|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
8. Long-term Debt
On October 1, 2020, DoubleVerify Inc., as borrower (the “Borrower”), and MidCo, as guarantor, entered into an amendment and restatement agreement with the banks and other financial institutions party thereto, as lenders, and Capital One, National Association, as administrative agent, letter of credit issuer and swing lender, and others, to (i) amend and restate the Prior Credit Agreement as defined in the Prospectus (the Prior Credit Agreement, as amended and restated on October 1, 2020, the “Credit Agreement”) and (ii) replace the Prior Credit Facilities (as defined in the Prospectus) with a new senior secured revolving credit facility (the “New Revolving Credit Facility”) in an aggregate principal amount of $150.0 million (with a letter of credit facility of up to $15.0 million as a sublimit). Subject to certain terms and conditions, the Borrower is entitled to request additional term loan facilities or increases in the revolving credit commitments under the New Revolving Credit Facility. The New Revolving Credit Facility is payable in quarterly installments for interest, with the principal balance due in full at maturity on October 1, 2025. Additional fees paid quarterly include fees for the unused revolving facility and unused letter of credit. The commitment fee on any unused balance is payable periodically and may range from 0.25% to 0.40% based upon the total net leverage ratio. The New Revolving Credit Facility bears interest at LIBOR plus 2.25%, which may vary from time to time based on the Borrower’s total net leverage ratio calculated in accordance with the Credit Agreement.
The New Revolving Credit Facility contains a number of significant negative covenants. Subject to certain exceptions, these covenants require the Borrower to comply with certain requirements and restrictions to, among other things: incur indebtedness; create liens; engage in mergers or consolidations; make investments, loans and advances; pay dividends or other distributions and repurchase capital stock; sell assets; engage in certain transactions with affiliates; enter into sale and leaseback transactions; and make certain accounting changes. As a result of these restrictions, substantially all of the net assets of the Borrower are restricted from distribution to the Company or any of its holders of equity.
The New Revolving Credit Facility has a first priority lien on substantially all of the assets of MidCo, the Borrower and Ad-Juster, the Company’s indirect subsidiary. The New Revolving Credit Facility requires the Borrower to remain in compliance with a maximum total net leverage ratio and a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio as defined in the Credit Agreement.
As of December 31, 2021, the maximum total net leverage ratio and minimum fixed charge coverage ratio is 3.5x and 1.25x, respectively. The Borrower is in compliance with all covenants under the New Revolving Credit Facility as of December 31, 2021.
On April 30, 2021, the Company used a portion of the proceeds from the IPO and the concurrent private placement to pay the outstanding balance. As of December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, there was $0 and $22.0 million outstanding under the New Revolving Credit Facility, respectively.