Institutional players offered more than $1billion for Silgan Holdings' $300 million "B" loan before the bank meeting was even held April 25. Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Citibank all have roles on the $800 million bank deal, which also comprises a $400 million, six-year revolver and a $100 million "A" term loan, said a banker. Silgan is looking to refinance to take advantage of the current investor enthusiasm for the paper, said Harley Rankin Jr., executive v.p. and cfo of Silgan. The $300 million "B" is still being shopped and the LIBOR plus 21/ 2% pricing is unchanged, the banker noted. The pro rata is priced at LIBOR plus 2%.
Deutsche Bank is administration agent and B of A is the syndication agent. Morgan Stanley was lead manager on an accompanying $200 million bond issue, with the other three banks as bookrunners. The bonds yield 8.119%, 0.9% lower than the company's existing notes, said Rankin.
Silgan makes metal, plastic and paperboard containers. Moody's Investors Service assigned a Ba2 rating to the company, citing the solid financial condition as evidenced by the strength of its EBITDA margins.