Forum Energy Technologies purchases remaining membership interests in Global Tubing

Forum Energy Technologies Inc. (NYSE: FET) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the membership interests in Global Tubing from its joint venture partner Quantum Energy Partners. As part of the transaction, Forum will also acquire management’s interest in the joint venture and repay Global Tubing‘s net debt. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $237 million, including the issuance of 10 million shares of Forum common stock to Quantum, cash from Forum’s existing bank credit facility and cash on hand.

Located in Dayton, Texas, Global Tubing provides coiled tubing, coiled line pipe and related services to customers worldwide. Forum Energy Technologies is a global oilfield products company, serving the drilling, subsea, completions, production and infrastructure sectors of the oil and natural gas industry.

Cris Gaut, Forum’s executive chairman of the board, commented, “The acquisition of the remaining Global Tubing interests will have significant benefits for Forum’s current shareholders, including Global Tubing's strong free cash flow and high operating margins. In 2014, Global Tubing had EBITDA of approximately $60 million. We believe that with the additional products Global Tubing now offers, and based on the current outlook, the 2014 run rate can be achieved during 2018. We expect the acquisition to be more than 25% EPS accretive in 2018, based on current analyst consensus estimates. Although the acquisition of Quantum's interest in Global Tubing will bring an end to our successful joint venture, we are very pleased that Quantum will continue to partner with Forum in a new way, as a major, direct shareholder in the company.”

Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will occur in the third quarter 2017.

 

 

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