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Research Update: Mood Media Corp. Assigned 'B' Rating, Stable Outlook On Pending Muzak Holdings LLC Acquisition Apr 11
Standard & Poors, April 2011
Toronto-based Mood Media Corp. signed a definitive agreement on March 24, 2011, to acquire privately held South-Carolina-based Muzak Holdings LLC for US$345 million, including up to US$30 million in earn-out payments. As a result, we are assigning our 'B' long-term corporate credit rating and stable outlook to Mood Media. Mood Media will pay for the acquisition and refinancing of its existing debt with US$480 million in new bank debt. We are also assigning our 'B' issue-level rating, and '3' recovery rating, to the company's proposed first-lien secured debt, consisting of a US$390 million term loan due 2018 and a US$25 million revolving credit facility due 2016. In addition, we are assigning our 'CCC+' issue-level rating, and '6' recovery rating, to...
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- Mood Media Corp.
Action: New Rating
Action: Outlook: Stable
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- Mood Media Corp.