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IMPL Impel NeuroPharma

Filed: 7 Jul 21, 7:31am

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 2, 2021

 

IMPEL NEUROPHARMA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

Delaware

 

001-40353

 

26-3058238

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

201 Elliott Avenue West, Suite 260

Seattle, WA

98119

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)

 

(206) 568-1466

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.001 Par Value Per Share

IMPL

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 


 

Item 1.01.   Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On July 2, 2021, (the “Effective Date”), Impel NeuroPharma, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a loan and security agreement (the “Agreement”) with Oxford Finance LLC (“Oxford”), as the collateral agent and a lender, and Silicon Valley Bank, as a lender (together with Oxford, the “Lenders”), pursuant to which the Lenders have agreed to lend the Company up to an aggregate of $50.0 million in a series of term loans (the “Term Loan”).

Upon entering into the Agreement, the Company borrowed $20.0 million from the Lenders (the “Term A Loan”), with approximately $10.76 million of such amount applied to the repayment of the outstanding principal, interest and final payment fees owed pursuant to the Company’s prior loan and security agreement dated November 5, 2020.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company may, at its sole discretion, borrow from the Lenders up to an additional $10.0 million (the “Term B Loan”) upon the achievement by the Company of NDA approval from the Federal Drug Administration of INP104, as determined by Oxford in its sole and absolute discretion (the “Term B Milestone Event”).  The Company may draw the Term B Loan during the period commencing on the date of the occurrence of the Term B Milestone Event and ending on the earliest of (i) September 30, 2021 (ii) the sixtieth (60th) day following the occurrence of the Term B Milestone Event, and (iii) the occurrence of an event of default.

Under the terms of the Agreement, the Company may, at its sole discretion, borrow from the Lenders up to an additional $20.0 million (the “Term C Loan”) upon the achievement by the Company of net revenue for a trailing six (6) month period of at least $15,000,000, as determined by Oxford in its sole and absolute discretion (the “Term C Milestone Event”).  The Company may draw the Term C Loan during the period commencing on the date of the occurrence of the Term C Milestone Event and ending on the earliest of (i) December 31, 2022 (ii) the sixtieth (60th) day following the occurrence of the Term C Milestone Event, and (iii) the occurrence of an event of default.

The proceeds from the Term Loans under the Agreement may be used to satisfy the Company’s future working capital needs and to fund its general business requirements. The Company’s obligations under the Agreement are secured by all assets of the Company, other than its intellectual property. The Company has also agreed not to encumber its intellectual property assets, except as permitted by the Agreement.

All of the Term Loans mature on July 1, 2026 (the “Maturity Date”) and will be interest-only through September 1, 2023, provided however, that following Company’s achievement of the Term C Milestone Event by not later than December 31, 2022, the Term Loans will be interest-only through September 1, 2024, followed by 35 equal monthly payments of principal and interest, provided, however, that following Company’s achievement of the Term C Milestone Event by no later than December 31, 2022, such number of months shall be automatically reduced to 23 consecutive months. The Term Loans will bear interest at a floating per annum rate equal to the greater of (i) 7.95% or (ii) the sum of (a) the greater of (1) the thirty (30) day U.S. LIBOR rate reported in the Wall Street Journal on the last business day of the month that immediately precedes the month in which the interest will accrue or (2) 0.11%, plus (b) 7.84%.  

The Company will be required to make a final payment of 6.5% of the original principal amount of the Term Loans drawn, payable on the earlier of (i) the Maturity Date, (ii) the acceleration of any Term Loans, or (iii) the prepayment of the Term Loans (the “Final Payment”). The Company may prepay all, but not less than all, of the Term Loans upon 30 days’ advance written notice to Oxford, provided that the Company will be obligated to pay a prepayment fee equal to (i) 3.0% of the principal amount of the applicable Term Loan prepaid on or before the first anniversary of the applicable funding date, (ii) 2.0% of the principal amount of the applicable Term Loan prepaid between the first and second anniversary of the applicable funding date, and (iii) 1.0% of the principal amount of the applicable Term Loan prepaid thereafter, and prior to the Maturity Date (each, a “Prepayment Fee”).

 

The Agreement contains customary affirmative and restrictive covenants, including covenants regarding incurrence of additional indebtedness or liens, investments, transactions with affiliates, delivery of financial statements, maintenance of inventory, payment of taxes, maintenance of insurance, protection of intellectual property rights, dispositions of property, business combinations or acquisitions, among other customary covenants. The Company is also restricted from paying dividends or making other distributions or payments on its capital stock, subject to limited exceptions. In the event that the Company borrowers the Term C Loan, the Company will be subject to a quarterly minimum net revenue financial covenant. The Agreement provides that an event of default will occur if, among other triggers, there occurs any circumstances that could reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse change in the business, or operations or condition (financial or otherwise) of the Company or a material impairment of the prospect of the Company to repay any portion of its obligations under the Agreement. The Agreement also includes customary representations and warranties, other events of default and termination provisions.

 

In connection with entering into the Agreement and borrowing the Term A Loan, the Company issued to the Lenders warrants exercisable for an aggregate of 71,522 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Warrants”). The Warrants are exercisable in

 


 

whole or in part, immediately, and have a per share exercise price of $8.389, which is the 10-trading day trailing average closing price prior to the date of the Term A Loan funding. The Warrants will terminate on the earlier of July 2, 2031 or the closing of certain merger or consolidation transactions. If the Company borrows additional Term Loans under the Agreement, the Company will be required to issue to the Lenders additional warrants exercisable for a number of shares of the Company’s common stock equal to 3.0% of the total additional Term Loans funded by the Lenders divided by the lower of (x) the 10-trading day trailing average closing price prior to such Term Loan funding or (y) the closing price on the day prior to such Term Loan funding.

 

The foregoing is only a summary of the material terms of the Agreement and the Warrants, and does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Agreement and the Warrants, which will be filed as exhibits to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

 

Item 2.03.  Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

 

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above is hereby incorporated by reference into Item 2.03.

 

Item 3.02.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

The information set forth under Item 1.01 above that relates to the issuance of the Warrants is hereby incorporated by reference into Item 3.02.

 

The Warrants described in Item 1.01 above were offered and sold in reliance upon the exemption from registration provided by Section 4(a)(2) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), in that the issuance of the Warrants did not involve a public offering.

 

Item 9.01

Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 

 

 

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

 

 

99.1

  

Press release issued by Impel NeuroPharma, Inc. regarding a $50 million debt financing agreement with Oxford Finance LLC and Silicon Valley Bank.

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 


 

SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

IMPEL NEUROPHARMA, INC.

 

 

 

Date: July 7, 2021

By:

/s/ John Leaman

 

 

John Leaman

 

 

Chief Financial Officer