CNL Strategic Capital
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): September 15, 2021
CNL STRATEGIC CAPITAL, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
CNL Center at City Commons
450 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
(Address of Principal Executive Offices; Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (407) 650-1000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
Financing Line of Credit
On September 16, 2021, our wholly-owned subsidiary, CNL Strategic Capital B, Inc. (“SCAP B”), and Seaside entered into a second amended and restated loan agreement (“Loan Agreement”) and related promissory notes (the “Promissory Notes”) for a total line of credit of up to $25,000,000. The Loan Agreement amends and replaces the previous Loan Agreement between the parties dated June 27, 2019, as amended, and is for general company purposes. The line of credit is available for advances through August 16, 2022. SCAP B paid a $15,000 commitment fee in connection with execution of the Loan Agreement and is required to pay a fee of five (5) basis points of each borrowing with a maximum fee of $20,000 over a 364-day period.
Under the Loan Agreement and related Promissory Notes evidencing the line of credit loan, SCAP B is obligated to pay interest on the borrowed amount at a rate of 30-day LIBOR + 2.75%, and at no time will the rate be less than three (3.0%) percent. Interest payments are due monthly in arrears. SCAP B’s ability to request draws under the Promissory Notes expire on August 16, 2022. SCAP B may prepay, without a penalty, all or any part of the borrowings under the Loan Agreement at any time and such borrowings are required to be repaid within 180 days or 60 days (depending on the facility drawn upon) of the borrowing date. All draws under the Loan Agreement must be approved by Seaside and are subject to additional due diligence and underwriting on collateral held by SCAP B. The Loan Agreement also provides that we must comply with certain covenants including the provision of financial statements on a quarterly basis, a restriction from incurring any debt, and restrictions on the transfer and sale of assets held by SCAP B. In connection with the Loan Agreement, on September 16, 2021, we entered into a second amended and restated guaranty agreement (the “Guaranty”) to act as a guarantor of SCAP B’s outstanding borrowings under the Loan Agreement, a second amended and restated pledge and security agreement (the “Pledge Agreement”), and a second amended and restated Assignment and Pledge of Deposit Account agreement (“Deposit Agreement”) in favor of Seaside. Under the Deposit Agreement, we are required to contribute proceeds from this offering and our private offerings to pay down the outstanding debt of SCAP B to the extent there are any borrowings outstanding under the Loan Agreement above the minimum cash balance.
The foregoing descriptions of the Loan Agreement, the Promissory Notes, the Guaranty, the Pledge Agreement, and the Deposit Agreement in this Item 1.01 do not purport to be complete in scope and are qualified in their entirety by the full text of such agreements included as exhibits and incorporated by reference herein.
|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 in Item 1.01 regarding the Loan Agreement, the Promissory Note, the Guaranty, the Pledge Agreement, and the Deposit Agreement with Seaside is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
Determination of Net Asset Value for Outstanding Shares for the month ended August 31, 2021
On September 15, 2021, the board of directors (the “Board”) for CNL Strategic Capital, LLC (the “Company”) determined the Company’s net asset value per share for each share class in a manner consistent with the Company’s valuation policy as of August 31, 2021. Additionally, pursuant to our share repurchase program, we conduct quarterly share repurchases to allow our shareholders to sell all or a portion of their shares back to us at a price equal to the net asset value per share as of the last date of the month immediately prior to the repurchase date. The repurchase date for our next quarterly repurchase will be September 30, 2021. This table provides the Company’s aggregate net asset value and net asset value per share for its Class FA, Class A, Class T, Class D, Class I, and Class S shares as of August 31, 2021:
August 31, 2021
|Class FA||Class A|
|Net Asset Value||$||147,372,210||$||39,981,343||$||35,016,527||$||24,813,785||$||125,703,912||$||57,429,359||$||430,317,136|
|Number of Outstanding Shares||4,568,537||1,302,488||1,149,434||824,032||4,046,223||1,770,386||13,661,100|
|Net Asset Value, Per Share||$||32.26||$||30.70||$||30.46||$||30.11||$||31.07||$||32.44|
|Net Asset Value, Per Share Prior Month||$||32.58||$||31.07||$||30.85||$||30.49||$||31.44||$||32.76|
|Decrease in Net Asset Value, Per Share from Prior Month||$||(0.32||)||$||(0.37||)||$||(0.39||)||$||(0.38||)||$||(0.37||)||$||(0.32||)|
The decrease in the Company’s net asset value per share for each applicable share class for the month ended August 31, 2021 was driven by the decrease in the fair value of four out of eight of the Company’s portfolio company investments while the fair value of one of the Company’s portfolio company investments increased and three did not change.
Public Offering Price Adjustment
On September 15, 2021, the Board approved the new per share public offering price for each share class in the offering. The new public offering prices will be effective as of September 22, 2021 and will be used for the Company’s next monthly closing for subscriptions on September 30, 2021. The purchase price for Class A, Class T, Class D, and Class I shares purchased under our distribution reinvestment plan will be equal to the net asset value per share as of August 31, 2021. The following table provides the new public offering prices and applicable upfront selling commissions and dealer manager fees for each share class available in the offering:
|Class A||Class T||Class D||Class I|
|Public Offering Price, Per Share||$||33.55||$||31.98||$||30.11||$||31.07|
|Selling Commissions, Per Share||$||2.01||$||0.96|
|Dealer Manager Fees, Per Share||$||0.84||$||0.56|
We have also posted this information on our website at www.cnlstrategiccapital.com. A subscriber may also obtain this information by calling us by telephone at (866) 650-0650.
Declaration of Distributions
On September 15, 2021, the Board declared cash distributions on the outstanding shares of all classes of our common shares based on a monthly record date, as set forth below:
Per Share for Each Share Class
|Class FA||Class A||Class T||Class D||Class I||Class S|
|October 28, 2021||November 10, 2021||$0.104167||$||0.104167||$||0.083333||$||0.093750||$||0.104167||$||0.104167|
The following table illustrates year-to-date (“YTD”), trailing 12 months (“1-Year Return”), 3-Year Return, 3-Year Average Annual Return (“AAR”), and cumulative total returns to August 31, 2021, with and without upfront sales load, as applicable:
|Cumulative Return Period|
|Class FA (no sales load)||10.4||%||16.3||%||38.8||%||12.9||%||50.2||%||February 7, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class FA (with sales load)||3.2||%||8.7||%||29.8||%||9.9||%||40.5||%||February 7, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class A (no sales load)||9.8||%||15.2||%||33.7||%||11.2||%||43.5||%||April 10, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class A (with sales load)||0.4||%||5.4||%||22.4||%||7.5||%||31.3||%||April 10, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class I||9.9||%||15.4||%||34.9||%||11.6||%||44.9||%||April 10, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class T (no sales load)||8.6||%||13.4||%||28.7||%||9.6||%||36.4||%||May 25, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class T (with sales load)||3.5||%||8.0||%||22.6||%||7.5||%||29.9||%||May 25, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class D||9.4||%||14.5||%||29.7||%||9.9||%||36.1||%||June 26, 2018 – August 31, 2021|
|Class S (no sales load)||10.7||%||16.8||%||N/A||N/A||24.9||%||March 31, 2020 – August 31, 2021|
|Class S (with sales load)||6.9||%||12.7||%||N/A||N/A||20.5||%||March 31, 2020 – August 31, 2021|
(1) For the period from January 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021.
(2) For the period from August 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.
(3) For the period from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2021. The AAR adds the annual return for each of the last three years together and divides the sum by three.
(4) For the period from the date the first share was issued for each respective share class through August 31, 2021.
Total return is calculated for each share class as the change in the net asset value for such share class during the period and assuming all distributions are reinvested. Amounts are not annualized. The Company’s performance changes over time and currently may be different than that shown above. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. For details regarding applicable sales load, please see the “Plan of Distribution” section in the Company’s Prospectus. Class I and D have no upfront sales load.
For the year to date period ended August 31, 2021, and for the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, distributions were paid from multiple sources and these sources included net investment income before expense support of 41.6%, 42.3%, 61.7% and 85.2%, reimbursable expense support of 27.9%, 33.2%, 23.5% and 11.1%, and offering proceeds of 30.5%, 24.5%, 14.8% and 3.7%, respectively. For additional information regarding sources of distributions, please see the annual and quarterly reports the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company may be required to repay expense support to the Manager and Sub-Manager in future periods which may reduce future income available for distributions. As of the date of this current report, management believes that reimbursement of expense support is not probable under the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement. For additional information regarding sources of distributions, please see the annual and quarterly reports the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company may be required to repay expense support to the Manager and Sub-Manager in future periods which may reduce future income available for distributions. As of the date of this current report, management believes that reimbursement of expense support is not probable under the terms of the Expense Support and Conditional Reimbursement Agreement.
We have also posted this information on our website at www.cnlstrategiccapital.com. A subscriber may also obtain this information by calling us by telephone at (866) 650-0650. The calculation of the Company’s net asset value is a calculation of fair value of the Company’s assets less the Company’s outstanding liabilities. For a discussion of how the fair values of the Company’s investments have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please see Note 4. “Fair Value of Financial Instruments” in Item 1. “Financial Statements” in Part I of the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2021. Please also see “Risk Factors—Risks Related to Our Business—The outbreak of highly infectious or contagious diseases, including the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”), could materially and adversely impact our business, our operating businesses, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. Further, the spread of COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the U.S. and global economy and financial markets and could potentially create widespread business continuity issues of an as yet unknown magnitude and duration.”
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Second Amended and Restated Loan Agreement dated September 16, 2021 by and between CNL Strategic Capital B, Inc. and United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust) (Filed herewith.)|
|10.2||Second Amended and Restated Promissory Note dated September 16, 2021 by and between CNL Strategic Capital B, Inc. and United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust) (Filed herewith.)|
|10.3||LOC Increase Promissory Note dated September 16, 2021 by and between CNL Strategic Capital B, Inc. and United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust) (Filed herewith.)|
|10.4||Second Amended and Restated Assignment and Pledge of Deposit Account Agreement dated September 16, 2021 by and between CNL Strategic Capital, LLC, and United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust) (Filed herewith.)|
|10.5||Second Amended and Restated Guaranty dated September 16, 2021 by and between the Company and United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust) (Filed herewith.)|
|10.6||Amended and Restated Pledge and Security Agreement dated September 16, 2021 by and between CNL Strategic Capital, LLC, and United Community Bank (d/b/a Seaside Bank and Trust) (Filed herewith.)|
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including intentions, beliefs, expectations or projections relating to the items described herein, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the Company’s management and on the information currently available to management at the time of such statements. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates” or similar expressions that indicate future events. Forward-looking statements are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the Company’s control. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this Current Report is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Important risks, uncertainties and factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the risks associated with the Company’s ability to pay distributions and the sources of such distribution payments, the Company’s ability to locate and make suitable investments, the ongoing and potential impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the economy and the broader financial markets, which may have a significant negative impact on the Company’s (and its businesses) financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and net asset value per share and other risks described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and the other documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: September 16, 2021|
CNL Strategic Capital, LLC
a Delaware limited liability company
|By:||/s/ Chirag J. Bhavsar|
Chirag J. Bhavsar
|Chief Executive Officer|