logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

IMERYS To Acquire AMCOL Int'l. For $1.6 Bln, Incl. Debt - Quick Facts

AMCOL International Corp. (ACO) has reached a definitive merger deal with Imerys S.A., under which AMCOL shareholders would receive $41 per share cash for each AMCOL common share that they own, without interest. The $41 per share consideration represents nearly 19% premium to the volume weighted average closing price of the company's common stock over the last 30 trading days through February 11, 2014. The transaction, worth around $1.6 billion, including AMCOL's debt, represents around 10.3x 2013 EBITDA adjusted to reflect one-time events.

As part of the merger agreement, Imerys would begin a tender offer for 100% of AMCOL's outstanding shares for $41 per share cash. Imerys anticipates to begin the tender offer within 10 business days of the date of the merger agreement. Following the tender offer closure, Imerys' subsidiary would merge with and into AMCOL, with AMCOL continuing as the surviving corporation, and all AMCOL shares not tendered in the offer would be converted into the right to receive $41 per share cash, without interest. The transaction is not subject to any financing condition and it may close in the first half of 2014.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. is serving as exclusive financial advisor to the Company and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is serving as counsel to the Company in connection with the transaction.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
PayPal has agreed to buy Xoom, a digital money transfer provider, for $890 million in cash. Following the announcement, Xoom shares jumped 22 percent in after-hours trade on the Nasdaq. Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc., which is being acquired by rival Dollar Tree Inc., said Wednesday after the markets closed that its third quarter profit fell slightly from last year, due mainly to a higher effective tax rate. The company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, also came in below analysts' expectations. Most of the major automakers, except General Motors Co. (GM), Wednesday reported improved sales results for June, as strong sales of trucks and SUVs continued to help offset weak car sales. Nonetheless, GM's June U.S. sales dropped 3 percent to 259,353 units from 267,461 units last year. The drop...
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT