◎画期的なKentz買収を完了 SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin

2014/8/25 14:50

◎画期的なKentz買収を完了 SNC-Lavalin

AsiaNet 57639

共同JBN 0900(2014.8.25)

【モントリオール2014年8月22日PRN=共同JBN】

*世界の一流エンジニアリング・建設企業への飛躍を続けるSNC-Lavalinが大きな前進

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.(TSX: SNC)は22日、36カ国に展開するグローバル企業Kentz Corporation Limited(従業員1万5500人)の買収を完了したと発表した。Kentzは石油・天然ガス業界の顧客企業に業界トップクラスのエンジニアリング、建設管理、技術支援サービスを提供している。

世界の一流のエンジニアリングおよび建設(E&C)企業への飛躍的成長に努めるSNC-Lavalinにとって、Kentzの買収は追い風となる。買収の結果、従業員4万5000人、年商約100億カナダドル、受注約130億カナダドル(いずれも2013年時点)の一大企業が誕生する。合併会社は中東や北・中南米、アジア太平洋など世界の成長著しい市場で強力な基盤を持つことになる。

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.のロバート・G・カード社長兼最高経営責任者(CEO)は「SNC-LavalinはKentzの人たちを心から歓迎する。彼らは今日仲間入りしたこの素晴らしい会社の神髄である。われわれが力を合わせると、E&C業界へ広範な最高のサービスを提供し、主な成長市場で事業を拡大できると期待している」と述べた。

▽石油・天然ガス業界で飛躍的成長

Kentzの買収はSNC-Lavalinの石油・天然ガス事業能力を高め、トップクラスの専門技術者約2万人を抱えるグループが誕生する。その技術は石油のアップストリーム事業や天然ガス(LNG)、非在来型資源(シェールガス、オイルサンド)、パイプライン、海上石油施設脚(ジャケット)、スチーム補助重力排油法(SAGD)のそれぞれ大型複合プロジェクトに広がる。

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.の資源・環境・水担当のニール・ブルース社長は「われわれのチームをできるだけ早く効率的に、またていねいに合併させる計画に着手した。顧客の直接的利益のために、両社の最高の能力を合体させる。絶えず努力して最高の価値とサービスを届けることにより、顧客と永続的な強い絆を築くことが目標だ」と語った。

KentzはSNC-Lavalinと一体化し、同時に現在のSNC-Lavalinの石油・天然ガス事業はKentzの事業に組み込まれる。Kentzのクリスチャン・ブラウン最高経営責任者(CEO)はSNC-Lavalin Group Inc.の石油・天然ガス担当社長に就任する。ブラウン氏は引き続きテキサス州ヒューストンに勤務し、ニール・ブルース社長の直属になる。

ブラウン氏は「われわれはSNC-Lavalinに加わることで幅広い視野に立って大型プロジェクトを推進し、南米と中南米の新しい地域へのアクセスを強める力を得る。SNC-Lavalinの強力なフロントエンド・エンジニアリングと設計の能力を、われわれの業界最高の建設管理、事業委任、営業能力を一体化させ、顧客に完璧なプロジェクトソリューションを提供できるのは楽しみである」と語った。

SNC-LavalinはKentz買収に際してKentz株1株当たり9.35ポンド(17.13カナダドル)、総額12億ポンド(21億カナダドル)を支払った。裁判所と特別株主総会(ともに2014年8月11日付)の要請で開かれた集会で、Kentz株主はSNC-Lavalinの買収提案を承認した。買収提案はスキーム・オブ・アレンジメント(債務整理和議書)の形式で提出され、裁判所の審理は2014年8月21日に開かれた。合併は2014年8月22日、条件に沿って有効になった。

▽SNC-LAVALINについて

SNC-Lavalinは1911年に設立された世界的なエンジニアリング・建設グループで、インフラストラクチャーのオーナーシップにおける主要プレーヤーである。50カ国以上に約4万5000人の従業員を抱え、石油・天然ガス、鉱業、金属加工、環境、水資源などのさまざまな分野で顧客にEPC(設計、調達、建造)事業やEPC管理サービスを提供している。こうした事業に金融や業務、管理サービスを加えて全面的なエンド・ツー・エンドのプロジェクトソリューションも手がけている。

www.snclavalin.com

詳しい情報は:

メディア:

Lilly Nguyen

Public Relations Manager,

Global Corporate Communications

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

+1-514-393-8000, ext. 54772

lilly.nguyen@snclavalin.com

ソース:SNC-Lavalin

SNC-Lavalin completes landmark acquisition of Kentz

PR57639

MONTREAL, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRN=KYODO JBN/ --

  A key milestone in SNC-Lavalin's ongoing transformation into a global Tier-1

                       engineering and construction company

    SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has

completed its acquisition of Kentz Corporation Limited, a global company with

15,500 employees operating in 36 countries. Kentz provides industry-leading

engineering, construction management and technical support services to clients

in the oil and gas sector.

    The acquisition of Kentz supports SNC-Lavalin's ongoing transformation into

a global Tier-1 engineering and construction (E&C) company. The transaction

creates a group with approximately 45,000 employees, annual revenues of about

C$10 billion and a backlog of roughly C$13 billion as per 2013 figures. The

combined company will also have a strong position in the world's most dynamic

growth markets, including the Middle East, North America, Latin America and

Asia-Pacific.

    "SNC-Lavalin is thrilled to welcome the employees of Kentz, who are the

heart and soul of the remarkable company we are acquiring today," said Robert

G. Card, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We expect that our combined

capabilities will give us one of the best broad-based service offerings in the

E&C industry, while expanding our presence in key growth markets."

    Transformational growth in oil and gas

    The acquisition of Kentz transforms SNC-Lavalin's oil and gas capabilities,

creating a group of approximately 20,000 high-caliber employees with industry

leading expertise for large and complex projects in the upstream, liquefied

natural gas (LNG), unconventional (shale gas and oil sands), pipelines,

offshore jackets and steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) sectors.

    "We have now begun implementing our plan, which aims to ensure our teams

are combined efficiently, respectfully and as rapidly as possible," said Neil

Bruce, President, Resources, Environment & Water, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We

will be bringing together the best capabilities of our two firms for the direct

benefit of our clients. Our goal will be to build strong and lasting

relationships with our customers through consistently delivering on our

commitments and providing the best mix of value and services."

    Kentz will be incorporated into SNC-Lavalin while simultaneously

integrating SNC-Lavalin's current Oil & Gas business into Kentz's operations.

Christian Brown, Kentz's Chief Executive Officer, now becomes President, Oil &

Gas, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Mr. Brown will continue to be stationed in Houston,

Texas, and will report directly to Neil Bruce.

    "Joining SNC-Lavalin will provide us with the ability to execute larger

scopes for major projects, and enhance our access to new geographies in both

North America and Latin America," said Christian Brown. "We look forward to

bringing our clients complete end-to-end solutions for their projects by

merging SNC-Lavalin's strong front-end engineering and design capabilities with

our industry-leading construction management, commissioning and operations

capabilities."

    SNC-Lavalin paid GBP9.35 (C$17.13) per share for a total purchase price of

approximately GBP1.2 billion (C$2.1 billion). Kentz shareholders voted in favour

of SNC-Lavalin's offer at a meeting convened by order of the Court and an

Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting, both held on August 11, 2014. The

offer was structured as a Scheme of Arrangement and the Scheme Court Hearing

was held on August 21, 2014. Following the sanction of the Court, the

acquisition became effective in accordance with its terms on August 22, 2014.

    Forward-looking statements

    This press release contains statements that are or may be "forward-looking

statements" or "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable

securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact

included in this press release may be forward-looking statements. Without

limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words

"targets", "plans", "believes", "expects", "aims", "intends", "will", "should",

"could", "would", "may", "anticipates", "estimates", "synergy", "cost-saving",

"projects", "goal" or "strategy" or, words or terms of similar substance or the

negative thereof, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements

include statements relating to the following: (i) future capital expenditures,

expenses, revenues, earnings, economic performance, indebtedness, financial

condition, losses and future prospects; and (ii) business and management

strategies and the expansion and growth of SNC-Lavalin or Kentz's operations

and potential synergies resulting from the transaction.

    These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future financial

performance. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks

and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results and are

based on certain key assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results to

differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking

statements. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to

place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of

the date hereof. All subsequent oral or written forward-looking statements

attributable to SNC-Lavalin or any of its directors, officers or employees or

any persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by

the cautionary statement above. SNC-Lavalin disclaims any obligation to update

any forward-looking or other statements contained herein, except as required by

applicable law.

    About SNC-Lavalin

    Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and

construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of

infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's approximately

45,000 employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of

industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, environment and

water, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services

with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide

complete end-to-end project solutions.

www.snclavalin.com

    For further information:

    Media:

    Lilly Nguyen

    Public Relations Manager,

    Global Corporate Communications

    SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

    +1-514-393-8000, ext. 54772

    lilly.nguyen@snclavalin.com

SOURCE  SNC-Lavalin

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