Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events

10. Subsequent Events


Merger Agreement


On January 17, 2023, we acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Entrepix, Inc., an Arizona corporation (“Entrepix”), which primarily manufactures chemical mechanical polishing (“CMP”) technology, through a reverse triangular merger resulting in Entrepix becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Amtech. Entrepix’s CMP technology portfolio and water cleaning equipment will complement our existing substrate polishing and wet process chemical offerings. The acquisition was consummated pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated January 17, 2023, by and among Amtech, Emerald Merger Sub, Inc., an Arizona corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of Amtech (“Merger Sub”), Entrepix, Timothy P. Tobin, solely in his capacity as the shareholders’ representative, and the Key Shareholders (as defined in the Merger Agreement). Upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub merged with and into Entrepix (the “Merger”), with Entrepix surviving the Merger as a direct, wholly owned subsidiary of Amtech. At the closing of the Merger on January 17, 2023 (the “Closing”), we paid a purchase price of $35.0 million, subject to certain customary purchase price adjustments. We used cash on hand and the net proceeds from the Term Loan (as described below) to pay the purchase price at the Closing. The purchase accounting is not yet finalized.


The Merger Agreement includes representations, warranties and covenants of the parties that are customary for a transaction of this nature. The Merger Agreement also contains certain indemnification obligations with respect to breaches of representations and warranties and certain other specified matters. To provide for losses for which we would not otherwise be able to seek indemnification from Entrepix under the Merger Agreement, we purchased a buyer-side representations and warranties insurance policy (the “R&W Policy”), which R&W Policy was issued as of the Closing, and which will be our primary recourse with respect to any breaches of Entrepix’s representations and warranties. The R&W Policy is subject to coverage limitations and certain customary terms, exclusions and deductibles, which limit our ability to make recoveries under the R&W Policy.


Loan and Security Agreement


On January 17, 2023, we entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “LSA”) by and among Amtech, its U.S. based wholly owned subsidiaries Bruce Technologies, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, BTU International, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Intersurface Dynamics, Incorporated, a Connecticut corporation, P.R. Hoffman Machine Products, Inc., an Arizona corporation, and Entrepix, Inc., (collectively the “Borrowers”) and UMB Bank, N.A., national banking association (the “Lender”). The LSA provides for (i) a term loan (the “Term Loan”) in the amount of $12.0 million maturing January 17, 2028, and (ii) a revolving loan facility (the “Revolver”) with an availability of $8.0 million maturing January 17, 2024. As of the date of this filing, no amounts have been borrowed against the Revolver, and the full amount of the Term Loan is outstanding.


The Term Loan and Revolver are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of the Borrowers’ assets (other than certain customary excluded assets) and the LSA contains customary events of default, representations and warranties, and covenants that restrict the Borrowers’ ability to, among other things, incur additional indebtedness, other than permitted indebtedness, enter into mergers or acquisitions, sell or otherwise dispose of assets, or pay dividends, subject to customary exceptions.


The LSA additionally contains financial covenants such that, as of the end of each of its fiscal quarters, beginning March 31, 2023, the Borrowers must maintain (i) a ratio of consolidated debt owed to Lender to consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the LSA) for such fiscal quarter, of not greater than 1.50 to 1.00, through December 31, 2024, based on a building 4 quarters (as described in the LSA), and then 1.00 to 1.00 each fiscal quarter thereafter, (ii) a ratio of (a) the total for such fiscal quarter of EBITDAR (as defined in the LSA) minus the sum of all income taxes paid in cash plus cash dividends/distributions plus maintenance Capital Expenditures (as defined in the LSA) plus management fees paid in cash, to (b) the sum for such fiscal quarter of (1) Interest Charges (as defined in the LSA) plus (2) required payments of principal on Debt (as defined in the LSA) (including the Term Loan, but excluding the Revolver) plus (3) operating lease/rent expense, of not less than 1.30 to 1.00 based on a building 4 quarters (as described in the LSA), and (iii) a consolidated working capital of current assets (excluding related party receivables and prepaid expenses) minus current liabilities of at least $35.0 million.


Stock Repurchase Program


On February 7, 2023, the Board approved a stock repurchase program, pursuant to which we may repurchase up to $5 million of our outstanding Common Stock over a one-year period, commencing on February 10, 2023. Repurchases under the program will be made in open market transactions at prevailing market prices, in privately negotiated transactions, or by other means in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission; however, we have no obligation to repurchase shares and the timing, actual number, and value of shares to be repurchased is subject to management’s discretion and will depend on our stock price and other market conditions. We may, in the sole discretion of the Board, terminate the repurchase program at any time while it is in effect.