The term loan "B" for St. Louis-based cable provider Cebridge Connections, now known as Suddenlink and owned by investment and management firm Cequel III, has slowly fallen about a point on news it is refinancing its existing debt. The term loan was bid at 99 3/4 and offered at par last Wednesday afternoon, according to a dealer. The upsized seven-and-a-half year, $2.325 billion refinanced credit is being cut 25 basis points to LIBOR plus 2%, with an original issue discount of 99 3/4 and 101 soft call protection for 18 months.
Investors indulged in the initial $2.2 billion credit in April 2006 (CIN, 4/10). Led by Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, the existing $2.1 billion term loan is currently priced at LIBOR plus 2 1/4% (5/8). Cebridge tapped the banks last May to finance its acquisition of assets from Charter Communications and Cox Communications. Ralph Kelly, treasurer, declined comment.