Portfolio UpdateSource: RNS
Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income Plc
London, UK 21 April 2021: Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income Plc ("RCOI" or the "Company") has announced it has originated one new investment:
§ Imperium3 New York, Inc - RCOI participated in a $63.0 million first lien delayed-draw term loan to a lithium-ion battery company that will commercialize high performing lithium-ion batteries by developing a large-scale manufacturing facility in Endicott, NY. In addition to having a first lien on the manufacturing assets, the credit facility is supported by two parent guarantors: Charge CCCV ("C4V"), which is a research and development company based in Binghamton, New York with patented discoveries in battery composition, and Magnis Energy Technologies Limited ("Magnis") [ASX: MNS]. Once producing at scale, the company will be the first U.S. battery cell supplier not captive to an original equipment manufacturer and supply various underserved industrial end-markets.
Riverstone Credit Partners L.P. ("RCP") originated and structured the investment. At closing on 16 April 2021, $6.8 million was committed by RCOI and $5.4 million was drawn at closing. The first lien term loan has a maturity of April 2025 and an estimated all-in yield to maturity of 22.8% for RCOI on a fully-drawn basis. The yield is made up of upfront fees, a drawn coupon and exit fees that are higher than the average in the rest of the portfolio. The deal marks the second investment in a rapidly growing pipeline of energy transition and de-carbonization investments.
About Riverstone Credit Opportunities Income Plc:
RCOI seeks to generate consistent Shareholder returns predominantly in the form of income distributions, principally by making senior secured loans to small and middle-market energy companies, which span conventional energy as well as low carbon and renewable sources. The investment strategy is predicated on asset-based lending, with conservative loan-to-value ratios and structural protective features to mitigate risk. The Company will invest broadly across energy subsectors globally, with a primary focus on infrastructure businesses and going forward those with de-carbonization strategies in North America. RCOI intends to create a diversified portfolio across various energy subsectors, commodity exposures, technologies and end-markets to provide natural synergies that aim to enhance the overall stability of the portfolio.
For further details, see https://www.riverstonecoi.com/.
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