MADISON, N.C. – Remington Arms Company, Inc. the only manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition for Hunting, Law Enforcement/Security, Government & Military applications in the United States, announced that it will be acquired by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. as part of a definitive agreement between Cerberus and RACI Holding, Inc. for an estimated value of $370 million (which includes the assumption of all of Remington Arms Company, Inc.'s approximate $252 million of funded indebtedness related to the Revolving Credit Facility, 10.5% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2011 and other indebtedness as of such date) before transaction related fees and expenses.
The transaction will strengthen Remington’s ability to grow its leadership position in shotguns, rifles and ammunition in the United States and provides additional capital to further develop its market presence Internationally.
Tommy Millner, CEO of Remington said “This transaction is an acknowledgment of the Remington tradition, its strong brand, and the excellent products built over 191 years through innovation and by our dedicated employees. Further, this new partnership signals our intent to continue the path of enhancing our production capabilities and product offerings, in order to further grow our presence domestically and internationally.
Remington’s extensive and all encompassing line of Shotshell, Center fire, Rimfire and Handgun Ammunition offerings is based on decades of ballistic innovation providing products under the Remington and UMC brands to customers around the world. For decades Remington has remained the #1 producer of Shotguns and #1 Producer of Rifles for US Domestic sales according to published BATF records.
Said Millner, “This agreement will also fuel the Research & Development of products that offer solutions to the needs of our customers worldwide, and provide further value to the user, whether hunting waterfowl with our new 105CTI Titanium receiver based shotgun or fighting terrorism as a member of our Armed Forces, with our M24SWS Sniper Weapon System (also used by many International Law Enforcement Agencies and Militaries).”
“We look to the future with great optimism in terms of enhanced sales and marketing worldwide and additional new business development, while we continue to focus on building into our products the quality and reliability that has benefited our customers for close to 200 years.” stated Millner.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as financial advisor to Cerberus with respect to its acquisition of Remington, in addition to providing a financing commitment in support of the acquisition.
The company expects the transaction to close in June 2007.