Represented a Nonprofit in its Acquisition of Multiple Properties
We represented American Eagle LifeCare Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that previously owned and operated several senior living facilities, in connection with the acquisition of 17 facilities in eight states. The acquisition was financed from the proceeds of several series of tax-exempt and taxable bonds issued by the Capital Trust Agency, a Florida issuer with the authority to issue bonds to finance projects in multiple jurisdictions. The acquisition presented numerous complicated issues that needed to be addressed, including regulatory, real estate, and business negotiation matters, along with the complexity of completing the acquisition across eight jurisdictions. The financing itself was highly-structured and sophisticated, comprising of 18 borrowing entities organized as an obligated group under a master trust indenture. The acquisition was the largest transaction completed by this client and positions American Eagle LifeCare Corporation to be a significant provider of senior living services in the future.
Tax-Exempt Healthcare Financing for Community Hospital Accomplishes Saving and Plows More Money Back into Healthcare Mission
$20.9 million bonds for National Church Residences Flexible Bond Program
We served as bond counsel for National Church Residences, an Ohio nonprofit corporation that specializes in the development, construction and management of affordable and market rate housing for seniors in its 330+ facilities located in 28 states and Puerto Rico. In these transactions, we worked with our client - and its special purpose financial advisor - to create a flexible bond program. This allows separate series of bonds to be issued by the Public Finance Authority, a multi-jurisdictional issuer, for the benefit of various affiliates of our client.
These affiliates can then finance the acquisition and/or capital construction projects at facilities located in Florida or other states. One bond, for the Water’s Edge at Lake Wales Project was $4.9 million while the other bond was $16 million for the Water’s Edge of Bradenton Phase II Project.
One of the unique aspects of these transactions is that tax-exempt or taxable bonds for the benefit of different borrower-affiliates may be issued under a common master bond indenture, which allows for bonds of each series to be issued relatively quickly and efficiently for the benefit of our client and its affiliates. This enables our client to coordinate their capital needs with their acquisition and/or construction schedules.