Southwire Company and Coleman Cable, Inc. today announced that Cubs Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwire, successfully completed its previously announced tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of Coleman Cable, Inc. for $26.25 per share in cash.
The Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on February 10, 2014 (one minute after 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on February 10, 2014). As of the expiration of the Offer, a total of 17,006,114 shares were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in the Offer (not including 896,077 shares tendered pursuant to notices of guaranteed delivery which had not been delivered to the depositary prior to the expiration of the Offer), representing approximately 89.81% of Coleman’s outstanding shares of common stock on a fully diluted basis. In accordance with the terms of the Offer, all shares that were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn have been accepted for payment and Southwire expects to promptly pay for all such shares.
Following consummation of the Offer, Southwire expects to complete the acquisition of Coleman later today through a merger of Purchaser with and into Coleman. Upon completion of the merger, Coleman will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwire and all remaining eligible Coleman shares will be converted into the right to receive $26.25 per share in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes, the same price that was paid in the tender offer.
Stuart Thorn, CEO and President of Southwire, said, “Our team is looking forward to working together with Coleman to solidify our position at the forefront of the wire and cable industry and continue providing world-class service to our customers. We are very excited to welcome our Coleman colleagues to the Southwire family and are motivated by the possibilities in front of us.”
Following completion of the merger, Coleman shares will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market. Coleman will make the necessary filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission to end its reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
About Southwire Company
A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad (MC) cable, cord products (including Tappan™ sound, security, and communication cables through Tappan Wire & Cable Inc.), utility cable products, industrial power cable, OEM wire products, SCR® copper and aluminum rod, and continuous casting technology. Southwire also supplies MAXIS® Contractor Equipment and Southwire™ Electrician’s Tools to the commercial, industrial, retail, electrical wholesale outlet and utility construction markets. To learn more about Southwire’s products, community involvement, and its vision for a sustainable Southwire, please visit Southwire on the web at www.southwire.com.
About Coleman Cable, Inc.
Coleman is a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products for residential and commercial construction, industrial, OEM, and consumer applications, with operations in the United States, Honduras, and Canada. Coleman’s broad product offering enables it to provide its customers a single source for many of their wire and cable requirements. It manufactures the majority of its products in nine domestic production facilities and sells products to more than 8,000 active customers in a wide variety of end markets. It operates three segments: Distribution, OEM, and Engineered Solutions. For more information, visit www.colemancable.com.
– Gary Leftwich