MONTREAL, June 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - TransForce Inc. (TSX: TFI, OTCQX: TFIFF), a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, today announced that Matrec, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransForce, has acquired the majority of assets of Veolia E.S. Matières Résiduelles Inc. operating under the name of Veolia Solid Waste Canada.
In the last twelve months, Veolia Solid Waste Canada generated annual revenues of more than $30.0 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") of more than $5.0 million. The purchase price of $25.0 million, excluding estimated working capital of $5.0 million, represents an Enterprise Value to trailing 12-month EBITDA multiple of less than 5.5 times.
Veolia Solid Waste Canada has been operating in the Quebec City, Montreal and the Beauce regions for more than 40 years. It offers collection, transportation, disposal and recycling of trash and industrial waste to municipalities, as well as to commercial and industrial customers.
"The transaction will allow Matrec to broaden its service offering and increase its density in the province of Quebec. These assets will also provide additional capacity, which should improve the efficiency of our waste management operations," said Alain Bédard, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransForce.
TransForce Inc. is a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry operating across Canada and the United States through its subsidiaries. TransForce creates value for shareholders by identifying strategic acquisitions and managing a growing network of wholly-owned, operating subsidiaries. Under the TransForce umbrella, companies benefit from corporate financial and operational resources to build their businesses and increase their efficiency. TransForce companies service the following segments:
- Package and Courier;
- Truckload, which includes specialized truckload and dedicated services;
- Specialized Services, which includes waste management, logistics services and services to the energy sector.
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