PARTS iD Announces New Term Loan Financing
CRANBURY, N.J., October 26, 2022 -- PARTS iD, Inc. (NYSE American: ID) (“PARTS iD” or “Company”), the owner and operator of, among other verticals, “CARiD.com,” a leading digital commerce platform for the automotive aftermarket, today announced a new $5.5 million senior secured term loan with JGB Capital, LLP (JGB). The Company also has the ability to obtain, at JGB’s discretion, an additional $5.5 million of incremental senior secured debt pursuant to the credit agreement. The Company intends to use the facility for working capital purposes.
“We are pleased to partner with JGB Capital to strengthen our balance sheet and help fund our strategic initiatives,” said Nino Ciappina, CEO of PARTS iD, Inc. “This new capital will assist us in dealing with short and medium-term liquidity issues which may be presented in this challenging economic environment.”
The initial term loan matures in October 2025 and bears interest at an annual rate of 8.00%. The Company has filed a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes additional details about the credit agreement.
About PARTS iD, Inc.
PARTS iD is a technology-driven, digital commerce company focused on creating custom infrastructure and unique user experiences within niche markets. Founded in 2008 with a vision of creating a one-stop eCommerce destination for the automotive parts and accessories market, we believe that PARTS iD has since become a market leader and proven brand-builder, fueled by its commitment to delivering a revolutionary shopping experience; comprehensive, accurate and varied product offerings; and continued digital commerce innovation.
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