Successful placement of USD 500 million new bonds

Paratus Energy Services Ltd. announces that it has successfully completed a private placement of USD 500 million of new five-year senior secured bonds with a coupon rate of 9.5%.

The bond issue attracted strong investor demand and was significantly oversubscribed. The proceeds from the new bond issue will be used towards partial refinancing of the Company’s existing USD 715 million notes. 

“Paratus has successfully completed one of the largest bond issuances seen in the Nordic bond market in the last few years,” said Robert Jensen, Executive Director of Paratus. “We are pleased that we have achieved our goal of refinancing a substantial portion of the USD 715 million 2026 notes well ahead of its maturity. With our significant backlog position, strong margins and the majority of our debt not maturing until 2029, the Company has significantly increased its flexibility to pursue shareholder distributions and growth opportunities.”

Settlement is expected to occur on or about 27 June 2024, subject to customary conditions precedent, and an application will be made for listing of the bonds on the Nordic ABM. 

Arctic Securities, DNB Markets and Pareto Securities acted as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, and ABG Sundal Collier and Fearnley Securities acted as Joint Bookrunners.

Ducera Partners LLC acted as financial advisor and Schjødt acted as legal advisor to Paratus. Thommessen acted as legal advisor to the Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners. 

About Paratus
Paratus Energy Services Ltd. is an investment holding company of a group of leading energy services companies. The Paratus Group is primarily comprised of its ownership of Fontis Energy and a 50/50 JV interest in Seabras. Fontis Energy is an offshore drilling company with a fleet of five high-specification jack-up rigs working under contracts in Mexico. Seabras is a leading subsea services company, with a fleet of six multi-purpose pipe-laying support vessels under contracts in Brazil. In addition, Paratus is the largest shareholder in Archer Ltd, a global oil services company, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.