B&G Foods, Inc. announced that effective today it has completed the sale of its Pirate Brands business, including the Pirate’s Booty, Smart Puffs and Original Tings brands, to Amplify Snack Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of The Hershey Company, for approximately $420.0 million in cash, subject to customary closing and post-closing adjustments.
B&G Foods intends to use the proceeds from the sale together with additional borrowings under its revolving credit facility to repay the entire $500.1 million principal amount of tranche B term loans outstanding under its credit facility and to pay taxes, fees and expenses related to the sale.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. With B&G Foods’ diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone. For more information about B&G Foods and its brands, please visit www.bgfoods.com.