Memory Care Ground Breaking

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of the $34,935,000 Series 2016, tax-exempt, fixed-rate financing for Canterbury Health Care, Inc., a new client to Ziegler.

Canterbury Health Care, Inc. (the Corporation) was incorporated in 1991 as a Michigan not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of providing healthcare, housing and related services to the elderly. The Corporation currently owns and operates a 255-unit rental continuing care retirement community in Waterford, Michigan (which is approximately 40 miles from Detroit), known as Canterbury-on-the-Lake (COTL). Since 1995, COTL’s day-to-day operations have been managed by LCS. Currently, COTL is comprised of 75 independent living apartments, 40 assisted living units and 140 skilled nursing beds.

In 2015, COTL’s Board authorized implementation of a Repositioning Plan that was conceived and will be implemented by Greenbrier Development. The Repositioning Plan consists of plans to construct and equip a new 24,500 square foot, single-story, 32-bed licensed assisted living memory care facility, construct a new enclosed two-story corridor structure connecting the new assisted living memory care building to the existing community center building, as well as renovate and resize the existing skilled-nursing facility to convert 24 semi-private beds into 12 private bed units, which results in a reduction of nursing beds (the Project).

To avoid paying prevailing wage labor for construction costs resulting in more than $1 million in savings, COTL elected to issue the Series 2016 Bonds in three different series: (1) Michigan Strategic Fund in the amount of $14,700,000 (tax-exempt) for which proceeds will pay project costs, fund a debt service reserve fund and pay the cost of issuance; (2) Waterford Township Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $19,075,000 (tax-exempt) for which proceeds will refund outstanding bank loan, fund a debt service reserve fund and pay costs of issuance and; (3) Waterford Township Economic Development Corporation in the amount of $1,160,000 (federally taxable) for which proceeds will pay a portion of the costs to terminate the swap, fund a debt service reserve fund and pay costs of issuance.

The new money and refunding components are amortized together to form level debt service. The MSF Series 2016 Bonds and the EDC Series 2016A Bonds amortize over 35 years until 2051. The EDC Series 2016B Taxable Bonds have a final maturity in 2020. The arbitrage yield on The Series 2016 Bonds is 5.008%.

Rochelle Rothwell, Chief Executive Officer, Canterbury-on-the-Lake, stated, “Both Canterbury and LCS appreciate having Ziegler as our partner in this transaction and look forward to continuing our relationship. This repositioning project will expand and enhance the campus in a way that allows for Canterbury to care for our residents throughout their lives.” Cole Gray, Executive Vice President, Greenbrier Development, added, “Canterbury experienced challenges with its previous lender which jeopardized their ability to finance the repositioning project. Ziegler was engaged at that point to help Canterbury formulate a financing solution to allow for implementation of its repositioning plans. Zeigler quickly and successfully created a finance plan that set Canterbury on the path to success. The Ziegler team worked hard to devise answers to several challenging situations and was able to close the bond financing and obtain a favorable cost of capital within less than four months of being introduced to Canterbury.”

Brandon Powell, Director in Ziegler’s senior living practice, stated, “We are honored to serve as the Underwriter to Canterbury-on-the-Lake and work with LCS and Greenbrier for this important project financing. It was truly a team effort.”

Ziegler is one of the nation's leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication.

For further information on the structure and use of this issue, please see the Official Statement located on the Electronic Municipal Market Access system's Document Archive.

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About Ziegler:
The Ziegler Companies, Inc., together with its affiliates (Ziegler), is a privately held, specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion, and education, as well as general municipal and structured finance. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler provides its clients with capital raising, corporate finance, FHA/HUD, strategic advisory services and research. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

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