Key Energy completes $307MM purchase of fracking company

Source: Key Energy Services

Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:KEG) completed the previously announced acquisition of Edge Oilfield Services, L.L.C. and Summit Oilfield Services, L.L.C. Total consideration for the transaction was $307.6 million, consisting of approximately 7.5 million shares of Key common stock and $189.7 million in cash, which includes $26.3 million to reimburse Edge capital expenditures, net of working capital adjustments. 

Edge primarily rents frac stack equipment used to support hydraulic fracturing operations and the associated flow back of frac fluids, proppants, drilling and completion fluids, and oil and natural gas. It also provides well testing services, rental equipment such as pumps and power swivels, and oilfield fishing services. 

Key's Chairman, President, and CEO, Dick Alario, stated, "We are excited to complete this transaction and welcome the Edge employees to Key. We expect Edge to increase our exposure to the horizontal well completion markets, and we hope to leverage our broad U.S. infrastructure to facilitate expansion of this high quality business in the coming years. We anticipate Edge's business will be accretive to Key's margins and earnings beginning this year, and we will provide additional guidance for Key's full-year 2011 results including Edge at a later date." 

Edge's CEO, Darrell Brewer, stated, "We are happy to have reached this milestone in our company's history and become a part of Key. Our employees and I look forward to continued strong growth as part of the Key family."

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