BrightView Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BV) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to repurchase 5.9 million shares of BrightView common stock from MSD Partners and affiliates at a purchase price of $13.98 per share, representing a 2 percent discount from the NYSE official closing price of BrightView common stock on December 7, 2021. The repurchase represents half of MSD Partners’ current equity investment in BrightView.
The total purchase price for the shares will be approximately $82.5 million and will be funded from cash and cash equivalents on hand, as well as borrowings under the Company’s credit facilities. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to be completed in January 2022. Giving effect to the repurchase, MSD Partners would own approximately 5.9 million of BrightView’s 99.3 million outstanding shares.
The repurchase announced today was made in connection with BrightView’s share repurchase program announced December 6, 2021.
BrightView is the largest provider of commercial landscaping services in the United States. Through its team of approximately 20,000 employees, BrightView provides services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView is the Official Field Consultant to Major League Baseball.
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