Fallen angel K+S refis loan early for €960m as it foresees halving debt

K+S, the potash and salt producer, has refinanced its revolving credit facility a year early, to lock in favourable borrowing terms at it seeks to move back to positive free cashflow for the first time for more than five years.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 09 May 2019

The fallen angel, rated BB, picked DZ Bank, Helaba and LBBW to coordinate the transaction, which was syndicated to 12 lenders.

The new bank facilities are an €800m revolving credit facility and a €160m bullet loan, both with five year maturities.

"This year, for the first time since 2013, we ...

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