Daily News: December 3, 2013

BMO Capital, Others Lead $1.1B Facility for EMCOR

EMCOR Group announced that it entered into a $1.1 billion credit agreement with a syndicate of banks. BMO Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, U.S. Bank, JPMorgan Chase, and RBS Citizen’s Bank acted as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners.

The credit agreement is comprised of a $750 million revolving credit facility and a $350 million term loan A. The credit facility, which matures in November 2018, replaces the company’s existing $750 million revolving credit facility. The company is using the proceeds of the term loan to repay amounts drawn under its revolving credit facility in connection with its recently announced acquisition of RepconStrickland. The revolving credit facility will be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes. The loans under the credit agreement are secured by substantially all the assets of EMCOR and its subsidiaries.

Tony Guzzi, president and CEO, stated, “Our new credit agreement is a testament to our commitment to sound financial management and to the strength of our balance sheet. The credit agreement will allow us to maintain our excellent liquidity and will afford us greater financial flexibility to pursue our long-term strategic objectives and to capitalize on new growth opportunities.”

EMCOR Group is a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, energy infrastructure and facilities services.