NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fusion (NASDAQ:FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that it engaged Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and MUFG as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners to arrange senior secured credit facilities (the “Facilities”) to be entered into in connection with Fusion’s previously announced agreement to acquire the Cloud and Business Services business of Birch Communications, Inc.
The Facilities are expected to consist of $570 million senior secured term loans and a revolving credit facility, which is expected to be undrawn at closing. Borrowings under the Facilities will be guaranteed by each of Fusion’s current and future subsidiaries, subject to certain customary exceptions, and will be secured by a lien on substantially all of the assets of Fusion and each of the guarantors. The interest rate, maturity and other terms of the Facilities are to be determined.
Fusion intends to use the net proceeds from the Facilities to refinance its existing debt, to retire existing senior debt of Birch as part of the acquisition and for general corporate purposes.
Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, contact center, cloud connectivity and cloud computing. Fusion's innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers' cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability and speed of deployment. For more information, please visit www.fusionconnect.com.
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In the event that there is any inconsistency between the information contained in this press release and the information set forth in Fusion’s Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the information contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q governs.
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