Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning, a leader in global building and construction materials, and Masonite International Corporation, a leading global provider of interior and exterior doors and door systems, announced on Friday (2-9-24) that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Owens Corning will acquire all outstanding shares of Masonite for approximately $3.9 billion.
Owens Corning will acquire all outstanding shares of Masonite for $133.00 per share in cash, representing an approximate 38% premium to Masonite’s closing share price on February 8th and an approximate 46% premium to Masonite’s 20-day volume-weighted average price. The implied transaction value is approximately $3.9 billion, implying a purchase multiple of approximately 8.6x 2023E adjusted EBITDA2 or 6.8x when including synergies of $125 million.
The addition of Masonite’s market-leading doors business creates a new growth platform for Owens Corning, strengthening the company’s position in residential building materials and extending its offering of highly valued products and brands, according to the press release.
Masonite designs, manufactures, and markets doors and door systems, with a vertically integrated manufacturing model serving both repair and remodel and new construction demand. Masonite operates 64 manufacturing and distribution facilities, primarily in North America, and has over 10,000 employees globally.
The transaction will be implemented by way of a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia). The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction. The transaction is expected to close mid-2024, subject to Masonite shareholder approval, regulatory approvals, and other customary closing conditions including the issuance of interim and final orders by the Supreme Court of British Columbia approving the plan of arrangement. The transaction will be financed by cash on hand and committed debt financing of $3 billion provided by Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc.
Following the closing, Masonite will operate as a reportable segment and will maintain Masonite’s brands and a presence in Tampa, Florida.
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