Alain Afflelou targets funds for senior syndication

Citi and UniCredit have launched syndication of €350m of senior loans backing Lion Capital’s acquisition of French optician chain Alain Afflelou, after Credit Suisse, ING and Société Générale joined the bank group as mandated lead arrangers.

  • 24 May 2012

The loans comprise a €70m term loan ‘A’, €240m term loan ‘B’, and €40m of undrawn facilities. Alcentra has provided a mezzanine facility of €110m. Senior leverage is four times Ebitda, while total leverage reaches 5.5 times. A bank meeting will be held in Paris on May 30.

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