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Research Update: Baker Tanks Ratings Lowered to 'B' from 'B+' on Distribution to Shareholders; Outlook Stable
Standard & Poors, January 2005
On Jan. 21, 2005, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings on Baker Tanks Inc., including lowering the corporate credit rating to 'B' from 'B+'. Baker Tanks is increasing its term loan to $175 million from the current outstanding balance of $121 million. Current cash balances along with net proceeds from the increased bank facility and issuance of an additional $7.5 million of operating company mezzanine debt will be used to make a distribution to equity holders and redeem $23 million of holding company mezzanine debt. At the same time, Standard & Poor's affirmed its recovery rating of '3' on the company's increased bank facility. The outlook is stable. The downgrade reflects higher leverage and a more aggressive financial...
Companies mentioned in this report are: BakerCorp
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