RadioShack lines up $285 million in bankruptcy financing

Fri Feb 6, 2015 11:57am EST
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By Jonathan Schwarzberg

NEW YORK (Reuters) - RadioShack Corp RSHC.PK will use a $285 million debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from DW Partners LP, a credit-focused fund manager, to back its operation during Chapter 11, according to a company statement.

The troubled electronics retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday saddled with $1.38 billion in debt, according to court documents.

RadioShack said it has $1.2 billion of assets, according to the same documents.

The DIP financing includes a $15 million subfacility for new letters of credit. It also rolls up the company's prepetition revolver and first-in, last-out facility. It has $20 million of incremental borrowing capacity.

RadioShack's prepetition debt includes a $535 million credit facility due in 2018 with approximately $250 million outstanding.

Radio Shack originally lined up the 2018 credit agreement with a $535 million asset-based revolver, also provided by DW Partners, and a $50 million asset-based term loan in December 2013 with a lenders group led by GE Capital. According to court documents, the lenders sold their interests to Standard General LP on October 3, 2014.

At that time, the credit agreement was amended, splitting the $535 million revolver into a $275 million term loan, a $120 million letter of credit facility and a $140 million revolving facility. Cantor Fitzgerald served as the administrative agent.

This credit agreement is secured by a first-priority lien on the current assets and second-priority lien on the fixed assets, intellectual property and equity interests of subsidiaries.   Continued...

A sign for a RadioShack store is seen in the Brighton Beach section of New York, in this file photo taken March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files