Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) (the "Partnership" or "Calumet") closed the acquisition of Penreco, a Texas general partnership, on January 3, 2008 for approximately $267 million in cash, excluding customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.
Penreco was owned by ConocoPhillips Company and M.E. Zukerman Specialty Oil Corporation. Penreco manufactures and markets highly refined products and specialty solvents including white mineral oils, petrolatums, natural petroleum sulfonates, cable-filling compounds, refrigeration oils, food-grade compressor lubricants and gelled products. The acquisition includes plants in Karns City, PA and Dickinson, TX, as well as several long-term supply agreements with ConocoPhillips Company.
The transaction, which was announced on October 22, 2007, was funded through a portion of the combined proceeds from a public equity offering and a new term loan agreement. The company issued 2,800,000 common units at $36.98 on November 14, 2007 for net proceeds of approximately $100 million, including Calumet's general partner's proportionate capital contribution. On January 3, 2008, the Partnership closed a new $435 million senior secured first lien term loan facility which includes a $385 million term loan and a $50 million prefunded letter of credit facility to support crack spread hedging. The remaining proceeds of the term loan facility and equity offering were used to refinance existing term loan debt, for payment of debt financing transaction expenses, and will be used both to fund the anticipated growth in working capital and remaining capital expenditures associated with the previously announced Shreveport refinery expansion project as well as for general corporate purposes.
Merrill Lynch & Co. and Schnitzius & Vaughan LLC acted as financial advisors to Calumet in the acquisition.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) ("Calumet") is a leading independent producer of high-quality, specialty hydrocarbon products in North America. Calumet processes crude oil into customized lubricating oils, solvents, and waxes used in consumer, industrial, and automotive products. Calumet also produces fuel products including gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. Calumet is based in Indianapolis, Indiana and has three plants located in northwest Louisiana.
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