Basilea announces closing of CHF 75 million senior secured loan agreement with Athyrium
Basel/Allschwil, Switzerland, September 21, 2022
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd (SIX: BSLN), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to meeting the needs of patients with severe bacterial and fungal infections, announced today the closing of the previously announced CHF 75 million senior secured loan agreement with funds managed by Athyrium Capital Management, LP ("Athyrium").
Adesh Kaul, Chief Financial Officer of Basilea, said: “We are pleased to announce the closing of this loan agreement with Athyrium. The CHF 75 million senior secured loan will be used for the non-dilutive repayment of our convertible bonds, which are due in December 2022 in an outstanding nominal amount of approximately CHF 117 million.”
Basilea plans to pay the remainder of the outstanding amount of the 2022 convertible bonds with cash at hand and intends to repay the CHF 75 million senior secured loan within two years from expected cash flows from its growing commercial business.
The senior secured loan has a two-year term and repayment will start in Q1 2023 on a quarterly basis. Interest payments, excluding fees, are expected to amount to an average of approximately CHF 1.25 million per quarter over the term.
Basilea is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company founded in 2000 and headquartered in Switzerland. We are committed to discovering, developing and commercializing innovative drugs to meet the needs of patients with severe bacterial and fungal infections. We have successfully launched two hospital brands, Cresemba for the treatment of invasive fungal infections and Zevtera for the treatment of bacterial infections. In addition, we have several preclinical anti-infective assets in our portfolio. Basilea is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BSLN). Please visit basilea.com.
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For further information, please contact:
| Peer Nils Schröder, PhD
Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd, Allschwil
|+41 61 606 1102
This press release can be downloaded from www.basilea.com.
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