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Research Update: Alere Inc. $2B Senior Secured Facility Assigned 'BB-' Rating (Recovery Rating: 2) Jun 11
Standard & Poors, June 2011
We are assigning our 'BB-' senior secured debt rating, along with a '2' recovery rating, to U.S. medical diagnostic manufacturer Alere's $2 billion senior secured credit facility. At the same time, we are affirming our 'B+' corporate credit rating on Alere. The company intends to use the proceeds from the new credit facility to refinance its existing first- and second-lien term loans, as well as conduct a $200 million share repurchase program. The stable outlook reflect our expectations that despite an aggressive financial risk profile, the company has a successful operating and acquisition track record that has seen its sales more than double to over $2 billion currently from under $840 million in 2007. On June 17, 2011, Standard &...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- Alere Inc.
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- Alere Inc.