Liberty Media to initiate process to refinance Formula 1 loan

Formula One - InsideSport

Liberty Media Corporation has announced its intentions to launch a process to refinance the $3,302 million first lien term loan of certain subsidiaries of Delta Topco Limited.

Delta Topco currently holds all of its interests in Formula 1, the iconic global motorsports business.

Concurrent with the refinancing, the relevant subsidiaries of Delta Topco Limited intend to repay up to $400 million of the first lien term loan using a combination of excess cash on the balance sheet and loans under the first lien revolving credit facility, subject to obtaining necessary consents and funding of the relevant loans.

The first lien revolving credit facility was undrawn as of December 31, 2017. The contemplated transaction will be net leverage neutral and the refinanced term loan will remain non-recourse to Liberty.