CPPIB investing $200 million for stake in Premium Brands
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has signed a deal to invest roughly $200 million in specialty food company Premium Brands Holdings Corp.
Premium Brands intends to use the cash to repay debt, finance organic
and acquisition growth opportunities and for general corporate
purposes. Premium Brands counts Pillar’s, Freybe, Hempler’s and Belmont
Meats among its brands.
Under the agreement, CPPIB will pay $76.02 per share for 2,631,000 shares in the company.
The shares represent approximately a 7.1% stake in Premium Brands.
Concurrent with the deal, Premium Brands said it had also signed
agreements with certain shareholders to raise an additional $60 million
through the sale of 788,000 shares at $76.02 per share.
Shares in the company closed at $78.08 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.