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Glowpoint, Inc., a managed service provider of video collaboration and network applications, announced that on July 31, 2017, the company completed a recapitalization of its existing debt obligations with support from Western Alliance Bank and Super G. The new financing eliminated $9,362,000 of debt and accrued interest obligations and reduced the Company’s outstanding common stock by 385,517 shares. As of July 31, 2017, there were no remaining obligations related to the Main Street Term Loan or SRS Note. As of July 31, 2017, there were no remaining obligations related to the Main Street Term Loan or SRS Note.

The Company expects that the Debt Recapitalization resulted in an increase of approximately $8,700,000 to stockholders’ equity on the Company’s balance sheet as of July 31, 2017. Therefore, the Company expects to meet the continued listing standards of the NYSE American Company Guide relating to stockholders’ equity (as previously described in the Company’s Form 8-K filed on June 1, 2017), subject to the Company reporting two consecutive quarters of being in compliance with such standards. The following tables summarize the impact of the Debt Recapitalization on the Company’s debt obligations and outstanding common stock as of July 31, 2017:

“Completing this critical phase of debt restructuring provides the Company a foundation to re-align capital structure and market opportunity. Having materially eliminated outstanding debt obligations by over 80%, we now look forward to focusing on product development and expanding our market-leading support platform for video collaboration through the addition of cognitive services and advanced analytics,” said Glowpoint President and CEO Peter Holst.

“We are very pleased to have completed this Debt Recapitalization, which eliminated $9.36 million of debt obligations and resulted in a significant improvement to our working capital position as of July 31, 2017. The Debt Recapitalization resulted in significant accretion to shareholder value as it is expected to increase our stockholders’ equity balance by approximately $8.7 million and reduced our outstanding common stock by approximately 386,000 shares as of July 31, 2017,” said Glowpoint CFO David Clark.

Western Alliance Bank Business Financing Agreement

On July 31, 2017, the Company and its subsidiary entered into a senior secured Business Financing Agreement with Western Alliance Bank, as lender (the “Western Alliance Bank Loan Agreement“). The Western Alliance Bank Loan Agreement provides the Company with up to a total of $1,500,000 of revolving loans. On July 31, 2017, the Company received a loan in an amount equal to $1,100,000 under the Western Alliance Bank Loan Agreement, the proceeds of which were used to fund the Main Street Payoff.  See further description of the terms of the Western Alliance Bank Loan Agreement in the Company’s Form 8-K filed on August 1, 2017.

Super G Loan Agreement

On July 31, 2017, the Company and its subsidiary entered into a Business Loan and Security Agreement with Super G Capital, LLC (“Super G”), as lender (the “Super G Loan Agreement”) and received a term loan from Super G in an amount equal to $1,100,000, the proceeds of which were used to fund the Main Street Payoff. The Super G Loan is subordinate to the Western Alliance Bank borrowings. See further description of the terms of the Super G Loan Agreement in the Company’s Form 8-K filed on August 1, 2017.

The Company:
Designs, manufactures, and supports NextGen compliant avionics systems that improve the safety, efficiency, and affordability of flying.

The Financing Situation:
The Company was seeking to refinance its existing senior credit facility and move on to a new lending relationship to better support the strategic initiatives of the Company. The existing credit facility was based on enterprise value and thus required a comprehensive debt facility (beyond a standard ABL facility) for a full take-out plus additional working capital to support growth.

The Solution:
Super G provided a comprehensive financing solution that consisted of two tranches within the $3.5 million credit facility – $1.5 million interest-only loan and a $2.0 million amortizing term loan. This structure allowed the Company to close quickly (within 3 weeks) and provided debt service flexibilty so that the Company had working cpaital cushion and could focus on business execution. Super G worked closely with the Company’s majority shareholder, Elm Creek Partners, to get comfortable with the business and management team to fund the Company quickly.

For more information on Elm Creek Partners, please contact:
Aaron R. Handler
Co-founder and Partner
aaron@elmcreekpartners.com
214-871-5655
www.elmcreekpartners.com

The Company:
Company provides lease crew services and equipment rentals to leading exploration and production companies in South and West Texas.

The Financing Situation:
The Company was seeking growth capital in addition to its existing asset based financing. The Company had equipment financing in place as well as a flexible factoring arrangement with FarWest Capital and could not unlock additional availability from its existing collateral. The Company needed to raise equity or find an airball (stretch piece) financing solution based on cash flow and enterprise value.

The Solution:
Super G was able to quickly get comfortable with the Company’s growth plans and management team to close on a multi-tranche growth capital facility that solved the Company’s immediate and future capital needs. Super G worked closely with the Company’s existing lender, FarWest Capital, to finalize an intercreditor agreement and fund the Company quickly.

For more information on FarWest, please contact:

Jason Lippman
Executive Vice President
jason@farwestcap.com
512-527-1126
www.farwestcapital.com

The Company: Venture backed, subscription e-commerce brand.

The Financing Situation:  The Company is in growth mode, rolling out direct-to-consumer brands in addition to its subscription e-commerce business, and was seeking a non-dilutive solution as a bridge to a strategic sale or next equity round.  The Company‘s management team wanted excess working capital cushion to remain focused on growth initiatives and maintain compliance with its bank’s liquidity covenant.

The Solution:  Super G was able to quickly get comfortable with the Company’s value proposition, growth strategy, management team, and institutional backers.  Most importantly, the Company was able to demonstrate a clear path to profitability in a worst case scenario of no strategic sale or additional equity financing.  Super G structured a flexible, non-dilutive second lien loan subordinated to the Company’s senior lender.

Super G Provides $1,250,000 Seasonal Working Capital Loan to Education Software Provider

The Company:

Delivered in a SaaS model, the Company provides core educational programs (primarily math & science) for middle and high school students.

The Financing Situation:

The Company is a seasonal business from a selling and cash collection perspective as the Company’s customers (school districts) have specific buying patterns and the Company collects lump-sum annual payments. The Company’s senior lender, Bridge Bank, provides an asset based facility and thus there is a limited availability during the low season (i.e. limited AR to leverage) for working capital cushion. The Company historically solved seasonal working capital shortfalls with venture capital/convertible notes and was seeking non-dilutive capital as an alternative.

The Solution:

Super G was able to quickly get comfortable with the Company’s SaaS model, seasonality, growth plans, and management team to close a $1,250,000 loan that solved the Company’s seasonal working capital need. Super G’s amortization schedule was structured around the Company’s seasonal cash flow – light amortization in low cash collection periods and increased amortization during the busy season. Super G worked closely with the Company’s existing lender, Bridge Bank, to finalize an intercreditor agreement and fund the Company within 3 weeks.

For more information on Bridge Bank, please contact:

Chris Hill

SVP Regional Director

Capital Finance

christopher.hill@bridgebank.com 

408-556-8635 p

408-660-5355 m

 

The Company:

Provider of nationwide parcel logistics services (transportation) and parcel shipping & management software. The Company’s services and software help customers manage an control their business, drastically improve delivery and lower transportation and postage cost.

The Financing Situation:

The Company’s software side of the business won a new large contract and needed upfront working capital to support the implementation costs associated with the contract. Factoring was not an option for the Company due to the milestone nature of the billing.

The Solution:

Super G was able to quickly get comfortable with the software business, the new contract structure, and management team to close a $750,000 loan to solve the Company’s working capital needs. Super G worked closely with the Company’s existing factor, Eagle Business Credit, to finalize an intercreditor agreement and fund the company in 2 weeks.

For more information on Eagle Business Credit, LLC, click here or contact:

Ian Varley

CEO

ivanvarley@eaglebusinesscredit.com

The Company: 
A publicly traded franchisor and licensor of take-and-go food products distributed through traditional and non-traditional food service outlets.

The Financing Situation: 
The Company was seeking growth capital in the amount of $2,000,000 to develop a new food service concept that would serve as a showcase for new franchisees and  an additional revenue stream.  The Company preferred a non-dilutive debt structure over raising equity and traditional mezzanine capital was not an option due to the amount of financing needed and dilutive equity component.

The Solution: 
Super G was able to quickly get comfortable with the Company’s operating history, royalty revenue streams, and growth opportunities, underwriting and closing a $2,000,000 second lien loan in just a few weeks.  Super G provided a structured solution with a custom repayment schedule in partnership with the Company’s senior lender, BMO Harris Bank.

About Us:
Super G Funding is an alternative lender with over $100 mm in committed capital specializing in residual and cash flow loans.  Our mission is to fill the credit void in the lower middle market by providing non-dilutive, senior and subordinated debt solutions to businesses in need of financing for working capital, growth capital, acquisition capital, or special situation financing.  We lend up to $5 mm per transaction in the form of a fully-amortizing cash flow term loan with a 6-36 month term (pricing contingent on credit profile).  We are a small, but nimble team and highly responsive. We have over 100+ borrowers around the country and are able to give quick responses and close deals rapidly.

The Company:
A leading provider of IT consulting and cloud collaboration solutions to the government, Fortune 500 companies, and medium size businesses.

The Financing Situation:
The Company engaged an investment bank to raise institutional mezzanine capital to finance its next phase of growth. During this process the Company had a short-term working capital need to fulfill a backlog of new service contracts and to stay current with existing vendors. The Company needed incremental capital beyond its borrowing base since new service contracts require upfront capex before the Company can start invoicing and generating accounts receivable.

The Solution:
Super G underwrote and closed a 2nd lien term loan within weeks to meet the Company’s timing needs. Super G provided a structured solution with a custom repayment schedule in partnership with the Company’s senior ABL lender, CapitalSource.  CapitalSource was a value added partner in terms of their service and speed, working with all parties to ensure timely execution and a successful closing.

For more information on Capital Source, please contact:
Patrick Brennan
Senior Vice President | Southern California
pbrennan@capitalsource.com

Gretchen Wile
Senior Vice President | Northern California and Pacific Northwest
gwile@capitalsource.com

About Us:
Super G Funding is an alternative lender with over $100MM in committed capital specializing in residual and cash flow loans.  Our mission is to fill the credit void in the lower middle market by providing non-dilutive, senior and subordinated debt solutions to businesses in need of financing for working capital, growth capital, acquisition capital, or special situation financing.  We lend up to $5MM per transaction in the form of a fully-amortizing cash flow term loan with a 6-36 month term (pricing contingent on credit profile).  We are a small, but nimble team and highly responsive. We have over 100+ borrowers around the country and are able to give quick responses and close deals rapidly.

The Company:
A sponsor-backed company that formulates and distributes impression fragrances.

The Financing Situation:
The Company recently transitioned from a commercial bank lender to an asset based lender, Bibby Financial Services.  The Company required a seasonal-over-advance to build inventory and maintain vendor relationships in order to fulfill anticipated sales order growth for the holiday season.

The Solution:
Super G was able to get comfortable with the Company’s operating history, 2016 growth initiatives, management team and seasonal cash flow.  Underwriting and approval process of the 2nd lien loan took place quickly allowing Bibby to reduce its over-advance position and providing the Company with enough liquidity to meet immediate seasonal production demands.  Super G’s covenant light loan documents, cooperative process with existing senior lenders and rapid decision making allowed for an efficient and seamless closing.

The Company:

Top ten Little Caesars franchisee with over 20 locations in 3 states.

The Financing Situation:

The Company had engaged Trinity Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based boutique investment bank with expertise in food & beverage, to arrange a capex facility to fund new locations awarded by Little Caesars.  During this process, an immediate capital need arose to retire maturing debt, corporate tax liens, and for short-term liquidity.

The Solution:
Super G was able to get comfortable with the Company’s financing situation because of the owner’s long operating history, number of operating locations, and strong relationship with Little Caesars corporate.  Super G underwrote and funded a senior term loan within weeks, improving the Company’s balance sheet for the capex facility financing and providing sufficient liquidity for short-term working capital needs while Trinity Capital LLC continues its process.  Super G’s ability to get comfortable with tax lien situations and move quickly allow us to be a unique solution.