Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC (the “Company”) and Compass Diversified Holdings (“Holdings” and, together with the Company, collectively “CODI,” “us” or “we”) acquires and manages small to middle market businesses in the ordinary course of its business. The following description relates to the recent divestiture of one such business.
On May 8, 2019, the Company, as majority stockholder of CEHI Acquisition Corporation (“CEHI”) and as Sellers’ Representative, entered into a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Calrissian Holdings, LLC (“Buyer”), CEHI, the other holders of stock and options of CEHI and, as Buyer’s guarantor, Harsco Corporation, pursuant to which Buyer will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of CEHI, the parent company of the operating entity, Clean Earth, Inc. The sale price for CEHI will be based on a total enterprise value of $625 million and will be subject to certain adjustments based on matters such as the working capital and indebtedness balances of CEHI at the time of the closing.
CODI anticipates recording a gain on the sale of CEHI, which it acquired on August 26, 2014, of approximately $200 million. The proceeds will be used to repay the remaining outstanding debt under the Company's revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants. Each party’s obligation to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement is subject to certain conditions, including, but not limited to (i) subject to certain exceptions, the accuracy of the representations and warranties of the other party, (ii) the absence of any law or order issued by any governmental authority preventing consummation of any of the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement, (iii) performance in all material respects by the other party of its covenants and (iv) the expiration or termination of all applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
The Purchase Agreement also contains certain rights to terminate the agreement, including the right of either Buyer or the Company, as Sellers’ Representative, to terminate the Purchase Agreement on or after September 8, 2019 (or, under certain specified circumstances, September 27, 2019), if the transactions contemplated by the Purchase Agreement have not been consummated by such date.
The sale is expected to close in the next few months. However, there can be no assurances that all of the conditions to closing will be satisfied.
The foregoing brief description of the Purchase Agreement is not meant to be exhaustive and is qualified in its entirety by the Purchase Agreement itself, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
This communication contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements with regard to the expectations related to the sale of CEHI. Words such as "believes," "expects," “anticipates,” “intends,” "projects," and "future" or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, risks associated with the disposition of CEHI generally, such as the inability to obtain, delays in obtaining, or the imposition of burdensome conditions imposed in connection with obtaining regulatory approval and the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the definitive agreement entered into for the disposition of CEHI. Certain other factors are enumerated in the risk factor discussion in the Form 10-K filed by CODI with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2018 and other filings with the SEC. Except as required by law, CODI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.