LOUISVILLE, KY (June 16, 2014) -- Industrial Services of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSA), a company that buys, processes and markets ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other recyclable commodities , and offers waste management programs and equipment to commercial customers, today announced a $3 million equity investment from Recycling Capital Partners, LLC (“RCP”) and a $17.8 million credit facility from Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Wells Fargo”).
Recycling Capital Partners, LLC is an investment entity principally owned by Daniel M. Rifkin, former president of OmniSource Corporation and the founder and CEO of MetalX LLC, a scrap metal recycling company headquartered in Waterloo, Indiana.
RCP’s equity investment delivers significant strategic value to ISA, providing capital from one of the most respected names in the scrap metal industry. As a third-generation executive of OmniSource, Mr. Rifkin led the growth of his family’s company into a multi-billion dollar enterprise processing over 5 million tons of ferrous scrap and 1 billion pounds of non-ferrous scrap annually. OmniSource was acquired by Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD) for approximately $1.1 billion in 2007. After leaving Steel Dynamics in 2008 to pursue other interests, Rifkin returned to the industry in 2012 with the founding of MetalX.
RCP’s investment includes the purchase of 857,143 shares of ISA’s common stock, par value $0.0033 per share, at a price of $3.50 per share. In addition, RCP received a five-year warrant to purchase an additional 857,143 shares of common stock at a price of $5.00 per share. In connection with the investment, RCP is currently entitled to designate one member to the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company also granted RCP registration rights with respect to the common stock and certain right of first refusal rights with respect to additional equity investments in the Company.
“The entire ISA team is energized by the resources and experience that RCP brings to company, which allow us to pursue our growth strategy and other initiatives. With stronger balance sheet, we expect to focus on building value for shareholders,” said Sean Garber, ISA’s President. “This is truly a game-changing moment in ISA’s history.”
Danny Rifkin, the principal investor and managing member of RCP, added, “We are very pleased to have completed this investment in ISA and believe that the combination of the equity investment, the new credit facility and dynamic new leadership will stimulate the company’s growth and performance. This investment supports our view that this industry presents viable opportunities for long-term growth.”
New Credit Facility
In addition to closing on $3 million of new equity capital, ISA also closed on a $17.8 million credit facility with Wells Fargo. The new credit facility includes a $15 million revolving line of credit and a $2.8 million equipment term loan. The new credit facility replaces ISA’s existing loan with Fifth Third Bank at a significantly lower interest cost, reduced fees and more accommodating financial covenants.
The revolver bears interest an annual rate of LIBOR plus 3.00%, and the equipment loan bears interest at LIBOR plus 3.25%. ISA may borrow up to 85% of the value of its eligible accounts receivable and 65% of the value of eligible inventory, offering incremental availability relative to the Fifth Third revolver. Both loans mature five years from the closing date, with the term loan amortizing ratably over the next 60 months.
“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our financing efforts,” said Orson Oliver, Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO of ISA. “We entertained proposals from several well-known lenders and equity investors, but thought the strategic fit of RCP and the creative approach of Wells Fargo distinguished these partners in our search. We are extremely pleased to know that ISA is on sound financial footing and capitalized for future growth.”
ISA’s SEC filings are available for review at the Securities and Exchange Commission web site at http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from predicted results. Specific risks include fluctuations in the price of recycled materials; varying demand for waste managing systems, equipment and services; competitive pressures in waste managing systems and equipment; our ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquired businesses, if any, and achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies from the acquisition, in each case within expected time-frames or at all; competitive pressures in the waste managing business; and loss of customers. Further information on factors that could affect ISA’s results is detailed in ISA’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ISA undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to the forward-looking statements.
Key words: recycling, scrap, ferrous, non-ferrous materials, waste management, international markets, global markets.