HM Capital Completes Sturm Foods Sale

HM Capital Partners has completed its sale of health foods company Sturm Foods to TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS), for $660 million. Sturm makes health drink mixes and sticks, instant oatmeal and hot cereals.


TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Sturm Foods, Inc. for $660 million, excluding adjustments for working capital and other items.

TreeHouse financed the acquisition through the closing of its previously announced offerings of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.750% senior notes due 2018 and 2,702,500 shares of common stock (including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option) at a price of $43.00 per share.  TreeHouse financed the remainder of the purchase price under its existing revolving credit facility.  

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and foodservice channels.  Its products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; canned soup, salad dressings and sauces; salsa and Mexican sauces; jams and pie fillings under the E.D. Smith brand name; pickles and related products; infant feeding products; and other food products including aseptic sauces, refrigerated salad dressings, and liquid non-dairy creamer.  TreeHouse believes it is the largest manufacturer of pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States and the largest manufacturer of private label salad dressings in the United States and Canada based on sales volume.