Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) entered into an agreement to acquire Masonite International Corporation (NYSE:DOOR) for $3 billion on February 8, 2024. As part of consideration, Owens will pay $133 cash for each share of Masonite International Corporation. Upon completion of the arrangement, Masonite will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Owens Corning. Owens Corning intends to fund the consideration with a combination of cash on hand and debt financing. In connection with the entry into the agreement, Owens Corning entered into a commitment letter with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. (? MSSF ?), pursuant to which MSSF has committed to provide, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, a 364-day senior term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to $3 billion. The receipt of financing by Owens Corning is not a condition to Owens Corning?s obligations to complete the arrangement. The agreement contains certain customary termination rights, including the the right of either Owens Corning or Masonite to terminate the agreement. Inc case of The agreement provides for the payment of termination fees upon termination of the agreement under certain specified circumstances. Masonite will be obligated to pay Owens Corning a termination fee of $75 million. Owens Corning will be obligated to pay Masonite a termination fee of $150 million.

The Board of Directors of the both companies have unanimously approved the transaction. The obligation of the parties to consummate the arrangement is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain customary mutual closing conditions, including (a) the adoption of a resolution approving the arrangement by at least two-thirds of the votes cast on the arrangement Resolution by the Masonite shareholders entitled to vote thereon and represented in person or by proxy at the special meeting (b) the issuance of interim and final orders by the Supreme Court of British Columbia approving the arrangement, (c) the expiration or termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and the receipt of certain required regulatory clearances and approvals in other jurisdictions under applicable antitrust and foreign direct investment laws and regulations, including in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The transaction is expected to close mid-2024.

Benjamin M. Roth, Elina Tetelbaum of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz acted as legal advisor to Masonite International. James Dougherty, Cheryl Chan, Jennifer S. Conway, Vanessa L. Jackson, Marcel Fausten, William A. Curran, Ronan P. Harty, Pritesh P. Shah and David A. Zilberberg of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP acted as legal advisor to Owens Corning. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Lazard Freres & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor to Owens Corning. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Jefferies LLC acted as fairness and financial advisor to Masonite International. Stikeman Elliott acted as legal advisor to Owens Corning. Cassels Brock & Blackwell acted as legal advisor to Masonite.