ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCW) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCW) Files An 8-K Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets
Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.

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On September 15, 2017, ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (“ARC” and the “Company”) executed and closed the sale of the sale of substantially all of the assets of its non-core subsidiary, General Flange & Forge LLC (“GF&F”) to GFFC Holdings, LLC (“GFFC”) to the terms and conditions of an Asset Purchase Agreement (the “APA”).The total sale price for the purchase of the9-1 GF&F assets by GFFC was $3.0 million in cash, subject to certain working capital adjustments and $200,000 held back that will be paid upon release of certain GF&F third party equipment liens. The APA contains typical representations, warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions that are customary for transactions of this type.

GFFC is owned in part by Quadrant Management Inc. (“QMI”), which is an affiliate of the Company. The Company’s Chairman, Mr. Alan Quasha, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of QMI.The sale of GF&F was therefore a related party transaction. Accordingly, certain special procedures related to the sale were taken by the Board of Directors.The GF&F sale was made to an industry-wide auction undertaken on behalf of the Company by a registered investment banking organization that managed the sale process with prospective bidders. GFFC entered into the bidding for the GF&F assets only after the first rounds of the auction indicated uncertainty both in respect to the timing for closing any prospective sale and achieving the Company’s valuation objectives.Mr. Quasha recused himself from any deliberations or voting by the Board of Directors in respect of the sale of the GF&F assets to GFFC.The Board of Directors appointed a special committee consisting solely of independent directors to oversee and negotiate the sale process. The special committee engaged its own independent legal counsel to advise the special committee in respect of the drafting of the asset sale agreement and ancillary transaction documents in accordance with customary terms and conditions for transactions of this type. In this manner, the special committee was able to conclude that the sale price and the terms and conditions for the purchase of the GF&F assets by GFFC were superior to any other offers, as well as fair and reasonable to the Company and its shareholders.

An affiliate of QMI was previously the majority owner of several ARC subsidiaries, including GF&F, prior to August 8, 2012.

Item 2.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On September 15, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the sale of GF&F to the APA. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference. The information contained in this Item 2.01 and in Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 2.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits.


ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 ex-99d1.htm EX-99.1 8-K Exhibit 99_1 GFF sale EXHIBIT 99.1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  DATE: September 18,…
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About ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARCW)

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. is a manufacturing company. The Company has four segments: Precision Components Group, 3DMT Group, Flanges and Fittings Group, and Wireless Group. It provides a set of manufacturing solutions, from design and prototyping through production. Through the Company’s product offering, it provides its customers with a prototyping and production solution for both precision metal and plastic fabrication. The Precision Components Group companies provide fabricated metal components using processes, consisting of metal injection molding, precision metal stamping and hermetic sealing. The 3DMT Group focuses on rapid prototyping, short-run production and rapid tooling. The Flange and Fittings Group consists of General Flange and Forge. The Wireless Group focuses on wireless broadband technology related to propagation and optimization. The Wireless Group designs and develops hardware, including antennas, radios and related accessories.

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