HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) ("Beacon" or the "Company"),
the largest publicly traded distributor of roofing and complementary
building products in the United States and Canada, announced today the
successful completion of its previously announced acquisition of Allied
Building Products Corp. ("Allied") from global diversified building
products group CRH plc (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) ("CRH").
Completion of the Allied acquisition further strengthens Beacon's
position as one of the largest publicly traded wholesale building
materials distributors in the United States and Canada, with
approximately $7 billion in revenue and 589 branches throughout all 50
states and 6 provinces in Canada. Beacon also becomes the fourth largest
wallboard and acoustical ceiling tile wholesale distributor in the U.S.,
with more than $1 billion of revenue in the interior market category.
The Allied acquisition also significantly expands Beacon's geographic
footprint in New York, New Jersey, the Upper Midwest and other major
Paul Isabella, President & CEO of Beacon, stated, "We are pleased to
announce the completion of the Allied acquisition and we look forward to
the successful integration of these two great companies. Beacon and
Allied's leadership have worked closely together on the integration
planning to ensure a collaborative approach and an outcome that
preserves the expertise and strengths of both organizations. I want to
thank the Beacon and Allied teams for their tireless work and
cooperation to successfully complete the financing and closing processes
efficiently and on schedule. This combination is about driving growth
through the expansion of our geographic footprint and range of products
and creating increased value for our customers and shareholders. This is
a milestone day in the long and successful histories of both companies
and we are thrilled to start the new year as one company."
In connection with the Allied acquisition, a fund managed by Clayton,
Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R"), invested $400 million in Beacon and Nathan
Sleeper, a CD&R partner, was appointed to Beacon's Board of Directors,
effective immediately. Mr. Sleeper previously was a member of Beacon's
Board of Directors from October 2015 through May 2016 in connection with
Beacon's previous acquisition of Roofing Supply Group ("RSG") from a
fund managed by CD&R.
Robert R. Buck, Chairman of Beacon's Board of Directors, added,
"Together, Beacon and Allied will have more than 150 years of combined
experience providing service excellence in the building products
industry. Having this unique opportunity to combine two great companies
of this magnitude is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the
people across both organizations. I also am pleased to welcome Nate
Sleeper back to our Board of Directors. His deep industrial sector
expertise and leadership will prove to be extremely valuable as we
continue moving our growth strategy forward."
The Allied acquisition provides significant strategic and financial
Expanded Exteriors Geographic Footprint: The expanded
geographic footprint provides Beacon a presence in new markets -
particularly in New York, New Jersey and the Upper Midwest. With this
transaction, Beacon will operate locations in all 50 states and will
expand its presence in other key markets including Texas, Florida,
Colorado and California.
Expansion into the Interior Business: The combination provides
Beacon with entry into the adjacent interior business, including
wallboard and suspended ceiling products, and strengthens the combined
company's competitive positioning through extended product offerings.
The interior category shares many attractive investment qualities and
characteristics with the roofing products distribution business.
Enhanced Growth Strategies: Beacon remains committed to
increasing market share through organic growth focusing on a wide
range of roofing and complementary products. Through the combination,
Beacon will be well-positioned to leverage Allied's various market
advantages, including its established private-label business and
robust e-commerce platform, to further Beacon's organic growth
Significant Cost Synergies Expected: The combined company is
expected to realize $110 million in annual run-rate synergies within
two years of closing.
This release contains information about management's view of Beacon's
future expectations, plans, and prospects that constitute
forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions
under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can
identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate
strictly to historic or current facts and often use words such as
"anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "believe", "will likely result",
"outlook", "project" and other words and expressions of similar meaning.
Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors,
including, but not limited to, those set forth in the "Risk Factors"
section of Beacon's latest Form 10-K. In addition, numerous factors
could cause actual results with respect to the Allied acquisition to
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements,
including without limitation, the possibility that the expected
synergies and cost savings and financial impacts from the Allied
acquisition will not be realized, or will not be realized within the
expected time period; the risk that the Beacon and Allied businesses
will not be integrated successfully; disruption from the Allied
acquisition making it more difficult to maintain business and
operational relationships and the risk of customer attrition. The
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent
Beacon's views as of the date of this press release and these views
could change. However, while Beacon may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point, Beacon specifically disclaims
any obligation to do so, other than as required by federal securities
laws. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as
representing Beacon's views as of any date subsequent to the date of
this press release.
About Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Founded in 1928, Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is the largest publicly
traded distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials and
complementary building products, operating 589 branches throughout all
50 states in the U.S. and 6 provinces in Canada. To learn more about
Beacon and its family of regional brands, please visit www.becn.com.
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Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Joseph Nowicki, 571-323-3940
VP & CFO
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