8-K 1 a17-11887_18k.htm 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 25, 2017


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)


(Commission File Number)


No. 06-0853807
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


21 Griffin Road North
Windsor, Connecticut  06095
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


(860) 298-9692
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


As previously announced, on March 30, 2017, TRC Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) by and among the Company, Bolt Infrastructure Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), and Bolt Infrastructure Merger Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub”), pursuant to which, and on the terms and subject to the conditions thereof, among other things, Merger Sub will merge with and into the Company (the “Merger”), with the Company continuing as the surviving corporation and as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parent. Parent and Merger Sub were formed by affiliates of New Mountain Partners IV, L.P., a fund affiliated with New Mountain Capital, L.L.C.


Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, the consummation of the Merger is conditioned upon, among other things, the expiration or termination of any waiting period applicable to the consummation of the Merger under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”). On April 25, 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the 30-day waiting period under the HSR Act, with respect to the proposed Merger. The grant of early termination has the effect of satisfying the HSR Act condition under the Merger Agreement.


The consummation of the Merger remains subject to approval by the Company’s stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement and described in the Company’s preliminary proxy statement that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 25, 2017.


Additional Information and Where to Find It


This report may be deemed solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of the Company by Parent. The Company has filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC as of April 25, 2017, and intends to file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders a definitive proxy statement in connection with the proposed transactions. This report does not constitute a solicitation of any vote or approval. THE COMPANY’S STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY AND THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors and stockholders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement and other documents filed with the SEC (when they become available) from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by accessing the Company’s website at www.trcsolutions.com.


Certain Information Concerning Participants


The Company, its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees of the Company may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders with respect to the proposed transactions. Information about such persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be considered participants in the solicitation of the stockholders of the Company in connection with the proposed transactions, and any interest they have in the proposed transactions, is set forth in the Company’s preliminary proxy statement that was filed with the SEC on April 25, 2017 and will be set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC. You can find additional information about the Company’s directors and executive officers in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for its 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on October 18, 2016, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on August 31, 2016. These documents (when available) may be obtained as indicated above.


Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements in this report may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to the proposed transaction and business combination among Parent, Merger Sub and the Company, including statements regarding


the benefits and the anticipated timing of the proposed transactions. Investors can generally identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” or other words of similar import. Investors should consider statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss the Company’s future expectations, contain projections of the Company’s future results of operations or of its financial condition, or state other “forward-looking” information. There may be events in the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and that may cause its actual results to differ materially from the expectations described in its forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, (i) the risk that the proposed transactions may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the Company’s business and the price of the Company’s common stock, (ii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the transaction, including the adoption of the Merger Agreement by the Company’s stockholders, (iii) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the Merger Agreement, (iv) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed transactions on the Company’s business relationships, operating results, and business generally, (v) risks that the proposed transactions disrupts current plans and operations of the Company and potential difficulties in the Company’s employee retention as a result of the transaction, (vi) risks related to diverting management’s attention from the Company’s ongoing business operations, (vii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company, its officers or directors related to the Merger Agreement or the proposed transactions, (viii) the possibility that competing offers or acquisition proposals for the Company will be made, (ix) the ability of New Mountain Capital, L.L.C. to implement its plans, forecasts, and other expectations with respect to the Company’s business after the completion of the proposed transactions and realize additional opportunities for growth and innovation and (x) the risk that the Merger Agreement may be terminated in circumstances that would require us to pay Parent the termination fee under the Merger Agreement. In addition, please refer to the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements set forth in this communication. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and the Company assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Date: April 26, 2017

















/s/ Thomas W. Bennet, Jr.





Thomas W. Bennet, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer