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Research Update: iStar Financial Inc. Ratings On Watch Positive After Announced Refinancing Transaction Feb 11
Standard & Poors, February 2011
iStar will use a $3.0 billion secured credit facility to repay $2.1 billion of bank debt due in June 2011 and $0.9 billion of bank debt due in 2012. We are placing all ratings on iStar Financial on CreditWatch Positive. If iStar completes the $3.0 billion transaction as proposed, we expect to raise the counterparty rating. On Feb. 23, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services placed its ratings on iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE: SFI), including its 'CCC' long-term counterparty credit rating, on CreditWatch with positive implications. The CreditWatch is driven by iStar's announcement that it is in the process of securing a new $3.0 billion senior secured credit facility, which management will use to repay $1.65 billion of secured bank...
Companies mentioned in this report are: iStar Financial Inc.
Action: On CreditWatch:Positive
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