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Research Update: Yankee Candle Co. Inc. (The) 'B' Corporate Credit Rating Affirmed; Proposed $315 Million Toggle Notes Rated 'CCC+' Feb 11
Standard & Poors, February 2011
U.S.-based The Yankee Candle Co. Inc. plans to issue debt through its indirect parent company, YCC Holding LLC, in a private placement transaction to fund a distribution to shareholders. We are affirming our 'B' corporate credit rating on Yankee Candle and assigning a 'CCC+' issue-level rating and a '6' recovery rating to the company's proposed $315 million senior PIK toggle notes due 2016. At the same time, we are raising the issue level rating on the company's 8.5% senior unsecured notes due 2015 to 'B' from 'B-'. The rating outlook is stable, reflecting our expectation that the company will modestly improve credit measures over the next year. If the company increases the proposed transaction above $315 million, then we would...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Yankee Candle Co. Inc. (The),YCC Holdings LLC,Yankee Finance, Inc.
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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Yankee Candle Co. Inc. (The),YCC Holdings LLC,Yankee Finance, Inc.