Atlas Engineered Products Announces Letter of Intent for British Columbia Acquisition
Atlas Engineered Products (“AEP” or the “Company”) announced that the Company has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) with the shareholders of a truss manufacturing company located in British Columbia, Canada (the “Target”) to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the Target (the “Proposed Transaction”).
AEP is looking to expand its footprint in British Columbia where seasonality and the effects of winter are not as impactful as the rest of Canada. “We are excited to announce the signing of this LOI. We have been fairly quiet on the merger and acquisition front while focusing on profitability and organic growth and now is the time to move forward with this strategic acquisition,” said Hadi Abassi, AEPs CEO, President and Founder. “The Target will fit in nicely to our overall strategic goals and we are excited for them to potentially join the AEP group of companies.”
Under the terms of the non-binding LOI, AEP intends to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of the Target for a proposed purchase price of $5.8 million in cash, plus a working capital adjustment to be determined and finalized within 60 days of closing of the Proposed Transaction. In addition, AEP intends to acquire the land and buildings on which the Target’s facilities are located for an estimated price of $2.7 million, also to be acquired for cash, subject to the completion of an independent appraisal. The Target has earned average revenues of approximately $4.6 million for the last three years, with an average normalized EBITDA margin of 24%. AEP believes it will have sufficient acquisition financing available through the Company’s existing banking relationships and is currently assessing the most advantageous use of debt versus internally generated cash.
Closing of the Proposed Transaction remains subject to a number of conditions, including satisfactory completion by the Company of its due diligence investigation, the execution of a binding definitive agreement, and the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), if such approval is required under the rules and policies of the Exchange.
About Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.
AEP is a growth company that is acquiring and operating profitable, well-established operations in Canada’s truss and engineered products industry. We have a well-defined and disciplined acquisition and operating growth strategy enabling us to scale aggressively and apply new technologies, giving us a unique opportunity to consolidate a fragmented industry of independent operators.
Source: Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.