June 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that it has commenced an initial public offering of 35,900,000 shares of common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1, as amended, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The initial public offering price is currently expected to be between $18.00 and $21.00 per share of common stock, after giving effect to the two-for-three reverse stock split that became effective on June 13, 2014. The company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,385,000 shares of common stock.
The company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering after fees and expenses (i) to redeem (a) $210 million of the outstanding principal of the 8% senior notes due 2020 issued by its subsidiary, The ServiceMaster Company, LLC (SvM), at a redemption price equal to 108% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest and (b) $262.5 million of the outstanding principal of the 7% senior notes due 2020 issued by SvM, at a redemption price equal to 107% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest, (ii) to pay certain shareholders consulting termination fees of $21 million and (iii) to repay borrowings under its existing term loan facility with any remaining proceeds.
The offering is being made through an underwriting group led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, who are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering. Additional book-running managers are BofA Merrill Lynch, Jefferies LLC, Natixis Securities Americas LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Piper Jaffray & Co. and Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.
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A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful, prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company?owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Restore, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. ServiceMaster serves approximately 5 million residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.
This press release includes "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the proposed initial public offering, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "comfortable with," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.
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