MELBOURNE Nov 26 Accounting software firm MYOB,
the sole Australian investment of U.S. private equity firm Bain
Capital, said on Monday it plans to offer A$125 million ($131
million) in five-year subordinated notes to help pay down debt
and pay a return to its owner.
MYOB said in a statement the proceeds would partly repay
senior debt used to finance the buyout of the firm, as well as
make a return of capital to Bain.
Bain bought MYOB last year for about A$1.3 billion from
Australian private equity firm Archer Capital.
Private equity firms have been forced to refinance debt for
many businesses because sale options are reduced with the
Australian IPO market virtually closed and merger appetite weak.
MYOB said its advisers were Deutsche Bank, Morgan
Stanley and UBS for the notes issue. The notes
will be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.