Ellandi complete restructuring
Posted by Morgan on 5th Feb 2010
Having worked solidly on a financial restructuring since the autumn, we are delighted to have successfully closed a financial restructuring on behalf of the Soroya Family.
Ellandi worked very closely with the family, its existing bankers and a new senior lender to structure, fund and close a simultaneous restructuring and refinancing.
The deal saw HSBC provide a new £16.6m loan facility secured on a portfolio of hotels and retail assets. The proceeds of this loan were used to partially refinance the existing senior lender who also made available a new subordinated loan facility. The new financial structure will significantly reduce the borrowers funding costs, make free cash flow available for refurbishment of their hotel portfolio and replaces maturing loans with new term loan facilities. Furthermore, this was achieved without the need for the borrower to commit significant additional equity.
Ellandi acted as restructuring adviser to the Soroya family and were able to work closely with the banks and their advisers to achieve a restructuring that worked for all parties.