Daily News: September 5, 2012

GE Capital Agents $1.65B Asset-Based Facility for SUPERVALU

GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance announced it is co-collateral agent on a $1.65 billion asset-based credit facility for SUPERVALU Inc., a national grocery and pharmacy retailer. The loan will be used for working capital needs and to refinance existing debt. GE Capital Markets served as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner.

Based in Eden Prairie, MN, SUPERVALU is one of the largest companies in the domestic grocery channel with annual sales of $35 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through its network of more than 4,400 locations, which include traditional retail and hard discount stores, in-store pharmacies and independent stores. SUPERVALU has approximately 130,000 employees.

“This financing will provide SUPERVALU with more financial flexibility as we execute our business turnaround.” said Sherry Smith, executive vice president and chief financial officer of SUPERVALU INC.

“We believe that effective capital solutions are built on sound financing structures as well as strategic insight into the retail business cycle,” said Jim Hogan, senior managing director of GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance. “Our long-standing specialization financing mid-size and large retailers allows us to develop tailored solutions that support growth.”

GE Capital, Corporate Retail Finance is a provider of senior secured loans to retailers, primarily in the U.S., to support working capital, growth, acquisitions and more.

Previously on abfjournal.com:

WFCF Retail Finance Arranges $1.65B Facility for SUPERVALU, Friday, August 31, 2012