According to the most recent release of PNC’s semi-annual survey of small and mid-sized businesses, business owner optimism about the outlook for their businesses in the next six months has reached a 21-year high amid strong expectations for sales, profits and demand.
Cleveland-Cliffs amended and extended its asset-based lending credit facility. The amendment extends the maturity date of the facility to June 9, 2028, and transitions the benchmark interest rate from LIBOR to SOFR. BofA Securities served as lead arranger for the ABL facility.
Green Plains completed a five-year, $350 million senior secured sustainability-linked revolving credit facility to support general corporate and working capital needs of the company. ING Capital, PNC, Fifth Third, Bank of America and BMO Harris Bank served as joint lead arrangers.
JCPenney paid off its $506 million term loan and completed a refinancing of its asset-based loan and first in, last out facilities. Wells Fargo and PNC led the refinanced ABL facility, which totals $.175 billion, while Pathlight Capital led the FILO facility, which totals $340 million.
Kore.ai, a conversational artificial intelligence software company, raised $70 million in funding, including a $20 million credit facility from Sterling National Bank.
PNC completed its acquisition of BBVA USA Bancshares, including its U.S. banking subsidiary, BBVA USA. Through this transaction, PNC is now the fifth largest U.S. commercial banking organization, with more $560 billion in assets.
Many small and mid-sized business owners strongly support vaccinations for COVID-19 and plan to encourage their employees to get the shots, which are central to a return to normalcy, according to the latest PNC semi-annual national small business survey.
JPMorgan Chase Bank acted as lead arranger alongside a syndicate of financial banking institutions, including Wells Fargo Bank, PNC Financial Services Group and Comerica Bank, on a $75 million revolving credit facility for InfuSystem, a national healthcare service provider.
To get a handle on how the asset-based lending industry has traversed a tumultuous 2020 and where it is headed in 2021, ABF Journal spoke with executives from Siena Lending Group, Context Business Lending, PNC and BMO Harris in an exclusive Q&A.
PNC delivered a $135 million asset-based loan to Covia in the company’s recent Chapter 11 emergence. As of emergence, Golden Gate Capital invested in Covia and is now the largest individual shareholder.