FMC Technologies Acquires Pure Energy (Canada)
FMC Technologies, Inc. and Pure Energy Services Ltd. announced execution of a definitive acquisition agreement under which FMC will acquire Pure for C$11.00 per share in cash, or approximately C$282 million (US$285 million).
Based in Calgary, Pure is a leading provider of frac flowback services and an established wireline services provider operating in multiple field locations in both Canada and the United States. Pure employs approximately 1,300 employees. For the twelve months ended June 30, 2012, Pure generated C$282 million of revenue and C$59 million of EBITDAS, with the majority related to frac flowback services.
“Consistent with our strategy to grow shale related businesses, we are expanding into flowback services which complement the existing products and services of our Surface Technologies segment,” said John Gremp, FMC’s Chairman and CEO. “Pure is an industry leader, recognized for their safety and environmental stewardship and the quality of their services — values consistent with our own. By combining the products and services of both companies, we will provide an integrated well site solution which creates client value.”
Kevin Delaney, Pure’s Chairman and CEO, commented, “Since commencing operations in 2001, Pure has achieved significant growth. Today, we are a premier provider of flowback and wireline services in Canada and the United States. I am proud of the company and thank our loyal employees for their many years of service. We strongly support the transaction and are excited to join forces with FMC to accelerate growth while continuing to provide our customers with superior service in all of our service lines.”
Each of the directors and officers of Pure, collectively holding approximately 18% of the issued and outstanding shares and options of Pure, have entered into agreements with FMC pursuant to which they have agreed to vote their Pure shares in favor of the Arrangement at the meeting of shareholders and optionholders.
Press Release, August 21, 2012