Transaction Strengthens Daylighting and Hydro Excavation Service
Offerings in U.S. and Canada
NORWELL, Mass. & SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 17, 2017--
Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE: CLH) (“Clean Harbors” or the “Company”) and
Lonestar West Inc. (“Lonestar”) (TSX.V: LSI) today reported the
completion of their previously announced transaction whereby Clean
Harbors has acquired Lonestar. The transaction is valued at
approximately CAD $43 million, including an equity payout of CAD $0.72
per share to Lonestar shareholders and the assumption of approximately
CAD $22 million in outstanding debt, which Clean Harbors subsequently
repaid. As a result of the transaction, Lonestar’s common shares will be
delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange and Clean Harbors will apply to
the relevant securities commissions for Lonestar to cease to be a
reporting issuer under Canadian securities laws.
“The acquisition of Lonestar will accelerate our growth in the
daylighting and hydro excavation services markets,” said Alan S. McKim,
Clean Harbors Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In
addition to essentially doubling the size of our hydro vac fleet,
Lonestar’s network of locations will provide us with direct access to
key geographic markets in both the United States and Canada. Given its
attractiveness as a safe and cost-effective alternative to traditional
excavation methods, we believe that the daylighting marketplace
represents an outstanding multi-year growth opportunity.”
James P. Horvath, Lonestar’s President and Chief Executive Officer,
said, “The combination of Clean Harbors and Lonestar will create a more
formidable competitor. As a single organization, we will benefit from
operational efficiencies and economies of scale, and increase our
capabilities and service offerings for our combined customer base.”
Lonestar has more than 160 employees and maintains a network of 12
operating centers in key areas throughout Canada and the United States.
The company generated revenues of CAD $43 million in 2016. Lonestar
provides services for drilling operations, oil sands projects, plant
maintenance, as well as commercial, municipal and civil projects.
About Clean Harbors
Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) is North
America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial
services. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a
majority of the Fortune 500, across the chemical, energy, manufacturing
and additional markets, as well as numerous government agencies. These
customers rely on Clean Harbors to deliver a broad range of services
such as end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response,
industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services. Through its
Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is North America’s largest
re-refiner and recycler of used oil and a leading provider of parts
washers and environmental services to commercial, industrial and
automotive customers. Founded in 1980 and based in Massachusetts, Clean
Harbors operates throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto
Rico. For more information, visit www.cleanharbors.com.
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Clean Harbors, Inc.
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