Thrivemore (September 2023)

HJ Sims began discussions with Thrivemore’s existing lender, First Citizens, early in the documentation process to provide funding for the acquisition. Coincidentally, they were also the existing lender for Ardenwoods, which allowed the bank to quickly get up to speed. HJ Sims worked with First Citizens to set up several financing structures that accounted for the potential of the sale occurring after the acquisition. Ultimately, Thrivemore and First Citizens agreed to a one-year taxable bridge loan that would fund the acquisition and provide working capital. The loan is anticipated to be repaid with permanent debt as part of an expansion financing for Thrivemore’s Taylor Glen campus.

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Market Commentary: Oxygen

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On Capitol Hill, yeoman’s work is needed to achieve consensus on the thorniest of issues, the legislative product of the most contentious of negotiations. This week, the whips on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress are hard at work trying to rapidly round up votes for a bill that will suspend the debt limit, set some new federal spending guidelines, and address other issues that have, for various reasons, suddenly fallen under the umbrella of extreme urgency. It is not unlike the annual effort to enact a budget framework and then an omnibus spending bill. The whole process is described as being like trying to put socks on an octopus.

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