Wells Fargo Bank announces new US$100 million senior secured asset-based lending revolving credit in favour of the Polynt Group group of companies in connection with their acquisition of CCP Composites

December 1, 2014

Client: Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

On December 1, 2014, the Polynt Group, newly acquired CCP Composites, and certain of their subsidiaries (collectively the “Polynt/CCP Group”), entered into senior secured U.S. Canadian,. UK and Australian asset-based revolving credit facilities in the aggregate principal amount of US$100 million. The global facility is agented by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

In addition to the ABL facility, the Polynt/CCP Group closed on, simultaneously, a second-lien term loan agented by Garrison Loan Agency Services LLC in the principal amount of US$60 million.

The financings occurred contemporaneously with the acquisition by the Polynt Group (Bergamo, Italy), a producer of polymer intermediates and specialties, and an Investindustrial (Luxembourg) portfolio company, through its subsidiary, PCCR USA (Carpentersville, Ill., USA), of CCP Composites (N. Kansas City, Mo., USA) and its global group of companies, from TOTAL S.A., the French integrated oil and gas company.

Polynt Group specializes in the production of intermediate polymers and specialties. The group has 1,500 employees located in 13 production sites located in Europe, the USA and China. The unsaturated polyester resins sector is its largest area for potential growth. PCCR Inc. is also the exclusive agent on behalf of the Polynt Group in NAFTA, for the import and distribution of intermediate plasticizers and specialty additives.

Norton Rose Fulbright represented Wells Fargo in Canada, the UK and Australia with a team consisting of: David Amato, Barry Segal (Tax), Matthew Lippa, Amanda Fortuna and Melanie Dupuis-Giuliani  (Canada); Michael Black, Alex Dunn and Annie Birch (UK); and Chris Redden, Jenida Satem and Tim Mornane (Australia).