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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events Subsequent Events
The following events occurred subsequent to March 31, 2023 through the issuance date of these Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. Events subsequent to that date have not been considered in these financial statements.

Strategic Alternatives

As previously discussed, Sunlight engaged a financial advisory firm to help explore available strategic alternatives. As a result of the strategic alternatives process, Sunlight entered into transactions with the Bank Partner described below under Commitment & Transaction Support Agreement, Amended Bank Partner Agreements, Secured Term Loan, and Bank Partner Warrant. These transactions align with the goals of the strategic alternatives process. The Board continues to consider additional actions that are in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders.

Commitment & Transaction Support Agreement

On April 2, 2023 Sunlight Financial LLC, and the Bank Partner, entered into the Commitment & Transaction Support Agreement pursuant to which the parties agreed to undertake the transactions (“Transactions”) described in the Commitment & Transaction Support Agreement, including amendments to the Bank Partner Agreements, entry into a new secured term loan facility with the Bank Partner, and issuance of equity warrants entitling the Bank Partner or its designees to purchase shares of Sunlight’s Class A common stock.

Effective April 25, 2023 (the “CRB Closing Date”), Sunlight, Sunlight Financial LLC, and other subsidiary entities, as applicable, closed the Transactions contemplated by the Commitment & Transaction Support Agreement and entered into a Secured Term Loan with the Bank Partner, the Amended Bank Partner Agreements, a Warrant Purchase Agreement with CRB Group, Inc. (the “Purchaser”), an affiliate of the Bank Partner (the “Warrant Purchase Agreement”) and issued the associated warrant to purchase shares of Sunlight’s Class A common stock (the “Warrant”) to the Purchaser.

Amended CRB Agreements

The Amended CRB Agreements provide, among other things:
•    a requirement that the Company establish a pricing and capital markets committee responsible for setting dealer discounts, interest rates, capital markets activity, policies relating to hedging, and other terms related to the Company’s loan products and executing any sales of loans held by CRB pursuant to the Amended CRB Agreements, and to provide the Bank Partner with observer rights and a right to attend all meetings held by the committee, subject to exclusions where CRB is the loan purchaser.
•    modifications to the procedures for submitting credit approvals.
•    a modification to the cap on the total loans held by CRB at any time as provided below, measured on the last day of the calendar month, with a grace period election for loan sales executed during the seven (7) business days following the last day of a calendar month. The Company will be entitled to six (6) grace period elections in any twelve-month period:
Month(s) Ending
Bank Cap
April 30, 2023 and May 31, 2023
June 30, 2023 and July 31, 2023
$550 million
August 31, 2023, September 30, 2023, and October 31, 2023
$500 million
November 30, 2023 and each month thereafter
$400 million (plus the Additional Capacity, if any). Additional Capacity is the lesser of (i) the Cash Collateral Amount divided by 5% and (ii) $100 million.
•    modifications to the Loan Purchase Trigger Date (as defined in the Amended Solar Loan Sale Agreement) related to each loan held on CRB’s balance sheet.
•    a revised tiered fee structure and provision for certain fees accrued through June 30, 2023 to be payable in additional Tranche 1 Loans (as defined below).
•    the Company will use best efforts to amend the Master Services Agreement dated January 13, 2020, between CRB, the Company, and Turnstile Capital Management, LLC (the “Servicer”) on or before July 1, 2023 to cause the Servicer to remit various cash payments associated with loans into an account held by CRB.
•    effective on the CRB Closing Date and continuing until full repayment to CRB of all outstanding obligations, the Company will provide CRB with a pari passu first lien security interest in all assets of Sunlight as defined in the Secured Term Loan.
•    waiver by CRB of any defaults known by CRB to be existing under the CRB Agreements.

Secured Term Loan

On the CRB Closing Date, Sunlight Financial LLC, as borrower, entered into a Loan and Security Agreement with CRB, and with SL Financial Holdings Inc. as guarantor (the “Secured Term Loan”). The Secured Term Loan consists of loan commitments for two tranches of loans providing for Tranche 1 Loans and Tranche 2 Loans (each as defined below). The Secured Term Loan, and all other obligations of Sunlight Financial LLC to CRB are secured by a first lien perfected security interest in all Sunlight Financial LLC’s and Company assets. The Secured Term Loan matures on October 25, 2025 (the “Maturity Date”). The Secured Term Loan provides loan commitments under two sub-facilities. The $38.8 million Tranche 1 facility (the “Tranche 1 Loans”) will be used to repay all outstanding borrowings under the SVB Facility, pay fees and accrued interest due under the Loan Program Agreements and for general corporate purposes. The $49.8 million Tranche 2 facility (the “Tranche 2 Loans” and, collectively with the “Tranche 1 Loans” the “Facility Loans”) will be used for deferred loan sale proceeds and to pay fees and capitalized interest.

No scheduled principal payments are due until the first anniversary of the CRB Closing Date. Commencing with the first full month after the first anniversary of the CRB Closing Date, Sunlight Financial LLC is required to make equal monthly principal payments in an amount equal to 4% of the aggregate amount of the Facility Loans funded or deemed funded through the first anniversary of the CRB Closing Date. On the Maturity Date, all remaining unpaid amounts of principal and interest must be repaid in full.

An upfront fee equal to $2,658,000, payable upon the closing date of the Secured Term Loan will be paid in kind and added to the outstanding amount of the Facility Loans. An unused fee equal to 14% per annum of the difference between (a) the Maximum Covered Loan Sale Amount (as defined in the Secured Term Loan) minus any commitment reductions with respect to Tranche 2 Term Loans since the CRB Closing Date and (b) the aggregate principal amount of Tranche 2 Term Loans then outstanding will be payable monthly in kind and added to the outstanding amount of Tranche 2 Loans.

The aggregate principal outstanding amount of loans under the Secured Term Loan (including capitalized or accrued and unpaid interest and any fees, the upfront fee and the unused fee) shall not exceed $100 million. The Secured Term Loan is subject to mandatory prepayment under certain conditions, which prepayments may be allocated to Tranche 1 or Tranche 2 loans at the option of Sunlight. Additionally, the Sunlight will be required to prepay the Secured Term Loan in full upon a liquidation, winding up, change of control, merger, sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Sunlight, or a transaction that results in the Company becoming privately held. Sunlight may, at its option, prepay the Secured Term Loan and/or permanently reduce and terminate unused loan commitments, in each case, in part or full at any time prior to the maturity date with no penalties; which prepayments and/or commitment reductions may be allocated to Tranche 1 Loans and/or Tranche 2 loans at the option of Sunlight.
The Secured Term Loan contains customary restrictive covenants for facilities of its type, which include, among other things, limitations on use of proceeds, dispositions, changes in business, management or business locations, change of control, mergers or acquisitions, indebtedness, liens, restricted payments, dividends or any other payments to equity, investments, transactions with affiliates, and capital expenditures, subject to certain customary baskets and exceptions. The Secured Term Loan also includes a financial covenant requiring minimum liquidity (unrestricted and unencumbered cash and cash equivalents held by Sunlight) in deposit accounts or securities accounts in an amount equal to or greater than $20 million, measured as of the end of each calendar month and requires that Sunlight maintain unrestricted cash in an aggregate amount of not less than (a) during the two-week period after the CRB Closing Date, $20 million, and (b) thereafter, the greater of (x) $20 million and (y) 75% of Sunlight’s cash, in accounts with CRB or its affiliates.

The Secured Term Loan also contains customary events of default that would permit the lenders to accelerate the loans, including, among other things, the failure to make timely payments when due under the Secured Term Loan or other material indebtedness as described in the Secured Term Loan, the failure to satisfy covenants contained in the Secured Term Loan, specified events of bankruptcy and insolvency, a material event of default under the Amended Loan Program Documents or any other agreement with CRB.

CRB Warrant

On the CRB Closing Date the Company entered into the Warrant Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with CRB Group, Inc. (“Purchaser”), pursuant to which the Company issued to Purchaser a stock purchase warrant (the “Warrant”) exercisable for up to 25,944,541 shares (“Warrant Shares”) subject to certain adjustments, of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”) at a per share price of $0.01, subject to certain adjustments and vesting as described below. On the CRB Closing Date, a portion of the Warrant vested and became exercisable with respect to 12,907,080 Warrant Shares. The remaining portion of the Warrant with respect to 13,037,461 Warrant Shares, subject to certain adjustments, will vest and become exercisable on April 27, 2024; provided, however, if the payment in full of the Secured Term is paid in full prior to such date or a Change of Control (as defined in the Secured Term Loan) occurs prior to such date, such number of Warrant Shares equal to the product of the following equation shall immediately vest and become exercisable and the remainder of the unvested Warrant Shares shall be forfeited and not be exercisable: (i) (A) the number of days that elapsed between the date hereof and the Acceleration Date (inclusive of the Acceleration Date) divided by (B) 366, multiplied by (ii) 13,037,461.

SVB Receivership and Facility

On March 10, 2023, SVB was closed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) was appointed as receiver of SVB. SVB is Sunlight’s primary bank and the sole lender for Sunlight’s revolving credit facility (Note 5). Most of Sunlight’s unrestricted cash as of March 10, 2023 was deposited with SVB ($64.0 million out of a total of $73.2 million). On March 12, 2023, the Department of the Treasury, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued a joint statement noting that, among other things, the resolution of SVB would fully protect all depositors and that depositors would have full access to all of their money on deposit with SVB on Monday, March 13, 2023. While SVB’s receivership had a short-term impact on Sunlight’s business and its ability to make payments to its installer base, Sunlight resumed payments to installers within a few days.

Indirect Channel Loan Sale
On April 28, 2023, Sunlight arranged for the sale of Indirect Channel Loans totaling $296.0 million, reducing the quantity of Backbook Loans held by Sunlight’s Bank Partner.