TreeHouse Foods Acquires Massachusetts-based Cains Foods

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cains Foods, L.P., a privately owned Ayer, Mass.-based manufacturer of shelf stable mayonnaise, dressings and sauces, with approximately $80 million in annual revenue. The Cains' product portfolio offers retail and foodservice customers a wide array of packaging sizes, sold under both private label store brands and the Cains, Naturally Delicious and Olde Cape Cod brands.

TreeHouse has agreed to pay $35 million in cash for the business, subject to adjustments for working capital and taxes. The transaction is expected to have a neutral impact on TreeHouse's earnings in 2013, but is expected to positively impact 2014 earnings by approximately $0.05 per share. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and will be financed through borrowings under TreeHouse's existing $750 million credit facility.

"Cains has a nearly 100 year tradition of manufacturing high quality products, and this is a very good business with experienced management and a dedicated team of employees," said Sam K. Reed, chairman, president and chief executive officer of TreeHouse Foods, in a prepared statement. "Cains will be a great fit within the TreeHouse family, rounding out our industry leading assortment of private label pourable and spoonable dressings."

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