MSCI Inc. Announces New Senior Credit Facility to Refinance Certain Existing Debt
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision
support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and
performance analytics and corporate governance services, announced its
intention to launch a partial refinancing of its outstanding Senior
Secured Term Loan B Facility.
MSCI is seeking to obtain a new $600 million 5-Year Term Loan A
Facility, the proceeds of which, together with $206 million of cash on
hand, it expects to use to repay up to $800 million of the existing
Senior Secured Term Loan B Facility and pay related fees and expenses.
MSCI is also seeking to extend the maturity of its $100 million Senior
Secured Revolving Facility and amend certain covenants in the credit
agreement governing the facilities. There can be no assurance that MSCI
will be able to obtain the new facility, the maturity extension or the
Morgan Stanley MUFG Loan Partners, LLC (acting through Morgan Stanley
Senior Funding, Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.) and
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC will be Joint Lead Arrangers and the Joint
Bookrunners on the transaction.
MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to
investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and
pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio
risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.
The company's flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with
approximately USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a
worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models,
portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class
market and credit risk analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and
governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS governance
research and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; FEA
valuation models and risk management software for the energy and
commodities markets; and CFRA forensic accounting risk research,
legal/regulatory risk assessment, and due‐diligence. MSCI is
headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around
the world. MSCI#IR
1As of June 30, 2011, based on eVestment, Lipper
and Bloomberg data.
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activity, performance or achievements can be found in MSCI's Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 29,
2012, and in quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form
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MSCI, New York
Edings Thibault, +1-212-804-5273
Abernathy MacGregor, New York
MHP Communications, London
Todd or Kristy Fitzpatrick, +44-20-3128-8100
Source: MSCI Inc.
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