CIBC Wood Gundy closed a $1.5 billion revolving credit facility for Phillip Services last week.
A portion of the loan, which carries a five-year term, will be used to refinance existing bank debt and to pay out lenders to Allwaste Inc. and Serv-Tech, two companies recently acquired by Phillip. The remaining $715 million will be used for future acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.
The loan, like the previous two loans for Phillip, was oversubscribed, said Gerry Bauclair, a managing director at CIBC Wood Gundy.
CIBC Wood Gundy served as the administrative agent and co-arranger for the deal. This is the third time in three years that the bank has brought Phillip to market, according to Mr. Bauclair.
Bankers Trust Co., which served as a managing agent on the previous loan for Phillip, was a co-arranger for the deal.
Managing agents for the deal included Credit Lyonnais, Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi Ltd., Bank of Nova Scotia, NationsBank Corp., Societe Generale, PNC Bank Corp., Toronto-Dominion Bank, Deustche Bank, and Comercia Inc.
Phillip is a resource recovery and industrial services company based in Toronto.