GAF to Acquire Premium Synthetic Underlayment Manufacturer FT Synthetics

GAF announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire FT Synthetics, a British Columbia-based manufacturer of synthetic underlayments for the steep slope roofing industry. In making this acquisition, GAF will invest in scaling operations and fueling sustained growth of FT Synthetics, while ensuring the continued delivery of the highest quality products and unparalleled service to customers.

“FT Synthetics and GAF share a deep commitment to the roofing industry,” said Jim Schnepper, CEO of GAF. “This acquisition will enable GAF to pursue our shared goals of continued innovation and explore opportunities for expanded product offerings that support the entire building envelope.”

FT Synthetics is well known for developing underlayment products that meet the exacting standards of its customers, including some of the safest walking surfaces available in the industry. The company will continue to operate as an independent business within the GAF portfolio. FT Synthetics CEO Gary Sandhar will retain a senior leadership position within GAF.

Sandhar noted, “GAF’s company culture is extremely compatible with FT Synthetics, particularly its focus on the customer experience and providing unparalleled service. We are excited to join the GAF family and look forward to our continued growth together.”

FT Synthetics was advised by Citizens M&A Advisory and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP provided legal advice to GAF. The transaction is expected to close later this year.

For more information, visit www.GAF.com.

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