Bright Health Group Secures Financing to Support Operations Pending the Expected Close of California Medicare Advantage Business Sale
- Enters $60 million credit facility with NEA
- Announces entering permanent waiver of default on existing credit facility
Bright Health Group, Inc. (“Bright Health” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BHG), the technology enabled, value-driven healthcare company, today announced that it entered into a credit facility with an investment partnership of New Enterprise Associates (“NEA”) with $60 million of credit capacity on August 4, 2023. Bright Health is also announcing that it has entered into a permanent waiver of default on its existing credit facility, which expires in February 2024.
Mike Mikan, President and CEO of Bright Health, said, “We are excited to have the continued support of NEA, and all of our partners, as we continue to transform our business into one of the leading value-driven healthcare companies.”
The financing is expected to support the working capital needs of the company pending the closing of the California Medicare Advantage Business sale to Molina Healthcare, Inc.
In connection with the new credit facility, Bright Health also announced that it will issue penny warrants to purchase up to 1,656,789 shares of the Company’s common stock to the lenders under such new credit facility. The warrant issuance would typically require approval of shareholders, however Bright Health’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors determined that delaying the debt financing transaction (which includes the issuance of warrants) until shareholder approval would jeopardize the financial viability of the Company. Therefore, the Audit Committee approved the Company’s omission to receive shareholder approval. Bright Health expects to formally notify stockholders as soon as practicable after the date hereof that it intends to issue penny warrants in connection with the funding of loans under the new credit facility without seeking their approval. The New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) has approved the Company’s reliance on the exception provided under Section 312.05 of the NYSE’s Listed Company Manual.
Bright Health is scheduled to report Second Quarter 2023 earnings on August 9th and will provide details on quarterly and year-to-date performance on that date.
Moelis & Company LLC is serving as Bright Health’s financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as Bright Health’s legal advisor in connection with this process.
About Bright Health Group
Bright Health Group is a technology enabled, value-driven healthcare company that organizes and operates networks of affiliate care providers to be successful at managing population risk. We focus on serving aging and underserved consumers that have unmet clinical needs through our Fully Aligned Care Model in Florida, Texas and California, some of the largest markets in healthcare where 26% of the U.S. aging population call home. We believe everyone should have access to personal, affordable, and high-quality healthcare. Our mission is to Make healthcare right. Together. For more information, visit www.brighthealthgroup.com.
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