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Sabre Announces Successful Completion of Previously Announced Private Financing and Settlement of Cash Tender to Strengthen Balance Sheet and Improve Free Cash Flow

06/13/2023
  • Completes upsized financing from lenders led by affiliates of Centerbridge Partners, L.P. ("Centerbridge") for $700 million new senior secured credit facility
  • Settles tender offer by purchasing for cash $670 million in principal amount of 9.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2025
  • Transaction refinances significant portion of 2025 maturities and improves free cash flow generation via PIK interest toggle on the new senior secured credit facility

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, June 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, announced today the successful completion of a $700M private financing led by Centerbridge and other high quality institutional investors, and the corresponding early tender settlement by purchasing $670 million in principal amount of the 9.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a cash tender offer.  The transaction enables the company to strengthen its balance sheet by refinancing and extending a significant portion of its capital structure's 2025 maturities and provides financial flexibility and improved free cash flow via a payment-in-kind (PIK) interest toggle through 2025.

Mike Randolfi, Chief Financial Officer of Sabre, said, "We are pleased to complete this financing that provides Sabre with additional flexibility to meet our financial objectives and continue pursuing our focus on driving innovation, enhancing Sabre's value to our customers and aligning resources toward our growth initiatives."

"We are pleased to be a capital partner to Sabre, helping to strengthen its balance sheet by refinancing a significant portion of its nearest-dated maturity," said Gavin Baiera, Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge."  Simon Brookim, Managing Director at Centerbridge, added, "We are excited about this unique capital partnership in a premier global technology platform in travel."

Perella Weinberg Partners LP acted as financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP acted as legal counsel to Sabre on the transaction. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Allen & Overy LLP acted as legal counsel to Centerbridge.

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About Sabre

Sabre Corporation is a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, serving a wide range of travel companies including airlines, hoteliers, travel agencies and other suppliers. The company provides retailing, distribution and fulfilment solutions that help its customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue and offer personalized traveler experiences. Through its leading travel marketplace, Sabre connects travel suppliers with buyers from around the globe. Sabre's technology platform manages more than $260B worth of global travel spend annually. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

About Centerbridge

Centerbridge Partners, L.P. is a private investment management firm employing a flexible approach across investment disciplines — Private Equity, Private Credit and Real Estate — in an effort to develop the most attractive opportunities for our investors.  The Firm was founded in 2005 and as of March 31, 2023 has approximately $36 billion in capital under management with offices in New York and London.  Centerbridge is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams across targeted industry sectors and geographies. For more information, please visit www.centerbridge.com.

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