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Masonite to Acquire Endura Products

Masonite announced that a wholly owned subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the holding company of Endura Products, for approximately $375 million in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments and regulatory approval, according to Business Wire.

Endura is a manufacturer of high-performance door frames and door system components. The company’s product offerings include engineered frames, self-adjusting sill systems, weather sealing, multi-point locks and installation accessories used by builders and contractors in residential new construction as well as repair and remodeling applications.  

“We are thrilled to welcome the Endura team to the Masonite family,” says Howard Heckes, president and CEO of Masonite. “Endura shares our passion for creating solutions that address homeowner needs for comfort, security, style and convenience. In recent years, we have significantly increased our level of collaboration with Endura on new product offerings featuring integrated door systems that drive superior performance. The combination of our two companies is a natural fit that will allow us to accelerate our Doors That Do MoreTM strategy and maximize our growth potential.” 

About Endura

Founded in 1954, Endura has been a family-owned business for three generations. The company employs approximately 800 people across four facilities located in North Carolina, Texas and Oregon. Endura products are sold to distributors located throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as direct to OEMs and online. 

“I am very proud of the work we have done at Endura over the past seven decades to build a trusted brand, an amazing portfolio of innovative products, world-class manufacturing operations and a book of business based on tremendous customer relationships,” says Bruce Procton, president of Endura. “We have been partners with Masonite for more than 25 years, and I could not think of a better company to help take Endura into the next era. In combination with the resources and talent at Masonite we will be able to continue to provide the best possible products, service and support for existing customers while moving even faster to bring new door system solutions to market.” 

Acquisition specifics

Masonite plans to integrate the Endura business into its North American Residential business segment. Procton and his leadership team will remain part of the business to ensure a smooth transition for Endura customers and to focus on new product development and commercialization, according to a news release. A cross-functional team has been formed to plan the integration and deliver anticipated synergies, including sourcing and other cost synergies as well as longer-term opportunities for growth. The transaction will be funded with a combination of cash on hand, borrowings under the recently upsized ABL credit facility and an expected new term loan. 

The transaction is currently expected to close near the end of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including expiration of the waiting period under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. 

Masonite management will discuss the transaction further on its third quarter 2022 corporate earnings conference call on Nov. 8, 2022, at 9:00 am Eastern Time. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as legal counsel for Masonite in connection with the transaction and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as financing counsel for Masonite.