Daily News: September 10, 2012

Chemtura Exercises Accordion Feature of Term Loan With BofA, Others

Chemtura Corporation announced that it will commence a process to exercise the accordion feature under the company’s existing senior secured credit agreement to raise an aggregate principal amount of up to $125 million, for the purpose of funding potential “bolt-on” investment opportunities and for general corporate purposes. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi and Wells Fargo Securities are joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners for the transaction.

As previously discussed, Craig A. Rogerson, chairman, president and CEO of Chemtura, commented, “We continue to work on opportunities to monetize portfolio assets as well as ‘bolt-on’ investment opportunities in our areas of strategic focus. As a result, we may execute on one or more of these transactions in the second half of 2012 although there are many factors that may influence whether or not we are successful. We believe that this is an appropriate time to raise the liquidity to permit ‘bolt-on’ transaction(s). The increase in the facility will likely fund before the closing of any potential transaction.”

Chemtura Corporation, with 2011 sales of $3 billion, is a global manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, agrochemicals and pool, spa and home care products.

Previously on abfjournal.com:

Chemtura Completes Financial Restructuring, Emerges From Chapter 11, Thursday, November 11, 2010

BofA-Led Group Funds Term Loan in Chemtura’s Chapter 11 Exit, Tuesday, August 31, 2010