Deal Charts

ABL Deal Chart 2008 Q1

Notable ABL Transactions
Data gathered from direct sources, news releases and other public information — covers 1/1/08 through 3/31/08.

LENDER(S) & ROLE BORROWER & INDUSTRY AMOUNT* STRUCTURE & NOTES
Olin Metals
Manufacturer/Copper, Brass Products
Wachovia Capital Finance
Lead Arranger, Admin Agen
575.0 Revolver
Esmark Inc
Producer/integrated Steel
GE Corporate Lending
Lead Lender
500.0 Revolver
Replaces previous debt
Mobilitie Partners LLC
Owner/Telecommunications Towers
GE Media, Communications & Entertainment
Admin Agent
425.0 Revolver
GE Capital Markets, TD Securities: joint bookrunners, joint lead arrangers
Boise Cascade LLC
Manufacturer/Engineered Wood Products
Bank of America Business Capital
Lender
350.0 Revolver
Banc of America Securities: underwriter
Pioneer Drilling Company
Provider/Land Contract Drilling Service
Wells Fargo Bank and Fortis Merchant Banking
Lender
350.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Supports The Wedge Companies acquisition
Lord & Taylor
Retailer/Department Store
GE Corporate Lending
Lender
300.0 Revolver
Five-year term
EaglePicher Corp
Manufacturer/Advanced Technologies, Industrial Products
GE Corporate Lending
Lead Lender
265.0 Cash Flow Facility
GE Capital Markets: arranger/Supports company recap
Dan River Inc
Designer/Textile Products
GMAC Commercial Finance
Lender
255.0 $55MM Revolver/$200MM Factoring Facility
Allen-Vanguard Corp
Provider/Hazardous Device Protection Solutions
RBC Capital Markets
Underwriter
250.0 $50MM Revolver/$200MM Term Loan
Three-year term
Wyle Labrotories Inc.
Integrator/Federal Systems
CIT Group
Lender
230.0 Revolver
CIT Aerospace & Defense Finance: joint lead arranger, joint lead bookrunner, syndication agent
International Automotive Components Group North America Inc
Supplier/Automotive Parts
GE Corporate Lending
Lender
200.0 Revolver
GE Capital Markets: arranger
Salton Inc
Distributer/Appliances, Pet, Personal Care Products
Bank of America Business Capital
Lender
200.0 Revolver
Banc of Securities: syndicator/Supports merger with APN Holding Company
Multi-Color Corporation
Provider/Decorating Solutions
Bank of America
Agent
200.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Supports Collotype International Holdings acquisition
Steve & Barry's
Retailer/Apparel, Accessories
GE Corporate Lending
Lender
197.0 Revolver
GE Capital Markets: arranger
National Dairy Holdings LP
Processor/Dairy Products
Wachovia Capital Finance
Lead Arranger, Admin. Agent
190.0 Revolver
Remington Arms Company Inc
Manufacturer/Rearms, Ammunition
Wachovia Capital Finance
Lead Arranger, Admin. Agent
180.0 Revolver
Transmontaigne Inc
Distributor/Refined Petroleum Products
Wachovia Capital Finance
Lead Arranger, Admin. Agent
175.0 Revolver
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc
Manufacturer/Specialty Paper, Containers
Bank of America Business Capital
Lender
170.0 Revolver
Banc of America Securities: syndicator
Odyssey HealthCare Inc
Operator/Medicare-certified Hospice Care Locations
GE Healthcare Financial Services
Lender
160.0 Revolver
Supports acquisition of VistaCare
Switch & Data Facilities Company Inc
Provider/Internet Exchange, Colocation Services
RBC Capital Markets, GE Corporate Lending
Joint Lead Arrangers, Bookrunners
157.0 $15MM Revolver/$142.5MM Term Loans
Royal Bank of Canada: admin. agent
Horizon Technology Finance LLC
Provider/Funds to Life Science, Technology Companies
WestLB
Lender
150.0 $150MM Revolver
Compass Group Investments provided additional $50MM
Odyssey HealthCare Inc
Provider/Hospice Care
GE Capital
Lender
150.0 $30MM Revolver/$120MM Term Loan
Supports VistaCare, Inc. acquisition/Revolver: five-year term; Term Loan: six-year term
DG FastChannel Inc
Provider/Digital Media Services
BMO Capital Markets
Lead Arranger
145.0 $30MM Revolver/$115MM Term Loans
Six-year term/Participants: Wachovia, Webster Bank, Citibank, Fifth Third, First Tennessee, First Bank, Bank of the West
Gerber Scientific Inc
Supplier/Automated Manufacturing Systems
RBS Greenwich Capital/RBS Citizens
Sole Lead Arranger/Admin Agent
125.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Sovereign Bank: documentation agent; JP Morgan, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America participated
Winner Steel Inc
Producer/Galvanized Steel
GE Corporate Lending
Lender
115.0 Revolver
GE Capital Markets: arranger/Deal Source: Novolipetsk Steel, Duferco Group
MAG Industrial Automation Systems Group
Manufacturer/Machine Tools, Systems
GE Corporate Lending
Lender
110.0 Revolver
GE Capital Markets: arranger
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc
Operator/Discount Retailer
Bank of America, Wells Fargo Retail Finance
Lenders
110.0 Revolver
Three-year term/Replaces previous debt
Griffon Corp
Manufacturer/Garage Doors
J.P. Morgan Securities, JPMorgan Chase Bank
Sole Lead Arranger, Sole Bookrunner
100.0 Revolver
JTH Tax Inc (d/b/a Liberty Tax Service)
Provider/Retail Tax Preparation
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey/SunTrust Bank
Sole Lead Arranger, Book Manager/Admin Agent
100.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Participants: Wachovia, BofA, RBC Centura Bank, BB&T, Citizens, Commerce, First Tennessee, Comerica, Second Bank & Trust
Cogdell Spencer Inc
Investor/Specialty Medical Office Buildings
KeyBank
Lender
100.0 Term Loan
BofA arranged $150 credit line/Supports acquisition of Marshall Erdman and Associates
Concord Debt Holdings LLC
Provider/Joint Venture Debt
KeyBank
Lender
100.0 Revolver
Nautilus Inc
Provider/Fitness Products
Bank of America Business Capital
Lender
100.0 Revolver
Five-year term
Filene's Basement Inc
Retailer/Excess Merchandise
National City Business Credit
Lender
100.0 Revolver
Nautilus Inc
Provider/Fitness Products
Bank of America
Syndicator, Lender
100.0 Line of Credit
Five-year term
Nautilus Inc
Provider/Fitness Products
Bank of America
Lender
100.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Replaces previous facility
Nautilus Inc
Provider/Fitness Products
Bank of America
Lender
100.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Replaces previous facility
Rand Logistics Inc
Provider/Bulk Freight Shipping Services
GE Corporate Lending
Lender
98.7 U.S./Canadian facilities
GE Capital Markets: arranger
EKR Therapeutics Inc
Provider/Specialty Pharmaceutical Products
GE Healthcare Financial Services
Lender
95.0 $15MM Revolver/$80MM Term Loan A
Midway Games Inc
Developer/Interactive Entertainment Software
National Amusements
Lender
90.0 Revolver
Replaces previous facility with Wells Fargo Foothill
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc
Provider/Engineering, Security, Surveillance, IT, War Fighter Solutions
KeyBanc Capital Markets
Arranger
85.0 Revolver
Supports Haverstick Consulting acquisition
GSI Commerce Inc
Provider/E-commerce Solutions
PNC Capital Markets
Lead Lender
75.0 Revolver
Participants: Bank of America (syndication agent), HSBC Bank, Sovereign Bancorp/Five-year term
American Laser Centers Inc
Provider/Laser Hair Removal, Aesthetic Services
CapitalSource
Lender
70.0 Revolver/Term Loan
Deal Source: Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC and Edgewater Capital Partners
The Blossman Companies Inc
Distributor/Propane
PNC Bank
Lead Syndicator, Lender
70.0 $60MM Revolver/$10MM Term Loan
Summit Electric Supply Co Inc
Distributor/Electrical Materials
Bank of America Business Capital
Lender
60.0 Revolver
Campus Management Corp
Provider/Administrative Software Solutions
Ares Capital
Lead Arranger
59.0 Revolver/Term Loans
Deal Source: Leeds Equity Partners
Reading International Inc
Operater/Multiplex Cinemas
GE Media, Communications & Entertainment
Admin. Agent
55.0 Acquisition Financing
GE Capital Markets: sole lead arranger/Support cinema acquisitions
ENK International
Organizer/Fashion Industry Tradeshow
GE Media, Communications & Entertainment
Admin Agent
55.0 Revolver
Westaff (USA) Inc
Provider/Staffing Services
U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo
Syndicators
50.0 Revolver
Five-year term/Replaces previous debt with GE Capital, BofA
The Ensign Group Inc
Provider/Skilled Nursing, Rehab Services, Assisted Living
GE Healthcare
Lender
50.0 Revolver
Wyle Labs
Contractor/Government Services
Ares Capital
Sole Lead Arranger, Admin Agent
50.0 Second Lien Term Loan
Supports RS Information Systems acquisition
Nova Biosource Fuels Inc
Provider/ASTM Standard Biodiesel
WestLB
Sole Arranger, Bookrunner, Admin Agent
41.0 $36MM Construction Loan/$5MM Working Capital Facility
Back Bay Restaurant Group Inc
Operator/Restaurants
GE Franchise Finance
Lender
40.0 $15MM Revolver/$25MM Term Loan
Comstock Homebuilding Companies Inc
Operator/Real Estate Development Firm
KeyBank
Lender
40.0 Revolver
Three-year term/Supports refinancing
GAPWEST Broadcasting LLC
Owner/Radio Stations
GE Media, Communications & Entertainment
Sole Lender, Admin Agent
33.0 Revolver
Von Weise Inc
Manufacturer/AC/DC Motors, Blowers, Actuators
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
32.5 Revolver/Term Loan
Findlay Industries Inc
Supplier/Auto, Truck Interior Parts
PNC Bank
Lender
30.0 Revolver
Refinances previous debt
Corgi International Limited
Provider/Collectibles, Gifts, Toys
Burdale Financial 
Lender
30.0 Revolver
Three-year term
Missouri Metals LLC
Manufacturer/Specialty Metal Components
Golub Capital
Lender
27.5 Revolver
Deal Source: Metal Spinners
Elyria Foundry Co
Manufacturer/Metal Casting
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
25.0 Revolver
Almost Family Inc
Operates/Home Health Branches
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Lender
22.5 Revolver
Supports Apex Home Healthcare Services acquisition
Gulf Coast Machine & Supply Co Inc
Provider/Forgings
Monroe Capital
Agent
21.0 Term Loan
Supports company recap by Industrial Opportunity Partners
Aerovance Inc
Operator/Biopharmaceuticals
Oxford Finance
Lead Lender
20.0 Venture Debt
Silicon Valley Bank, Comerica Bank participated
Kowabunga Inc
Provider/Interactive Advertising Networks, Platforms
Wachovia Bank
Lender
20.0 $15MM Revolver/$5MM Term Loan
Helicos BioSciences Corp
Provider/Genetic Analysis Technologies
GE Healthcare Financial Services
Lender
20.0 Revolver 
Louis Hornick & Co Inc
Provider/Forgings
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
18.6 Revolver/Term Loan
Manufacturer/Window Treatments
Wakefield Thermal Solutions Inc
Manufacturer/Aluminum Extrusions
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
18.0 Revolver/Term Loan
Engineered Machined Products Inc
Producer/Engine Cooling Pumps
PNC Bank
Lender
17.0 Revolver
Refinances previous debt
Merchant Cash and Capital LLC
Provider/Merchant Advance Services
The Patriot Group
Lender
17.0 Revolver 
Two-year term
CryoLife Inc
Provider/Implantable Living Human Tissue Processing
GE Healthcare Financial Services
Lender
15.0 Revolver
Winery Exchange Inc
Provider/Premium Beverage Alcohol Brands
CIT Commercial Services
Sole Lender
15.0 Revolving Credit Line
Aldila Inc
Provider/Graphite Golf Shafts
Key Bank
Lender
15.0 Revolver/Term Loan
Five-year term
Visador Holding Corp and subsidiaries
Holding Company
PNC Bank
Lender
14.0 Revolver
Refinances existing debt
Aacer Flooring LLC
Producer/Flooring Products
PNC Bank
Lender
14.0 Revolver
Wolf River Lumber Inc
Producer/Lumber
PNC Bank
Lender
13.0 Revolver
Agrifos Fertilizer Inc
Manufacturer/Fertilizer
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
13.0 Revolver
Manufacturer/Window Treatments
Cord Crafts Inc
Supplier/Artificial Plants, Flowers, Arrangements
PNC Bank
Lender
13.0 $12MM Revolver/$1MM Term Loan
Deal Source: Crystal Ridge Partners
The Hines Group Inc and subsidiaries
Holding Company
PNC Bank
Lender
12.0 $6MM Revolver/$6MM Term Loan
Refinances existing debt
Acushnet Rubber Co
Manufacturer/Engineered Elastomeric Components
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
11.0 Revolver
Manufacturer/Window Treatments
Workspace Outfitters Inc
Provider/Remanufactured Office Furniture
PNC Bank
Lender
10.7 $10MM Revolver/$.7MM Term Loan
Supports Smart Office Advisors and Modular Manufacturing Holdings acquisitions
SatCon Technology Corp
Manufacturer/Electronics, generators/motors
Silicon Valley Bank
Lender
10.0 Revolver
Sportexe Construction Services
Supplier/Official Turf System
Wells Fargo Business Credit
Lender
10.0 Credit Line
Owner, Insight Equity, negotiated deal
Archus Orthopedics
Developer/Reconstructive Implants
GE Healthcare
Lender
10.0 Revolver
ArborCraft LLC
Manufacturer/Hardwood Flooring
Bridge Finance Group
Lender
9.0 Revolving Credit Line
Epperson Lumber Sales Inc
Distributor/Specialty Lumber
PNC Bank
Lender
8.5 Revolver
K/P Corp
Provider/Marketing Solutions
CIT Commercial Services
Sole Lender
8.0 Revolving Credit Line/Term Loan
USfalcon Inc
Provider/IT, Engineering Services
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
8.0 Revolver
Raritan Computer Inc
Provider/KVM products, Power, Server, Network Monitoring
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
6.5 Revolver
Avon Automotive
Supplier/Low-Pressure Rubber, Plastic Hoses
Burdale Capital Finance
Lender
6.5 Revolver
The Muralo Company Inc
Manufacturer/Paint
Wachovia Capital Finance
Sole Lender
6.0 Revolver/Term Loan
SPACEHAB Inc
Provider/Products, Services to Space Industry
Green Bank
Lender
6.0 $2MM Revolver/$4MM Term Loan
Three-year term/Supports company restructuring
Symons Frozen Foods Inc
Processor/Frozen Berries, Peas, Corn
Marquette Business Credit
Lender
5.7 Revolving Credit Line
Cascade Metal Forming Inc
N/A
PNC Bank
Lender
5.5 $3MM Revolver/$2MM Term Loan/.5MM CAPEX Facility
Supports Tri-Fab Associates acquisition
GSE Systems Inc
Provider/Training Simulators, Educational Solutions
Bank of America
Lender
5.0 $3.5MM Foreign A/R/$1.5MM Domestic A/R
Replaces Laurus Master Funds line of credit
The Moving Station Lender
Provider/Relocation Services
Proficio Bank
Working Capital
5.0 Revolving Credit Line
Paul Frank Industries Inc
Designer, Retailer/Apparel
New Stream Capital
Lender
5.0 Term Loan
Patrick Hackett Hardware Company
Operator/Department Store
Wells Fargo Business Credit
Lender
5.0 Credit Line
Vaughan Foods Inc
Provider/Vegetables, Fruit products, Prepared Foods
International Bank of Commerce
Lender
5.0 Revolver 
Three-year term
Olhausen Billiard Manufacturing Inc
Manufacturer/Billiard Tables
Bridge Business Bancorp
Lender
4.5 Revolver 
Kineticom Inc
Provider/Staffing Talent
Capital TempFunds
Lender
4.0 Revolver
Pivot Inc
Provider/Real-Time Collaboration Network
MMV Financial
Lender
3.0 Revolver
American Escrow and Closing Company
Provider/Domestic, International Relocation Assistance
Proficio Bank
Lender
3.0 Credit Line
EP MedSystems Inc Lender
Manufacturer/Cardiac Rhythm Management Products
Keltic Financial Partners
Lender
3.0 $1.5MM Revolver/$1.5MM Term Loan
Three-year term
Continuum Transportation Services Inc
Provider/Logistics Services
Marquette Business Credit
Lender
2.5 Revolver 
Global Telecom & Technology Inc
Operator/Multi-Network
Silicon Valley Bank
Lender
2.0 Revolver 
US Standard Enterprise Corp
Distributor/Pasteurized Crabmeat, Frozen Sea Bass
Marquette Commercial Finance
Lender
2.0 Revolver 
Optimira Energy Inc
Provider/Energy Services
Moriah Capital
Lender
2.0 Revolving Line of Credit
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group Inc
Provider/Technology, Telecommunications Services
Integra Bank
Lender
1.1 $.6MM Term Loan/$.5MM Credit Line
Supports Dataside acquisition
Lyrtech Inc
Manufacturer/Digital Signal Processing Solutions
Finexcorp
Lender
1.1 A/R Facility