Frank’s International Agrees to Acquire Blackhawk Specialty Tools, Adding Specialty Cementing and Well Intervention Services and Products to Business Line
- Diversifies tubular running services offering with complementary technology-driven specialty cementing tools
- High revenue growth potential with expansion through Frank’s global footprint and applications for onshore and offshore well construction
- Merger consideration funded with cash on hand and Frank’s equity
Frank’s expects that Blackhawk’s specialty cementation tools will augment its tubular running services business by providing Frank’s the opportunity to diversify its offerings and emerge as a leader in a new business line and a significantly larger addressable market. In addition to what Frank’s believes is a line of well-regarded, market leading, technically differentiated specialty cementation tools, Blackhawk also provides well intervention products through its line of brute packers and related products, and is continuing its development of products for onshore and offshore applications.
The merger consideration comprises a combination of approximately
Frank’s is focused on driving revenue synergies, and expects the acquired products and services to benefit from Frank’s global presence, operating excellence and strong balance sheet, significantly enhancing the growth potential of the business. Additionally, over time, Frank’s expects to realize the benefits of increased cost efficiency by providing a broader set of product offerings through its combined global infrastructure and optimizing supply chain operations to take advantage of the expanded business.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will occur during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Frank’s will host a conference call to discuss the merger on
An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for seven days. It can be accessed by dialing (888) 843-7419 or (630) 652-3042. The conference call replay access code is 43569843. The replay will also be available in the Investor Relations section of the Frank’s website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for approximately 90 days.
About Frank’s International
About Blackhawk Specialty Tools
Blackhawk Specialty Tools is a leading supplier of engineered well construction and well intervention solutions providing premium automated top drive cement heads and related equipment, cementation products, well intervention tools and top‐quality service to the oil and gas industry. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Frank’s expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include the following risks: an inability to satisfy all of the conditions to closing set forth in the merger agreement; an inability to obtain required regulatory approvals for the merger, on the expected timing or at all; an inability to realize expected benefits from the merger or the occurrence of difficulties in connection with the merger; the risk that the merger results in Frank’s incurring unexpected costs, liabilities or delays; the risk that Blackhawk’s business may not be successfully integrated with Frank’s following the closing; and the risk that disruption from the merger may adversely affect Frank’s and Blackhawk’s business and relationships with their customers, suppliers and employees.
Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions made by Frank’s based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although Frank’s believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Frank’s, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the factors discussed or referenced in the “Risk Factors” section of Frank’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
Blake Holcomb– Director, Investor Relations [email protected]intl.com 713-231-2463 Karen Allen– Director, Communications and External Affairs [email protected] 713-358-7325