25 Feb 2019
Perstorp enters debt refinancing agreement
- The new capital structure will further enhance Perstorp’s free cash flow generation, fully in line with its strategic objectives
Malmö, Sweden, 25 February 2019 - Perstorp, a global leader in specialty chemicals, announced today the refinancing of its existing credit facilities. On the back of the strong performance and sale of the Capa business, Perstorp and its shareholders have decided to refinance the existing bonds and loans through new credit facilities. The refinancing will put the company in a better position to achieve its long-term strategic objectives.
The company issued redemption notices for all outstanding bonds which are expected to be redeemed on or around 4 March 2019, with some of the second lien notes to be redeemed by 25 February 2019. The notes issued by Prague CE S.A.R.L are also expected to be redeemed. The redemption will be financed by the proceeds of the Capa sale as well as new credit facilities committed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Nordea. Some of the redemption notices are conditional on the closing of the new financing arrangement.
Jan Secher, President and CEO of Perstorp, commented: “I am delighted to embark on the next stage of Perstorp's development with a more flexible capital structure. When combined with the committed c. EUR 130 million equity line for investment activities, this capital structure makes Perstorp ideally positioned to deliver on the growth strategy announced in September 2018.”
Perstorp Holding AB
SE-211 20 Malmö
+46 435 380 00
Notes for editors
Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda.
Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on more than 135 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,400 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2018 amounted to SEK 14.9 billion.
Learn more at www.perstorp.com