Wajax announces the acquisition of Tundra
11 January 2021
Wajax Corporation (Wajax) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Calgary, Alberta-based Tundra Process Solutions Ltd. (Tundra) for a total consideration of USD 99.1M.
Founded in 1999, Tundra provides maintenance and technical services to customers in the western Canadian midstream oil and gas, oil sands, petrochemical, mining, forestry, and municipal sectors. Tundra also distributes a diverse range of industrial process equipment, representing industry-leading manufacturers of valves and actuators, instrumentation and controls, motors and drives, control buildings, boilers, and water treatment solutions. Employing approximately 150 people, Tundra operates four facilities in Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton (2 locations), and Grande Prairie. Tundra also maintains a local sales presence in Fort McMurray and Red Deer, Alberta; Vancouver and Fort St. John, British Columbia; and southern Saskatchewan.
Consistent with Wajax's strategy, the acquisition of Tundra is expected to provide meaningful growth in the Corporation's Engineered Repair Services (ERS) and industrial parts categories. For the twelve months ended November 30, 2020, Tundra had revenues of approximately USD 147.8M; Tundra's operations are complementary to Wajax's existing ERS and industrial parts businesses, adding extensively to its service offering and product portfolio, and further enhancing the "One Wajax" value proposition as macro tailwinds support the potential for a return to pre-COVID-19 activity levels; and The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to Wajax shareholders in an anticipated range of $0.10 – $0.15 for the 2021 financial year, on an earnings per share basis.
Concurrent with the signing of the Definitive Agreement and to assist in funding the cash portion of the purchase price for the Tundra shares, Wajax has entered into an agreement with the lenders under its existing credit facilities for a USD 50.0M acquisition credit facility. Such acquisition credit facility is for a 24-month term and is on substantially the same terms as the Corporation's existing credit facilities.