Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  
Long-Term Debt

Note 10. Debt

The components of long-term debt were as follows:

(in thousands)


March 31,



December 31,









2019 Term loan








Subordinated term loan









NMTC notes









Paycheck Protection Program loan









Vehicle and equipment notes









Mortgage notes


















Less: Total unamortized debt issuance costs









Less: Current cash maturities of $27,140, net of current portion of debt issuance costs at December 31, 2020









Total long-term debt










2019 Term Loan

In March 2019, we entered into a credit agreement (“2019 Term Loan”) for a $30 million term loan maturing on October 13, 2023. Principal payments were due in quarterly payments of $375,000 beginning April 1, 2019 with the outstanding principal balance due at maturity. The 2019 Term Loan was secured by all real and personal property of Danimer Scientific Holdings, LLC (“DSH”) and its subsidiaries. The 2019 Term Loan provided for financial covenants including a maximum capital expenditures limit, leverage ratio and fixed charge coverage ratio, each of which became more restrictive over time.  

In July 2020, we modified the 2019 Term Loan such that the applicable margin in the interest rate formula (formerly calculated as the greater of (a) 2.25% or (b) Three month LIBOR, plus 4.5%) changed from 4.5% to a five-level tiered amount ranging from 4.5% if the consolidated senior leverage ratio, as defined in the Term Loan, was less than 1.5, to as high as 6.35% if the consolidated senior leverage ratio was greater than 2.25.  When the amendment was executed, the applicable margin was 6.35%.

On January 29, 2021, we voluntarily paid off and terminated our 2019 Term Loan. All related liens and security interests in our assets and guarantees were terminated and released. We settled the 2019 Term Loan for $27.7 million including the outstanding principal amount of $27.0 million, a prepayment fee of $0.5 million and $0.2 million in accrued unpaid interest. We recognized a loss of $2.6 million upon extinguishment due to the prepayment and related fees and the write off of unamortized debt issuance costs.

Subordinated Term Loan

In March 2019, we, through a subsidiary (DSH), entered into a subordinated second credit agreement (“Subordinated Term Loan”) for $10 million in term loans consisting of two loans in the amounts of $5.5 million and $4.5 million with essentially the same terms. The term loans mature on February 13, 2024 and require monthly interest only payments, with the outstanding principal balance due at

maturity. The base interest rate is the “Prime Rate” as quoted by the Wall Street Journal (adjusted each calendar quarter; 3.25% and 3.25% at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively) plus 2.75%. We have the option to pay up to two percent (2%) in any interest payable in any fiscal quarter by adding such interest payment to the principal balance of the related note (“PIK Interest”). During the year ended December 31, 2020, we used the PIK Interest option and an additional $0.2 million was included in the principal balance at December 31, 2020. The Subordinated Term Loan provided for financial covenants including a maximum capital expenditures limit, leverage ratio, fixed charge coverage ratio and adjusted EBITDA, certain of which became more restrictive over time.

On March 18, 2021, we amended the Subordinated Term Loan to, among other things, change the base rate from the prime rate to LIBOR, lower the applicable margin to 2% from 2.75%, remove certain prepayment requirements, convert the financial covenants to "springing" covenants that do not apply as long as DSH has at least $10 million of unrestricted cash on deposit, increase the capital expenditure covenant, and restrict our ability to prepay the loan until after July 1, 2022.

The Subordinated Term Loan remains secured by all real and personal property of DSH and its subsidiaries but is subordinated to all other existing lenders. At March 31, 2021, we were in compliance with all financial covenants.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan

In April 2020, we received $1.8 million under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”). The PPP Loan had a two-year term and bore interest at a rate of 1.0% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments were deferred for six months after the date of disbursement. The promissory note issued in connection with the PPP Loan contained events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type. On December 11, 2020, we submitted an application for forgiveness of the PPP loan.

In connection with the Business Combination, we entered into an Escrow Agreement with the PPP lender and on the Closing Date deposited $1.8 million in escrow representing the principal, accrued interest, and escrow fee to pay the loan in full. We have classified the amounts in escrow as restricted cash in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

On April 12, 2021, we received notice that our PPP Loan has been forgiven. We expect that $1.8 million, representing principal and interest earned on the balance in escrow, and net of associated fees, will be released to us from escrow during the quarter ending June 30, 2021.

Asset-based Lending Arrangement

On April 29, 2021, we entered into a credit facility with Truist Bank that includes a $20.0 million variable interest rate asset-based lending arrangement and a $1.0 million capital expenditure line of credit with customary terms and conditions.  These arrangements mature on April 29, 2026.