International Transmission Co.'s $325 million credit was oversubscribed last week and pricing and tranche changes were not being ruled out by lead CIBC World Markets. A banker familiar with the deal would not divulge any planned changes to the deal, which backs Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Trimaran Capital Partners' $610 million all cash buyout of International Transmission from parent DTE Energy. The fully underwritten credit includes a $185 million term loan and a $15 million revolver at the operating company level, with pricing in the LIBOR plus 21/ 2% range. There is also a $125 million loan at the holding company level priced between LIBOR plus 31/ 2-4%. A CIBC official and Trimaran spokeswoman declined to comment, while a KKR official could not be reached by press time.
International Transmission comprises a system of nearly 3,000 miles of high-voltage electric transmission lines and associated facilities and easements. DTE's Detroit Edison electric utility subsidiary was the former owner and operator of these assets (LMW 2/10).