Intrepid Announces the $1.075 Billion Sale of its Client RSI Home Products to American Woodmark Corporation

Two Leading Cabinet Manufacturers Have Entered Into a Definitive Agreement and the Transaction Is Expected to Close by the End of January 2018   


Intrepid today announced the $1.075 billion plan of merger of its client, RSI Home Products, Inc. (RSI), a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry and home storage products, with American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD). American Woodmark, which manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets, entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RSI at an implied enterprise valuation for RSI of approximately $1.075 billion comprised of cash, stock and assumed debt. The transaction is pending and expected to close by January 31, 2018, subject to antitrust regulatory review and approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Entrepreneur Ron Simon founded RSI in 1989 to offer high-quality, low-cost, value-based kitchen, bath and home organization products. “RSI has a strong reputation in the industry and is known for delivering quality products and unsurpassed value to customers. We are thrilled to have advised Ron and his team on this exciting merger as we feel it positions RSI to deliver growth and enhance shareholder value,” said Intrepid’s Chairman and Managing Director Jim Freedman.

“We have worked with Jim Freedman for over 20 years, and he and his team at Intrepid skillfully helped us negotiate this transaction with American Woodmark. We couldn’t be more excited and optimistic about the future potential for RSI and its loyal employee associates,” said Ron Simon, RSI’s Founder and current Director. “This merger creates a company that will be a stronger competitor in the kitchen and bath industry than RSI could be on its own.”

RSI is one of the largest in-stock and value-based cabinet makers in North America providing kitchen, bathroom, home and garage organization cabinetry, countertops and accessories with over 100 styles and finishes to home centers, builders, dealers and remodeling contractors. The company employs more than 4,200 and has manufacturing and distribution facilities in California, North Carolina, Texas and Mexico.

RSI will operate as a subsidiary of American Woodmark following the transaction with its existing brands, channel strategy and operational philosophy remaining. The combined company will be managed by American Woodmark’s management team, which is led by Chairman and CEO Cary Dunston.

Deal Team Contacts

Jim Freedman, Chairman and Managing Director

Gary Rabishaw, Managing Director

Jeremiah Mann, Managing Director

Brian Levin, Vice President

About Intrepid Investment Bankers

Intrepid provides M&Acapital raising and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurs and middle-market companies in various industry sectors. Our heritage, rooted in our founders’ successful 35-year history, breeds a culture that embraces teamwork, tenacity, and creativity to win big for our clients. We believe that every company has an entrepreneurial passion that drives it and a story that defines it. Our team delivers results through skillful positioning and relentless execution. Based in Los Angeles, Intrepid augments its international capabilities through its active participation in Oaklins, an exclusive global alliance of M&A advisory firms.

Media Contact

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