Date Announced: 05/10/2009
client: Energizer Holdings, Inc.
Status: Closed – 05/2009
Value: $535 million Read the case study
On May 14, 2009, Energizer Holdings, Inc. (“Energizer,” NYSE: ENR), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and marketers of primary batteries, portable lighting products and personal care products in the wet shave, skin care, feminine care and infant care categories, announced the pricing of a public offering of 10.925 million newly issued shares of common stock at a price to the public of $49.00 per share ($535.3 million of gross proceeds). Proceeds were used to fund the acquisition of the Edge and Skintimate shaving gel business from SC Johnson and for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of indebtedness. Moelis & Company served as financial advisor to Energizer in connection with the common stock offering and assisted in evaluating a range of capital structure alternatives. The transaction was highly successful for Energizer, adding two leading personal care brands to its existing product portfolio, strengthening its wet shave product offering, reducing overall leverage and providing adequate capital for the company to pursue strategic initiatives, providing greater financial and operational flexibility, and helping to preserve the strength of its favorable (low cost) debt structure. Moelis & Company served as co-manager and underwriter for the common stock offering.