(By Balaseshan) Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) is boosting its home service business with a deal to buy Texas-based US Home Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:USHS) for $12.50 per share in cash. Following the news, shares of USHS jumped 37.09% in premarket.
Under the terms of the agreement, Home Depot will acquire USHS for $12.50 per share in cash which represents about 38% premium over USHS' Monday closing price on The NASDAQ Global Market.
USHS, based in Irving, Texas, manufactures or procures, designs, sells and installs custom kitchen and bathroom cabinet refacing products and organizational storage systems for closets and garages. It markets, sells and installs its products and installed services through Home Depot.
US Home Systems' product range includes kitchen and bathroom cabinet refacing products, storage organization systems for closets and garages and related accessories.
The agreement was unanimously approved by USHS's board of directors. The acquisition is anticipated to close by the end of the calendar year.
"The USHS board of directors conducted a thorough review of the alternatives to enhance stockholder value, and we are pleased that this transaction appropriately recognizes the value of USHS' relationships and solutions, while providing our stockholders with an attractive cash premium for their investment," said Murray Gross, Chief Executive of USHS.
Bryant Park Capital Securities, Inc. is acting as exclusive financial advisor to USHS. Bryant Park Capital Valuation Services LLC (an affiliate of Bryant Park Capital Securities Inc.) has rendered a fairness opinion to the board of directors of USHS in connection with the transaction. Jackson Walker L.L.P. is acting as legal advisor to USHS.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is serving as Home Depot's exclusive financial advisor and King & Spalding LLP is acting as legal advisor to Home Depot.
HD closed Monday's regular session at $52, while USHS ended at $9.06.