Nucor to Acquire Insulating Metal Panels Business from Cornerstone Building Brands | State / Regional
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, June 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) today announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the insulated metal panels (IMP) business of Cornerstone Building Brands for a purchase price cash from $ 1 billion, or around 10 times the EBITDA before the pandemic, including the expected synergies. After adjusting the net present value of the associated tax benefits, the actual purchase price realized for Nucor is approximately $ 900 million. The transaction is expected to close later this year, pending regulatory approvals.
“Today’s announcement accelerates our vision to expand the value-added solutions that Nucor provides to our targeted end markets. In addition, it improves our strong financial position with attractive free cash flow conversion rates and accretive EBITDA margins, ”said Leon Topalian, President and CEO of Nucor. “We are excited about this opportunity to acquire a leader and historic innovator in the rapidly growing IMP product category serving the non-residential market. We are committed to finding new and better ways to meet the needs of our customers, and this acquisition is a great fit with Nucor’s long-term strategy to grow our core business and expand our product portfolio. ”
IMP products are wall and roof panel solutions comprised of an energy efficient foam core sandwiched between two layers of steel or aluminum and are available in a variety of widths, thicknesses and exterior finishes. The IMP business that Nucor acquires from Cornerstone Building Brands has seven manufacturing plants located across North America. These locations complement the Nucor Buildings Group footprint, as well as the company’s existing IMP business, TrueCore. With this acquisition, Nucor will acquire two popular heritage brands, CENTRIA and Metl-Span, which provide a full line of products to serve high-end architectural applications to more functional and rapidly expanding cold storage and warehousing applications.
As businesses and institutions continue to focus on environmental attributes, the superior insulation performance of IMP products reduces energy consumption and overall operations-related GHG emissions. In addition, IMP products are easier to install with lower maintenance costs compared to other insulation solutions. Demand for IMP products is expected to increase at double-digit annual growth rates over this decade and is being driven by changing consumer preferences for e-commerce and grocery delivery, as well as expansion data centers and server farms all of which require high temperatures. controlled climates.
“I look forward to enthusiastically welcoming our new Cornerstone Building Brands teammates to the Nucor family. Adding this company to Nucor Buildings Group will allow us to capitalize on our recent success with TrueCore, ”said Jeff Carméan, president of Nucor Buildings Group. “This acquisition will accelerate our growth plans for Nucor Insulated Panel Group and allow us to offer our customers a full range of solutions.
Moelis & Company LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and Moore & Van Allen PLLC served as legal counsel to Nucor Corporation on this transaction.
Nucor and its subsidiaries are manufacturers of steel and steel products, with operating facilities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Products manufactured include: carbon and alloy steel – in bars, beams, plates and sheets; tubes of hollow structural section; Electrical conduit; steel piles; steel joists and joists; steel platform; fabricated reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; precision castings; steel fasteners; metal building systems; steel grating; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Company, also brokers ferrous and non-ferrous metals, pig iron and hot briquetted iron / direct reduction iron; provides ferroalloys; and processes ferrous and non-ferrous waste. Nucor is the largest recycler in North America.
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