Daily News: October 11, 2013

Webster Bank Agents GTT Facilities Expansion to $72.5MM

GTT announced that it completed an expanded syndication of its senior credit facilities. The company increased its revolving line of credit to $7.5 million from $5 million and the total amount of this financing to $72.5 million, increasing capital flexibility and supporting its growth objectives. Webster served as lead arranger and administrative agent.

As part of the syndication, Webster and GTT achieved broader based commitments, expanding the syndicate to include: East West Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman and Co, BDCA Funding and Crescent Capital. The senior credit facilities now consist of a $65 million term loan and a $7.5 million revolving line of credit.

“With this strong bank group, we are well positioned to propel our growth, both organically and through acquisitions,” stated Richard D. Calder Jr., president and CEO of GTT. “We appreciate our lenders’ commitment as we extend our leadership position in the IP transit market and expand our service offerings for multinational enterprises.”

“Webster was delighted to be selected by GTT to underwrite its senior credit facility,” stated Andre Paquette, senior vice president of Webster Bank. “Exceptional lenders’ support led to an oversubscription and upsizing of the facility. Going forward, Webster and its lending partners are highly focused on providing the additional financing solutions necessary for GTT to execute its growth strategy.”

GTT operates a global Tier 1 IP network with the most interconnected Ethernet service platform around the world.