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BofA, Wells Fargo Securities Arrange Dave & Busters’ $500MM Facility

May 18, 2015, 08:03 AM
Filed Under: Restaurant

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. announced that it closed a five-year $500 million senior credit facility, which is a senior secured obligation of Dave & Buster's, Inc., and guaranteed by Dave & Buster's Holdings, Inc. and certain of Dave & Buster's, Inc.'s material subsidiaries. The new facility bears an initial interest rate of LIBOR plus 200 basis points and consists of a $150 million senior secured first lien Term Loan A in addition to a $350 million revolver.

The company utilized approximately $389 million of proceeds from the new facility and $45.3 million of available cash to refinance in whole the existing Term Loan B (of which $430 million was outstanding as of May 15, 2015) as well as pay related interest and expenses.  The retirement of the existing Term Loan B will result in a non-cash write off of debt issuance costs from the previous credit facility of approximately $6.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

"Dave & Buster's continued strong performance and business momentum has positioned us to refinance our outstanding indebtedness at substantially lower interest rates. This opportunistic refinancing, which will enable us to save in excess of $9 million in annualized interest expense based upon current LIBOR rates, will meaningfully enhance our net income and free cash flow. In addition, the large revolving credit component of this facility provides us with the flexibility to utilize excess cash to further reduce interest expense, while maintaining the ability to draw funds as needed to execute our new store development strategy," said Steve King, Chief Executive Officer.

Bank of America, N.A. and Wells Fargo Securities Inc. are the joint lead arrangers and bookrunners.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., is the owner and operator of 75 venues in North America that combine dining and entertainment and offer customers the opportunity to "Eat Drink Play and Watch," all in one location. Dave & Buster's offers a full menu of "Fun American New Gourmet" entrées and appetizers, a full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. Dave & Buster's currently has stores in 30 states and Canada.

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