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April 21, 2014
07:02 EDTTHSTreeHouse Foods to acquire Protenergy Natural Foods for $150M
TreeHouse Foods announced that it will acquire Protenergy Natural Foods, a developer and manufacturer of premium quality food and beverage products, namely private label broth, soups and gravies. TreeHouse has agreed to pay Whitecastle Investments Limited, Whitecap Venture Partners and others approximately $150M in cash for the business, subject to an adjustment for working capital. The company expects the transaction to have approximately 5c-7c EPS impact on 2014 earnings and add approximately 11c-15c in EPS in 2015. The transaction is expected to close late in the second quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and will be financed through borrowings under TreeHouse's existing credit facility. Protenergy had 2013 sales of approximately C$130M for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013. Following the acquisition, TreeHouse anticipates pro forma 2014 sales of approximately $2.7B and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $385M.
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October 15, 2014
10:02 EDTTHSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:29 EDTTHSTreeHouse Foods downgraded at KeyBanc
As previously reported, KeyBanc downgraded TreeHouse Foods (THS) to Underweight from Hold. The firm's checks indicate TreeHouse is losing shares within the private label single-serve beverage category to Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR). KeyBanc expects share losses to be more evident as "Keurig Brewed" private label product becomes more available at key retailers and partnerships are announced. The analyst lowered TreeHouse's FY15 EPS estimate to $4.08 from $4.24, vs. consensus of $4.30.
06:09 EDTTHSTreeHouse Foods downgraded to Underweight from Hold at KeyBanc

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