Algeco Scotsman announces completion of Williams Scotsman sale
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Baltimore (November 29, 2017) - Algeco/Scotsman Holding S.à r.l. ("AS Holding" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Algeco Group"), today announced the successful closing of the previously-announced sale of its North American modular space and portable storage operations ("Williams Scotsman") to Williams Scotsman Holdings Corp., a newly-formed subsidiary of WillScot Corporation (formerly Double Eagle Acquisition Corp.), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
The Algeco Group received $1.1 billion of consideration in the form of cash and cash equivalents from the sale (the "Cash Consideration"). In connection with the sale, the Algeco Group (i) used approximately $632 million of the Cash Consideration to prepay certain amounts outstanding under the U.S. revolving facility established pursuant to the Algeco Group's Amended and Restated Syndicated Facility Agreement, originally dated as of December 19, 2013 (and as further amended, restated, amended and restated, supplemented or otherwise modified) among AS Holding's indirect subsidiary, Algeco Scotsman Global S.à r.l. ("Algeco Global") and certain of its subsidiaries, the lenders party thereto and Bank of America, N.A., a national banking association, in its capacity as collateral agent and administrative agent (the "ABL Credit Agreement") and (ii) used approximately $37 million of the Cash Consideration to prepay in full all amounts outstanding under the Canadian revolving credit facility established pursuant to the ABL Credit Agreement. The previously announced amendment to the ABL Credit Agreement became effective as of the sale of Williams Scotsman and as a result the ABL Credit Agreement currently provides for up to a $400 million facility, subject to a borrowing base. It is currently anticipated that the Algeco Group will use a portion of the remaining Cash Consideration to finance the previously announced intended acquisitions of Iron Horse Ranch and Touax's European Modular Division.
In connection with the Williams Scotsman sale, the Algeco Group's sponsor, TDR Capital, is expected to equitize on November 30, 2017 $106.15 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes due 2018 and $143.85 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2019 issued by Algeco Scotsman Global Finance, plc, a subsidiary of Algeco Global. The Algeco Group also entered into a supplemental indenture to the indenture governing the Senior Unsecured Notes that gives effect to certain amendments agreed to with the holders of such notes, which supplemental indenture will become operative upon this notes equitization.
Prior to and in connection with the completion of the Williams Scotsman sale, Gerard Holthaus resigned as the Algeco Group's Chairman and from all other positions with AS Holding and its subsidiaries.
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Modulaire Group is the world’s leading business services company specialising in modular space. We create smart spaces for people to live, work and learn. Our business is designed to help customers find the right space solution, no matter what their requirements. Modulaire Group has operations in 24 countries with approximately 250,000 modular space and portable storage units and 3,400 remote accommodations rooms. The company operates as Algeco in Europe, Elliott in the United Kingdom, BUKO Huisvesting, BUKO Bouw & Winkels and BUKO Bouwsystemen in The Netherlands, Malthus Uniteam and Wexus in Norway, Ausco in Australia, Portacom in New Zealand, and Algeco Chengdong in China.
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