Skip Header
Important information: The value of investments can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invest. Investors should note that the views expressed may no longer be current and may have already been acted upon. This is a third-party news feed and may not reflect Fidelity’s views.

Owens Corning to buy Masonite in $3.9bn deal

(Sharecast News) - US building and construction materials company Owens Corning said on Friday that it has agreed to buy Masonite, a provider of interior and exterior doors and door systems, in a $3.9bn deal. Under the terms of the transaction, Owens will pay $133 per share in cash for Masonite, which is a 38% premium to the closing share price on Thursday.

Owens Corning said the addition of Masonite's "market-leading doors business creates a new growth platform for Owens Corning, strengthening the company's position in residential building materials and extending its offering of highly valued products and brands".

Founded in 1925, Masonite operates 64 manufacturing and distribution facilities, mainly in North America, and has more than 10,000 employees globally.

Owens Corning chair and chief executive Brian Chambers said: "We are excited by this opportunity to add a scalable new growth platform for our company.

"Masonite is a market leader that complements our existing residential interior and exterior product offering and has consistently demonstrated top-line growth and margin expansion. The combination of our commercial, operational, and innovation capabilities allows us to accelerate our long-term enterprise growth strategy with a clear line of sight to meaningful synergies and increased cash flow generation. We look forward to welcoming the talented Masonite team to Owens Corning and working with them to deliver enhanced value to customers and shareholders."

At 1300 GMT, Masonite shares were up a whopping 34% in pre-market trade at $129.60.

Share this article

Related Sharecast Articles

Frontier IP appoints new finance chief
(Sharecast News) - Intellectual property commercialisation specialist Frontier IP announced the appointment of Jo Stent as its new chief financial officer on Friday, effective from 22 April.
Directa Plus asphalt technology laid at Imola Circuit
(Sharecast News) - Graphene nanoplatelet specialist Directa Plus announced on Friday that 'GiPave', an asphalt solution incorporating graphene and recycled plastics, was being installed at the Imola Circuit ahead of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in May.
Huddled Group buys Food Circle for £0.3m
(Sharecast News) - E-commerce investor Huddled Group announced the acquisition of online retailer Food Circle Supermarket on Friday, for total consideration of up to £0.3m.
Bens Creek shares fall as it moves mine into care and maintenance
(Sharecast News) - Shares in North American metallurgical coal miner Bens Creek were sliding on Friday afternoon, after the company issued an update on its operations and working capital position, confirming that its West Virginia mine was moving into care and maintenance.

Important information: This information is not a personal recommendation for any particular investment. If you are unsure about the suitability of an investment you should speak to one of Fidelity’s advisers or an authorised financial adviser of your choice. When you are thinking about investing in shares, it’s generally a good idea to consider holding them alongside other investments in a diversified portfolio of assets. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns.

Award-winning online share dealing

Search, compare and select from thousands of shares.

Expert insights into investing your money

Our team of experts explore the world of share dealing.