URS to acquire Flint Energy Services for C$1.25B
URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) and Flint Energy Services announced Monday a definitive agreement under which URS will acquire Flint for C$25.00 per share in cash, or C$1.25 billion (US$1.25 billion). URS also will assume approximately C$225 million (US$225 million) in Flint debt. The transaction, which has been approved unanimously by the URS and Flint Boards of Directors, will significantly expand URS' opportunities to serve clients in the oil and gas industry. Flint, a leading provider of construction services for the oil and gas industry, currently supports many of the largest companies operating in the oil, oil sands and gas producing regions of Western Canada and in the Southwest, Appalachian and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States.
The acquisition will be implemented through a court-approved Plan of Arrangement under Canadian law and is subject to the approval of Flint security holders, relevant regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012, to be accretive to URS' 2012 GAAP earnings, and to increase URS' revenues from the oil and gas sector to approximately 22% of total revenues.
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