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BofA Securities, Others Provide PAE New Senior Secured Credit Facilities

October 20, 2020, 08:00 AM
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PAE announced it has closed new senior secured credit facilities. The joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners under the senior secured credit facilities are BofA Securities, Inc., Citizens Bank, National Association, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Stifel Nicolaus and Company, Incorporated and Truist Securities, Inc.

The credit agreements establish a $740 million term loan facility maturing in October 2027 priced at LIBOR plus a spread of 4.50%, a $150 million delayed draw term loan facility maturing in October 2027 priced at LIBOR plus a spread of 4.50%; and, a $175 million senior secured revolving credit facility maturing in October 2025 priced at LIBOR plus a spread of 1.75% to 2.25%.

“The new credit agreements will improve our free cash flow and debt maturity profile, which we can now deploy to fund our growth strategy, including acquiring, integrating and operating businesses in our sector to drive growth and margin expansion,” said PAE President and CEO John Heller.

The loans under the credit agreements are secured by a first lien over substantially all of the company's assets as well as affirmative and negative covenants customary for transactions of this type, including limitations with respect to indebtedness, liens, investments, dividends, disposition of assets, change in business and transactions with affiliates.

The company used the proceeds from the new credit agreement to repay the amounts outstanding under its existing first lien and second lien term loan facilities, with the remaining amounts to be used for general corporate purposes, potential mergers and acquisitions, and transaction fees and expenses.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP acted as legal counsel to PAE for the transaction and Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP acted as legal counsel to the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners.

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