HONG KONG, Nov 21 (Basis Point) - A US$90m seven-year
amortising loan that will take out a US$140m 12-month bridge for
IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) is in the market,
according to sources.
IL&FS Financial Services Ltd is the arranger on the new
deal, which was launched sometime in October. The deal has an
average life of 5.5 years and offers a margin of 500bp over
Banks were invited to join with tickets of US$20-25m for
fees of 100bp. The all-in is 518.18bp.
Two banks have already committed to the transaction, which
has an end-November deadline. ITNL Pte Ltd is the borrower.
Proceeds refinance a US$140m 12-month bridge for ITNL signed
in December last year. The bridge funded ITNL's around US$150m
acquisition of a 49% stake in Chongqing Yu He Expressway Ltd,
which operates a 58km expressway connecting downtown Chongqing
with Hechuan county and has concession rights until June 2032.
IL&FS Financial Services Ltd was also the arranger of the
bridge loan, which paid an all-in of 500bp. Five Indian banks
joined that deal.
ITNL is a wholly owned unit of Indian infrastructure
development firm Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services
(Reporting by Prakash Chakravarti; Editing by Gavin Stafford)