(Estimated annual interest savings of over $5 million)
(Toronto: February 26, 2018) Quantum International Income Corp. (the "Corporation" or "Quantum") (TSXV: QIC) is pleased to announce that, acting on behalf of Lucky Bucks, LLC ("LB"), Quantum's portfolio company, it has signed a commitment letter (the "Commitment Letter") with Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group, L.P. ("GSSLG") for a US$75 million multi-draw credit facility. This new debt facility reduces LB's primary credit facility effective interest rate from ~18% to ~8% (subject to LIBOR fluctuation) which will result in estimated annual interest expense savings of greater than US$5 million.
"We are pleased to announce the refinancing of our transition, acquisition-oriented debt to a longer term senior debt facility" said Manu K. Sekhri, Chief Executive Officer of Quantum and added "we believe the rate of interest now more accurately reflects the risk profile of the business, in addition, we expect savings to shareholders on interest payments to be in excess of $5 million annually. After an extensive lender selection process, we feel GSSLG's familiarity with Georgia and transaction-oriented expertise will best complement Quantum's acquisition driven business model going forward".
Credit Facility Details
The agreement will be comprised of a multi-draw credit facility consisting of a term loan ("Term Loan Facility") and a multi-draw term facility ("MDTL Facility") (collectively the "Credit Facilities")The proceeds of the Credit Facilities will be used for refinancing LB's existing debt facility, financing future acquisitions, working capital and other general corporate purposes.
The Credit Facilities will be available to LB on agreed upon terms including, but not limited to, the following:
- The full amount of the Initial Term Loan Facility will be drawn on the initial funding date ("Initial Funding Date").
- The MDTL Facility will be available to be drawn for permitted acquisitions from the Initial Funding Date to the date that is 24 months afterwards. Draws under the MDTL Facility will be subject to pro forma compliance with, among other things, the financial maintenance covenants set forth in the documentation for the Credit Facilities.
- The interest rate under the Credit Facilities is based on a pricing grid tied to the LB's leverage ratio. The interest rate at close will be approximately 8% based on LIBOR funding plus the applicable margin (with LIBOR subject to a floor of 1% per annum).
- The Maturity Date is expected to be 5 years after the Initial Funding Date.
LB's ability to draw on the Credit Facilities is subject to, among other things, borrowing covenants and conditions precedent typical to these credit facilities of this type and size, including the execution of definitive credit documentation. LB will pay GSSLG a facility fee, un-drawn facility commitment fee under the MDTL Facility, and an annual administration fee, all of which are typical to these arrangements.
About Quantum International Income Corp.
The Corporation seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses in order to generate stable distributions for its shareholders, along with capital appreciation. The Corporation seeks to acquire operating businesses with a proven track record, an opportunity for growth and whose management wishes to continue to operate the business going forward. The Corporation’s investment approach is to grow through the acquisition of “platform” businesses that are consistent with its business strategy and acquisition criteria and then to continue to build revenues and earnings within these businesses. Potential acquisition targets may be private or public companies in a variety of industries. Acquisition of all or a majority of the ownership of each such business is preferred. Value will be created by seeking out high growth, high margin opportunities where the acquired businesses can maintain and develop the deep knowledge, expertise and understanding of their customers’ needs required to deliver superior service and command higher pricing and margins than the competition.
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