Daily News: June 14, 2019

Scotiabank, Others Lead Pinnacle Facility Upsize to $530MM


Pinnacle Renewable has expanded its credit facility to $530 million, comprised of a $65 million revolving credit facility, a $280 million term facility, and a $185 million delay draw term facility. the credit facility expands the company’s existing $380 million credit facility, and extends the maturity date to June 13, 2024.

The expanded credit facility increases the total amount of committed capital available to pinnacle from its banking syndicate by $150 million, and provides the company with further flexibility as it continues to pursue its growth strategy. In particular, the delay draw facility is expected to continue to support Pinnacle’s ability to capitalize on organic growth projects and acquisition opportunities as they arise, while maintaining a prudent approach to leverage. Additionally, amortization payments on the term facility and delay draw facility have been amended, which will positively impact free cash-flow throughout 2019.

The expanded credit facility is supported by a syndicate of Canadian banks, led by the Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal as well as the addition of a new U.S. lender, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As such, Pinnacle’s growth strategy of expanding its production operations in the U.S. will be well supported by the North American capital markets.

“The expanded and extended credit facility provides pinnacle with the additional liquidity and financial flexibility needed to facilitate the continued growth of our business, including the development and construction of our North American production expansion over the next few years”, said Rob McCurdy, CEO of Pinnacle.

Pinnacle produces sustainable fuel for renewable electricity generation in the form of industrial wood pellets.