Intelsat Deal To Emerge

  • 20 Jul 2003
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BNP Paribas and Citigroup are slated to lead a $2.2 billion financing package for Intelsat in conjunction with the satellite system operator's purchase of six satellites from now bankrupt Loral Space & Communications for up to $1.1 billion (see story, page 1).

A banker said the credit will most likely include a hefty term loan amounting to about $1 billion. The credit will also go toward refinancing Intelsat's existing debt, the banker said, explaining that about $1 billion of the deal would not be new money. Citi is Intelsat's existing lead bank, while BNP Paribas is new to the lead spot. Pricing on Intelsat's existing lines is in the LIBOR plus 27 basis points range, however the banker said the new facility may not have such tight investment-grade pricing. The exact breakdown of the debt package was still being ironed out late last week, he noted. BNP Paribas and Citi officials declined to comment. Officials from the company could not be reached by press time.

  • 20 Jul 2003

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1 BNP Paribas 10,542 20 18.00
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,103 21 10.42
3 Citi 5,130 13 8.76
4 JP Morgan 4,681 6 7.99
5 Lloyds Bank 3,389 13 5.79

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4 JPMorgan 49,089.37 141 7.77%
5 Credit Suisse 39,020.67 99 6.18%