Research Update: Emdeon Business Services LLC Rating Lowered To ?B+?; On CreditWatch Negative Following LBO Announcement Aug 11
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- Published: August 2011
We are assigning our 'B' corporate credit rating to U.S. health care software provider Emdeon Inc. post its acquisition by Blackstone Capital Partners VI L.P. We are also assigning a 'BB-' issue-level rating and a '1' recovery rating to the senior secured revolving credit facilities, consisting of a $125 million senior secured revolving credit facility due 2016 and a $1.224 billion senior secured term loan due 2018. In addition, we are assigning 'CCC+' issue-level ratings and '6' recovery ratings to the $375 million senior unsecured notes due 2019 and $375 million unsecured notes due 2020. The stable outlook reflects our expectation that operating trends will remain positive and that Emdeon will maintain leverage at or below current levels. On Jan....
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