KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Sanderson Farms board of administrators unanimously rejected an unsolicited provide from Durational Capital Administration, a brand new shareholder, to accumulate the poultry processor for $142 per share.
The proposal “…very considerably undervalues Sanderson Farms and its future prospects and is considerably under the 52-week excessive share value of $179.45,” the corporate mentioned.
Sanderson Farms famous that the provide got here solely from Durational Capital Administration alone and never Durational and Tyson Meals, Inc. A Tyson spokesman declined to touch upon the matter when contacted by Meals Enterprise Information‘ sister publication MEAT+POULTRY.
As for the proposed provide from Durational, Sanderson mentioned the board rejected the provide after discovering — with assist from the corporate’s monetary and authorized advisors — that “…the extremely conditional and opportunistic proposal isn’t in the perfect pursuits of Sanderson Farms or its shareholders.”
“The board stays dedicated to enhancing worth for all shareholders and believes it will probably generate important further worth by persevering with to execute its strategic natural development plan, as mentioned on the firm’s latest Investor Day the place it introduced initiatives to extend manufacturing to serve the rising retail grocery market, together with figuring out and vetting a web site for a brand new facility,” Sanderson Farms mentioned.
Durational presently owns the Bojangles chain of quick-service rooster eating places. The corporate beforehand held a stake in Churchill Downs, which owns the Kentucky Derby and different regional racetracks and a betting platform. Durational exited that funding in June of 2019, based on its web site.
Matthew Bradshaw and Eric Sobotka co-founded Durational Capital Administration in 2017. Mr. Bradshaw and Mr. Sobotka are listed as managing companions on the corporate’s web site.