The refinancing plan from GSO calls for a Hovnanian affiliate to buy back a $26 million piece of the company’s 8 percent 2019 bonds, while most of the remaining notes are being replaced with new debt. A condition on the new notes prevents the company affiliate from paying interest on the bonds it holds prior to maturity. Failure to pay interest at that time could be construed as a default event that triggers credit-default swaps.
Hedge fund Solus Alternative Asset Management sued homebuilder Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. and Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital Partners, accusing them of manipulating the market on insurance tied to Hovnanian’s debt. According to Solus, GSO was close to suffering “massive” losses after betting that Hovnanian would default on its debt. The only way for GSO to avoid the losses was if the homebuilder defaulted on existing debt and issued a certain type of new debt, Solus claimed.
“When we did not succeed in getting the entirety of the outstanding loan extended and refinanced in the beginning of the summer, we decided we needed more than a conventional banker,” Stern said. “They certainly had a leg up because they’re owned by one of our sponsors but we went out and interviewed several alternatives.”
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Selecting a term
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