RF Capital Group secured a $200 million revolving credit facility with a syndicate of lenders. The initial authorized principal of the facility is $125 million. The facility also includes an accordion provision that will enable the company to request increases in the total commitment, under the same terms, by an aggregate amount of up to $75 million, subject to the lenders’ approval.
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will act as sole bookrunner and administrative agent, with CIBC and BMO Capital Markets acting as co-lead arrangers, and with significant support from Canadian Western Bank and the Bank of China.
“This new facility will provide us with substantial capacity to deliver on our vision to be the brand of choice for Canada’s top advisors and their high-net-worth clients and to create greater value for shareholders. Combined with our strong current and future operating cash flows, which we expect to improve as a result of the agreement we recently announced with Fidelity, and our excess working capital, this $200 million facility will provide us with ample funding and flexibility to repay our existing debt and to further accelerate our organic growth, recruiting and other strategic corporate development initiatives,” Kish Kapoor, president and CEO at RF Capital group.
The interest rate on the facility will be approximately 25 to 75 basis points less than what the company pays on its existing debt facility. The facility will bear interest at a spread over prescribed benchmark rates, with the spread depending on the company’s leverage at the time that it draws on the facility. The facility has an initial two-year term with an option for additional one-year terms, subject to the lenders’ approval.
“The facility will provide us with access to growth capital at attractive terms. That outcome reflects the strength of our franchise, our stable ownership structure, the power of the Richardson brand and our compelling growth strategy. We appreciate the great sense of partnership, commitment and belief in our ambitious strategy that our lenders demonstrated as we work towards this great result for shareholders,” Tim Wilson, CFO at RF Capital Group, said.
The closing of the facility is subject to regulatory approval and other customary conditions.