Goldman Sachs Agents $200MM Term Loans for National Vision

Goldman Sachs served as both administrative and collateral agent on a joinder and amendment which established new $200 million first lien term loans for eyewear retailer National Vision.

Mizuho Bank Agents $750MM Revolver for KKR

KKR Capital Markets entered into a 364-day revolving credit agreement of up to $750 million with Mizuho Bank as administrative agent.

KKR Capital Markets Leads SMART Global Holdings Refi

SMART Global Holdings, the parent company of SMART Modular Technologies, refinanced the senior secured credit agreement of its operating group, increasing the principal amount of the term loans from $151 million to $165 million. KKR Capital Markets served as left lead arranger.

Mizuho Provides Up to $750MM Revolver to KKR

KKR Capital Markets Holdings entered 364-day revolving credit agreement with Mizuho Bank for up to $750 million.

Sears Annual Report: Company Doubts it Can Continue

Reuters reported that retailer Sears Holdings expressed doubts that it can continue as a going concern in its annual report.

Cengage Emerges From Chapter 11, Citibank Agents ABL Exit Facility

Cengage Leasing announced it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its finance restructuring. A lender group led by Citibank, acting as ABL facility agent, provided $1.75 billion in exit financing.

NYT: KKR to Buy Sedgwick for $2.4B

The New York Times reported Kohlberg Kravis Roberts agreed to buy Sedgwick Claims Management Services, a provider of insurance claims processing, for $2.4 billion.

Cengage Requests Court Approval to Line Up Exit Financing

Dow Jones reported Cengage Learning is requesting bankruptcy-court permission to pay fees associated with obtaining financing of up to $2 billion to support the company’s operations after it exits Chapter 11.

Citigroup, Others Host Meeting on Del Monte Acquisition Financing

Reuters reported that Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and KKR Capital Markets hosted a meeting for the purpose of offering $1.3 billion of loans, including a $350MM ABL, to investors to support Del Monte Pacific’s acquisition of Del Monte Foods.

Hastings Advises KKR’s Gardner Denver Acquisition Financing

Paul Hastings advised the bank group in connection with the financing of private equity firm KKR’s $3.9 billion acquisition of Gardner Denver, a worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products.