September 07, 2021
TNT Crane & Rigging Completes $504 Million Refinancing, Lowering Cost Of Capital And Increasing Liquidity
HOUSTON, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TNT Crane & Rigging LLC ("TNT") closed on a $385 million asset-based lending revolving credit facility (the "ABL Facility") and a new $119 million 2 lien term loan (the "2L Facility"). Proceeds from the ABL Facility and the 2L Facility will be used to repay all outstanding amounts under TNT's Priority First Lien Credit Agreement and Takeback First Lien Credit Agreement, along with associated fees and expenses. At close, TNT had $230 million borrowed under the ABL Facility, resulting in approximately $96 million of available liquidity under the borrowing base formulation of the ABL Facility.
As a result of this refinancing, TNT expects annual savings in interest expense of approximately $10 million. The ABL Facility comprises an aggregate committed facility of $385 million and a $75 million uncommitted accordion. The 2L Facility includes an "all-PIK" component for interest at no additional cost.
"The new ABL and 2 lien facilities provide TNT with material reductions in our cost of capital, while increasing our
Mike Appling, TNT's CEO, added, "We are very pleased with the support of our shareholder group. That support was key to the tremendous execution and over subscription of the ABL facility. Our management team is excited and optimistic to enter into a period of growth and playing offense."
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is the Admin Agent and Joint Lead Arranger for the ABL Facility. Regions Bank and Fifth Third Bank are also Joint Lead Arrangers under the ABL Facility. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP was counsel to TNT.
About TNT Crane & Rigging LLC
Headquartered in Houston, TX and founded in 1985, TNT is the largest open-shop crane services platform in North America with leadership positions in core maintenance end markets and geographies. The Company operates through 40 branches spanning the Gulf Coast, Rockies, and Southeast regions of the U.S., along with Western Canada. TNT's fleet of 690 cranes, predominantly mobile cranes, which are operated by a workforce of 1,600+ skilled employees. TNT serves over 4,000 customers who predominantly operate in the downstream, commercial, power and infrastructure end markets.
SOURCE TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc.