Schaeffler €4.4 billion refinancing

High-yield bond/note issue, Refinancing

€ 4.4 billion

$ 5.203 billion




  • IHO Holding, a group of holding companies indirectly owned by Schaeffler, completed a €4.4 billion refinancing, which included the largest payment-in-kind (PIK) note issue ever.
  • In addition to issuing the record €3.6 billion PIK toggle bond, Schaeffler signed a new €800 million syndicated loan agreement with four banks. 
  • The bond, which refinances Schaeffler's outstanding €1.7 billion bonds, was issued in six tranches - three euro, three US dollar - and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • The euro tranches, which each have a value of €750, are 2.75% five year notes, 3.25% seven year notes, and 3.75% 10 year notes.   
  • The US dollar tranches, which each have a value of €500 million, are 4.125% five year notes, 4.5% seven year notes, and 4.75% 10 year notes.
  • The new €800 million loan agreement comprises a €600 million terms loan and €200 million revolving credit facility which mature in September 2021.
  • Deutsche Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC Trinkaus and Burkhardt were arrangers on the bonds and provided the loan. 

Ben Naylor - Regional Editor

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