NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTRX) today announced that it has closed a $45 million senior secured term loan facility, led by funds advised by Athyrium Capital Management. The term loan will mature in 2018 and has an interest rate of LIBOR plus 10% (with a LIBOR floor of 1%). The lenders will receive warrants to purchase an aggregate of 337,500 shares of common stock for a period of five years at an exercise price of $12.7552 per share.
The facility, together with the $46 million Senior Convertible Notes sale that closed on May 30, 2014, totals $91 million in gross proceeds raised since May 30, 2014. The Company also issued an additional 401,046 shares of restricted common stock to the Convertible Note investors in connection with their investment. The loan was increased from the originally planned $40 million to $45 million and the principal amount of Convertible Notes sold was increased from $40 million to $46 million, based on strong investor demand.
The Company has also made the final payment of $33 million to the sellers of Manchester Pharmaceuticals LLC in full satisfaction of the outstanding amount owed.
About Athyrium Capital Management
Athyrium Capital Management, LLC is an asset management company formed in 2008 to focus on investment opportunities in the global healthcare sector. Athyrium invests across all healthcare verticals including biopharma, medical devices and products, and healthcare services and partners with management teams to implement creative financing solutions to companies’ capital needs.
Retrophin is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, acquisition and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of serious, catastrophic or rare diseases for which there are currently no viable options for patients. The Company's marketed products include Chenodal®, Thiola® and Vecamyl®, and its pipeline includes compounds for several catastrophic diseases, including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN), schizophrenia, autism, infantile spasms, nephrotic syndrome and others. Retrophin intends to reintroduce Syntocinon Nasal Spray in the U.S. to assist initial postpartum milk ejection. For additional information, please visit www.retrophin.com.
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