High pricing brought Deluxe Entertainment Services back to the market last week to refinance debt put in place in January. The video-editing and production company again tapped Credit Suisse for a $449 million term loan "B" to refinance and cut 75 basis points off the credit.
One investor said his firm had some minor concerns about the overall state of the film industry, but thought Deluxe looked like it still had many years before it hit any trouble. The Hollywood-based company hit up Credit Suisse and Bear Stearns in January for a $733 million deal to back its leveraged buyout by MacAndrews & Forbes from The Rank Group (CIN, 1/6).
The credit was originally talked at LIBOR plus 4-4 1/4% for the $125 million revolver and $458 million term loan "B" because of concerns about the industry swinging toward digital imaging over traditional film production. That deal also consists of a $150 million second-lien term loan priced at LIBOR plus 8 1/4%. Pricing on the first lien was later flexed down to LIBOR plus 3 3/4%, while the size of the revolver was bumped up to $150 million (CIN, 1/13). Calls to a MacAndrews & Forbes spokeswoman were not returned.