John B. Sanfilippo & Son Acquires TreeHouse Snack Bar Business

The $63 million deal also includes a suburban Twin Cities plant.

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ELGIN, Ill. β€” John B. Sanfilippo & Son Inc. on Wednesday announced a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets, including a manufacturing facility located in Lakeville, Minnesota, and customer relationships, from Treehouse Foods Inc relating to its snack bars business unit for approximately $63 million dollars in cash, subject to certain adjustments.

β€œThis acquisition significantly accelerates our strategy within the growing snack bar category and diversifies our product offerings. We will be able to offer our private label customers a complete portfolio of snack bars, including fruit and grain, crunchy, protein, sweet and salty and chewy bars that complement our internally developed nutrition bars,” said Jeffrey T. Sanfilippo, CEO of John B. Sanfilippo & Son. β€œWe are excited about the opportunity to work with the talented team of associates in the Lakeville facility to grow the bar business together. We have a decades-long history of operational excellence and will implement a plan to integrate the facility and business into our current operations. In doing so, we will focus on our core operational competencies in the snack foods space, our consumer insights and history of innovative research and development to maximize its performance.”

The acquisition of the bars business unit is anticipated to add approximately $105 million to $120 million in incremental net sales during the remainder of our 2024 fiscal year. The transaction is expected to be dilutive to earnings per share for the next 12 to 15 months after the closing of the acquisition. The expected dilution for the remainder of the 2024 fiscal year is currently forecasted to range between $0.80 to $1.00 per diluted share based on current operating performance, taking into account incremental acquisition-related costs including interest expense. This range does not include the benefit of, among other things, anticipated synergies, operational efficiencies or other accounting gains, if at all, within this timeframe.

The purchase price for the acquisition will be funded from excess availability under our current bank credit facility. The acquisition is expected to close within the next 30 days, subject to customary closing conditions.

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