HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / June 2, 2020 / National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NESR)(NASDAQ:NESRW), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) and Asia Pacific, announced a final agreement pursuant to which NESR will acquire Sahara Petroleum Services Company S.A.E. (“SAPESCO”), the largest indigenous oilfield services company in Egypt with operations across the MENA region.
The transaction, effective June 1, 2020, will result in NESR becoming a significant player in the Egyptian oil and gas industry, where it does not presently operate. This transaction will also add Industrial and Chemical Services, which service the midstream and downstream sectors, to its portfolio. Furthermore, SAPESCO’s existing upstream services contracts in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Libya and Kuwait will be accretive to NESR’s contract portfolio.
Under the terms of the agreement, NESR will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of SAPESCO in a cash and stock transaction comprised of $11 million paid at closing and an additional $10 million paid in five equal installments by year-end, for a total cash consideration of $21 million, and the issuance of 2,237,000 NESR shares based on a $10.00 per share conversion rate. The agreement also includes a final earnout of up to $3 million in cash and provision of additional shares at year-end based on collection of certain receivables. No additional shares will be issued as final earnout if the NESR share price is equal to or exceeds $9 per share.
Following closing of the transaction, NESR will settle $11 million of SAPESCO’s long-term debt and will assume the remaining $10 million of long-term debt and approximately $8 million of short-term debt from an existing local credit facility. The total cash payment will be funded from NESR’s balance sheet and NESR’s existing revolving credit facility. Final regulatory approval for the share transfer is expected to be completed before June 30, 2020; however, NESR has assumed control of SAPESCO effective June 1, 2020.
Mr. Akmal Kortam, owner and founder of SAPESCO, commented, “I am very pleased to see the finalization and closure of our agreement, and we look forward to joining NESR, especially in the current macro environment where a larger platform and scale will become doubly critical to maximize the potential of the market.” Mr. Kortam added, “We have been an industry leader and the first to enter the oilfield services market in the region, and I am glad to be combining with NESR to continue growing SAPESCO and its business lines across the region and beyond.”
“We are very happy to come to a successful closure of this transaction, and we see our combined forces as a strength in Egypt and beyond,” said Sherif Foda, Chairman and CEO of NESR. “This transaction provides NESR with an additional business line to access significant downstream opportunities in the region, as well as a platform to build upon in the future in this evolving space. Also, I am glad to report that this transaction, not including the substantial potential integration synergies, is financially accretive on day one and we are already working on multiple contract awards across the region.”
About National Energy Services Reunited Corp.
Founded in 2017, NESR is one of the largest national oilfield services providers in the MENA and Asia Pacific regions. With over 4,500 employees, representing more than 60 nationalities in over 15 countries, the Company helps its customers unlock the full potential of their reservoirs by providing Production Services such as Cementing, Coiled Tubing, Filtration, Completions, Stimulation, Pumping and Nitrogen Services. The Company also helps its customers to access their reservoirs in a smarter, more efficient manner by providing Drilling and Evaluation Services such as Drilling Downhole Tools, Directional Drilling, Fishing Tools, Testing Services, Wireline, Slickline, Fluids and Rig Services.
About Sahara Petroleum Services Company S.A.E.
With over forty-five years of experience, SAPESCO is an indigenous Egyptian multi-discipline oil field solutions provider with operations across Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE and is considered the first national oilfield services company in the region. SAPESCO provides a myriad of cutting-edge solutions across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas industry through its Well Services, Measurement Services, Industrial Services, Civil Services, Drilling Services and Exploration Services divisions that cater to the growing demands of the industry in the region.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Matouk Bassiouny served as legal advisors and PricewaterhouseCoopers served as financial advisors to NESR. AMR & Partners Law Firm served as legal advisors to SAPESCO.
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