OAKVILLE, ONTARIO – October 1, 2018 – Spark Power Group Inc. (TSX: SPG, SPG.WT), parent company to Spark Power Corp. (“Spark Power” or the “Company”), a leading independent electrical power services and solutions company, today announced the details of its $90 million secured debt facilities with the Bank of Montreal. The funding package includes a $44.0 million Committed Term Debt Facility, a $25.0 million Acquisition Facility, a $20.0 million Revolving Line of Credit Facility and a Credit Card Facility, (together, the “Facilities”). The Facilities replaced and consolidated the Company’s previous credit facilities under a single lender.
The Term Debt Facility was used to repay all of Spark Power’s existing long-term debt and a significant portion of its promissory notes that arose through previous business acquisitions. The Acquisition Facility is available to fund future acquisitions and the Revolving Line of Credit Facility will support the working capital needs of Spark Power, including growth working capital as the Company scales organically. The Acquisition Facility is undrawn and there is significant capacity on the Revolving Line of Credit to meet the growing working capital needs of the business.
“We have secured an enhanced funding solution that consolidates our debt under a single lender, at more favourable rates than our previous arrangement offered,” said Jason Sparaga, co-founder and co-CEO, Spark Power Corp. “These new facilities will offer us improved financial flexibility as we execute on our dual-pronged growth strategy, particularly as we target complementary tuck-in acquisitions and work to drive organic growth.”
About Spark Power Corp.
Spark Power is a leading independent electrical power services and solutions company serving more than 6,500 industrial, commercial, institutional, renewable and agricultural customers, as well as utility markets including municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals across North America. For more information, visit us at www.sparkpower.ca.
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