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Gymboree to raise $1.47 billion of debt for Bain leveraged buyout


San Francisco A report released late Monday said that Gymboree Corp., which is being taken private by Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital LLC, is seeking $1.47 billion of loans to pay for its leveraged buyout.

According to a Bloomberg report, Credit Suisse Group AG and Morgan Stanley agreed to provide a $720 million term loan maturing in seven years and a one-year, $520 million senior unsecured bridge facility with an increasing interest rate. Bank of America Corp. is arranging a $225 million asset-based revolving credit line due in five years as part of the financing package.

Bain agreed to purchase the retailer for $65.40 a share, paying a 57% premium I what is the biggest retail-apparel leveraged buyout in three years, according to Bloomberg.

Bain will fund about 70% of the $1.8 billion acquisition with debt.

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