Vossloh AG has successfully issued a Schuldschein loan with a volume of €250 million. The transaction, structured in four tranches, replaces a large part of the syndicated loan issued in 2015 and set to run until spring 2018, which originally consisted of a €200 million bullet loan and a €300 million revolving credit line. As early as March 2017, the company canceled and repaid €100 million of the bullet loan ahead of schedule. The tranches of the Schuldschein loan with maturities of four and seven years bear partly fixed and partly floating interest rates and comprise volumes of €135 million for four years and €115 million for seven years. Due to the high level of demand from institutional investors, the spread of each tranche was fixed at the tight end of the marketing range.
The Schuldschein loan is a further substantial step for the Vossloh Group to secure and optimize the financial foundation for the targeted growth. “The successful conclusion of the transaction is an important milestone in Vossloh’s financing strategy. We have secured attractive conditions for the coming years and have optimized our maturity structure with staggered terms of maturity,” said Oliver Schuster, CFO of Vossloh. “The high level of demand underlines the trust of investors in Vossloh.”
The placement was arranged by BNP Paribas and Helaba. Helaba is appointed as paying agent during the term of the transaction.
Werdohl, July 12, 2017
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Vossloh is a global player in rail technology markets. Our core business is rail infrastructure. In addition, the Group is also active in the locomotive business. The activities of the Group are divided into the four divisions Core Components, Customized Modules, Lifecycle Solutions and Transportation. In financial year 2016, Vossloh generated sales of about €930 million with more than 4,000 employees.