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Hologic Launches $1B Senior Notes Offering

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Hologic said today that it has launched a $1 billion private offering of senior notes due 2022.

The Bedford, Massachusetts-based firm said that it plans to use the proceeds, along with available cash, to redeem its outstanding 6.25 percent senior notes due 2020 in the aggregate principal amount of $1 billion.

It said it will redeem the 2020 notes on Aug. 1, 2015 for an aggregate redemption price of $1.03125 billion. Hologic also said it will make a final interest payment in the amount of $31.25 million for interest accrued to Aug. 1, 2015 to holders of record of the 2020 notes as of July 15, 2015.   

Since the notes are not being registered under the Securities Act of 1933, the notes are not being offering or sold in the US. They will be offered to qualified institutional investors, Hologic said.

The senior notes offering comes a few weeks after Hologic entered into a five-year secured credit agreement, consisting of a $1.5 billion senior term loan and a $1 billion revolving credit facility.