RECENT RELEASESHarvest Partners Divests Associated Materials
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIOOct 13, 2010
Harvest Partners and Investcorp today announced that they have completed the sale of Associated Materials, LLC to affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion.
Associated Materials is a leading manufacturer of exterior residential building products, which are distributed through company-owned distribution centers and independent distributors across North America. The Company produces a broad range of vinyl windows, vinyl siding, aluminum trim coil, aluminum and steel siding and accessories, as well as vinyl fencing and railing.
“We are excited to be partnering with Hellman & Friedman,” said Tom Chieffe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Materials. “The Hellman & Friedman team has an impressive track record, understands our business and shares our vision for the future of the Company. We look forward to working closely with them to pursue our strategic objectives and continue our strong customer focus.”
“With its vertically integrated distribution model and innovative product lines, Associated Materials is uniquely positioned to serve exterior contractors in the remodeling and new construction markets,” said Erik Ragatz, Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman. “The Company’s outstanding culture and singular focus on helping contractors grow their businesses has resulted in deep customer relationships. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Tom and the rest of the management team at Associated Materials.”
Lars Haegg, Managing Director at Investcorp, and Ira Kleinman, Senior Managing Director of Harvest Partners said “We are proud to have been part of Associated Materials’ successful history. The Company is run by an excellent management team which has consistently delivered superior products and services to its customers. We are confident Hellman & Friedman will be an ideal partner in the next stage of the Company’s development.”
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and affiliates and UBS Investment Bank have provided commitments to finance the transaction. UBS Investment Bank is acting as financial advisor to Hellman & Friedman and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as legal advisor. Deutsche Bank and Barclays Capital are acting as financial advisors to Associated Materials and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is acting as legal advisor.