PE-Backed Masonite Files For IPO

Masonite International Corp., a designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors, has registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common shares. The company plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Masonite, which is based in Tampa, Florida and has significant operations in Canada, was acquired in 2005 by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for C$3.1 billion. In 2009, the company restructured and emerged from bankruptcy through an agreement with a group of investors, including Centerbridge Partners and Oaktree Capital Management .


Masonite International Corporation announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common shares. In connection with the proposed offering the company intends to apply for listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Deutsche Bank Securities, Barclays and BofA Merrill Lynch are serving as joint book-running managers of the offering and Deutsche Bank Securities and Barclays are acting as representatives of the underwriters. RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Zelman Partners LLC and Scotiabank are acting as co-managers of the offering.

When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, telephone: +1 800 503 4611, or by emailing, or from Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: +1 888 603 5847, or by emailing

About Masonite

Masonite International Corporation is a leading global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling; and the non-residential building construction markets. Since 1925, Masonite has provided its customers with innovative products and superior service at compelling values. Masonite currently serves more than 6,000 customers in 70 countries.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

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