Orange County Business Journal

Powerwave Gets $50M Line of Credit

Jane Yu Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shares of Santa Ana-based Powerwave Technologies Inc. shot up more than 64% during morning trading on news of the company’s new credit agreement.

Powerwave has secured a new $50 million credit line with P-Wave Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Gores Group.

Powerwave designs and manufactures wireless communication equipment, including cellular base station products.

The deal provides $35 million to Powerwave, with an agreement for an additional $15 million if Powerwave meets certain requirements. The credit agreement also allows Powerwave to request an additional $100 million.

P-Wave Holdings got warrants to buy 2.6 million shares of Powerwave stock.