Debt Refinancing

Technology & Services
Debt Refinancing


Robert W. Baird & Co. served as the exclusive financial advisor to School Specialty, Inc.


School Specialty, Inc. (“School Specialty” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SCHS) recently announced the refinancing of the Company’s existing credit facility with two new separate agreements. The new multi-year agreements consist of a secured $200 million asset-based credit agreement with a group co-led by affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company and GE Capital, and a separate secured $70 million credit agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc.

School Specialty is a leading education company that provides innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to help educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn. The Company designs, develops and provides preK-12 educators with the latest and very best curriculum, supplemental learning resources and school supplies. Working in collaboration with educators, School Specialty reaches beyond the scope of textbooks to help teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators ensure that every student reaches his or her full potential.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Andrew Snow (312) 609-4972
Howard Lanser (312) 609-5478
Chris McMahon (312) 609-4983
Technology & Services
Debt Refinancing
May 2012
School Specialty, Inc.
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America