UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT 

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): March 31, 2021 (March 26, 2021)

 

SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware   001-37656   47-4452789
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

1407 Broadway, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10018

(Address of Principal Executive Offices/Zip Code)

 

(646) 564-2577

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share SQBG NASDAQ Capital Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

 

On March 31, 2021, Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (“Sequential” or the “Company”) and certain of its subsidiaries amended its Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (“Credit Agreement”) with Wilmington Trust, National Association, as administrative agent and collateral agent and the lenders party thereto.  The amendment, among other matters, extends a waiver of existing defaults under the Credit Agreement through April 19, 2021. The Limited Waiver and Consent to Credit Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

  

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangement of Certain Officers.

  

As previously disclosed, the Company has agreed that if the lenders (the “Wilmington Lenders”) under its Credit Agreement with Wilmington Trust, National Association, as administrative agent and collateral agent, continue to be lenders as of April 1, 2021, the Wilmington Lenders shall have the right to appoint an independent majority of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), inclusive of Ms. Silvia Mazzucchelli and Mr. John Dionne, who currently serve as directors of the Company.

 

In light of the Company’s expectation that the Wilmington Lenders will continue to be lenders as of April 1, 2021, the Company received notice from: (i) Ms. Martha Stewart on March 26, 2021 that she was resigning from the Board effective immediately and (ii) Mr. Al Gossett, Mr. Gary Johnson and Mr. Stewart Leonard, Jr. on March 28, 2021 that each of them is resigning from the Board effective March 29, 2021. None of the resignations involved a disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. Mr. Gossett served on the Company’s audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee; Mr. Johnson served on the Company’s compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee; and Mr. Leonard served on the Company’s audit committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.

 

After the resignations are effective, the Board is expected to consist of Mr. William Sweedler, Mr. Aaron Hollander, Ms. Mazzucchelli and Mr. Dionne. The Company’s bylaws provide that, effective April 1, 2021, the Board may not increase the number of directors to more than five members.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
   
10.1 Limited Waiver and Consent to Credit Agreement, dated as of March 31, 2021, between Sequential Brands Group, Inc., certain subsidiaries of Sequential Brands Group, Inc. named therein, Wilmington Trust, National Association, as administrative agent and collateral agent and the lenders party thereto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

  Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
     
Date:  March 31, 2021 By: /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version 

 

LIMITED WAIVER AND CONSENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT

 

THIS LIMITED WAIVER AND CONSENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this “Waiver”) dated as of March 31, 2021 between SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), the Guarantors party hereto, the Lenders party hereto, and WILMINGTON TRUST, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as administrative agent and collateral agent (the “Agent”), in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained and benefits to be derived herefrom.

 

W I T N E S S E T H:

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower, the Guarantors, the Lenders and the Agent are party to that certain Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated as of July 1, 2016 (as amended, restated, supplemented or modified and in effect as of the date hereof, the “Credit Agreement”);

 

WHEREAS, on November 15, 2020, the Borrower, the Agent, and Lenders constituting Required Lenders entered into the Fifth Amendment pursuant to which (i) the parties thereto amended certain provisions of the Credit Agreement and (ii) the Required Lenders granted the Borrower the Requested Waiver (as such term is defined in the Fifth Amendment) on the terms set forth in the Fifth Amendment in respect of the Specified Events of Default (as such term is defined in the Fifth Amendment);

 

WHEREAS, on December 31, 2020, the Borrower, Lenders constituting Required Lenders and the Agent entered into that certain Limited Waiver and Consent to Credit Agreement pursuant to which the Required Lenders extended the Requested Waiver to January 31, 2021, on the terms and conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, on January 31, 2021, the Borrower, Lenders constituting Required Lenders and the Agent entered into that certain Limited Waiver and Consent to Credit Agreement pursuant to which the Required Lenders extended the Requested Waiver to February 21, 2021, on the terms and conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, on February 21, 2021, the Borrower, Lenders constituting Required Lenders and the Agent entered into that certain Limited Waiver and Consent to Credit Agreement pursuant to which the Required Lenders extended the Requested Waiver to March 10, 2021, on the terms and conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, on March 10, 2021, the Borrower, Lenders constituting Required Lenders and the Agent entered into that certain Limited Waiver and Consent to Credit Agreement pursuant to which the Required Lenders extended the Requested Waiver to March 31, 2021, on the terms and conditions set forth therein;

 

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested that the Lenders party hereto (constituting Required Lenders) and the Agent further extend the Requested Waiver to April 19, 2021, on the terms and for the period set forth herein;

 

WHEREAS, the Required Lenders and the Agent (at the direction of the Required Lenders) have agreed to extend the Requested Waiver as set forth herein.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and agreements herein contained, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:

 

 

 

1.Incorporation of Terms. All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the same meaning as in the Credit Agreement.

 

2.Representations and Warranties. The Borrower hereby represents and warrants that (i) no Default or Event of Default exists under the Credit Agreement or under any other Loan Document on and as of the date hereof (other than the Specified Events of Default subject to the Requested Waiver), and (ii) after giving effect to this Waiver, all representations and warranties contained in the Credit Agreement and the other Loan Documents are true and correct, in all material respects, on and as of the date hereof, except (i) to the extent that such representations and warranties specifically refer to an earlier date, in which case they shall be true and correct as of such earlier date, and (ii) in the case of any representation and warranty qualified by materiality, they shall be true and correct in all respects.

 

3.Limited Waiver. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent set forth in Section 4 of this Waiver, Agent and the Lenders party hereto hereby grant an extension to the Requested Waiver through April 19, 2021 (subject to further extension as may be granted as set forth below); provided, that the foregoing waiver shall be effective only to the extent specifically set forth herein and shall not (a) be construed as a consent to or waiver of (i) any breach, Default or Event of Default other than as specifically waived herein, or (ii) any breach, Default or Event of Default of which Agent or any of the Lenders have not been informed by any Loan Party, (b) affect the right of Agent or any of the Lenders to demand strict compliance by each Loan Party with all terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement and the Loan Documents, except as specifically consented to, modified or waived by the terms hereof, (c) be deemed a consent to or waiver of any future transaction or action on the part of any Loan Party requiring the Lenders’ or the Required Lenders’ consent or approval under the Credit Agreement or the Loan Documents, or (d) diminish, prejudice or waive any of Agent’s or any Lender’s rights and remedies under the Credit Agreement, any of the other Loan Documents, or applicable law, whether arising as a consequence of any Default or Event of Default which may now exist or otherwise, and Agent and each of the Lenders hereby reserve all of such rights and remedies. It is understood and agreed that the Requested Waiver is temporary and shall expire on April 19, 2021 unless further extended by the Agent (at the direction of the Required Lenders in their sole discretion). Upon the expiration of the Requested Waiver, the Specified Events of Defaults shall constitute an immediate Event of Default under the Credit Agreement. For the avoidance of doubt and notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, during the period in which the Requested Waiver is in effect, to the extent any provision of the Credit Agreement or any other Loan Document is qualified by, or requires the absence of, any Default or Event of Default, a Default or Event of Default shall be deemed to have occurred for purposes of such provisions as a result of the Specified Events of Default notwithstanding the Requested Waiver.

 

4.Conditions to Effectiveness. This Waiver shall not be effective until each of the following conditions precedent has been fulfilled to the satisfaction of the Agent (at the direction of the Required Lenders):

 

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a.This Waiver shall have been duly executed and delivered by the Borrower, the other Loan Parties, the Agent, and the Required Lenders, and the Agent shall have received evidence thereof.

 

b.The Agent shall have received a duly executed and effective Amendment to Fourth Amendment to Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement Side Letter, dated as of the date hereof, by and among the Borrower, the Agent and the Lenders party thereto (the “Side Letter Amendment”).

 

c.All action on the part of the Borrower and the other Loan Parties necessary for the valid execution, delivery and performance by the Borrower and the other Loan Parties of this Waiver and the other Loan Documents shall have been duly and effectively taken.

 

d.After giving effect to this Waiver, no Default or Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing.

 

e.The Borrower shall have paid in full all fees and expenses of the Agent (including the reasonable and documented fees and expenses of counsel for the Agent) and the KKR Representative (including those of King & Spalding LLP and Province Inc.) due and payable on or prior to the date hereof, and in the case of expenses, to the extent invoiced at least one (1) Business Day prior to the date hereof.

 

5.Binding Effect. The terms and provisions hereof shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their heirs, representatives, successors and assigns.

 

6.Reaffirmation of Obligations. The Borrower and each Guarantor hereby ratifies the Loan Documents and acknowledges and reaffirms (a) that it is bound by all terms of the Loan Documents applicable to it and (b) that it is responsible for the observance and full performance of its respective Obligations.

 

7.Loan Document. This Waiver shall constitute a Loan Document under the terms of the Credit Agreement.

 

8.Multiple Counterparts. This Waiver may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto in different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this Waiver by telecopy, pdf or other electronic transmission shall be as effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this Waiver.

 

9.Governing Law. THIS WAIVER AND ANY CLAIMS, CONTROVERSY, DISPUTE OR CAUSE OF ACTION, WHETHER IN LAW OR EQUITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT OR OTHERWISE BASED UPON, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS WAIVER AND THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

 

 

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10.Consent to Jurisdiction; Service of Process; Waiver of Jury Trial. The jurisdiction, service of process and waiver of jury trial provisions set forth in Sections 10.14 and 10.15 of the Credit Agreement are hereby incorporated by reference, mutatis mutandis.

 

11.Agent Authorization. Each of the undersigned Lenders hereby authorizes and directs Agent to execute and deliver this Waiver on its behalf and, by its execution below, each of the undersigned Lenders agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Waiver.

 

 

 

 

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Waiver has been duly executed and delivered by each of the parties hereto as of the date first above written.

 

  BORROWER:

 

 

  SEQUENTIAL BRANDS GROUP, INC.
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name:   Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     

 

  GUARANTORS:

 

  SQBG, INC.
     
  By:  /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  SEQUENTIAL LICENSING, INC.
     
  By:  /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  WILLIAM RAST LICENSING, LLC
     
  By: /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  HEELING SPORTS LIMITED  
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  B®AND MATTER, LLC
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

  

[Signature Page to Limited Waiver and Consent]

 

 

     
  SBG FM, LLC
     
  By:  /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  SBG UNIVERSE BRANDS, LLC
     
  By:  /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  GALAXY BRANDS LLC
     
  By: /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  The Basketball Marketing Company, Inc.
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  AMERICAN SPORTING GOODS CORPORATION
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name:   Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
   
  LNT BRANDS LLC
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name:   Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
   
  JOE’S HOLDINGS LLC
     
  By:   /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name:   Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Limited Waiver and Consent]

 

 

  GAIAM BRAND HOLDCO, LLC
     
  By:  /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  GAIAM AMERICAS, INC.
     
  By:  /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer
     
  SBG-GAIAM HOLDINGS, LLC
     
  By: /s/ Lorraine DiSanto
  Name: Lorraine DiSanto
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Limited Waiver and Consent]

 

 

 

  wilmington trust, national association, as Agent
     
  By: /s/ David Bergstrom
  Name: David Bergstrom
  Title: Vice President

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Limited Waiver and Consent]

 

 

  LENDERS:

  

  FS KKR CAPITAL CORP.
     
  By: /s/ Jessica Woolf
  Name: Jessica Woolf
  Title: Authorized Signatory
     
  FS KKR MM CLO 1 LLC
     
  By:  /s/ Jessica Woolf
  Name: Jessica Woolf
  Title: Authorized Signatory
     
     
  DARBY CREEK LLC
     
  By: /s/ Jessica Woolf
  Name: Jessica Woolf
  Title: Authorized Signatory
     
     
  FS KKR CAPITAL CORP. II
     
  By: /s/ Jessica Woolf
  Name: Jessica Woolf
  Title: Authorized Signatory
     
     
  DUNLAP FUNDING LLC
     
  By: /s/ Jessica Woolf
  Name: Jessica Woolf
  Title: Authorized Signatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Signature Page to Limited Waiver and Consent]