Washington Group's term loan traded at 63-64 last week while the revolver hit 73-75. Levels on the revolver were 82-83 last summer (LMW, 8/12). An estimated $10 million changed hands. At the time dealers noted increasing comfort with the credit in light of a stronger construction industry. But a softer market overall may be hitting Washington Group again. The Boise, Idaho-based company is one of the country's largest construction firms.
The credit nose-dived to 55 last March after the company announced legal action against the construction and engineering arm of Raytheon, which it had acquired. Washington Group has a $1 billion credit facility that breaks down into two tranches. It is priced at LIBOR plus 2%. Bank of Montreal, Bank of America, and Credit Suisse First Boston are the lead arrangers, according to Capital DATA Loanware.