Eir completes refinancing of senior loans with new deal

Group says new senior facility agreement results in €12m in annualised savings

The new agreement replaces one which has been in place since the group emerged from examinership in 2012

The new agreement replaces one which has been in place since the group emerged from examinership in 2012

 

Telecoms group Eir has taken advantage of low interest rates to refinance its borrowings. The company announced on Friday that is has completed a refinancing of €1.6 billion in senior loans, which it says will result in €12 million in annualised savings.

The new agreement replaces one which has been in place since the group emerged from examinership in 2012.

The value of the new senior facility agreement carries a coupon of Euribor – a benchmark short-term rate on euro markets – plus 3.25 per cent, a reduction of 75 basis points compared to the current margin.

“The new senior facilities agreement reflects the growing confidence that both the market and investors have in our business and the company’s ability to execute on our strategy. This has been built upon significant fixed and mobile investment right across Ireland over the past four and a half years,” said Eir chief executive Richard Moat.

Goldman Sachs was the lead left bookrunner and global co-ordinator, together with Deutsche Bank, London Branch and JP Morgan who were also global co-ordinators and bookrunners.