syncreon Successfully Completes Recapitalization; Reduces Funded Debt and Secures Approximately $250 Million in New Capital
Auburn Hills, Michigan – October 1, 2019 – syncreon Group B.V. (together with its subsidiaries, “syncreon” or the “Company”) announced that effective today the Company has successfully completed its recapitalization, through which syncreon substantially reduced its debt balance, reduced its annual interest expense thereby improving free cash flow, and increased its liquidity through a new approximately $250 million new capital raise.
Brian Enright, syncreon’s Chief Executive Officer, said “Today marks the completion of a recapitalization that positions the Company for long-term success.” Enright continued, “With this new foundation and financial flexibility, we expect to continue to grow, strengthen our business, and provide our customers and partners with the first-class service that is the bedrock of our Company. syncreon is thankful for the continued support of our many stakeholders, especially our customers and employees worldwide. Their support has been integral to the successful outcome of this process.”
PJT Partners LP served as investment banker and AlixPartners, LLP served as financial advisor to the Company in connection with the transaction. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP served as legal counsel to the Company.
About the Company
syncreon is the leading specialized contract logistics company consistently recognized for its operational excellence, and customer integration. With locations worldwide, syncreon optimizes its customers’ supply chains, providing tailored, innovative, and scalable solutions which reduce costs and improve performance.
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