MasterBrand to Acquire Supreme Cabinetry Brands

Published: May 21, 2024

MasterBrand, Inc., through its subsidiary MasterBrand Cabinets, LLC, has agreed to acquire Supreme Cabinetry Brands, Inc., a highly regarded cabinetry company, from GHK Capital Partners LP for $520 million in cash. Pre-synergies, the purchase price represents a multiple of approximately 8.9x Supreme’s adjusted EBITDA1 for the twelve months ending March 31, 2024, inclusive of $25 million net present value of cash tax attributes being acquired in the transaction. Including anticipated annual run-rate cost synergies of $28 million, the purchase price multiple of adjusted EBITDA1 is approximately 5.9x.

Through the acquisition of Supreme, MasterBrand will reach more consumers, across an enhanced dealer network, with improved efficiency and effectiveness – unlocking meaningful value creation and greater opportunities for a superior customer and consumer experience. The transaction provides MasterBrand with a broadened portfolio of premium cabinetry in resilient and attractive categories of kitchen and bath. MasterBrand will have highly complementary and diversified channel distribution, and a strategically located facility footprint with ample capacity to support growth in any market condition. MasterBrand’s industry-leading distribution network, operational excellence, and established industry reputation will create opportunities to maximize the value of Supreme’s portfolio and further enhance Supreme’s exceptional customer service, category expertise, and value delivered to consumers.

“The addition of Supreme’s premium kitchen and bath cabinetry to our offering will enable MasterBrand to provide unmatched breadth and service to our customers and consumers, compelling opportunities for our combined teams, and value to our shareholders,” said Dave Banyard, President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterBrand. “Supreme’s complementary products will immediately expand MasterBrand’s portfolio and accelerate our strategy, while its nationwide dealer network will enhance our existing footprint and strengthen our ability to deliver high-quality, on-trend products. Importantly, MasterBrand and Supreme share complementary cultures grounded in a commitment to the customer and consumer experience. We look forward to welcoming the Supreme team and working alongside them to unlock the many opportunities presented by this acquisition and advance our purpose of building great experiences together.”

“We have long admired MasterBrand’s dedication to delivering for customers, and its commitment to operational excellence. We are excited to join the MasterBrand family,” said Tony Sugalski, Chief Executive Officer of Supreme. “We believe that combining our outstanding service level and craftsmanship with MasterBrand’s resources, scale, and shared commitment to high-quality production will deliver greater value to our customers and consumers.”

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The combined company will represent the most diverse manufacturer of residential cabinets in North America, with an expansive range of brands that broadly targets stock, value, and premium price points, through multiple channels, in framed and frameless construction. With the addition of Dura Supreme and Bertch, MasterBrand broadens its position in the highly regarded, premium cabinetry segment, with an enhanced dealer network. Additionally, Supreme brings a strategically located facility footprint with ample capacity to support growth.

The acquisition is expected to deliver annual run-rate cost synergies of $28 million by the end of year three. These will come from areas including procurement, facility optimization, and overhead expenses. In addition to the cost synergies, MasterBrand anticipates commercial synergies across the companies’ complementary channels and product lines. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to adjusted diluted EPS1 within the first full year after closing.

About MasterBrand

MasterBrand, Inc. (NYSE: MBC) is the largest manufacturer of residential cabinets in North America and offers a comprehensive portfolio of leading residential cabinetry products for the kitchen, bathroom and other parts of the home. MasterBrand products are available in a wide variety of designs, finishes and styles and span the most attractive categories of the cabinets market: stock, semi-custom and premium cabinetry. These products are delivered through an industry-leading distribution network of over 4,400 dealers, major retailers and builders. MasterBrand employs over 12,000 associates across more than 20 manufacturing facilities and offices.

About Supreme Cabinetry Brands

Supreme Cabinetry Brands, Inc. is one of the largest manufacturers of residential cabinetry in America with a beautiful portfolio of product lines significantly focused on the premium cabinetry segment. With manufacturing facilities located in Minnesota, Iowa and North Carolina, Supreme Cabinetry Brands, with its two iconic brands, Dura Supreme and Bertch cabinetry, craft framed and frameless cabinetry for a nationwide network of dealers.

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