March 10, 2022 | Industrials | North America | Ended

Tenneco / Apollo Global Management: Deal Insights

Ailing auto parts maker Tenneco has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Apollo for $1.6bn in equity, an implied enterprise value of $7.1bn. The sponsor is offering $20 per share, representing a generous 100.4% one-day premium to Tenneco’s closing price of $9.98 the day prior. Unanimously approved by Tenneco’s board, the buyout requires an affirmative vote by 50% of target shareholders and regulatory approvals in the US, the FCC and, so far, unspecified international regulators. Apollo funds have committed $1.65bn in equity while banks agreed to lend upwards of $6bn in debt; there is no financing condition. Termination and reverse termination fees are $54m and $108m, respectively. On timing, the preliminary proxy is expected to be filed within 20 business days of the announcement ...

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