National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Announces the Completion of Its Business Combination With Gulf Energy SAOC and National Petroleum Services
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (“NESR”) (NASDAQ:NESR) (NASDAQ:NESRW), announces the completion of its business combination with Gulf Energy SAOC (“GES”) and National Petroleum Services (“NPS”) on June 6, 2018. The combined company creates an industry-leading provider of integrated energy services and solutions in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”) region. Following the closing of the transaction, NESR’s common stock and warrants will continue to trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market stock exchange under the ticker “NESR” and “NESRW,” respectively.
“We are pleased to announce that National Energy Services Reunited Corp. is now ready and eager to deliver the highest quality of services to our esteemed customers in the MENA region,” said Sherif Foda, Chairman of the Board and CEO of NESR. “When we set out on this journey, we envisioned to create a truly national services company which has its roots in the MENA region. With the closing of these acquisitions, I believe we achieved our objective and have set the stage for our future growth strategy. Our key goals are to create employment opportunities, significantly expand local manufacturing and be recognized as one of the best service providers in the area. I would also like to thank our shareholder base which has supported these transactions, and I look forward to working with our great team of employees of NPS and GES to fulfill our vision.”
The transaction was approved by the board of directors of NESR and by shareholders at a special meeting in lieu of an annual meeting on May 18, 2018. At $10.00 per share, NESR will have an aggregate market capitalization following the business combination and completion of redemptions of approximately $1.1 billion. As a result of the business combination, former GES and NPS shareholders including Mubadarah Investments LLC, Al Nowais Investments and Sheikh Suhail Bahwan, now collectively own a significant portion of the combined company, representing approximately 46% of the proforma market capitalization. Major shareholders who provided capital for the acquisitions include SCF Partners along with Viburnum Funds, The Olayan Group, and Waha Capital PJSC.
About National Energy Services Reunited Corp.
NESR is a leading oil and gas services provider in the MENA region. NESR began as a special purpose acquisition corporation, or SPAC, focused on investing in global oil & gas services space in May 2017. In November 2017, NESR announced the acquisition of two of the most prominent oilfield services companies in the MENA region: GES and NPS. These transactions were completed in June 2018.
About SCF Partners
Founded in 1989, SCF Partners (“SCF”) provides equity capital and strategic growth assistance to build leading energy service and equipment companies that operate throughout the world. The firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has additional offices in Calgary, Singapore and Aberdeen. SCF currently oversees approximately $2 billion under management and has built more than 70 platform services companies, completing over 300 growth acquisitions, through partnerships with energy services and equipment entrepreneurs.
About Viburnum Funds
Viburnum Funds Pty Ltd. (“Viburnum”) is an Australian high conviction, active ownership investment manager of public and private equities. Their private equity strategy focuses on investments in expansion and replacement capital for mid-market resource services firms operating in Asia and Australasia. Founded in 2007, Viburnum is headquartered in Perth, Australia with offices in Singapore and Melbourne.
About Olayan Group
The Olayan Group (the “Group”), a private multinational enterprise, is an international investor and a diverse commercial and industrial concern with operations in the Middle East. With offices in Saudi Arabia, Europe, and the US, the Group’s global investment team focuses on public and private equities, real estate, fixed income securities, and other specialized assets. The commercial side of the Group comprises more than 40 companies and is centered in Saudi Arabia, where the Group originated in 1947. They are engaged in distribution, manufacturing, and services. Many of these companies operate in partnership with leading multinational or regional firms. Some have operations in other Gulf countries and the wider Middle East.
About Waha Capital
Waha Capital (“Waha”) is an Abu Dhabi-listed investment company that offers shareholders and third-party investors exposure to high-potential opportunities in diversified asset classes. The company manages assets across several sectors, including aircraft leasing, healthcare, financial services, fintech, energy, infrastructure, industrial real estate and capital markets. Through its Principal Investments unit, Waha has established a strong investment track-record, deploying capital in sectors that display robust demand fundamentals and that have been prioritized by governments in the Middle East and North Africa region. The company has also built a strong capability in managing global and regional credit and equity portfolios, which have enhanced the diversification and liquidity of Waha’s balance sheet. The excellent performance of the company’s principal investments and capital markets portfolios has laid the foundations for the launch of an asset management business aimed at third-party investors. Established in 1997, Waha benefits from a roster of prominent local shareholders that includes Mubadala Development Company, and a distinguished board, chaired by H.E. Salem Rashid Al Noaimi.
About Mubadarah Investments LLC
Founded by Hilal Al-Busaidy and Yasser Al Barami, Mubadarah, along with its majority holdings in GES, has investment interests in energy, mining, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare in Oman as well as across the Middle East and North Africa Region. Mubadarah’s vision is to be one of the fastest growing corporates in the region and to be a leader in In Country Value creation with their investments.
About Al Nowais Investments
AlNowais Investments is an investment company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, that owns and controls a diverse array of subsidiary companies. Founded in the late 1970s by members of AlNowais family, the group has evolved from a local business to a regional conglomerate with a successful track record of investing in multiple markets and sectors. Over the past three decades, AlNowais Investments has enjoyed significant growth and has become a trusted investment name in the MENA Region. AlNowais Investments owns controls and manages a diversified portfolio of companies which operate in multiple vital sectors, including: engineering and construction, oilfield services, healthcare, communication systems and technology, electromechanical and chemical industries, construction industries, real estate, hospitality and infrastructure projects. We make strategic principal investments in businesses in select industries that exhibit exceptional potential for growth and expansion. We originate, develop and execute large-scale projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors in partnership with leading players in these industries.
About Sheikh Suhail Bahwan, Chairman of Suhail Bahwan Group (Holding) LLC.
From a small trading enterprise at Muttrah, Oman in 1965, the Suhail Bahwan Group has grown to become a multibillion-dollar corporate enterprise with over 40 companies in the Sultanate of Oman and across the Gulf Region, North Africa and South Asia, guided by the vision and the wisdom of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. As one of the largest and most professionally managed business organizations in the Middle East, the Group’s diversified businesses cover almost every aspect of people’s lives – from automobiles, electronics, computers, travel, lifestyle and healthcare to agriculture, construction, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, oil and gas services and telecommunications – thus helping customers realise their dreams and aspirations to lead a quality life. With an inspired workforce of over 15,000 employees, the Suhail Bahwan Group believes that understanding and anticipating customer needs is crucial to its continued success, and strives to provide customers with world-class products and services at the best value for money.
Forward Looking Statements
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