Global Eagle Entertainment refinanced its existing credit facilities with a new $500 million senior secured term loan facility and a new $85 million senior secured revolving credit facility.
According to a related 8-K filing, Citibank was administrative agent. Citigroup Global Markets advised and led the execution of the refinancing.
The company will use the proceeds of the new term loan facility to pay down all of the company’s existing term loan and revolving credit facility debt.
“Our recent refinancing activities have better positioned GEE for future growth,” said Dave Davis, chief executive officer of GEE. “With the closing of these new facilities, we have improved our balance sheet with a lower effective interest rate to support our current growth initiatives and increased our overall liquidity.”
The new agreement includes a six-year, $500 million term loan facility at an interest rate of LIBOR+600 basis points. It also includes a five-year revolving credit facility initially priced at LIBOR+600 basis points, which increases the company’s revolving borrowing capacity to $85 million from $75.5 million under the previous revolving credit facility. At closing, the company had no borrowings outstanding under its new revolving credit facility.
Global Eagle Entertainment is a provider of satellite-based connectivity and media to global mobility markets.