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May 29, 2014
14:18 EDTCAGConAgra, others complete formation of Ardent Mills JV
ConAgra disclosed in a filing that on May 29, ConAgra Foods and the other Owners completed the formation of the previously announced Ardent Mills joint venture. In connection with the closing of the Ardent Mills joint venture and the sale of three mills prior to the closing, ConAgra Foods received total cash consideration of approximately $570M which is subject to customary closing costs and working capital adjustments. ConAgra Foods also received a 44% interest in the Ardent Mills joint venture. As previously disclosed, ConAgra Foods plans to allocate the net cash proceeds primarily towards debt reduction. ConAgra Foods will comment on any other relevant financial details as part of the regularly scheduled fiscal fourth quarter earnings release, currently planned for June 26.
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February 1, 2016
16:09 EDTCAGConAgra sees $1.6B tax asset from sale of private label operations to TreeHouse
ConAgra Foods announced the completion of the sale of its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods for proceeds of $2.7B in cash, excluding transaction-related expenses and subject to post-closing adjustments. A total of approximately 9,500 employees transitioned to TreeHouse Foods, including plant employees and those supporting the private label business located at the St. Louis, Mo., Downers Grove, Ill., and Omaha, Neb., office locations. Certain private label operations with a strong connection to ConAgra Foods' existing Consumer Foods business were not part of the sale, specifically canned pasta, cooking spray, peanut butter, pudding/gels, Gelit frozen pasta product offerings, as well as the HK Anderson and Kangaroo brand equities, trademarks and business portfolios. Results for these operations, which were not material, were moved to the Consumer Foods reporting segment in Q1. ConAgra Foods generated approximately $2.7B in cash proceeds from the sale, less transaction expenses, and intends to utilize the net proceeds primarily for debt reduction. The company expects the transaction to result in a tax asset of approximately $1.6B, which can be used to offset potential future capital gains over the next five years.

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