Research Update: Georgia Gulf Corp. Ratings Placed On CreditWatch Positive On Merger With PPG Industries' Commodity Chemicals Business Jul 12
- Language: English
- Published: July 2012
- Region: Georgia
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is updating its recovery ratings on U.S.-based chemical company Georgia Gulf Corp. as part of our ongoing rating surveillance process. Our simulated default scenario assumes a default in 2014 as a result of competitors expanding production capacity, along with increasing raw material and energy costs. We estimate gross enterprise value at about $735 million assuming a distressed emergence EBITDA of about $145 million and applying a 5.0x multiple. Georgia Gulf's capital structure consists of an (unrated) $300 million asset-based revolving (ABL) credit facility and $500 million in senior secured notes. The $41 million in 10.75% senior subordinated notes were repaid in full in October 2011 and the company expects to repay an aggregate $17 million...
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