Sprint uses leased equipment to raise USD 2.2 bln

Thursday 7 April 2016 | 09:36 CET | News
Sprint has signed an agreement with Network LeaseCo for the sale and leaseback of some of its network assets. The deal involves Sprint using the leased-back assets as collateral to raise USD 2.2 billion in borrowing from parent company SoftBank and other external investors. The assets, which consist mainly of mobile tower equipment, have a book value of approximately USD 3 billion. The operation will bring down the company's cost of capital to the mid-single digits. The carrier will pay back the proceeds in staggered payments through January 2018. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Softbank / Sprint
Countries: United States
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