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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.'s SEC Filings

SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC filed this Form S-1/A on 03/09/2010
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On July 28, 2006, certain members of management participated in the Sensata Investment Company S.C.A. First Amended and Restated 2006 Management Securities Purchase Plan. In connection with this plan, certain members of management contributed $1,557 to the Parent and received an equity interest in the Parent. On September 29, 2006, the Parent contributed $1,557 to the Company in exchange for 228,000 ordinary shares of the Company.


On September 21, 2006, the Company legally retired the DPCs effective as of April 27, 2006 (inception). As a result, additional ordinary shares totaling 112,165,276, excluding 70,998 restricted ordinary shares issued to management, were issued to the holders of the DPCs.


During fiscal year 2008, the Company repurchased 11,973 ordinary shares for $136 from a shareholder.


Additionally, in December 2009, the Company granted 380,900 restricted ordinary shares to certain members of the Company’s management.


16. Related Party Transactions


The nature of the Company’s related party transactions has changed as the Company has migrated from a wholly-owned operation of TI for all periods prior to the closing of the 2006 Acquisition to a stand-alone independent company, effective as of April 27, 2006 (inception). Accordingly, the following discussion of related party transactions highlights the significant related party relationships and transactions both after (Successor) and before (Predecessor) the closing of the 2006 Acquisition.


Advisory Agreement


In connection with the 2006 Acquisition, the Company entered into an advisory agreement with the Sponsors for ongoing consulting, management advisory and other services (the “Advisory Agreement”). In consideration for ongoing consulting and management advisory services, the Advisory Agreement requires the Company to pay each Sponsor a quarterly advisory fee (a “Periodic Fee”) equal to the product of $1,000 times such Sponsors Fee Allocation Percentage as defined in the Advisory Agreement. For each of the years ended December 31, 2009, 2008 and 2007, the Company recorded $4,000 related to the Advisory Agreement in Selling, general and administrative expense. Pursuant to the Advisory Agreement, the Company paid an aggregate of $30,000 to the Sponsors in connection with the costs of the 2006 Acquisition (and capitalized as part of the allocation of purchase price and capitalized debt issuance costs).


In addition, in the event of future services provided in connection with any future acquisition, disposition, or financing transactions involving the Company, the Advisory Agreement requires the Company to pay the Sponsors an aggregate fee of one percent of the gross transaction value of each such transaction (“Subsequent Fees”). In connection with the First Technology Automotive Acquisition, the Company paid and capitalized as part of the acquisition cost advisory fees of $900 to the Sponsors. In connection with the Airpax Acquisition, the Company paid advisory fees of $2,755 to the Sponsors, of which $1,653 was recorded in Selling, general and administrative expense and $1,102 was recorded as part of the acquisition cost of Airpax. No amounts were capitalized to deferred financing costs associated with the financing of the Airpax Acquisition.


The Advisory Agreement also requires the Company to pay the reasonable expenses of the Sponsors in connection with, and indemnify them for liabilities arising from, the Advisory Agreement. The Advisory Agreement continues in full force and effect until April 26, 2016, renewable, unless terminated, in one-year extensions provided, however, that Bain Capital may cause the agreement to terminate upon a change of control or initial public offering. In the event of the termination of the Advisory Agreement, the Company shall pay each of the Sponsors any unpaid portion of the Periodic Fees, any Subsequent Fees and any expenses due with respect to periods prior to the date of termination plus the net present value (using a discount rate equal to the then yield on U.S. Treasury Securities of like maturity) of the Periodic Fees that would have been payable with respect to the period from the date of termination until April 26, 2016 or any extension period.