PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling Holdco, LLC and its subsidiaries ("Liberty" or "the Company") have completed the previously announced refinancing of its existing term loan and exchange offer relating to its 11.0% Second Lien Secured Notes due 2021 ("the Transactions"). The Transactions substantially deleverage the Company's balance sheet, reduce interest expense, extend the maturity of its term loan and notes, and better position the Company to capitalize on attractive organic and inorganic growth opportunities.
As part of the Transactions, Carlyle Strategic Partners IV L.P., an investment fund managed by The Carlyle Group, became the Company's majority equity sponsor and is partnering with Liberty to provide additional strategic resources to support the Company's continued success.
The Transactions were consummated after a successful privately negotiated exchange offer, with holders of 99 percent of the Company's Second Lien Secured Notes and over 85 percent of the Company's common equity participating in the exchange.
"With the Transactions complete, Liberty can further execute on its strategic growth plan while continuing to provide industry-leading service to our valued customers," said Thomas Womble, chief executive officer. "In 2018, we have our sights set on growth and continuing to be the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America."
Ron Carlson, chief financial officer, said: "These completed Transactions not only strengthen Liberty's balance sheet, they also provide flexibility to capitalize on new market opportunities with a focus on growing the business."
About Liberty Tire Recycling
Liberty Tire Recycling is the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America. By recycling more than 146 million tires annually, Liberty Tire reclaims about 1.7 billion pounds of rubber for innovative, eco-friendly products. The recycled rubber produced by Liberty Tire is used as crumb rubber and industrial feedstock for molded products; as tire-derived fuel for industrial kilns, mills and power plants; and as rubber mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. The company maintains a North American network of processing plants, and comprehensive door-to-door collection services. Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information, please visit www.libertytire.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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This press release does not constitute an offer to participate in the exchange offer referred to above, nor shall it constitute an offer to participate in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such an offer under applicable securities or blue sky laws.
SOURCE Liberty Tire Recycling