|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2023
Third-party notes payable consist of the following (in millions):
As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, the fair market value of the Company's 2021 Credit Agreement (as defined below) was $682.8 million and $803.2 million, respectively. The fair market value for the 2021 Credit Agreement was estimated using primarily level 2 inputs, including borrowing rates available to the Company at the respective period ends. The fair market value for the Company’s remaining third-party debt approximates the respective carrying amounts as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.
2021 Credit Agreement
In connection with the Business Combination, in October 2021, certain subsidiaries of the Company entered into- a credit agreement (the "2021 Credit Agreement") among Mirion Technologies (HoldingSub2), Ltd., a limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales, as Holdings, Mirion Technologies (US Holdings), Inc., as the Parent Borrower, Mirion Technologies (US), Inc., as the Subsidiary Borrower, the lending institutions party thereto, Citibank, N.A., as the Administrative Agent and Collateral Agent and Goldman Sachs Lending Partners, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Jefferies Finance LLC and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the Joint Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners.
The 2021 Credit Agreement refinanced and replaced the credit agreement from March 2019, by and between, among others, Mirion Technologies (HoldingRep), Ltd. ("Mirion HoldingRep"), its subsidiaries and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc., as administrative agent, certain other revolving lenders and a syndicate of institutional lenders (the “2019 Credit Facility”) which is described in more detail below.
The 2021 Credit Agreement provides for an $830.0 million senior secured first lien term loan facility and a $90.0 million senior secured revolving facility (collectively, the “Credit Facilities”). Funds from the Credit Facilities are permitted to be used in connection with the Business Combination and related transactions to refinance the 2019 Credit Facility referred to below and for general corporate purposes. The term loan facility is scheduled to mature on October 20, 2028 and the revolving facility is scheduled to expire and mature on October 20, 2026. The agreement requires the payment of a commitment fee of 0.50% per annum for unused revolving commitments, subject to stepdowns to 0.375% per annum and 0.25% per annum upon the achievement of specified leverage ratios. Any outstanding letters of credit issued under the 2021 Credit Agreement reduce the availability under the revolving line of credit.
The 2021 Credit Agreement is secured by a first priority lien on the equity interests of the Parent Borrower owned by Holdings and substantially all of the assets (subject to customary exceptions) of the borrowers and the other guarantors thereunder. Interest with respect to the facilities is based on, at the option of the borrowers, (i) a customary base rate formula for borrowings in U.S. dollars or (ii) a floating rate formula based on LIBOR (with customary fallback provisions) for borrowings in U.S. dollars, a floating rate formula based on Euro Interbank Offered Rate ("EURIBOR") for borrowings in Euro or a floating rate formula based on SONIA for borrowings in Pounds Sterling, each as described in the 2021 Credit Agreement with respect to the applicable type of borrowing. The 2021 Credit Agreement includes fallback language that seeks to either facilitate an agreement with the Company's lenders on a replacement rate for LIBOR in the event of its discontinuance or that automatically replaces LIBOR with benchmark rates based upon the Secured Overnight Financing Rate ("SOFR") or other benchmark replacement rates upon certain triggering events.
The 2021 Credit Agreement contains customary representations and warranties as well as customary affirmative and negative covenants and events of default. The negative covenants include, among others and in each case subject to certain thresholds and exceptions, limitations on incurrence of liens, limitations on incurrence of indebtedness, limitations on making dividends and other distributions, limitations on engaging in asset sales, limitations on making investments, and a financial covenant that the “First Lien Net Leverage Ratio” (as defined in the 2021 Credit Agreement) as of the end of any fiscal quarter is not greater than 7.00 to 1.00 if on the last day of such fiscal quarter certain borrowings outstanding under the revolving credit facility exceed 40% of the total revolving credit commitments at such time. The covenants also contain limitations on the activities of Mirion Technologies (HoldingSub2), Ltd. as the “passive” holding company. If any of the events of default occur and are not cured or waived, any unpaid amounts under the 2021 Credit Agreement may be declared immediately due and payable, the revolving credit commitments may be terminated and remedies against the collateral may be exercised. Mirion Technologies (HoldingSub2), Ltd. and subsidiaries were in compliance with all debt covenants on March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.
Term Loan - The term loan has a seven-year term (expiring October 2028), bears interest at the greater of Adjusted London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") or 0.50%, plus 2.75% and has quarterly principal repayments of 0.25% of the original principal balance. The interest rate was 7.48% and 7.48% as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively. The Company repaid $125.0 million and $6.6 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2023 and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, respectively, yielding an outstanding balance of approximately $696.7 million and $821.7 million as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.
During the three months ended March 31, 2023, the Company used $125.0 million of proceeds received from a direct registered equity offering to pay down early outstanding amounts on the term loan.
Revolving Line of Credit - The revolving line of credit arrangement has a five year term and bears interest at the greater of LIBOR or 0%, plus 2.75%. The agreement requires the payment of a commitment fee of 0.50% per annum for unused commitments. The revolving line of credit matures in October 2026, at which time all outstanding revolving facility loans and accrued and unpaid interest are due. Any outstanding letters of credit reduce the availability of the revolving line of credit. There was no outstanding balance under the arrangement as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022.
Additionally, the Company has standby letters of credit issued under its 2021 Credit Agreement that reduce the availability under the revolver of $10.8 million and $9.4 million as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2021, respectively. The amount available on the revolver as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022 was approximately $79.2 million and $80.6 million, respectively.
Deferred Financing Costs
In connection with the issuance of the 2021 Credit Agreement term loan, we incurred debt issuance costs of $21.7 million on date of issuance. In accordance with accounting for debt issuance costs, we recognize and present deferred finance costs associated with non-revolving debt and financing obligations as a reduction from the face amount of related indebtedness in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
In connection with the issuance of the 2021 Credit Agreement revolving line of credit, we incurred debt issuance costs of $1.8 million. We recognize and present debt issuance costs associated with revolving debt arrangements as an asset and include the deferred finance costs within other assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. We amortize all debt issuance costs over the life of the related indebtedness.
For the three month periods ended March 31, 2023 and March 31, 2022, we incurred approximately $3.5 million (including a $2.6 million loss on debt extinguishment for the $125.0 million early debt repayment) and $1.0 million, respectively, of amortization expense of the deferred financing costs.
Canadian Financial Institution - In May 2019, the Company entered into a credit agreement for C$1.7 million ($1.3 million) with a Canadian financial institution that matures in April 2039. The note bears annual interest at 4.69%. The credit agreement is secured by the facility acquired using the funds obtained.
The Company has overdraft facilities with certain German and French financial institutions. As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were no outstanding amounts under these arrangements.
Accounts Receivable Sales Agreement
We are party to an agreement to sell short-term receivables from certain qualified customer trade accounts to an unaffiliated French financial institution without recourse. Under this agreement, the Company can sell up to €12.1 million ($13.1 million) and €12.1 million ($13.0 million) as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively, of eligible accounts receivables. The accounts receivable under this agreement are sold at face value and are excluded from the consolidated balance if revenue has been recognized on the related receivable. When the related revenue has not been recognized on the receivable the Company considers the accounts receivable to be collateral for short-term borrowings. As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there was no amount and approximately $0.1 million, respectively, outstanding under these arrangements included as Other in the Borrowings table above.
Total costs associated with this arrangement were immaterial for the periods presented and are included in selling, general and administrative expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Performance Bonds and Other Credit Facilities
The Company has entered into various line of credit arrangements with local banks in France and Germany. These arrangements provide for the issuance of documentary and standby letters of credit of up to €61.7 million ($67.2 million) and €63.6 million ($68.1 million), as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively, subject to certain local restrictions. As of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, there were €42.0 million ($45.7 million) and €43.3 million ($46.3 million), respectively, of the lines had been utilized to guarantee documentary and standby letters of credit, with interest rates ranging from 0.5% to 2.0%. In addition, the Company posts performance bonds with irrevocable letters of credit to support certain contractual obligations to customers for equipment delivery. These letters of credit are supported by restricted cash accounts, which totaled $1.8 million and $1.5 million as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.
At March 31, 2023, contractual principal payments of total third-party borrowings are as follows (in millions):
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