CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global professional services firm Huron (NASDAQ: HURN) today announced it has amended its senior secured credit facility.
Among other items, the amended credit facility:
- Extends the maturity date from March 31, 2020 to March 23, 2023.
- Increases the maximum permitted consolidated leverage ratio (as defined in the amended credit facility) throughout the term.
- Increases the allowable aggregate amount of increases to the revolving line of credit or new or additional term loans from $100 million to $150 million.
- Increases the base amount of allowable restricted payments when the consolidated leverage ratio is greater than 3.00 to 1.0 from $50 million to $75 million.
- Makes certain changes to the definition of consolidated EBITDA.
“The amended credit facility provides us with the capacity and flexibility to support our new vision and enterprise strategy, which we believe will deliver sustainable organic revenue growth over time,” said John D. Kelly, chief financial officer of Huron. “We are thrilled to have the continued support for our company and our strategic direction from our syndicate of lenders and are pleased to continue our strong relationships with Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.”
Additional detail regarding the amended credit facility will be included in Huron’s forthcoming Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 8-K will be available on Huron’s website at http://ir.huronconsultinggroup.com when filed.
Huron is a global professional services firm committed to achieving sustainable results in partnership with its clients. The company brings depth of expertise in strategy, technology, operations, advisory services and analytics to drive lasting and measurable results in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences and commercial sectors. Through focus, passion and collaboration, Huron provides guidance to support organizations as they contend with the change transforming their industries and businesses. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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