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Compass Group Said to Be Seeking $500 Million Debt Refinancing

September 26, 2011

Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC, an owner of manufacturing and staffing companies, is seeking $500 million of loans to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.

The financing will include a $275 million first-out revolving line of credit maturing in five years and a $225 million last-out term loan due in six years, said the person, who declined to be identified because the terms are private.In a liquidation lenders in first-out debt are repaid before last-out creditors.

Toronto-Dominion Bank is arranging the deal for the Westport, Connecticut-based company and will host a lender meeting Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in New York.

Alan Offenberg, chief executive officer of Compass, didn’t respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

In a revolving credit facility, money can be borrowed again once it’s repaid; in a term loan, it can’t.

--Editors: Faris Khan, Chapin Wright

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Amato in New York at mamato3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Faris Khan at fkhan33@bloomberg.net


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