HOUSTON, May 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orion Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ORN) (the “Company”), a leading specialty construction company, today announced the closing of a new 3-year $103 million senior secured asset based credit facility with White Oak ABL, LLC and White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC, which are the asset based lending affiliates of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC, (collectively, “White Oak”). This credit facility has replaced the Company’s $42.5 million revolver with Regions Bank and other lenders. At the same time, the Company entered into a $13 million sale-leaseback of certain concrete segment equipment with Gordon Brothers (the “Sale-Leaseback”).
The new credit facility includes a $65 million asset based revolving credit facility (the “Revolver”) and a $38 million fixed asset term loan (the “Term Loan”). The Revolver will initially bear interest at a rate of the 30-day SOFR plus 5.5% and the Term Loan at a rate of the 30-day SOFR plus 8.0%, subject to a SOFR floor of 4.0%. At closing, the Company made an initial Revolver draw of $9.5 million. Borrowings from the facility will primarily be used to refinance existing debt as well as for other general corporate and working capital purposes. The Sale-Leaseback includes equipment on lease schedules of 24-months and 36-months.
“This new credit facility and $13 million Sale-Leaseback provide increased financial flexibility and additional capital to take advantage of our growth opportunities. We are now well positioned to execute our strategic plan and deliver improved financial results to our stakeholders,” said Travis Boone, Orion’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “White Oak has been a collaborative partner and we appreciate their support and strong vote of confidence.”
Tom Otte, Head of White Oak ABL, LLC added, “We are very impressed with Orion’s new management and their strategy to unlock the embedded value of the company. Orion’s recent major wins like the Pearl Harbor project for the Navy strengthened our conviction that White Oak is the right financing partner to help Orion fulfill its growth potential.”