McCoy Global Announces Closing Of Drawworks LP Acquisition
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Purchase further progresses McCoy’s position as a technology leader by accelerating the Corporation’s key strategic technology initiatives
Edmonton, Alberta – McCoy Global Inc. (“McCoy”, “McCoy Global” or “the Corporation”) (TSX:MCB) today announced it has acquired all of the outstanding units of DrawWorks LP (“DrawWorks”) as the Corporation continues to advance its strategic technology initiatives.
“McCoy’s acquisition of DrawWorks advances our Digital Technology Roadmap initiative and enables us to deliver enhanced solutions to our customers. We plan to integrate our data-driven technology platform with DrawWorks’ equipment offerings and market these to customers on a global basis. Customers are looking to us to help solve their challenges while performing tubular running services, and we continue to develop solutions to meet those needs,” said Jim Rakievich, President and CEO of McCoy.
DrawWorks designs, tests and sells tubular running technologies including a patented line of mud handling equipment which includes the Autofill™ Casing Equipment, AutoValve™, MudSaver valves and Single Joint Compensator (SJC™) System. DrawWorks’ most recent development – the DWCRT™ – is a modular mechanically operated casing running tool.
Bing Deng, McCoy’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing, added, “DrawWorks’ team of skilled engineers has developed innovative equipment offerings which are complementary to McCoy. The newly developed DWCRT™ is ready to solve customer challenges. We at McCoy will leverage our existing global footprint to enable DrawWorks’ products to reach new customers and markets under our globally recognized and respected McCoy brand. We also anticipate unlocking DrawWorks’ depth of design expertise on new products and technical packages to further diversify our service offerings in future.”
For the year ended December 31, 2018, DrawWorks reported unaudited annual revenues of US$6.3 million. Shortly following close, the production of DrawWorks’ technologies will be fully integrated into McCoy’s existing production footprint, while DrawWorks’ customer base will be supported through McCoy’s global technical sales and service team.
Total consideration for the acquisition was US$6.0 million, of which US$1.5 million was financed through vendor take-back consideration payable in equal quarterly instalments over 18 months, bearing interest at 5.25%. The total consideration for the acquisition is subject to customary closing adjustments.
In connection with the acquisition, McCoy borrowed US$2.4 million pursuant to a loan facility secured by certain of its U.S. real estate assets. The proceeds of the loan, net of fees, will be applied to finance a portion of the purchase price. The loan bears interest at an annual rate equal to the greater of 12.25% or prime plus 7% and is repayable within 24 months. The facility may be repaid at any time without penalty. McCoy intends to refinance the loan facility on terms acceptable to the Corporation in combination with servicing the facility through cash generated from operating activities.
About McCoy Global
McCoy Global provides technologies designed to support wellbore integrity and assist with collecting critical data for the global energy industry. The Corporation operates internationally through direct sales and distributors with operations in Canada, the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates. McCoy’s corporate headquarters are located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Corporation’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and trade under the symbol “MCB”.
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