SPRUCE GROVE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan 2, 2013) - ENTREC Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ENT) ("ENTREC") is pleased to announce it has acquired the business and assets of Taylor Crane Service, Inc. ("TAYLOR CRANE"), effective December 31, 2012. Located right in the heart of the Bakken oil formation, Taylor Crane is based in Dickinson, North Dakota and operates a fleet of seven cranes, including all-terrain, carry decks, and hydraulic truck mounted cranes. The equipment fleet also includes several trailers and other support equipment used to support its crane operations.
"The acquisition of TAYLOR CRANE, combined with our current operations in the Bakken, will provide us with the scale we need to better compete and grow our business in this region," comments John M. Stevens, ENTREC''s President and COO. "We are very pleased to welcome Terry Taylor and his employees to the ENTREC family".
The aggregate consideration paid for the business and assets of Taylor Crane consisted of (i) the issuance of 1,000,000 common shares of ENTREC issued at a deemed price of $1.53 per share; and (ii) $4,300,000 USD in cash. The purchase agreement also contains a "due diligence" clause whereby ENTREC has up to 31 days following closing to complete additional due diligence on TAYLOR CRANE. Upon the expiry of the 31 day period, should ENTREC not be satisfied with the results of its remaining due diligence, ENTREC has the option to sell back the business and assets of TAYLOR CRANE to the vendor on the same terms and conditions contained in the purchase agreement.
During the twelve month period ended December 31, 2012, ENTREC estimates that TAYLOR CRANE generated normalized earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") of $1.7 million.
ENTREC specializes in the lifting, transportation (over the road and on-site), loading, off-loading and setting of overweight and oversized cargo for the oil and gas, construction, petrochemical, mining and power generation industries. The common shares of ENTREC trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "ENT".
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect ENTREC''s current beliefs and that are based on information currently available to ENTREC. These statements require ENTREC to make assumptions it believes are reasonable but, as a result of such assumptions, such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results and developments may differ materially from the results and developments discussed in the forward-looking statements as certain of these risks and uncertainties are beyond ENTREC''s control.
Examples of such forward-looking statements in this press release relate to, but are not limited to, (i) ENTREC''s expectation that the TAYLOR CRANE acquisition will satisfy its remaining due diligence review; and (ii) the acquisition of Taylor Crane, combined with ENTREC''s current operations in the Bakken, will provide ENTREC with the scale it needs to better compete and grow its business in that region. These forward-looking statements rely on certain expectations and assumptions, including, among others, (i) the results of ENTREC''s due diligence review of the business acquired being satisfactory, and (ii) TAYLOR CRANE meeting or exceeding ENTREC''s internal revenue, net income, and cash flow forecasts for that business in the future.
Although ENTREC believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because ENTREC can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. The results of the due diligence review on the business acquired by ENTREC may be less than satisfactory, and the acquired business may not achieve ENTREC''s initial expectations for future revenue, net income and cash flow. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are given as of the date hereof, and to not use such forward-looking statements for anything other than their intended purpose. ENTREC undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.