SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 22, 2020
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
6325 Digital Way
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (765) 828-2580
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
Warrants for Common Stock
The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 22, 2020, Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Second Amendment to the Equity Commitment Agreement (the “Amendment”), dated as of July 22, 2020, by and among the Company, Ares Special Situations Fund IV, L.P., ASOF Holdings I, L.P., Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC, Oaktree Power Opportunities Fund III Delaware, L.P., and OT POF IEA Preferred B Aggregator, L.P.
The Amendment amends the Equity Commitment Agreement, dated as of October 29, 2019, as amended by that certain Amendment to the Equity Commitment Agreement, dated May 6, 2020 (as amended, the “Equity Commitment Agreement”) to terminate Section 9.18 of the Equity Commitment Agreement effective as of July 14, 2020 relating to the obligation of the Company to issue to the Backstop Parties (as defined in the Equity Commitment Agreement), and the Backstop Parties to purchase from the Company, additional shares of Series B-3 Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series B-3 Preferred Stock”), and warrants pursuant to the 2020 Commitment. In connection with the Amendment, the Company is obligated to pay $525,000 in full satisfaction of the 2019 Commitment Fees and $797,250 in full satisfaction of the 2020 Commitment Fees, as well as reimburse certain expenses in the amount of $343,621. The Amendment was approved by a Special Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and, upon recommendation by the Special Committee, by the full Board.
The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated in this Item 1.01 by reference.
Ares (as defined in the Equity Commitment Agreement), either directly or through one or more affiliates, owns Series B-1 Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Series B-1 Preferred Stock”), Series B-2 Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Series B-2 Preferred Stock”), Series B-3 Preferred Stock and warrants (“Warrants”) to purchase the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”), along with rights to designate directors to the Company’s Board under the certificates of designation for the Series B-1 Preferred Stock and Series B-2 Preferred Stock. Oaktree (as defined in the Equity Commitment Agreement), through its affiliated funds, investment vehicles and/or managed accounts, owns all of the Company’s issued and outstanding Series A Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001 per share, as well as Series B-1 Preferred Stock, Series B-3 Preferred Stock, Warrants and Common Stock. Oaktree also has a right to designate a director to the Company’s Board. For additional discussion of security ownership of Ares and Oaktree, and the relationship of the Company with Ares and Oaktree respectively, please see “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions” and “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management” in the Company’s proxy statement for its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 10, 2020, as well as any subsequently filed ownership reports under Schedule 13 or Section 16 by Ares or Oaktree.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Second Amendment to the Equity Commitment Agreement, dated as of July 22, 2020, by and among the Company, Ares Special Situations Fund IV, L.P., ASOF Holdings I, L.P., Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC, Oaktree Power Opportunities Fund III Delaware, L.P., and OT POF IEA Preferred B Aggregator, L.P.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: July 24, 2020
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENERGY ALTERNATIVES, INC.
/s/ Gil Melman
Name: Gil Melman
Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel,
Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer