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SMART Modular Technologies (WWH) Inc. Downgraded To 'B+' After Going-Private Transaction Announced Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
On April 26, 2011, global memory module and solid state drive manufacturer SMART Modular announced it will enter into a going-private transaction with affiliates of private-equity sponsors Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Sumeru in a deal valued at $645 million. The proposed transaction will include $350 million in senior secured credit facilities, comprised of a $50 million revolving credit facility (unrated) and a $300 million term loan. We are removing the ratings from CreditWatch and lowering the corporate credit rating on the company to 'B+' from 'BB-'. We are also assigning a preliminary 'B+' rating to SMART's proposed senior secured credit facilities, with a preliminary recovery rating of '4'. The stable outlook reflects SMART's pro forma leverage and low...
Companies mentioned in this report are: SMART Modular Technologies (WWH) Inc.
Action: Outlook: Stable
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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SMART Modular Technologies (WWH) Inc.