Thomas Cook bonds collapse on new senior loan, huge writedown

Thomas Cook bonds traded down more than 12 points on Thursday in heavy volume, as the UK holidays group announced a new first-ranking loan for the winter season, a big goodwill writedown that took its pre-tax loss to £1.4bn, and a big drawdown on its revolving credit facility.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 16 May 2019

The company announced it had signed a new £300m loan, which it described as “sitting alongside” its existing revolver and bonding facility of £875m, with covenants in line with theirs. 

But it clarified that the new loan would benefit from first ranking security over £300m of assets, with existing ...

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