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Berry Global Group Inc. -- Moody's confirms Berry's Ba3 CFR, concludes review, rates acquisition financing; outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") confirmed the Ba3 Corporate Family Rating and Ba3-PD Probability of Default Rating of Berry Global Group Inc. Moody's also confirmed all other existing instrument ratings of Berry Global Inc. Moody's assigned a Ba2 rating to the proposed $2.7 billion USD first lien term loan of Berry Global Inc., a Ba2 rating to the proposed Euro equivalent of $1.5 billion first lien term loan of Berry Global Inc., a Ba2 rating to the proposed $2 billion USD first lien senior secured notes of Berry Global Inc. and a B2 rating to the proposed $1 billion USD second lien senior secured notes of Berry Global Inc. Moody's also affirmed the Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating of SGL-2 of Berry Global Group Inc. The outlook is stable. The proceeds will be used to acquire RPC Group PLC (Baa3, Rating Under Review for Downgrade) in an all debt financed transaction valued at approximately $6.5 billion, which includes $4.4 billion for the purchase of RPC's equity, transaction expenses of $0.3 billion and roughly $1.8 billion of balance sheet debt (which will be refinanced as part of this transaction).