Alvotech Secures Financing Facilities of Approximately $136 Million
- Existing senior bonds upsized by $70 million with additional investment from a consortium of institutional investors
- Alvotech acquires the Reykjavik manufacturing facility, previously utilized under a long-term lease agreement, and secures approximately $16 million, at current exchange rates, in gross loan proceeds through refinancing of secured loan facility
- Alvotech secures $50 million in financing in the form of an unsecured subordinated loan facility from Alvogen
REYKJAVIK, Iceland , Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alvotech (NASDAQ: ALVO), a global biotech company specializing in the development and manufacture of biosimilar medicines for patients worldwide, today announced financing facilities securing gross proceeds of approximately $136 million, at current exchange rates. "These financing facilities are designed to provide flexibility and additional resources for advancing the company's growing biosimilar pipeline,” said Joel Morales, Chief Financial Officer of Alvotech.
Alvotech has upsized its existing senior bonds by $70 million (“First Lien Facility”) with additional investment from Farallon Capital Management, Sculptor Capital Management, Oaktree Capital Management, Lodbrok Capital, and Morgan Stanley. As part of the expanded First Lien Facility, bondholders have the right to procure warrants representing up to 2.5% of Alvotech’s ordinary share capital unless Alvotech raises additional capital in accordance with the terms of the First Lien Facility.
Separately, Alvotech has secured from Alvogen, a major shareholder, an additional $50 million in the form of an unsecured subordinated loan (“Alvogen Facility”), which also provides the right to procure warrants representing up to 4.0% of Alvotech’s ordinary share capital unless Alvotech does not utilize the proceeds of the Alvogen Facility and replaces the Alvogen Facility with new financing, under certain commercial terms, by December 15, 2022.
Ownership of the previously leased manufacturing facility will be transferred to Alvotech from a subsidiary of Aztiq, a major shareholder, in exchange for an unsecured subordinated convertible bond in the principal amount of $80 million. In connection with the acquisition of the manufacturing facility in Reykjavik, Alvotech entered into a secured loan agreement with Landsbankinn hf. to provide for approximately $16 million, at current exchange rates, in gross loan proceeds to Alvotech.
Further information with respect to additional financing arrangements will be set forth in the report on Form 6-K that will be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and made available on https://investors.alvotech.com/publicfilings, attached to which as exhibits will be the agreements described herein. The contents of this press release, and the description of the financing arrangements reflected herein, are qualified in their entirety by the definitive form of such agreements.
Alvotech is a biotech company, founded by Robert Wessman, focused solely on the development and manufacture of biosimilar medicines for patients worldwide. Alvotech seeks to be a global leader in the biosimilar space by delivering high quality, cost-effective products, and services, enabled by a fully integrated approach and broad in-house capabilities. Alvotech’s current pipeline contains eight biosimilar candidates aimed at treating autoimmune disorders, eye disorders, osteoporosis, respiratory disease, and cancer. Alvotech has formed a network of strategic commercial partnerships to provide global reach and leverage local expertise in markets that include the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and other Asian countries and large parts of South America, Africa and the Middle East. Alvotech’s commercial partners include Teva Pharmaceuticals, a US affiliate of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (US), STADA Arzneimittel AG (EU), Fuji Pharma Co., Ltd (Japan), Cipla/Cipla Gulf/Cipla Med Pro (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa/Africa), JAMP Pharma Corporation (Canada), Yangtze River Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. (China), DKSH (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan), YAS Holding LLC (Middle East and North Africa), Abdi Ibrahim (Turkey), Kamada Ltd. (Israel), Mega Labs, Stein, Libbs, Tuteur and Saval (Latin America) and Lotus Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and South Korea). Each commercial partnership covers a unique set of product(s) and territories. Except as specifically set forth therein, Alvotech disclaims responsibility for the content of periodic filings, disclosures and other reports made available by its partners. For more information, please visit www.alvotech.com. None of the information on the Alvotech website shall be deemed part of this press release.
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