Buyout Financing

Sitel to Launch $545M LBO Loan Offering

Sitel Worldwide is seeking a $545 million loan package to fund its buyout by Group Acticall from Onex, according to reports.

Antares Plans $13.9B Syndication for Buyout

Antares Capital, the middle-market sponsor financing unit of GE Capital, is prepping for its sale to a new owner through a $13.9 billion debt offering – including $3.2 billion in term and revolver loans – that will be discussed with lenders on Monday.

Ardent Offering $250M M&A Loan

Ardent Legacy Acquistions Inc. is seeking a $250 million first-lien term loan that will be used to support Equity Group Investments’ acquisition of the company’s hospital management operations from Ventas.

Jarden Details $600M in New Debt Facilities

Jarden plans on adding $600 million in new term loan facilities, with proceeds being used toward its $1.35 billion acquisition of Waddington Group.

BaML Leads Financing for AssuredPartners-Apax Deal

Insurance brokerage AssuredPartners Capital Inc. has lined up debt financing from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley in its buyout by New York-based Apax Partners.

Price Talk Set for MediaOcean’s $225M Loan Offer

Price talk emerged for a $225 million first-lien term loan as well as a $20 million five-year revolver for Mediaocean’s majority stake buyout by Vista Equity Partners after Tuesday’s lender meetings. According to reports, talk is in the Libor plus 475 bps area, with a 99 cents on the dollar original issue discount and a 1% Libor floor, with 101 soft call protection for six months. …

Quality Distribution Launches $635M Loan Package

The proposal is divided between a $400 million first-lien term facility, a $100 million revolver and a $135 million second-loan loan through bookrunners Deutsche Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. A lender meeting is scheduled today.

Vistra-OrangeField Merger Nets Talk on $700M in Loans

Price talk has emerged after a London-based lenders meeting for a multicurrency $700 million loan package for the proposed buyout and merger of corporate trust businesses Vistra Group Holdings and OrangeField Group.

Overhead Doors Plans $475M Loan Package

C.H.I. Overhead Doors (CHI) launched a proposal yesterday for a $475 million debt facility that will be used to fund its leveraged buyout by global investment firm Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts.

AmeriLife Launches $250M LBO Loan

AmeriLife Insurance is launching a plan for $250 million in loans to fund a leveraged buy-out by J.C. Flowers & Co. that was announced earlier this month.


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