Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 16, 2021


Skillsoft Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-38960   83-4388331
(State or other
jurisdiction of
  (Commission File
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)



300 Innovative Way, Suite 201

Nashua, NH

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


(603) 324-3000

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


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Title of each class   Trading
  Name of each exchange on which registered
Shares of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share   SKIL   New York Stock Exchange
Warrants   SKIL WS   New York Stock Exchange


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Emerging growth company x


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Item 2.03 of this Report discusses the Credit Agreement (as defined below) and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation of an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of the Registrant.


Credit Agreement


On July 16, 2021, Skillsoft Finance II, Inc. (“Skillsoft Finance II”), a subsidiary of Skillsoft Corp., entered into that certain Credit Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”), by and among Skillsoft Finance II, as borrower, Skillsoft Finance I, Inc., as holdings (“Holdings”), the lenders party thereto and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent and collateral agent, pursuant to which the lenders provided a $480 million term loan facility (the “Term Loan Facility”) to Skillsoft Finance II, the proceeds of which, together with cash on hand, will be used to refinance the existing first out term loan facility and second out term loan facility incurred by certain subsidiaries of Skillsoft Finance II. The Term Loan Facility is scheduled to mature on July 16, 2028 (the “Maturity Date”).


The Term Loan Facility will be guaranteed by Holdings and certain material subsidiaries of Skillsoft Finance II (collectively, the “Loan Parties”). All obligations under the Credit Agreement, and the guarantees of those obligations, are secured by substantially all of the material assets of the Loan Parties.


Amounts outstanding under the Term Loan Facility shall bear interest, at the option of Skillsoft Finance II, at a rate equal to (a) LIBOR (subject to a floor of 0.75%) plus 4.75% for Eurocurrency Loans or (b) the highest of (i) the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 1/2 of 1%, (ii) the “prime rate” quoted by the Administrative Agent, (iii) LIBOR plus 1.00% and (iv) 1.75%, plus 3.75%.


Skillsoft Finance II is required to repay the Term Loan Facility in quarterly installments in the amount of 1% per annum, payable on the last business day of each fiscal quarter. The entire remaining outstanding balance of the Term Loan Facility is payable on the Maturity Date. Voluntary prepayment is permitted under the Term Loan Facility subject to a premium of 2% for any prepayments prior to the 12 month anniversary of the Term Loan Facility.


Loan Parties are subject to various affirmative and negative covenants and reporting obligations under the Credit Facility. These include, among others, limitations on indebtedness, liens, sale and leaseback transactions, investments, fundamental changes, assets sales, restricted payments, affiliate transactions, and restricted debt payments. Events of default under the Term Loan Facility include non-payment of amounts due to the lenders, violation of covenants, materially incorrect representations, defaults under other material indebtedness, judgments and specified insolvency-related events, certain ERISA events, and invalidity of loan or collateral documents, subject to, in certain instances, specified thresholds, cure periods and exceptions.


The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full and complete terms contained in the Credit Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by this reference.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


(a) On July 19, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Company has completed a refinancing of a substantial amount of its long-term debt. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.


(b) On July 19, 2021, the Company also posted an investor presentation to its website at https://investor.skillsoft.com/company-information/presentations. A copy of the investor presentation is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.





Item 9.01.

Financial Statement and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


The list of exhibits is set forth on the Exhibit Index of this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.


10.1   Credit Agreement, dated as of July 16, by and among Skillsoft Finance II, Skillsoft Finance I, Inc., the lenders party thereto and Citibank, N.A.
99.1   Press release, dated July 19, 2021
99.2   Skillsoft Corp. Investor Presentation, dated July 19, 2021







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 19, 2021


  By: /s/ Ryan Murray    
    Ryan Murray    
    Chief Accounting Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer