W Wayfair

Filed: 26 Mar 21, 7:30am





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 24, 2021




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Delaware 001-36666 36-4791999

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4 Copley Place

Boston, MA 02116

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(617) 532-6100

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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On March 24, 2021 (the “Effective Date”), Wayfair Inc. (“Wayfair” or the “Company”) and certain of its subsidiaries (together, the “Guarantors”) and Wayfair LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, as borrower (the “Borrower”), entered into that certain credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”), among the Company, the Borrower, the lending institutions from time to time parties thereto and Citibank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent, collateral agent, swingline lender and a letter of credit issuer. The Credit Agreement replaces and refinances that certain amended and restated credit agreement, dated as of February 21, 2019 (the “Existing Credit Agreement”), by and among the Borrower, the Company, each other loan party from time to time party thereto, each lender from time to time party thereto, Citibank N.A. as the administrative agent for the lenders, swing line lender and letter of credit issuer, and each other letter of credit issuer from time to time party thereto. On the Effective Date, the Company paid all amounts owing under the Existing Credit Agreement and terminated all lending commitments thereunder.

The Credit Agreement provides for a $600 million senior secured revolving credit facility that matures on March 24, 2026 (the “Revolver”). The Borrower may from time to time request that the letter of credit issuers under the Credit Agreement issue letters of credit, with any issuances reducing the availability of credit under the Revolver. Any amounts outstanding under the Revolver are due at maturity. In addition, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Credit Agreement, the Borrower is required to make certain mandatory prepayments prior to maturity.

The Borrower’s obligations under the Revolver are guaranteed by the Guarantors. The obligations of the Borrower and the Guarantors are secured by first-priority liens on substantially all of the assets of the Borrower and the Guarantors, including, with certain exceptions, all of the capital stock of Wayfair’s domestic subsidiaries and 65% of the capital stock of Wayfair’s first-tier foreign subsidiaries.

The proceeds of the Revolver may be used to finance working capital, to refinance existing indebtedness and to provide funds for permitted acquisitions, repurchases of equity interests and other general corporate purposes.

Revolver borrowings bear interest through maturity at a variable rate based upon, at the Borrower’s option, either the LIBOR rate or the base rate (which is the highest of (x) the prime rate, (y) one-half of 1.00% in excess of the federal funds effective rate and (z) 1.00% in excess of the one-month LIBOR rate), plus, in each case an applicable margin. As of the Effective Date and for the first full fiscal quarter following the Effective Date, the applicable margin for LIBOR loans is 1.25% per annum and the applicable margin for base rate loans is 0.25% per annum. The applicable margin is subject to specified changes depending on Wayfair’s Consolidated Senior Secured Debt to Consolidated EBITDA Ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement.

The Credit Agreement contains affirmative and negative covenants customarily applicable to senior secured credit facilities, including covenants that, among other things, limit or restrict the ability of the Borrower and the Guarantors, subject to negotiated exceptions, to incur additional indebtedness and additional liens on their assets, engage in mergers or acquisitions or dispose of assets, pay dividends or make other distributions, voluntarily prepay other indebtedness, enter into transactions with affiliated persons, make investments and change the nature of their businesses. The Revolver also contains customary events of default, subject to thresholds and grace periods, including, among others, payment default, covenant default, cross default to other material indebtedness and judgment default. In addition, the Credit Agreement requires Wayfair to maintain a Consolidated Senior Secured Debt to Consolidated EBITDA Ratio (as defined in the Credit Agreement) of 4.00 to 1.00 subject to a 0.50 step up following certain permitted acquisitions.

The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal and state securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including, but not limited to, statements regarding general business and market conditions and management’s determination of alternative needs and uses of the Company’s cash resources are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “could,” “intends,” “target,” “projects,” “contemplates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions.



Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations of future events. The Company cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate, although the Company believes that it has been reasonable in its expectations and assumptions. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or that known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the Company’s expectations and projections. Investors are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K and, except as required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise.

A list and description of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause or contribute to differences in the Company’s results can be found in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings. The Company qualifies all of its forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits





10.1  Credit Agreement dated March 24, 2021 among Wayfair Inc., Wayfair LLC, the lending institutions from time to time parties thereto and Citibank, N.A., in its capacity as administrative agent, collateral agent, swingline lender and a letter of credit issuer.
104  Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K.




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.


Date: March 26, 2021  By: 


   Enrique Colbert
   General Counsel and Secretary