Asset-based lending is a versatile and attractive option for companies experiencing everything from rapid growth to inconsistent earnings, which has only been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Brent Hazzard, head of asset-based lending and asset finance at Citizens Bank, outlines why ABL matters now more than ever.
MaxLinear entered into a new $350 million, seven-year senior secured term B loan facility and a new $100 million, five-year senior secured revolving credit facility. Wells Fargo Securities, MUFG Securities Americas, BMO Capital Markets and Citizens Bank acted as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners.
Frontdoor, a provider of home service plans, closed a transaction to refinance its capital structure, including entry into new credit facilities totaling $890 million with JPMorgan Chase as administrative agent.
Douglas Dynamics refinanced its existing $375 million senior secured credit facilities with a new $225 million term loan A facility and a $100 million senior secured revolving credit facility due June 2026. JPMorgan Chase Bank acted as administrative agent for the refinancing.
Citizens Bank entered into an agreement to acquire 80 East Coast branches from HSBC Bank as well as HSBC’s national online deposit business. Under the agreement, Citizens will acquire approximately $9 billion in deposits and approximately $2.2 billion in loans.
AdaptHealth increased its term loan by $100 million and expanded its borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility from $250 million to $450 million. Regions Capital Markets acted as lead arranger and sole administrative agent. Citizens Bank and Truist Securities acted as joint lead arrangers.
WEX, a financial technology service provider, amended and restated its credit facility. The lenders agreed to a restatement agreement that increases commitments under WEX’s revolving credit facility from $870 million to $930 million.
Citizens Bank served as administrative agent, lead arranger and bookrunner on a credit agreement consisting of a $50 million term loan and a revolving credit facility of up to $15 million for Fluent. BankUnited and Silicon Valley Bank also participated in the deal.
Digi International entered into an amended and restated credit agreement with BMO Harris Bank as administrative agent and collateral agent. The new facility provides Digi with a $200 million senior secured revolving credit facility with an option to increase the size of the facility by $75 million.
Ribbon Communications executed a third amendment to its credit agreement. Citizens Bank, as administrative agent under the credit facility, led the amendment, which increased Ribbon’s existing term loan A credit facility by approximately $75 million.