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Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Pricing of 4,300,000 Share Offering

Nov 12, 2010

WESTPORT, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Compass Diversified Holdings (NYSE: CODI), announced today that it has priced a public offering of 4,300,000 trust shares at a price of $16.90 per share. CODI raised approximately $72.7 million of gross proceeds from the offering. The underwriters will have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 645,000 trust shares from CODI to cover over-allotments. CODI expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. The closing is expected to occur on or about November 17, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions.

Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank are the joint book-running managers on the offering, with BB&T Capital Markets, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, LLC; CJS Securities, Inc.; Janney Montgomery Scott; Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc.; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and TD Securities acting as co-managers. A copy of the prospectus supplement relating to the offering may be obtained from the following address:

Morgan Stanley

UBS Investment Bank

Attn: Prospectus Dept.

Attn: Prospectus Dept.

180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor

299 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10014

New York, NY 10171

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 888-827-7275

Telephone: 866-718-1649

Extension 3884

The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement and prospectus filed by CODI with the SEC. You may obtain copies of the registration statement (including the base prospectus) and the final prospectus supplement for free when they are available by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  

About Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI")

Compass Diversified Holdings ("CODI") was formed to acquire and manage a group of middle market businesses that are headquartered in North America. Its subsidiaries are a diverse group of businesses with highly defensible market positions.

Subsidiary Businesses

Each of our companies is a leader in their respective market niche:

  • The manufacture of quick-turn, prototype and production rigid printed circuit boards (Advanced Circuits,;
  • The design and manufacture of promotionally priced upholstered furniture (American Furniture Manufacturing,;
  • The design and manufacture of medical therapeutic support surfaces and other wound treatment devices (Anodyne Medical Device, also doing business and known as Tridien Medical,;
  • The design and marketing of wearable baby carriers and related products (ERGObaby,;
  • The design, manufacture and marketing of premium suspension products for mountain bikes and powered off-road vehicles (Fox Racing Shox,;
  • The design, sourcing and fulfillment of logo based promotional products (Halo Lee Wayne,;
  • The design and manufacture of premium home and gun safes (Liberty Safe,; and
  • The provision of temporary staffing services, operating approximately 300 locations in 29 states (Staffmark,

SOURCE Compass Diversified Holdings

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