BELGRADE, Mont., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Bacterin International Holdings, Inc.BONE -3.78% , a leader in the development of revolutionary bone graft material and anti-infective coatings for medical applications, has secured a 42-month credit facility from MidCap Financial LLC and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) that provides a line of credit up to $15 million.
Bacterin received a first tranche of $7 million at closing to retire all existing indebtedness with Bridge Bank and Western Technology Investments, with the remaining net cash proceeds of approximately $1.4 million to be used for working capital. A second tranche of $8 million is available for potential future acquisitions.
The 42-month financing carries interest only for the first nine months at an annual interest rate of one month LIBOR plus 7.50%, and straight-line amortization for the remaining 33 months. In connection with the financing, Bacterin will reduce its debt service payments through April 30, 2012 by approximately $60,000 per month from current levels.
As part of the financing, Bacterin has granted MidCap a warrant to purchase shares of Bacterin’s common stock equal to 7% of the amount drawn under the facility divided by the exercise price of $2.55 per share.
“MidCap and SVB will be strong partners for Bacterin in helping to fuel our growth,” said Guy Cook, Bacterin’s chairman and CEO. “This new credit facility substantially improves our working capital position while we continue to expand sales of our existing biologics products, as well as enhance our newly acquired Robinson MedSurg orthopedic implants with Bacterin’s anti-microbial coating technology.”
Bacterin is pursuing the FDA market approval process to add its anti-microbial coatings to the Robinson MedSurg’s product line, and plans to submit a 510(k) application before the end of the year. Once approved, the company expects to be the only company in the space that can offer this technology with anti-microbial coatings, with a market potential the company estimated at $600 million.
“The second tranche of this new facility allows us to be opportunistic with our M&A program,” added Cook, “as we focus on expanding our offerings for orthopedic implants for the extremities, such as foot and ankle, hands, cranial, and maxillofacial.”
About MidCap Financial LLC
MidCap Financial is a commercial finance company focused on middle market lending in healthcare and other specialty vertical markets. MidCap specializes in middle market loans in the $10 million to $200 million range. Its principal officers are all veterans of the healthcare finance industry, having worked together at three healthcare finance companies previously. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. Additional information about MidCap Financial can be found at www.midcapfinancial.com .
About Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 26 U.S. offices and seven international operations. SIVB -1.08% www.svb.com .
Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and the commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group. Banking services are provided by Silicon Valley Bank, a member of the FDIC and the Federal Reserve System. SVB Private Bank is a division of Silicon Valley Bank. SVB Financial Group is also a member of the Federal Reserve System.
About Bacterin International Holdings
Bacterin International Holdings, Inc. BONE -3.78% develops, manufactures and markets biologics products to domestic and international markets. Bacterin’s proprietary methods optimize the growth factors in human allografts to create the ideal stem cell scaffold to promote bone, subchondral repair and dermal growth. These products are used in a variety of applications including enhancing fusion in spine surgery, relief of back pain, promotion of bone growth in foot and ankle surgery, promotion of cranial healing following neurosurgery and subchondral repair in knee and other joint surgeries.
Bacterin’s Medical Device division develops, employs, and licenses bioactive coatings for various medical device applications. Bacterin’s strategic coating initiatives include antimicrobial coatings designed to inhibit biofilm formation and microbial contamination. For further information, please visit www.bacterin.com .
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