Loans and Borrowings
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Borrowing costs [abstract]|
|Loans and Borrowings||Loans and Borrowings
Albacore Original Notes
On October 8, 2021, Babylon entered into a note Subscription Agreement (the “Note Subscription Agreement”). The Note Subscription Agreement provided for the issuance of up to $200.0 million in unsecured notes due 2026 (the “Unsecured Notes”) to affiliates of, or funds managed or controlled by, AlbaCore Capital LLP (the “Note Subscribers”). On November 4, 2021 (“Note Closing Date”), Babylon issued the full $200.0 million (“Principal Amount”) of Unsecured Notes under the Note Subscription Agreement at a discount of 95.5% of the Principal Amount. The Unsecured Notes will bear interest accruing on the Principal Amount (which for these purposes shall include any capitalized interest from time to time) at the following rates: (i) 8.00% per annum for the period commencing from (and including) the Note Closing Date to (but
excluding) the date falling two years after the Note Closing Date; (ii) 10.00% per annum for the period commencing from (and including) the date falling two years after the Note Closing Date, to (but excluding) the date falling three years after the Note Closing Date; and (iii) 12.00% per annum for the period commencing from (and including) the date falling three years after the Note Closing Date. The applicable interest rate is subject to a step-up margin of 6.5 basis points per annum if Babylon and its subsidiaries do not achieve a target of adding 100,000 Medicaid lives to value-based care contracts by January 1, 2024. Interest is payable on the Unsecured Notes semi-annually on May 4 and November 4 each year, with the first interest payment due on the six-month anniversary of the Note Closing Date on May 4, 2022. At Babylon’s election, up to 50.00% of the interest payable in respect of any interest period may be satisfied by the issuance by Babylon of further Unsecured Notes to be immediately consolidated and form a single series with the outstanding Unsecured Notes. The Unsecured Notes will mature five years from the Note Closing Date on November 4, 2026 (the “Final Maturity Date”).
Babylon is required to redeem the Unsecured Notes (unless previously purchased and cancelled or redeemed) on the Final Maturity Date at 100% of the principal amount on such date. Babylon may redeem the Unsecured Notes at any time at a redemption amount (the “Redemption Amount”) equal to: (i) from (and including) the Note Closing Date to (but excluding) the date falling one year after the Note Closing Date, the amount that is the greater of (A) 104.00% of the principal amount (including capitalized interest) and (B) 104.00% of the principal amount (including capitalized interest) plus an interest make whole premium; (ii) from (and including) the date falling one year after the Note Closing Date to (but excluding) the date falling two years after the Note Closing Date, 104.00% of the principal amount (including any capitalized interest); and (iii) on or after the date falling two years after the Closing Date and until (but not including or after) the Final Maturity Date, 107.00% of the principal amount (including any capitalized interest). Each holder of Unsecured Notes (each a “Noteholder”) has the option to require Babylon to redeem the Unsecured Notes held by such Noteholder at the Redemption Amount upon specified change of control events.
The terms of the Unsecured Notes include covenants, which covenants are subject to certain limitations and exceptions, limiting the ability of Babylon and its subsidiaries to, among other things: incur additional debt; pay or declare dividends or distributions on Babylon’s share capital; repay or distribute any share premium reserve or redeem, repurchase or retire its share capital; incur or allow to remain outstanding guarantees; make certain joint venture investments; enter into finance or capital lease contracts; create liens on Babylon’s or its subsidiaries’ assets; enter into sale and leaseback transactions; pay management and advisory fees outside the ordinary course of business; acquire a company or any shares or securities or a business or undertaking; merge or consolidate with another company; borrow or receive investments from certain shareholders other than through Babylon; and sell, lease, transfer or otherwise dispose of assets. The terms of the Unsecured Notes also include customary events of default.
On the Note Closing Date, Babylon issued warrants to subscribe for an aggregate of 1,757,499 Class A ordinary shares (the “AlbaCore Warrants”) to the Note Subscribers on a pro rata basis by reference to the relevant proportion of the Principal Amount of Unsecured Notes subscribed for by each Note Subscriber. The AlbaCore Warrants confer the right to subscribe for up to 1,757,499 Class A ordinary shares exercisable on certain agreed upon exercise events, subject to: (i) Babylon’s right to elect to redeem the AlbaCore Warrants in whole or in part in cash upon an exercise event; (ii) an agreed adjustment formula to reduce the number of Class A Ordinary Shares to be issued upon exercise of the AlbaCore Warrants in certain circumstances linked to Babylon’s trading performance; and (iii) customary adjustments for certain share capital reorganizations (such as share splits and consolidations).
We capitalized debt issuance costs of $3.4 million in connection with the issuance of the Unsecured Notes. Please refer to Note 29 for additional discussion surrounding the Albacore Warrants.
Albacore Additional Notes and Warrants
On December 23, 2021, Babylon entered into an additional note subscription agreement (the “Second Note Subscription Agreement”) providing for the issue of not less than $75 million and not more than $100 million additional Unsecured Notes (the “Additional Notes”) to AlbaCore Partners III Investment Holdings Designated Activity Company, and any new note subscribers that are affiliates of, or funds managed or controlled by, AlbaCore Capital LLP and that adhere to the Second Note Subscription Agreement (the “Second Note Subscribers”).
The closing of the issue of the Additional Notes under the Second Note Subscription Agreement, for the principal amount of between $75 million to $100 million, is anticipated to occur on March 31, 2022 (the “Second Closing Date”). The terms and conditions of the Additional Notes are the same as the terms of the original Unsecured Notes, with the exception that
the Additional Notes will be issued at 100% of their principal amount. At Babylon’s election, up to 50.00% of the interest payable in respect of any interest period may be satisfied by the issuance by Babylon of further Unsecured Notes to be immediately consolidated and form a single series with the outstanding Unsecured Notes.
On the Second Closing Date, Babylon will issue AlbaCore Warrants to subscribe for an aggregate of 878,750 additional Class A ordinary shares to the Second Note Subscribers. Upon an exercise event, the AlbaCore Warrants are exercisable in full and not in part only.
Upon any exercise event Babylon has a right to elect to satisfy the subscription entitlement in respect of the AlbaCore Warrants by issuing Class A ordinary shares, by making a redemption payment in cash, or by a combination of both (in such proportions as Babylon may in its absolute discretion determine). The cash redemption payment per Note Warrant shall be determined by reference to the closing price for the Class A ordinary shares on such date as is specified in the Amended and Restated Warrant Instrument in respect of each exercise event, provided that if the closing price is in excess of $15.00 per Class A ordinary share (subject to customary adjustments), the cash redemption payment shall be capped at $15.00 per Note Warrant.
Where Babylon elects upon exercise of the AlbaCore Warrants to issue Class A ordinary shares in satisfaction in whole or in part of the subscription entitlement under the AlbaCore Warrants, Babylon is required to issue one Class A ordinary share credited as fully paid and free from all encumbrances (except as set out in Babylon’s memorandum and articles of association from time to time) per AlbaCore Warrant held, subject to a proportionate downwards adjustment to the number of Class A ordinary shares to be issued per AlbaCore Warrant where the closing price of the Class A ordinary shares on such date as is specified in the Amended and Restated Warrant Instrument in respect of each exercise event is in excess of $15.00 per Class A ordinary share.
VNV Loan and Unsecured Bonds
On July 15, 2021, Babylon Holdings entered into a loan agreement with VNV Group for $15.0 million (“VNV Loan”). The interest rate on the loan was 14%.
On August 18, 2021, the Group issued $50.0 million in unsecured bonds at a discount of 4.0% (“Unsecured Bonds”), including the non-cash conversion of $8.0 million in borrowings under the VNV Loan agreement into Unsecured Bonds. The interest rate on the loan is 10%, with interest payable quarterly. The proceeds from the Unsecured Bonds can be used for general corporate purposes. The Company utilized proceeds of $7.2 million from the Unsecured Bonds to settle the remainder of the VNV Loan principal and interest. Cash proceeds from the bond issuance, net of discounts, repayments of borrowings, and transaction expenses totaled $32.1 million. The Unsecured Bonds had a one-year term and were redeemable by Babylon Holdings at any time. The Unsecured Bonds were repaid in full following the closing of the Merger.
Convertible Loan Note Agreements
On November 12, 2020, the Group executed a Convertible Loan Note agreement (“CLN” or “Loan Notes”) with a borrowing capacity of up to $200.0 million, under which $30.0 million Tranche 1 Notes and $70.0 million Tranche 2 Notes were issued to Global Health Equity (Cyprus) Ltd (“GHE” or the “Noteholder” or the “Lender”) in November and December 2020. GHE is part of the VNV Global group. VNV Global has a pre-existing equity interest in Babylon. The notes had a nominal value of $1.
Tranche 1 Notes
Tranche 1 Notes of $30.0 million were issued to GHE on November 12, 2020. Interest accrues at a fixed non-compounding rate of 11% per annum from the date of issuance to redemption or conversion. These notes were subsequently converted into Series C Preferred Shares after the issuance of the Tranche 2 Notes and shareholder approval of the conversion feature.
Tranche 2 Notes
Tranche 2 Notes of $70.0 million were issued on December 16, 2020 and are not interest bearing. The Tranche 2 Notes are exchangeable into a variable number of Series C Preferred Shares upon the earlier of the occurrence of certain events or June 30, 2021. These notes were subsequently converted into Series C Preferred Shares after shareholder approval of the conversion feature.
As the Tranche 2 Notes fail the definition of equity, the Group considered whether the conversion feature in the Tranche 2 Notes is a non-closely related embedded derivative which would require separation from the debt host contract and to be accounted for separately as a standalone derivative at fair value through profit or loss (“FVTPL”). It has been determined that the Tranche 2 Notes represent a hybrid instrument containing a debt host debt contract and a non-closely related embedded derivative for the conversion feature.
The debt host contract is measured at amortized cost using the effective interest rate (“EIR”) method. The fair value of the embedded derivative and transaction costs associated with issuance of the instrument are not material.
On June 30, 2021, the $70.0 million Tranche 2 notes were converted into 41,012,358 “C” preference shares.
Changes in Loans and Borrowings from Financing Activities
The disclosure of borrowings. [Refer: Borrowings]
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2009/role/commonPracticeRef