BNP Arranges U.S. Silica Credit Facility

U.S. Silica Holdings closed a new $425 million credit facility to amend its existing senior secured credit facility. BNP Paribas acted as lead arranger.

NewStar Provides $40MM Facility to General Insulation

NewStar Business Credit announced it provided a $40 million senior secured credit facility to General Insulation Company. NewStar said it syndicated a portion of the credit facility to BBVA Compass.

Citi-Led Group Provides Facility to Boulder Brands

Boulder Brands announced it closed on a new $330 million senior secured credit facility. The company said Citigroup led the banking transaction in a three-bank consortium.

Jefferies, Fifth Third Arrange Appvion Refinancing

Appvion said it has entered into a $435 secured facility encompassing a $335 million term loan and a $100 million revolver jointly arranged by Jefferies Finance and Fifth Third Bank.

Credit Suisse Arranges Hawaiian Telcom Debt Refinancing

Hawaiian Telcom refinanced its existing credit facility and entered into a new $300 million term loan. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) was sole lead arranger and sole bookrunner.

Wells Fargo Ups Laredo Petroleum Facility to $1B

Laredo Petroleum Holdings announced that its senior secured credit facility was amended to increase the borrowing base to $1 billion from $825 million. Wells Fargo Bank served as administrative agent.

Citicorp Agents Alpha Natural Resources Facility

U.S. coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said it has amended its credit facility increasing the total amount from $1.6 billion to $1.725 billion. Citicorp acted as administrative and collateral agent for the lender group.

WFCF Canada Sole Lender to Facility for SAIL Outdoors

Wells Fargo Capital Finance Canada said it acted as administrative agent and sole lender to a $60 million senior secured credit facility for Quebec-based SAIL Outdoors.

BofA, Others Lead Armstrong Senior Facility Refinancing

Armstrong World Industries said it closed on a new $1.275 billion senior secured credit facility. BofA Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Barclays led the transaction.

Citibank, DNB Lead $1B Facility for Pacific Drilling

Pacific Drilling signed a $1 billion senior secured credit facility, which was led and structured by Citibank and DNB. The agreement will finance the construction of new drillships, Pacific Sharav and Pacific Meltem.