February 07, 2017 | Global
Acelity Announces Debt Reduction with Proceeds from Sale of LifeCell Business and Entry into New Credit Agreement
SAN ANTONIO, February 7, 2017 – Acelity L.P. Inc. (“Acelity”), a global advanced wound care company, today announced that, on February 3, 2017, its wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and KCI USA, Inc. (collectively, the “Borrowers” or the “Issuers”) repaid in full their existing credit facilities and redeemed all outstanding principal amounts of their 9.625% Second Lien Senior Secured Notes due 2021 and their 12.5% Senior Notes due 2019.
Additionally, the Borrowers, together with certain of Acelity’s other subsidiaries, entered into a new credit agreement which provides for a $1,085 million dollar term facility, €239 million euro term facility and a $300 million revolving facility. The term loan facilities will mature on February 3, 2024, and the revolving facility will mature on February 3, 2022.
“The completion of the sale of LifeCell and subsequent repayment of debt bolsters our balance sheet and significantly reduces our interest expense,” said Joe Woody, Acelity President and Chief Executive Officer. “This further positions us to focus on our leading advanced wound therapeutics business and the many opportunities we have to drive growth.”
Acelity L.P. Inc. and its subsidiaries are a global advanced wound care company that leverages the strengths of Kinetic Concepts, Inc. and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. Available in more than 80 countries, the innovative and complementary ACELITY™ product portfolio delivers value through solutions that speed healing and lead the industry in quality, safety and customer experience. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Acelity employs nearly 5,000 people around the world.
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