CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (NYSE: JELD), a leading global manufacturer of building products, today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Australasia business to Platinum Equity, a global investment firm.
“The closing of this transaction represents a significant milestone in our strategy to simplify and streamline the company while maximizing shareholder value,” said JELD-WEN Chief Executive Officer William J. Christensen. “The sale of the Australasia business enables us to focus on our two largest and core regions, North America and Europe, and to strengthen our balance sheet.”
The transaction generated net proceeds of approximately $446 million for JELD-WEN and the company plans to use the funds to repay debt. Excluding the Australasia business, JELD-WEN’s 2022 net revenue was $4.5 billion, and the North America and Europe segments contributed 72% and 28% respectively.
Macquarie Capital served as financial adviser to JELD-WEN, and Herbert Smith Freehills served as legal counsel. Gresham Advisory Partners served as financial adviser to Platinum Equity, and Allens served as legal counsel.
About JELD-WEN Holding, Inc.
JELD-WEN is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-performance interior and exterior doors, windows, and related building products serving the new construction and repair and remodeling sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company operates facilities in 16 countries in North America and Europe and employs approximately 18,000 people. Since 1960, the JELD-WEN team has been committed to making quality products that create safe and sustainable environments for customers, associates and local communities. The JELD-WEN family of brands includes JELD-WEN® worldwide; LaCantina™ and VPI™ in North America; and Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe. For more information, visit jeld-wen.com.
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