SBA Communications Closes New Term Loan, Amends Revolver
Thursday, May 10, 2012
SBA Communications Corporation (SBA) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SBA Senior Finance II LLC, obtained a new $200 million senior secured term loan. In addition, SBA Senior Finance II increased the size of its senior secured revolving credit facility by $100 million to a total capacity of $700 million and extended the maturity date to May 9, 2017. All other existing terms of the revolving credit facility remain unchanged.
TD Securities (USA) and Wells Fargo Securities were joint lead arrangers for the term loan A.
The term loan A was issued at par with upfront fees in the amount of $1 million. It will bear interest, at SBA's election, at either the Base Rate plus a margin that ranges from 1.00% to 1.50% or the Eurodollar Rate plus a margin that ranges from 2.00% to 2.50%, based on SBA Senior Finance II's leverage. Principal of the term loan A will be repaid in quarterly installments on the last day of each March, June, September and December, commencing on September 30, 2012, in an amount equal to $2.5 million for each of the first eight quarters, $3.75 million for the next four quarters and $5 million for each quarter thereafter. SBA Senior Finance II has the ability to prepay any or all amounts under the term loan A. To the extent not previously paid, the term loan A will be due and payable on May 9, 2017. Proceeds from the term loan A were used to pay down amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility.
SBA Communications Corporation is a provider and owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure in North and Central America.