FORT WORTH, TX, April 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AZZ Inc. (“AZZ” or the “Company”) (NYSE: AZZ), a global provider of galvanizing and metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services for the maintenance and construction of critical infrastructure, announced today that the company launches the syndication of a new 7-year contract $1.3 billion Senior Senior Term Loan (“Term Loan B 2022”).
Term Loan B 2022, with a new 5-year loan $400 million pari passu Senior Revolving Credit Facility (“Revolver”) and a project $240 million investment by funds managed by the Tactical Opportunities business of Blackstone (NYSE: BX) (“Blackstone”), will be used to refinance the Company’s existing debt structure and to finance the purchase of the Precoat business division Sequa Metals (“Precoat” or the “Transaction”) for a purchase price of approximately $1.28 billion as previously announced on March 7, 2022.
The 2022 B term loan and investment in Blackstone are contingent upon the closing of the Precoat acquisition. The B 2022 Term Loan and Revolver will be guaranteed by existing and future major national subsidiaries wholly owned by AZZ Inc. Blackstone’s proposed investment will be less than the B 2022 Term Loan, Revolver and other indebtedness of the company and is expected to be convertible into common stock of AZZ. The final terms and amounts of the B 2022 Term Loan, the Revolver and the proposed Blackstone investment are subject to market and other conditions and may differ materially from expectations. The proposed investment in Blackstone is also subject to the negotiation and execution of definitive documentation mutually acceptable to the Company and Blackstone.
About AZZ Inc.
AZZ Inc. is a global supplier of galvanizing and a variety of metal coating solutions, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly technical services to a wide range of markets including, but not limited to limit, power generation, transmission, distribution, refining and industrial markets. AZZ’s Metal Coatings segment is a leading provider of metal finishing solutions for corrosion protection, including hot-dip galvanizing, hot-dip galvanizing, powder coating, anodizing and electroplating. plating, for the North American steel fabrication industry. AZZ’s Infrastructure Solutions segment is dedicated to providing safe and reliable transmission of electricity from generation sources to end customers, and automated weld overlay solutions for corrosion and corrosion mitigation. erosion to critical infrastructure in energy and waste management markets worldwide.
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