Amec of UK said on Monday it has provisionally agreed to take over LNG engineering company Foster Wheeler for $3.2 billion in cash and stock.
“Foster Wheeler and AMEC have negotiated non-binding terms of a business combination pursuant to which AMEC would acquire each outstanding share of Foster Wheeler common stock for transaction consideration consisting of 0.8998 shares of AMEC common stock and $16.00 in cash. In addition, assuming binding terms are agreed, the Company expects to pay a one-time dividend of $0.40 per share prior to closing,” Foster Wheeler said in a statement.
“The Company believes that the meaningful equity component of the proposed terms would allow its shareholders to participate in the strategic and commercial benefits of the combined company, including significant potential synergies. Under the proposed terms, Foster Wheeler’s existing shareholders would own approximately 23% of the combined company, and it is expected that two members of the Company’s board would join the board of directors of AMEC as non-executive directors,” the company added.
LNG World News Staff, January 13, 2014