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SIGNIFICANT EQUITY INVESTMENT BY ONTARIO TEACHERS’ AND NEW $550 MILLION SYNDICATED CREDIT FACILITY COMPRISED OF $400 MILLION REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY PLUS $150 MILLION ACCORDION
February 11, 2021 (Los Angeles, CA) – Anthem Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, today announced that the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board has increased their equity investment in order to facilitate the business's strategy for continued growth. In addition, the company announced that it has successfully completed a new revolving credit facility of $400 million plus a $150 million accordion.
Helen Murphy, CEO of Anthem Entertainment, commented “I am grateful to Ontario Teachers’ for their confidence in our strategy and for their continued support. Over the past few years, we have successfully expanded through a strong combination of organic growth and acquisitions, enabling us to further diversify our service offerings and repertoire base, making us more attractive to artists, songwriters, composers, and content producers. We believe that with this additional equity investment and our new credit facility we are well positioned to make the most of opportunities across our music publishing, recorded music, production music, and film and television services businesses. We are also thankful to the banks in our syndicate, many of whom have been long time supporters of Anthem Entertainment throughout our 17-year history.”
Truist Securities served as Left Lead Arranger of the facility, Fifth Third Bank acted as Joint Lead Arranger, Union Bank acted as Syndication Agent and Regions Bank acted as Documentation Agent. Other banks in the facility include Bank of America, Bank Hapoalim, CIT Bank, First Horizon Bank, HSBC Bank, Pacific Premier Bank, Pinnacle Bank and Scotiabank.
In connection with the facility, Anthem Entertainment was represented by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York and London, and Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto. The banks were represented by Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, and Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto.
About Anthem Entertainment
Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a leading independent film and television services company. We support artists, create content, and provide entertainment services around the world. As technology and entertainment evolves, we work hard to create and maximize opportunities for our talent and our clients. Our difference: an approach that combines the resources, power and reach of a major with the agility, entrepreneurism and soul of an indie. Anthem Entertainment operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville, and Toronto.
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