On August 31st 2017, American Glass Products (AGP) closed an US$85 MM Senior Secured Syndicated Loan with the support of Atlantico Capital Partners and Credit Suisse. With the new debt profile, AGP will have more operational flexibility to work with various OEMs and continue to develop innovative products while maintaining its status as one of the most relevant players in the glass industry. With this financial accomplishment AGP is going to be able to repay debts, expand an e-Glass plant in Lima, and fulfill general corporate purposes.
Javier Vásquez-Mejía, AGP’s CFO, commented:
“The new syndicated loan has been structured as a more comprehensive financing package for AGP allowing us to continue growing while enhancing our terms and conditions in tenor and pricing. In this regard, Atlantico Capital’s work has been to set up a competitive environment between the potential lenders granting the best terms and conditions to the company”.
About American Glass Products
AGP is the global leader in state-of-the-art specialty glass production, with advanced laminating, tempering and armoring lines that deliver products adhering to the strictest and highest industry technical specifications. Headquartered in Lima, Peru, AGP’s lines of business include: Bullet Resistant Glass for civil applications (“BRG”), defense transparent solutions for military applications (“Defense”), and complex shapes with ultra-lite compositions, advanced optics and solar control, tailored for Electric Vehicles (“e-Glass”).
AGP is the global leader in the BRG and complex specialty glass for automotive applications markets. AGP was founded in 1965 and as of today has four (4) manufacturing facilities in three (3) different countries and more than 1,800 employees serving clients in over 50 countries.
AGP´s business model comprehends an extensive network of twelve (12) commercial offices spread among Asia, Europe and America, and partners worldwide in Australia, Africa, Asia, and Europe. This structure has allowed AGP to follow its clients, grow its business, and establish relationships with globally recognized automotive OEM companies.
About Atlantico Capital Partners
Atlantico Capital Partners LLC (Atlantico or ACP) is an investment banking boutique that provides M&A, corporate finance and project finance advisory services with a focus in Central America, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Andean Region. Atlantico Capital’s headquarters are located in Miami, with offices in Panama and Madrid, providing a wide array of financial advisory services.