ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS) (“Chart”) announced that today it has closed its sale of the Roots™ business (“Roots”) to Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE: IR) (“Ingersoll Rand”) for an all-cash purchase price of $300 million, representing an attractive low-teens adjusted EBITDA multiple. The proceeds from the sale are being used for debt paydown.
Roots is a leading provider of low-pressure compression and vacuum technologies. As part of the transaction, Ingersoll Rand assumed ownership of the Connersville, Indiana (USA) manufacturing facility and is retaining approximately 300 team members.
“The completion of the sale of Roots™ to Ingersoll Rand, a proven strategic partner to us, is a key step in the acceleration of our deleveraging plan,” stated Jill Evanko, Chart’s CEO and President. “This is one of many steps that allow us to anticipate reaching our target 2.5 to 2.9 net leverage ratio by the middle of 2024 as well as focusing on achieving our year-one annualized cost and commercial synergy targets of $175 million and $150 million, respectively.”
The Roots business was moved to discontinued operations effective as of March 17, 2023.
Chart’s banking covenant net leverage ratio as of June 30, 2023 was 3.86X, or 3.72X, on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the Roots™ divestiture and assuming approximately $80 million of cash from the previously announced Cofimco divestiture had been available for debt paydown.
BofA Securities served as exclusive financial advisor and Winston & Strawn LLP is serving as legal counsel to Chart. Citi served as financial advisor and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as legal counsel to Ingersoll Rand.
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Forward-looking statements contained in this press release or in other statements made by Chart are made based on management's expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting Chart and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to Chart’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Chart’s control, that could cause Chart’s actual results to differ materially from those matters expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Chart’s actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include: the conditions to the closing of the sale of Cofimco may not be satisfied and it may not be consummated; the closing of the sale of Cofimco may be significantly delayed; sales, EBITDA, earnings per share, free cash flow and operational cash flow available for debt paydown may be lower than expected; and the other factors discussed in Item 1A (Risk Factors) in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, which should be reviewed carefully. Chart undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.
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About Chart Industries, Inc.
Chart Industries, Inc. is an independent global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of process technologies and equipment for gas and liquid molecule handing for the Nexus of Clean™ - clean power, clean water, clean food, and clean industrials, regardless of molecule. The company’s unique product and solution portfolio across stationary and rotating equipment is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including engineering, service and repair and from installation to preventive maintenance and digital monitoring. Chart is a leading provider of technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 capture amongst other applications. Chart is committed to excellence in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues both for its company as well as its customers. With 64 global manufacturing locations and over 50 service centers from the United States to Asia, Australia, India, Europe and South America, the company maintains accountability and transparency to its team members, suppliers, customers and communities. To learn more, visit www.chartindustries.com
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