Tuesday, 9 June 2015
LUXEMBOURG (June 9, 2015) – ConvaTec (ConvaTec Inc. and ConvaTec HealthcareE S.A.) priced and allocated its $1.85bn equivalent senior secured refinancing transaction.
Alongside a $200mm revolving credit facility (L+375bps), the €755mm EUR tranche priced at E+325bps / 1% floor at par whilst the $800mm USD tranche priced at E+325bps / 1% floor at 99.75. Proceeds from the term loans will be used to refinance existing senior secured indebtedness in the capital structure and to pay transaction-related fees and expenses. The company expects to close the refinancing on June 15, 2015.
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company, with leading market positions in wound therapeutics, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion devices. Our products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits, including infection prevention, protection of at-risk skin, improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care. ConvaTec has 9,000 employees, with 11 manufacturing sites in 8 countries, and we do business in more than 100 countries. We are owned by Nordic Capital and Avista Capital Partners. More information is available at www.convatec.com
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