Aecon announces sale of Innovative Steam Technologies

TORONTO, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE) announced today that it has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Innovative Steam Technologies (IST) to Fulcrum Capital Partners.  Gross cash proceeds of the sale will be approximately $35 million, with additional proceeds over the following two years contingent on IST achieving certain earn-out conditions based on performance.

IST designs, engineers, manufactures and installs Once Through Steam Generators (OTSGs) for both the power generation and enhanced oil recovery industries. 

"As an international manufacturing business, IST is outside of Aecon's core business of construction and infrastructure development. The proceeds from the sale of IST further strengthen Aecon's balance sheet and will support Aecon's focused strategy as a provider of turnkey services for our clients," says Teri McKibbon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc. "We thank IST's team for all of their hard work and wish them continued success."

GMP Securities L.P. acted as exclusive financial advisor to Aecon with respect to the transaction. 

Aecon Group Inc. is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients. Aecon is pleased to be consistently recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.

Fulcrum Capital Partners manages over C$675 million of capital through three private equity funds and a portfolio of mezzanine investments. Fulcrum Capital's investments typically support management buyouts, acquisitions, going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, corporate growth and recapitalizations.

The information in this press release includes certain forward-looking statements. These "forward-looking" statements are based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans but are subject to risks and uncertainties.  In addition to events beyond Aecon's control, there are factors which could cause actual or future results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or inferred herein including, but not limited to: the timing of projects, unanticipated costs and expenses, general market and industry conditions and operational and reputational risks, including Large Project Risk and Contractual Factors. Readers are referred to the specific risk factors relating to and affecting Aecon's business and operations as filed by Aecon pursuant to applicable securities laws.  Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding the operations, business, performance, prospects, strategies and outlook for Aecon.  Forward-looking statements, may in some cases be identified by words such as "will," "plans," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should" or the negative of these terms, or similar expressions.  Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Aecon undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Aecon Group Inc.

For further information: David Smales, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Aecon Group Inc., 416-297-2619, dsmales@aecon.com, www.aecon.com

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