(“Acelity”), a global advanced wound care and regenerative medicine company, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (“KCI”) and KCI USA, Inc. (“KCI USA” and, together with KCI, the “Issuers”), intend, subject to market and other customary conditions, to offer $400 million in aggregate principal amount of first lien senior secured notes due 2021 (the “Notes”) in a private offering.
The Issuers intend to use the net proceeds of the Notes offering (i) to repay all amounts outstanding under Acelity’s Senior Term E-2 Credit Facility due November 4, 2016 (the “Senior Term E-2 Credit Facility”), together with accrued interest, (ii) to pay fees and expenses related to the repayment of the Senior Term E-2 Credit Facility and the Notes offering and (iii) for general corporate purposes.
The offering of the Notes will be made in a private transaction in reliance upon an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), only to “qualified institutional buyers” in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
This press release does not and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Notes and the related note guarantees have not and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States to, or for the benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
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