ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2012) - Enterprise Group, Inc. ("Enterprise")(TSX:E) is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent to purchase a mature and profitable utility services & maintenance company (the "private company") with operations based in the Edmonton, Alberta area.
The private company provides unique services to the utility sector which are complimentary to Enterprise's utility subsidiary T.C. Backhoe & Directional Drilling. The private company prides itself on its experienced manpower and formidable equipment fleet. Enterprise's strategy is to continue to grow the private company in its core competencies while expanding services to a larger customer base and increasing its fleet.
The purchase price will be funded by cash, 1,000,000 common shares of Enterprise Group, Inc. at a price of $0.25 and the assumption of some equipment financing. Completion of this acquisition will be subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to Toronto Stock Exchange approval and satisfactory due diligence by Enterprise. Enterprise expects to close the transaction on or before August 31, 2012.
Operating for almost 15 years the core business of the company is maintenance, servicing and integrity testing. As a result of the rapid growth Western Canada is experiencing, specifically in Alberta and Saskatchewan, development of all types of infrastructure require a full range of maintenance services and upkeep programs. The outlook for this sector is exceptional. The private company's customers include some of Canada's largest providers of electricity, infrastructure owned by all levels of government and property management firms.
Enterprise Group, Inc. is a construction services company operating in the energy, utility and transportation infrastructure industry. The Company's focus is primarily underground construction and maintenance and above ground plants and facilities and specialized equipment rental. The Company's strategy is to acquire complementary service companies in Western Canada, consolidating capital, management and human resources to support continued growth.
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