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Concorde Capital Research: Interpipe launches restructuring of its debt

August 16, 2019
Ukraine’s largest pipe producer Interpipe (INPIP) has launched the restructuring of its debt, according to documents filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 15. The company commenced consent solicitation on Aug. 14 with a deadline of 10 a.m. London time on Aug. 27, on which date it will announce the results.

Within the solicitation, the company offers the holders of its existing notes, per USD 1,000 of the notional existing note amount, the combination of the following considerations: (a) USD 410.53 in new notes; (b) about USD 108 in restructuring fees, according to Concorde Capital preliminary estimates; and (c) a 0.0041 share of a so-called performance security.

The nominal value of the new notes and the number of performance securities issued for the benefit of holders of the existing notes will be USD 82.1 mln and 821, respectively, so that holders of USD 1,000 of new notes will receive a 0.01 share of a performance security.

The new notes will bear 10.25% interest and will mature on Dec. 31, 2024, with USD 150 mln to be redeemed on Dec. 31, 2023.

The performance securities will pay owners the larger of (a) 15% of Interpipe’s adjusted EBITDA and (b) 22.5% of its so-called adjusted cashflow (essentially net operating cash flow before interest less CapEx) during years 1 to 4. The EBITDA/cashflow percentages increase to 20% and 27.5% for years 5 to 7, and to 25% and 33% for years 8 to 10.

The total notional amount of the new notes and the total number of performance securities, to be issued to the holders of existing notes and to other creditors, will be determined after Sept. 6. The effective record date for Noteholders to receive the Restructuring Fee is expected to be Sept. 12, and the fees are expected to be paid on Sept. 19.

Dmytro Khoroshun: The parameters of the restructuring deal that concern the holders of the existing notes are roughly in line with what was reported previously.

One difference from what we expected from reports in the media is that the part of the restructuring fee that corresponds to interest accrued from February 2018 is calculated on the notional amount of the new notes rather than the notional amount of the existing notes.

We plan to describe Interpipe’s offer in further detail in an upcoming note.
  • Status
    redeemed
  • Country of risk
    Ukraine
  • Redemption (put/call option)
    *** (***)
  • Amount
    200,000,000 USD
  • М/S&P/F
    — / — / —
Company — Interpipe Limited
  • Full name
    Interpipe Limited
  • Industry
    Ferrous metals