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Adnoc Drilling, Alpha Dhabi JV raises Gordon stake to 67.2pc

ABU DHABI, 6 days ago

Adnoc Drilling and Alpha Dhabi announced that their joint venture (JV) Enersol has agreed to acquire an additional 42.206 per cent equity stake in Gordon Technologies for consideration of approximately $270 million, making Enersol the majority equity holder. The consideration is based on a valuation in line with the one underpinning the initial 25 per cent stake purchase announced in January 2024.
 
Approximately 80 per cent of the consideration for the 42.206 per cent additional stake acquired by Enersol will be funded upon closing.
 
The remaining part of the consideration is expected to be paid in the next two years, subject to certain performance conditions. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing adjustments.
 
Gordon is debt-free, and its acquisition is economically accretive to Enersol from a profitability, valuation multiple, cash flow generation and dividend potential standpoint, along with a FY2023 free cash flow yield of more than 10 per cent.
 
Enersol is actively advancing plans to acquire and/or invest in multiple businesses, subject to regulatory approvals, and foster a scalable ecosystem that will enhance market value and improve operational efficiencies.
 
A major driver of investment decisions will be the ability of those investments to support the UAE’s wider energy security ambitions, net zero agenda and ongoing economic diversification efforts.
 
Gordon is a leading provider of measurement while drilling (MWD) technology to the oil and gas industry. MWD technology measures key information near the drill bit and transmits data to the surface without interrupting normal drilling operations. Gordon completed setting up its Abu Dhabi business with the intention to start field operations in the MENA region in Q2 2024.
 
Positioned as one of the industry’s leading fully integrated MWD providers with one of the largest fleets of modern MWD systems, Gordon enables a faster, more robust, and efficient MWD system allowing operators to achieve industry foremost performance and reliability in both conventional and unconventional as well as standard temperature and high temperature applications.
 
With a relentless customer focus and commitment to technological innovation, Gordon recently launched rotary steerable interconnectivity systems which is continuing to drive the company’s growth. --OGN/TradeArabia News Service



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