ACTUANT REACHES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE FOURQUEST MENAC
Actuant Corporation announced that it has acquired the business and assets of the Middle East, Caspian and North Africa division (“FourQuest MENAC”) of privately owned Canadian-based FourQuest Energy Inc for approximately $60 million. Based in Dubai, UAE, FourQuest MENAC maintains a leading position in the provision of pipeline and process services across the Caspian, the Middle East and the North Africa regions. It provides a full range of industrial services and equipment from engineering, chemical cleaning, hydro-testing, oil flushing, air / steam blowing, nitrogen / helium leak testing services and full pipeline pre-commissioning services. Calendar 2015 revenues were approximately $25 million.
“FourQuest MENAC’s services are highly complementary to our existing Hydratight offering and this acquisition enhances our position as a leader of integrity and maintenance services in the energy space – one of Actuant’s four macro growth markets,” said Brian Kobylinski, Executive Vice President, Energy Segment & China. "The ability to provide a bundled offering of maintenance capabilities will allow us to deliver enhanced value to our customers, along with the ability to globalize FourQuest MENAC’s service offering throughout Hydratight’s footprint With an expanded pool of highly trained technicians, we expect this service line will generate meaningful growth over time.”
The purchase price is expected to be funded from existing cash balances.