Ohmstede's restructured term loans broke in the secondary market last week. The first lien, which was increased by $15 million to $115 million, broke at 100 3/4, while the second lien, which was downsized by $15 million to $50 million, broke at 100 7/8. Pricing on the second lien was also flexed up 25 basis points to LIBOR plus 7% and 102, 101 call protection was added.
Morgan Stanley leads the credit facility, which backs the acquisition of the company from Tanglewood Investments (CIN, 7/6). Private equity firm First Reserve Corp. and Ohmstede's management are the buyers. Standard & Poor's assigned a B- to the first-lien loan and a CCC rating to the second lien. The ratings agency cited the company's small niche market position and aggressive financial leverage of six times debt to EBITDA as weaknesses in the credit. Douglas Harrington, cfo, did not return a call.