GA Telesis closes new $225 million syndicated ABL credit facility with oversubscription and tighter pricing

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 27, 2017 10:39

GA Telesis closes new $225 million syndicated ABL credit facility with oversubscription and tighter pricing

GA Telesis has closed a new five year, $225 million ABL credit facility led by HSBC Securities USA and Fifth Third Bank as Joint Lead Arrangers. The company originally sought a new $200 million facility. Due to overwhelming interest from existing and new banks, however, the company upsized the facility with better terms than its previous credit facility.

The facility comprises seven global, super-regional, and regional banks with HSBC Bank USA as administrative agent. The facility is a refinancing of an existing $150 million ABL facility led by HSBC, which was set to expire in 2018. The new facility has a higher loan amount, longer maturity, and pricing and terms consistent with or better than the current facility with the support of a larger and more diverse bank group. The proceeds from the facility will be used for general corporate purposes, acquisitions, and funding of future growth. The five-year term and competitive borrowing costs will provide for financial stability while also allowing the company to make longer term acquisition decisions.

“We are thrilled with the outcome of this syndication process,” said Alvin Khoo, Chief Financial Officer. “We were overwhelmed by the strong interest from our existing lenders to upsize their positions and the number of new banks that wanted to initiate a banking relationship with GA Telesis. Additionally, this facility, along with our non-recourse facilities and managed capital pools, provide significant financial flexibility for the Company to execute upon its business plan.”

“HSBC and Fifth Third provided critical leadership advocating for our strong financial performance and high credit quality,” said Abdol Moabery, GA Telesis President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ultimately, the company’s performance and track record for delivering results drove us to significant oversubscription and better terms that position us extremely well for the future.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 27, 2017 10:39