FESCO announces pricing of $800 million dual-tranche senior secured notes
$500m of notes due 2018 were priced at a yield of 8.00%, and $300m of notes due 2020 were priced at a yield of 8.75%. The notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain subsidiaries and parent companies of FESCO. Net proceeds will be used to repay outstanding debt of the Group and debt incurred in connection with the acquisition of FESCO in December 2012.
Yuriy Gilts, President of FESCO, commented:
“This was our debut notes issuance on the international debt capital markets and we are pleased with the results. We saw a solid demand from high quality international investors. Following the refinancing of a certain portion of outstanding debt with proceeds from the Notes, FESCO will have a solid and efficient capital structure helping us to realize strategic goals and grow the business further.”
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FESCO is one of the largest Russian port owners and operators with integrated rail and logistics businesses and primarily focused on intermodal deliveries of containerized cargo. The Group owns port, rail and shipping assets, which allow it to provide door-to-door logistics solutions and control almost all steps of the intermodal transportation value chain. The majority of FESCO’s operations are located in the Russian Far East and the Group benefits from growing trade volumes between Russia and Asian countries.
FESCO controls the Commercial Port of Vladivostok, which has throughput capacity of 3.9 million tons for general cargo and oil products, 150,000 vehicles and over 600,000 TEUs in containers. FESCO is one of Russia’s top 10 private railcar operators providing services under the Transgarant (100%) and Russkaya Troika (50% JV with Russian Railways) brands. Transgarant has approximately 16,200 units of rolling stock comprising of 12 different types of railcars, and Russkaya Troika has approximately 1,570 fitting platforms. FESCO operates a container park of over 35,000 containers with total capacity of over 56,000 TEUs. FESCO also has 26 ships mostly deployed through own line and logistics operations.all publications