Robinhood enters into credit agreement for $2.175 billion
On March 24, 2023, Robinhood Securities, LLC (RHS), a subsidiary of Robinhood Markets, Inc., entered into the Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement among RHS, as borrower, the lenders party, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, amending and restating the $2.275 billion 364-day senior secured revolving credit facility entered into in April 2022.
The Credit Agreement provides for a 364-day senior secured revolving credit facility with a total commitment of $2.175 billion. Under circumstances described in the Credit Agreement, the aggregate commitments may be increased by up to $1.0875 billion, for a total commitment under the Credit Agreement of $3.2625 billion.
Borrowings under the Credit Facility must be specified to be Tranche A, Tranche B, Tranche C or a combination thereof.
- Tranche A loans are secured by users’ securities purchased on margin and are used primarily to finance margin loans.
- Tranche B loans are secured by the right to the return from National Securities Clearing Corporation (“NSCC”) of NSCC margin deposits and cash and property in a designated collateral account and used for the purpose of satisfying NSCC deposit requirements.
- Tranche C loans are secured by the right to the return of eligible funds from any reserve account of the borrower and cash and property in a designated collateral account and used for the purpose of satisfying reserve requirements under Rule 15c3-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Borrowings under the Credit Agreement will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the greatest of (i) Daily Simple SOFR (as defined in the Credit Agreement) plus 0.10%, (ii) the Federal Funds Effective Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement) and (iii) the Overnight Bank Funding Rate (as defined in the Credit Agreement), in each case, as of the day the loan is initiated, plus an applicable margin rate. The applicable margin rate is 1.25% for Tranche A loans and 2.50% for Tranche B and Tranche C loans. Undrawn commitments will accrue commitment fees at a rate per annum equal to 0.50%
The Credit Agreement requires RHS to maintain a minimum consolidated tangible net worth and a minimum excess net capital, and subjects RHS to a specified limit on minimum net capital to aggregate debit items.
In addition, the Credit Agreement contains certain customary affirmative and negative covenants, including limitations with respect to debt, liens, fundamental changes, asset sales, restricted payments, investments and transactions with affiliates, subject to certain exceptions.
Amounts due under the Credit Agreement may be accelerated upon an “event of default,” as defined in the Credit Agreement, such as failure to pay amounts owed thereunder when due, breach of a covenant, material inaccuracy of a representation, or occurrence of bankruptcy or insolvency, subject in some cases to cure periods.
As of March 24, 2023, there are no borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement, so that a total of $2.175 billion remains available under the Credit Agreement.