Representations and guarantees are similar in all facility agreements. They focus on the borrower`s legal capacity to enter into financing agreements and the nature of the borrower`s activity. They will often be broad and the borrower may try to limit them to issues that, if not correct, would have a significant negative effect. This qualification may apply to a large number of insurance and guarantees relating to the borrower`s activities (for example. B litigation, environmental and accounting matters), but will probably not be acceptable to the lender in order to limit the borrower`s ability to enter into financing agreements or with respect to important financial information. Finally, an agreement on union facilities will contain many provisions concerning a bank of agents and its role. These will often not be of immediate importance to the borrower, but it should consider whether the agent bank can only be replaced by its consent and that the agent bank has sufficient powers to act autonomously to give the borrower the flexibility it needs. A borrower does not wish to obtain the agreement or waiver declarations of a large consortium of lenders. There are many definitions in each facility agreement, but most are either standard – and generally uncontested – or specifically for individual transactions. They should be carefully considered and, if necessary, carefully considered using the lender`s offer letter/offer sheet. Particular attention should be paid to all „default cross“ clauses that affect the fact that a failure in one agreement triggers a standard between another. These should not apply to on-demand facilities provided by the lender and should include thresholds defined accordingly. Businesses or financial alliances govern the borrower`s financial situation and health.
They define certain parameters in which the borrower must operate. The borrower`s auditors should be asked to view their contents as soon as possible. The dates on which these companies are subject to review should be subject to scrutiny, as should the separate financial definitions applicable. Financial commitments are a key element of any facility agreement and are probably the most likely to cause a default event if they are breached. Stronger borrowers can negotiate a right to resolve violations of financial pacts, for example by investing more money in the business. This is called the equity cure. An institution is particularly important for companies that want layoffs, slow growth or close during seasonal sales cycles when sales are low. A facility agreement can be divided into four sections: mandatory costs: this formula, which deals with the costs incurred by banks to meet their regulatory obligations, is rarely negotiated.