The types of loan contracts vary considerably from sector to sector, from country to country, but characteristically a professionally developed commercial loan contract includes the following conditions: Mandatory costs: this formula, which deals with the costs incurred by banks to meet their regulatory obligations, is rarely negotiated. It is made available as a timetable for the agreement of the institutions. However, the interest rate should only apply to libor facilities and not to basic interest facilities, since a bank`s basic interest rate already contains an amount corresponding to the mandatory costs. The categorization of loan contracts according to the type of facility generally leads to two main categories: financial firms or guarantees determine the financial situation and health of the borrower. 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. LIBOR: The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a daily benchmark rate based on rates at which banks can borrow unsecured funds from other banks. It is generally defined for the purposes of a facility agreement by reference to a screen interest rate (usually the British Bankers Association interest rate for the currency and the period in question) or at the base rate of the reference bank, which represents the average interest rate at which the Bank can borrow funds on the London interbank market. Institutional credit contracts must be concluded and signed by all parties involved.

In many cases, these credit contracts must also be submitted and approved to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In these two categories, however, there are different subdivisions, such as interest rate loans and balloon payment credits. It is also possible to underclass whether the loan is a secured loan or an unsecured loan and if the interest rate is fixed or variable. Representations and guarantees: these should be carefully considered in all transactions. It should be noted, however, that the purpose of insurance and guarantees in a facility agreement differs from its purpose in purchase and sale contracts. The lender will not attempt to sue the borrower for breach of representation and guarantee – instead, it will use an infringement as a mechanism to call a default event and/or ask for repayment of the loan. A disclosure letter is therefore not required with respect to insurance and guarantees in the facility agreements. 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. Borrowers: The definition of the borrower includes all group companies that require access to the loan, including revolving credits (flexible credits as opposed to a fixed amount repaid in increments) or the working capital component.

This should also include all target companies acquired with the funds made available. Subsidiaries that need a provision may need to join the group of borrowers. If there is a reason why the affected companies cannot be parties to the agreement when they are executed – for example. B in the event of an acquisition by companies