Grupo Antolin issues 400 million Euros in 7-year senior secured notes with a yearly fixed interest rate of 3.25%, the lowest for an issue of its category from a Spanish company



Grupo Antolin issues 400 million Euros in 7-year senior secured notes with a yearly fixed interest rate of 3.25%, the lowest for an issue of its category from a Spanish company

2017-04-10
  • The company has improved its financing cost by 1.5%
  • The successful integration of Magna Interiors has been key to improving Grupo Antolin’s financial structure and achieving a more competitive pricing

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Burgos, 10th April. Grupo Antolin has successfully completed a 7-year senior bond issue for € 400 million with an annual interest rate of 3.25%.The company plans to refinance its existing €400 million 4.75 % senior secured notes due 2021, improving its financing costs by 1.5% and extending the maturity by 3 years. With this operation Grupo Antolin confirms its financial strength.

Analysts were particularly impressed by the successful integration of Magna Interiors, as well as the strong position of Grupo Antolin regarding the future of the global automotive interiors industry.
Grupo Antolin released its 2016 results on 5 April. The Company increased consolidated sales by 50%, reaching over 5.2 billion euros. In 2016, it achieved an EBITDA of 521 million euros and an EBIT of 339 million euros, representing increases of 34% and 27%, respectively.
The transaction has been led and executed by Deutsche Bank.

 

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In connection with the issuance of the notes, one of the initial purchasers will serve as stabilizing manager and may over-allot the notes or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the notes at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the stabilizing manager (or persons acting on behalf of the stabilizing manager) will undertake stabilization actions. Any stabilization action may begin on or after the date on which adequate public disclosure of the terms of the offer of the notes is made and, if begun, may be ended at any time, but it must end no later than the earlier of 30 days after the issue date of the Notes and 60 days after the date of the allotment of the notes. Any stabilization action or over-allotment must be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and rules.

In connection with any offering of the notes, the initial purchasers and any of their respective affiliates, in each case acting as an investor for its own account, may take up as a proprietary position any notes and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for its own account such notes. In addition the initial purchasers or their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which the initial purchasers (or their affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of notes. The initial purchasers do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.

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