Zayo Reports Financial Results for the Third Fiscal Quarter
BOULDER, CO — Zayo Group Holdings has announced results for the three months ending March 31, 2019. Third quarter net income increased by $4.5 million over the previous quarter. Basic and diluted net income per share during the third fiscal quarter was $0.15. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, capital expenditures were $206.4 million. As of March 31, 2019, the Company had $179.7 million of cash and $271.5 million available under its revolving credit facility.
Revolving Credit Facility Borrowings
On April 3, 2019, Zayo Group, LLC and Zayo Capital (the “Borrowers”) entered into Extension Amendment No. 1 to the Credit Agreement (the “Extension Amendment”) with respect to the Revolver. Under the terms of the Extension Amendment, the maturity date of the revolving credit facility was extended from April 17, 2020 to the earliest of (i) April 17, 2023, (ii) six months prior to the maturity date of the Borrowers’ $500.0 million term loan tranche, which matures on January 19, 2021, subject to the refinancing thereof with debt having a maturity date no earlier than April 17, 2023 or repayment in full, and (iii) six months prior to the maturity date of the Borrower’s 6.00% senior unsecured notes, which mature on April 1, 2023, subject to the refinancing thereof with debt having a maturity date no earlier than April 17, 2023 or repayment in full. No other terms of the Credit Agreement were amended.
Significant Merger Development
On May 8, 2019, the Company, Front Range TopCo, Inc. (“Parent”), a Delaware corporation and Front Range BidCo, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) to be acquired by a consortium of private equity firms including Digital Colony Partners, LP, EQT Fund Manager S.à r.l. and Devonshire Investors (Delaware) LLC (the “Consortium”). Upon the close of the Merger (defined below), the Company will operate as a privately-held company. Parent and Merger Sub were formed by the Consortium.
The Merger Agreement provides that, among other things and upon the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, (i) Merger Sub will be merged with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company surviving and continuing as the surviving corporation in the Merger and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, and (ii) at the effective time of the Merger, each outstanding share of common stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”) (other than Common Stock owned by Parent, Merger Sub or any wholly owned subsidiary of Parent or Merger Sub or held in the treasury of the Company, all of which shall be canceled without any consideration being exchanged therefor or shares of Company Common Stock held by holders who have made a valid demand for appraisal in accordance with Section 262 of the Delaware General Corporation Law) will be converted into the right to receive an amount equal to $35.00 per share in cash (the “Merger Consideration”).
The closing of the Merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including (i) the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the holders of not less than a majority of the outstanding shares of Company Common Stock, (ii) the receipt of specified required regulatory approvals, (iii) the absence of any law or order enjoining or prohibiting the Merger or making it illegal, (iv) the accuracy of the representations and warranties contained in the Merger Agreement (subject to “material adverse effect” and materiality qualifications) and (v) compliance with covenants in the Merger Agreement in all material respects. The closing of the Merger is not subject to a financing condition. The Merger is expected to close in the first half of 2020.
About Zayo: Zayo Group Holdings provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 130,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 51 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.