a material impairment in the perfection or priority of Lenders Lien in the Collateral or in the value of such Collateral; (b) a material adverse change in the business, operations, or condition (financial or otherwise) of Borrower; or (c) a material impairment of the prospect of repayment of any portion of the Obligations.
Obligations are Borrowers obligations to pay when due any debts, principal, interest, fees, Lender Expenses, the Term Loan Commitment Fee, and other amounts Borrower owes Lender now or later, whether under this Agreement, the other Loan Documents (other than the Warrant), or otherwise, including, without limitation, all obligations relating to Lender Services and interest accruing after Insolvency Proceedings begin and debts, liabilities, or obligations of Borrower assigned to Lender, and to perform Borrowers duties under the Loan Documents (other than the Warrant).
Operating Documents are, for any Person (other than Australian Borrower), such Persons formation documents, as certified by the Secretary of State (or equivalent agency) of such Persons jurisdiction of organization on a date that is no earlier than thirty (30) days prior to the Effective Date, and, (a) if such Person is a corporation, its bylaws in current form, (b) if such Person is a limited liability company, its limited liability company agreement (or similar agreement), and (c) if such Person is a partnership, its partnership agreement (or similar agreement), each of the foregoing with all current amendments or modifications thereto, and in relation to Australian Borrower, means its constitution with all current amendments or modifications thereto.
Patents means all patents, patent applications and like protections including without limitation improvements, divisions, continuations, renewals, reissues, extensions and continuations-in-part of the same.
Payment/Advance Form is that certain form in the form attached hereto as Exhibit C.
Payment Transmitter Accounts is defined in Section 6.8(a).
Payment Date is, with respect to Term Loan Advances, the first (1st) calendar day of each month.
Perfection Certificate is defined in Section 5.1.
Permitted Accounts is defined in the definition of Excluded Accounts.
Permitted Indebtedness is:
(a) Borrowers Indebtedness to Lender under this Agreement and the other Loan Documents;
(b) Indebtedness existing on the Effective Date which is shown on the Perfection Certificate;
(c) Subordinated Debt;
(d) unsecured Indebtedness to trade creditors incurred in the ordinary course of business;
(e) Indebtedness incurred as a result of endorsing negotiable instruments received in the ordinary course of business;
(f) Indebtedness secured by Liens permitted under clauses (a) and (c) of the definition of Permitted Liens hereunder;
(g) Indebtedness in connection with letters of credit in an aggregate amount not exceeding Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) at any one time outstanding;
(h) Indebtedness in connection with the Senior Loan Agreement;
(i) other Indebtedness not otherwise permitted by Section 7.4 not exceeding Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) in the aggregate outstanding at any time; and
(j) extensions, refinancings, modifications, amendments and restatements of any items of Permitted Indebtedness (a) through (h) above, provided that the principal amount thereof is not increased or the terms thereof are not modified to impose more burdensome terms upon Borrower or its Subsidiary, as the case may be.
Permitted Investments are:
(a) Investments (including, without limitation, Subsidiaries) existing on the Effective Date which are shown on the Perfection Certificate;
(b) (i) Investments consisting of Cash Equivalents, and (ii) any Investments permitted by Borrowers investment policy, as amended from time to time, provided that such investment policy (and any such amendment thereto) has been approved in writing by Lender;
(c) Investments consisting of the endorsement of negotiable instruments for deposit or collection or similar transactions in the ordinary course of Borrower;
(d) Investments consisting of deposit accounts (but only to the extent that Borrower is permitted to maintain such accounts pursuant to Section 6.8 of this Agreement) in which Lender has a first priority perfected security interest (other than Excluded Accounts);
(e) Investments accepted in connection with Transfers permitted by Section 7.1;
(f) Investments consisting of the creation of a Subsidiary for the purpose of consummating a merger transaction permitted by Section 7.3 of this Agreement, which is otherwise a Permitted Investment;
(g) Investments (i) by Borrower in Subsidiaries not to exceed One Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,250,000.00) in the aggregate in any calendar month and (ii) by Subsidiaries (that are not Borrowers) in other Subsidiaries not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the aggregate in any fiscal year or in Borrower, provided that, in each case, of (i) or (ii), an Event of Default does not exist at the time of any such Investment and would not exist after giving effect to any such Investment;
(h) Investments consisting of (i) travel advances and employee relocation loans and other employee loans and advances in the ordinary course of business, and (ii) loans to employees, officers or directors relating to the purchase of equity securities of Borrower or its Subsidiaries pursuant to employee stock purchase plans or agreements approved by the Board;
(i) Investments (including debt obligations) received in connection with the bankruptcy or reorganization of customers or suppliers and in settlement of delinquent obligations of, and other disputes with, customers or suppliers arising in the ordinary course of business;
(j) Investments consisting of notes receivable of, or prepaid royalties and other credit extensions, to customers and suppliers who are not Affiliates, in the ordinary course of business; provided that this paragraph (j) shall not apply to Investments of Borrower in any Subsidiary;
(k) Investments consisting of advances to officers, directors and employees for expenses incurred or anticipated to be incurred in the ordinary course of Borrowers business; and
(l) other Investments not otherwise permitted by Section 7.7 not exceeding Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) in the aggregate outstanding at any time.
Permitted Liens are:
(a) Liens existing on the Effective Date which are shown on the Perfection Certificate or arising under this Agreement or the other Loan Documents;
(b) Liens for taxes, fees, assessments or other government charges or levies, either (i) not due and payable or (ii) being contested in good faith and for which Borrower maintains adequate reserves on Borrowers Books, provided that no notice of any such Lien has been filed or recorded under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the Treasury Regulations adopted thereunder;
(c) purchase money Liens (i) on Equipment acquired or held by Borrower incurred for financing the acquisition of the Equipment securing no more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the aggregate amount outstanding, or (ii) existing on Equipment when acquired, if the Lien is confined to the property and improvements and the proceeds of the Equipment;
(d) Liens of carriers, warehousemen, suppliers, or other Persons that are possessory in nature arising in the ordinary course of business so long as such Liens attach only to Inventory, securing liabilities in the aggregate amount not to exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) and which are not delinquent or remain payable without penalty or which are being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings which proceedings have the effect of preventing the forfeiture or sale of the property subject thereto;
(e) Liens to secure payment of workers compensation, employment insurance, old-age pensions, social security and other like obligations incurred in the ordinary course of business (other than Liens imposed by ERISA);
(f) Liens incurred in the extension, renewal or refinancing of the Indebtedness secured by Liens described in (a) through (c), but any extension, renewal or replacement Lien must be limited to the property encumbered by the existing Lien and the principal amount of the indebtedness may not increase;
(g) leases or subleases of real property granted in the ordinary course of Borrowers business (or, if referring to another Person, in the ordinary course of such Persons business), and leases, subleases, non- exclusive licenses or sublicenses of personal property (other than Intellectual Property) granted in the ordinary course of Borrowers business (or, if referring to another Person, in the ordinary course of such Persons business), if the leases, subleases, licenses and sublicenses do not prohibit granting Lender a security interest therein;
(h) non-exclusive licenses of Intellectual Property granted to third parties in the ordinary course of business, and licenses of Intellectual Property that could not result in a legal transfer of title of the licensed property that may be exclusive in respects other than territory and that may be exclusive as to territory only as to discreet geographical areas outside of the United States;
(i) Liens granted on cash collateral securing letters of credit that are permitted under clause (g) of the definition of Permitted Indebtedness, provided that such amount does not at any time exceed one hundred five percent (105.0%) of such Permitted Indebtedness;
(j) Liens in connection with the Senior Loan Agreement;
(k) Liens in favor of other financial institutions arising in connection with Borrowers deposit and/or securities accounts held at such institutions, provided that (i) Lender has a first priority perfected security interest in the amounts held in such deposit and/or securities accounts (other than Excluded Accounts and Liens in favor of SVB under the Senior Loan Agreement), and (ii) such accounts are permitted to be maintained pursuant to Section 6.8(a) of this Agreement; and
(l) Liens arising from attachments or judgments, orders, or decrees in circumstances not constituting an Event of Default under Sections 8.4 and 8.7.
Person is any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, joint venture, company, trust, unincorporated organization, association, corporation, institution, public benefit corporation, firm, joint stock company, estate, entity or government agency.
PPSA means the Personal Properties Securities Act 2009 (Commonwealth of Australia).
PPS Law means:
(a) the PPSA and any regulation made at any time under the PPSA, including the PPS Regulations (each as amended from time to time); and
(b) any amendment made at any time to any other legislation as a consequence of a law or regulation referred to in paragraph (a) of this definition.
PPS Regulations means the Personal Property Securities Regulations 2010 (Commonwealth of Australia).
Prime Rate is the rate of interest per annum from time to time published in the money rates section of The Wall Street Journal or any successor publication thereto as the prime rate then in effect; provided that, in the event such rate of interest is less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement; and provided further that if such rate of interest, as set forth from time to time in the money rates section of The Wall Street Journal, becomes unavailable for any reason as determined by Lender, the Prime Rate shall mean the rate of interest per annum announced by Lender as its prime rate in effect at its principal office in the State of California (such Lender announced Prime Rate not being intended to be the lowest rate of interest charged by Lender in connection with extensions of credit to debtors); provided that, in the event such rate of interest is less than zero, such rate shall be deemed to be zero for purposes of this Agreement.
Registered Organization is any registered organization as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.
Requirement of Law is as to any Person, the organizational or governing documents of such Person, and any law (statutory or common), treaty, rule or regulation or determination of an arbitrator or a court or other Governmental Authority, in each case applicable to or binding upon such Person or any of its property or to which such Person or any of its property is subject.
Reserves means, as of any date of determination, such amounts as Lender may from time to time establish and revise in its good faith business judgment, reducing the amount of Advances and other financial accommodations which would otherwise be available to Borrower (a) to reflect events, conditions, contingencies or risks which, as determined by Lender in its good faith business judgment, do or may adversely affect (i) the Collateral or any other property which is security for the Obligations or its value (including without limitation any increase in delinquencies of Accounts), (ii) the assets, business or prospects of Borrower or any Guarantor, or (iii) the security interests and other rights of Lender in the Collateral (including the enforceability, perfection and priority thereof); or (b) to reflect Lenders reasonable belief that any collateral report or financial information furnished by or on behalf of Borrower or any Guarantor to Lender is or may have been incomplete, inaccurate or misleading in any material respect; or (c) in respect of any state of facts which Lender determines constitutes an Event of Default or may, with notice or passage of time or both, constitute an Event of Default.
Responsible Officer is any of the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller of Borrower, and with respect to the Australian Borrower, any Person duly appointed as company director or company secretary.
Restricted License is any material license or other agreement with respect to which Borrower is the licensee (a) that prohibits or otherwise restricts Borrower from granting a security interest in Borrowers interest in such license or agreement or any other property, or (b) for which a default under or termination of could interfere with Lenders right to sell any Collateral.
SEC shall mean the Securities and Exchange Commission, any successor thereto, and any analogous Governmental Authority.
Securities Account is any securities account as defined in the Code with such additions to such term as may hereafter be made.
Senior Loan Agreement means that certain Third Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement by and among Borrower and SVB dated as of February 28, 2020 (as the same has been and may from time to time be further amended, modified, supplemented and/or restated).
Subordinated Debt is indebtedness incurred by Borrower subordinated to all of Borrowers now or hereafter indebtedness to Lender (pursuant to a subordination, intercreditor, or other similar agreement in form and substance satisfactory to Lender entered into between Lender and the other creditor), on terms acceptable to Lender.
Subordination Agreement is that certain Subordination Agreement by and between SVB and Lender dated as of February 28, 2020 (as the same may from time to time be amended, modified, supplemented and/or restated).
Subsidiary is, as to any Person, a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other entity of which shares of stock or other ownership interests having ordinary voting power (other than stock or such other ownership interests having such power only by reason of the happening of a contingency) to elect a majority of the board of directors or other managers of such corporation, partnership or other entity are at the time owned, or the management of which is otherwise controlled, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, or both, by such Person, and in relation to Australian Borrower, without limiting the foregoing, includes a subsidiary as defined in the Corporations Act including any entity controlled by Australian Borrower for the purposes of section 50AA of the Corporations Act. Unless the context otherwise requires, each reference to a Subsidiary herein shall be a reference to a Subsidiary of Borrower or Guarantor.
SVB means Silicon Valley Bank, a California corporation. Term Loan Advances is defined in Section 2.3(a).
Term Loan Commitment Fee is defined in Section 2.4(a).
Term Loan Maturity Date is March 1, 2023.
Texas Borrower is defined in the preamble hereof.
Trademarks means any trademark and servicemark rights, whether registered or not, applications to register and registrations of the same and like protections, and the entire goodwill of the business of Borrower connected with and symbolized by such trademarks.
Transfer is defined in Section 7.1.
US Borrower is, individually and collectively, jointly and severally, Delaware Borrower and Texas Borrower.
US Insolvency Proceeding is any proceeding by or against any Person under the United States Bankruptcy Code, or any other bankruptcy or insolvency law, including assignments for the benefit of creditors, compositions, extensions generally with its creditors, or proceedings seeking reorganization, arrangement, or other relief.
Warrant is that certain Warrant to Purchase Stock dated as of February 28, 2020 between Delaware
Borrower and Lender, as amended, modified, supplemented and/or restated from time to time.
Wells Fargo Account mean, collectively (i) that certain account of Delaware Borrower maintained at Wells Fargo Lender with account number ending in 137 that is shown on the Perfection Certificate and (ii) that certain account of [Delaware Borrower] maintained at Wells Fargo Lender with account number ending in 999 that is shown on the Perfection Certificate.
[Signature page follows.]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the Effective Date.
|BIGCOMMERCE HOLDINGS, INC.|
Robert Alvarez, Chief Financial Officer
Robert Alvarez, Chief Financial Officer
Executed by BIGCOMMERCE PTY LTD
in accordance with Section 127 of the
Corporations Act 2001
Signature of director
Signature of director/company secretary
(Please delete as applicable)
Name of director (print)
Name of director/company secretary (print)
|WESTRIVER INNOVATION LENDING FUND VIII, L.P.|
Trent Dawson, Chief Financial Officer
Signature Page to Mezzanine Loan and Security Agreement
EXHIBIT A - COLLATERAL DESCRIPTION
The Collateral consists of all of Borrowers right, title and interest in and to the following personal property:
All goods, Accounts (including health-care receivables), Equipment, Inventory, contract rights or rights to payment of money, leases, license agreements, franchise agreements, General Intangibles, Intellectual Property, commercial tort claims, documents, instruments (including any promissory notes), chattel paper (whether tangible or electronic), cash, deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, fixtures, letters of credit rights (whether or not the letter of credit is evidenced by a writing), securities, and all other investment property, supporting obligations, and financial assets, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, wherever located; and
all Borrowers Books relating to the foregoing, and any and all claims, rights and interests in any of the above and all substitutions for, additions, attachments, accessories, accessions and improvements to and replacements, products, proceeds and insurance proceeds of any or all of the foregoing.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Collateral does not include (a) the Excluded Accounts or (b) any United States intent-to-use trademark or service mark applications filed pursuant to Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, at all times prior to the filing of a Statement of Use pursuant to Section 1(d) of the Lanham Act or an Amendment to Allege Use pursuant to Section 1(c) of the Lanham Act with respect thereto with the United States Patent and Trademark Office or otherwise.
|TO:||WESTRIVER INNOVATION LENDING FUND VIII, L.P.|
|FROM:||BIGCOMMERCE HOLDINGS, INC.|
|BIGCOMMERCE PTY LTD|
The undersigned authorized officer of BigCommerce Holdings, Inc., BigCommerce, Inc., and BigCommerce Pty Ltd (collectively, Borrower) certifies that under the terms and conditions of the Mezzanine Loan and Security Agreement between Borrower and Lender (the Loan Agreement) and the Contingent Convertible Debt Agreement between Borrower and Lender (the Convertible Debt Agreement) (the Loan Agreement and the Convertible Debt Agreement are collectively, the Agreement), (1) Borrower is in complete compliance for the period ending with all required covenants except as noted below, (2) there are no Events of Default, (3) all representations and warranties in the Agreement are true and correct in all material respects on this date except as noted below; provided, however, that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof; and provided, further that those representations and warranties expressly referring to a specific date shall be true, accurate and complete in all material respects as of such date, (4) Borrower, and each of its Subsidiaries, has timely filed all required tax returns and reports, and Borrower has timely paid all foreign, federal, state and local taxes, assessments, deposits and contributions owed by Borrower except as otherwise permitted pursuant to the terms of Section 5.8 of the Loan Agreement and Section 5.8 of the Convertible Debt Agreement, and (5) no Liens have been levied or claims made against Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, if any, relating to unpaid employee payroll or benefits of which Borrower has not previously provided written notification to Lender. Attached are the required documents supporting the certification. The undersigned certifies that these are prepared in accordance with GAAP consistently applied from one period to the next except as explained in an accompanying letter or footnotes. The undersigned acknowledges that no borrowings may be requested at any time or date of determination that Borrower is not in compliance with any of the terms of the Agreement, and that compliance is determined not just at the date this certificate is delivered. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given them in the Agreement.
Please indicate compliance status by circling Yes/No under Complies column.
|Financial statements with Compliance Certificate||(i) Prior to an IPO, monthly within 30 days and (ii) after an IPO, quarterly within 45 days||Yes No|
|Annual financial statements (CPA Audited)||FYE within 180 days||Yes No|
|10-Q, 10-K and 8-K||Within 5 days after filing with SEC||Yes No|
|A/R & A/P Agings, detailed Account Debtor listing, and SaaS metrics||(i) Prior to an IPO, monthly within 30 days and (ii) after an IPO, quarterly within 45 days||Yes No|
|Board approved projections||FYE within 30 days and as amended/updated||Yes No|
|409A Reports||Prior to an IPO, within 30 days of completion, and as updated||Yes No|
|Board Pack||Prior to an IPO, monthly within 30 days||Yes No|
|The following Intellectual Property was registered after the Effective Date (if no registrations, state None)|
The following are the exceptions with respect to the certification above: (If no exceptions exist, state No exceptions to note.)
|BIGCOMMERCE HOLDINGS, INC.||LENDER USE ONLY|
Compliance Status: Yes No
|BIGCOMMERCE PTY LTD|
LOAN PAYMENT/ADVANCE REQUEST FORM
DEADLINE FOR SAME DAY PROCESSING IS NOON PACIFIC TIME
|BIGCOMMERCE HOLDINGS, INC., BIGCOMMERCE, INC., AND BIGCOMMERCE PTY LTD|
From Account #
To Account #
|(Deposit Account #)||(Loan Account #)|
and/or Interest $
|Complete Outgoing Wire Request section below if all or a portion of the funds from this loan advance are for an outgoing wire.|
From Account #
To Account #
(Loan Account #)
|(Deposit Account #)|
Amount of Term Loan Advance $
|All Borrowers representations and warranties in the Mezzanine Loan and Security Agreement and Australian Mortgage Debenture are true, correct and complete in all material respects on the date of the request for an advance; provided, however, that such materiality qualifier shall not be applicable to any representations and warranties that already are qualified or modified by materiality in the text thereof; and provided, further that those representations and warranties expressly referring to a specific date shall be true, accurate and complete in all material respects as of such date:|
|OUTGOING WIRE REQUEST:|
|Complete only if all or a portion of funds from the loan advance above is to be wired.|
|Deadline for same day processing is noon, Pacific Time|
|Beneficiary Name:||Amount of Wire: $|
|Beneficiary Lender:||Account Number:|
|City and State:|
|Beneficiary Lender Transit (ABA) #:||Beneficiary Lender Code (Swift, Sort, Chip, etc.):|
(For International Wire Only)
|Intermediary Lender:||Transit (ABA) #:|
|For Further Credit to:|
By signing below, I (we) acknowledge and agree that my (our) funds transfer request shall be processed in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the agreements(s) covering funds transfer service(s), which agreements(s) were previously received and executed by me (us).
|Authorized Signature:||2nd Signature (if required):|
|Print Name/Title:||Print Name/Title:|
|Telephone #:||Telephone #:|