Dunkin’ Brands Inc. is raising about $2 billion, and Getty Images Inc. has launched a $1.37 billion financing, at least part of which are earmarked to fund dividends to their buyout-firm owners.
Dunkin’ Brands, which is owned by
Proceeds from the notes, the $1.35 billion loan and available cash, are to repay Dunkin’ Brands’s securitized debt and to fund a dividend. It was not clear whether all or part of the remaining $625 million would go to fund the dividend.
Barclays Capital is leading the sale of the $1.35 billion loan, according to Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp. Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands owns Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Bain, Carlyle and THL acquired Dunkin’ Brands in 2006 for $2.4 billion.
A Carlyle spokesman declined comment on how much of the $2 billion was going to a dividend. Officials at THL Partners and Bain also declined comment. Dunkin’ Brands also declined comment.
Getty Images, a portfolio company of
Barclays Capital, JP Morgan, GE Capital, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs lead the deal. Commitments on the term loan B are due October 29.
In 2008, Getty Images issued a $75 million revolver, a $265 million delayed-draw term loan and a $705 million term loan to back its LBO by Hellman & Friedman.
Luisa Beltran writes for peHub, a sister Web site to Buyouts.