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Macquarie Infrastructure Company LLC (MIC - Snapshot Report) recently announced a secondary offering of 6.15 million shares at $58.50 each to raise cash and increase its liquidity. The company will also grant the underwriters an option to purchase an additional 507,375 shares to cover any over-allotments.

The equity offer includes approximately 3.4 million shares from the company and 2.8 million shares from Macquarie Infrastructure Management (USA) Inc., its external Manager. BofA Merrill Lynch, the investment banking and wealth management division of Bank of America Corporation (BAC - Analyst Report); Wells Fargo Securities, the investment banking division of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC - Analyst Report); Barclays PLC (BCS - Analyst Report), a global financial services company; and Macquarie Capital are acting as joint book-running managers for the public offering.

Macquarie Infrastructure expects to utilize the net proceeds from the equity offer to repay its debt. The company expects to fully repay the existing long-term debt of its Atlantic Aviation subsidiary with the proceeds from the offering, available cash on hand and drawings under a proposed $465.0 million debt facility.

Macquarie Infrastructure owns and operates a diversified group of infrastructure businesses that provide basic services to various customers in the United States. The company owns a gas processing and distribution business titled Hawaii Gas, and has a controlling interest in a District Energy business in Chicago. In addition, Macquarie Infrastructure owns a 50% stake in a bulk liquid storage terminal business called International-Matex Tank Terminals.

At the same time, Macquarie Infrastructure also owns and operates an airport services business called Atlantic Aviation, and two solar power generation facilities, collectively known as MIC Solar. Macquarie Infrastructure presently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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