McDermott and CB&I to combine in $6-billion transaction


HOUSTON and THE WOODLANDS, Texas --  McDermott International, Inc., and CB&I today announced that the companies have agreed to combine in an all-stock transaction to create a premier fully vertically integrated onshore-offshore company, with a broad engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) service offering and market leading technology portfolio.

Upon completion of the transaction, McDermott shareholders will own approximately 53% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis and CB&I shareholders will own approximately 47%. Under the terms of the business combination agreement (BCA), CB&I shareholders will be entitled to receive 2.47221 shares of McDermott common stock for each share of CB&I common stock owned (or 0.82407 shares if McDermott effects a planned three-to-one reverse stock split prior to closing), subject to any withholding taxes. The estimated enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $6 billion, based on the closing share price of McDermott on Dec. 15, 2017.

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