TEMPLE, GA, AND SANTA MONICA, CA, December 22, 2020 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”) portfolio company Janus International Group, LLC (“Janus” or the “Company”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage and other industrial sectors, announced today that its indirect parent company, Janus Midco, LLC, has entered into a definitive agreement for Janus to become a public company through a merger with Juniper Industrial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: JIH) (“Juniper”), a publicly-listed special purpose acquisition company. Upon the closing of the transaction, the Company will continue to operate as Janus and will be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “JBI”. Clearlake will remain the largest shareholder in the combined company upon completion of the transaction, and current Chief Executive Officer Ramey Jackson will continue to lead the Company.
“Over the last five years at Janus we have nearly doubled our revenue, and we expect to continue showing strong organic growth in the future as a public company,” said Mr. Jackson. “We are thrilled to be going public at this watershed moment in the industries we serve, where existing infrastructure is either sold-out or requires extensive upgrades. We continue to enjoy a very successful partnership with Clearlake and are grateful for the resources their team has brought to our business, as well as their assistance in the development and expansion of our proprietary Nokē access control technology offerings. It is my pleasure to continue to work with our exceptional Janus leadership team, as well as Clearlake and Juniper, to strategically grow the business.”
“We are enthusiastic about Janus’s future prospects and believe the Company will be able to accelerate its compelling growth plans as a public company,” said José E. Feliciano, Chairman of the Janus Board of Managers and Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clearlake, and Colin Leonard, Partner at Clearlake. “Janus has an unparalleled position in the products and technologies it offers to the self-storage and industrial sectors, which are experiencing significant tailwinds. We are excited to continue supporting Ramey and his team while leveraging the experience of our new partners at Juniper to expand Janus’s access control solutions, technology offerings, and inorganic growth plans. We believe Janus is a testament to the Clearlake O.P.S.® (Operations, People, and Strategy) framework, and we intend to continue leveraging our extensive resources across the firm in support of the Company’s buy-and-build approach and its development and adoption of game changing products and new technologies for its customers.”
“Janus represents an excellent opportunity to invest in a world-class provider of self-storage and industrial building product solutions that has delivered consistent growth and market outperformance. The Company’s track record of delivering strong organic, high-margin growth and significant cash flow generation spans both up and down economies,” said Roger Fradin, Chairman of Juniper. “We are very pleased to partner with Janus’s proven management team, which possesses a deep understanding of its resilient markets and customers. We look forward to supporting Janus’s continued M&A program and maximizing the value creation potential of its geographic expansion and adjacent opportunities as a public company.”
Janus serves over 10,000 customers worldwide, offering a best-in-class platform that includes exterior and interior self-storage products; comprehensive, efficient and reliable installation service; a Replacement, Remix & Renovation (“R3”) division for retrofit and adaptation projects; unique smart access control and facility management technology; and a comprehensive offering of rolling steel doors for the warehouse, industrial and commercial & auto repair segments. As the only industry player with a nationwide manufacturing and installation network, Janus possesses deep customer relationships and serves as the complete lifecycle partner to its customers.
The Company established itself as the market leader in the self-storage space by providing cutting-edge solutions that address unique and growing market needs. At its core, demand for Janus solutions is driven by over 90% utilization of existing self-storage units nationwide and continued opportunities for R3 projects in an aging market where approximately 60% of installed facilities are over two decades old. Janus is uniquely positioned to continue to gain market share in the industrial end market, which has been bolstered by the growth of e-commerce and the resulting substantial increase in warehouse footprint across a variety of end-markets. Lastly, Janus’s access control product offerings through Nokē have seized a first-mover advantage in a nascent but largely untapped market for smart facilities and wireless management technology.