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Quad/Graphics closes $1.9 billion debt financing

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General acquisition Brown Printing Company Quad/Graphics

Company refinances and expands its senior secured credit facility to $1.6 billion and completes inaugural high-yield bond offering of $300 million of unsecured senior notes due 2022.

SUSSEX, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)—Quad/Graphics, Inc. has announced it has completed  its previously announced $1.9 billion debt financing that includes refinancing, extending and expanding its $1.6 billion senior secured credit facility consisting of a five-year $850 million revolving line of credit (the “Revolver”), a five-year $450 million bank term loan A (the “TLA”), and a seven-year $300 million term loan B (the “TLB”), as well as a high-yield bond offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.0% senior unsecured notes due 2022.

“We are pleased to have closed on our debt offering, which is consistent with our ongoing disciplined approach to maintain a strong, flexible balance sheet and create value for all our stakeholders,” says QuadGraphics vice-president and chief financial officer Dave Honan.

“Attractive credit markets made this an ideal time to refinance. Amending our Revolver, TLA and TLB facilities, and completing our inaugural high-yield bond offering of $300 million of unsecured senior notes extends and staggers the company’s debt maturity profile, further diversifies our capital structure, and provides more borrowing capacity to better position our company to execute on its strategic goals,” he adds.

Quad/Graphics expects to use the net proceeds from the TLA and TLB as well as the $300 million unsecured senior notes offering to:

  • repay its existing term loans, revolver borrowings and an international term loan;
  • fund the acquisition of Brown Printing Company;
  • for general corporate purposes.

Quad/Graphics, a leading global printer and media channel integrator, is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world by helping marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels.

With consultative ideas, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help its clients maximize the revenue they derive from their marketing spend through channel integration, and minimize their total cost of print production and distribution through a fully integrated national distribution network.

The company provides a diverse range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe.

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