MALVERN, Pa., May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELA Bio, Inc. (“TELA”) (NASDAQ: TELA), a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on providing innovative tissue reconstruction solutions soft tissues that optimize clinical outcomes by prioritizing the preservation and restoration of patient anatomy, today announced that the company has entered into a new credit facility with MidCap Financial (“MidCap”), enabling TELA to access a total credit of up to $50 million. A portion of the proceeds from the new credit facility was used to fully repay TELA’s existing $30 million credit facility with OrbiMed Royalty Opportunities II, LP, with the remaining proceeds from the credit facility available for working capital and for other corporate purposes.
“We are excited about our new partnership with MidCap which provides TELA with cost effective financing and financial flexibility. This transaction reflects TELA’s strong financial position and outlook, which has allowed us to access the debt capital markets for non-dilutive financing,” said Antony Koblish, President and CEO of TELA Bio. “The proceeds of this loan will allow TELA to fund its current key business objectives and drive its future growth initiatives, with minimal, if any, additional capital to be raised.”
The MidCap Credit Facility consists of an initial tranche of $40 million received on closing and an additional tranche of $10 million drawable at TELA’s option subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including , but not limited to, the achievement of net revenue thresholds by the end of fiscal year 2023. fiscal year. The facility matures on May 1, 2027 and bears interest at a rate equal to 6.25%, whichever is greater of the one-month forward SOFR or 1.0%. The facility provides for at least 36 months of interest-only payments, which can be extended to 48 months if certain conditions are met.
Additional details regarding the foregoing financing are set forth in TELA’s current report on Form 8-K, filed today with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
About TELA Bio, Inc.
TELA Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: TELA) is a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on providing innovative technologies that optimize clinical outcomes by prioritizing the preservation and restoration of patient anatomy. . The company is committed to providing surgeons with advanced, cost-effective soft tissue reconstruction solutions that take advantage of the patient’s natural healing response while minimizing long-term exposure to permanent synthetic materials. For more information, visit www.telabio.com.
About MidCap Financial
MidCap Financial is a middle-market focused specialty finance company providing senior debt solutions to companies across all industries. As of December 2021, MidCap Financial provides administrative and other services for over $39.6 billion in commitments. MidCap Financial is managed by Apollo Capital Management, LP, a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, Inc, pursuant to an investment management agreement. Apollo had approximately $497.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2021 across credit, private equity and real assets funds. For more information about MidCap Financial, please visit http://www.midcapfinancial.com. For more information about Apollo, please visit http://www.apollo.com.
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