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CERF to Purchase TRAC Energy Services
CERF Incorporated has entered into an agreement to purchase 100 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of TRAC Energy Services Ltd. ("TRAC"), a private oilfield equipment rental company based in Nisku, Alberta, which also has offices in Calgary. The purchase price for the acquisition is $17,813,300, subject to working capital and other normal closing adjustments, payable by cash in the amount of $11,730,113 and by the issuance of 2,027,729 common shares in the capital of CERF Inc. at a deemed price of $3.00 per Common Share. TRAC currently generates about $4,500,000 in EBITDA. The transaction, which is expected to close in early October, 2012, is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange and to other regulatory approvals and is subject to other customary closing conditions. The existing management team of TRAC, namely, Cameron Miller and Travis Porter, will continue as President and Vice President Sales and Marketing, respectively, of TRAC and thereby manage and grow CERF's new business unit. AltaCorp Capital Inc. is acting as financial advisor to TRAC.
Wayne Wadley, president of CERF Inc. comments "We are excited to have a successful oilfield rental company join the CERF group of companies. We look forward to being able to participate more directly in Alberta's strong oil and gas industry. TRAC'S management and staff have demonstrated impressive growth over the past several years and that is a testament to their commitment to supplying a quality rental fleet with a high level of service. We expect that to continue within CERF. We are also delighted that Cameron and Travis will remain in leadership roles with TRAC and continue to guide its strategic direction. TRAC supplies much needed drilling and service rig related equipment to both large and smaller oil and gas production companies in Alberta. They have a modern diverse fleet that we believe will continue to be in demand. We look forward to continuing to enable TRAC to grow within their existing customer base and to providing more equipment to new customers requiring their fleet."
CERF Inc. is a Canadian public corporation engaged in the rental, sale and service of industrial and construction equipment and waste management and environmental services. CERF Inc. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "CFL" and currently has 9,643,367 common shares issued and outstanding.
Article Date: 2012-10-08
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