iStar Financial is launching a refinancing of its USD1.82bn senior secured credit facility.
The current outstanding amount of the facility is approximately USD1.71bn as a result of approximately USD108m of repayments on the underlying collateral.
Under the proposed refinancing, all of the terms of the existing credit facility would remain the same, except that the pricing terms would be changed to reflect more favourable current market pricing and the call protection period for lenders would be extended from 15 October 2013 to 31 December 2013.
In connection with the refinancing, the company would pay lenders a prepayment fee of 1.0 per cent of the outstanding facility amount.
The proposed refinancing is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance that it will be completed.
JP Morgan is acting as lead left bookrunner and JP Morgan, Barclays and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners.