Reduces Weighted Cost of Capital by 70 bps from 8.45% to 7.75%
MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
GTT (NYSE MKT: GTT), a cloud networking service provideroffering Tier 1 IP and Ethernet network solutions to multinational enterprises today announced it has completed an amendment to the $25 million mezzanine facility and the additional take-down of $3 million. The amendment reduces the 13.5% interest rate to 11% and waives the warrant issuance in connection with the $3 million draw.
“We are proud to have completed this refinancing on the strength of our financial performance,” stated Michael Bauer, CFO of GTT. “This 250 basis point lower borrowing rate results in annual interest savings of $700,000 and will significantly reduce our overall cost of capital. We want to thank our lenders for their continued support and increased commitment as we execute our strategic growth strategy.”
BIA Digital Partners acted as a purchaser and as agent for the purchasers, which included Plexus Fund II and BNY Mellon-Alcentra.
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GTT operates a global Tier 1 IP network with the most interconnected Ethernet service platform around the world. We provide highly reliable, scalable and secure cloud networking services. Our clients trust us to deliver solutions with simplicity, speed and agility that are unmatched by other network providers. For more information visit GTT www.gtt.net.