Acasta Enterprises Announces That Stellwagen Enters into U.S.$250 Million Revolving Credit and Security Agreement

Dec 05, 2017 07:29 pm
TORONTO -- 

Acasta Enterprises Inc. (TSX:AEF) (“Acasta” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that a subsidiary of Stellwagen Group Limited (“Stellwagen”) has entered into a revolving credit and security agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with Morgan Stanley Asset Funding Inc. (“Morgan Stanley”) in the principal amount of up to U.S.$250 million. The Credit Agreement is secured by the portfolio of loans originally made by Stelloan Investment Company I DAC (“Stelloan”) to various aircraft lessors (the “Stelloan Portfolio”). To date, Stellwagen has drawdown approximately U.S.$110 million under the Credit Agreement based upon the initial collateral base provided by the Stelloan Portfolio.

The proceeds from the Credit Agreement will be used to support Stellwagen’s ongoing initiatives, including the financing of growth opportunities, expanding the Stelloan Portfolio and repaying certain existing indebtedness of Stelloan.

“The Credit Agreement provides Stellwagen with additional capital to support its existing core business platforms and execute its growth strategy,” commented Anthony Melman, Chief Executive Officer of Acasta. “We are pleased to partner with Morgan Stanley and appreciate their confidence in Stellwagen’s business.”

The Credit Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants.

About Acasta Enterprises Inc.

Acasta Enterprises Inc. is a Canadian public company that acquires businesses with exceptional potential for value creation through strategic and transformational initiatives. As a proactive private equity manager, Acasta partners with the senior management teams of its acquired businesses, empowering them to pursue value creating trajectories.

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Acasta Enterprises Inc.
Ian Kidson, 1-647-725-6707
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
www.acastaenterprises.com