The purchase price for the transaction is $394 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis. The consideration will be paid in cash at the time of closing. H.B. Fuller has committed financing from Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. to support the completion of this transaction.
With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller will gain product technology and add people and skills that will make the company stronger.In addition, there will be sizable opportunities to capitalize on synergies and eliminate duplication in a number of areas, including raw material procurement, manufacturing and redundant services.