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EQUIPMENT: Wajax acquires Groupe Delom



TORONTO – Wajax Corporation has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Montreal-based Groupe Delom. Pursuant to the terms of the share purchase agreement entered into between Wajax, Delom and Delom’s direct and indirect shareholders, the aggregate purchase price for the Shares was $51.8 million, with $2.0 million of such purchase price remaining subject to the achievement of certain performance targets post-closing.

Founded in 1963, Delom specializes in the maintenance and repair of critical electro-mechanical and rotating equipment for continuous process industries. Serving customers in diverse end markets, including mining, hydroelectric, wind and nuclear power generation, pulp and paper, petrochemical, aluminum smelting, and rail and marine transportation, Delom has six branches across eastern Canada and employs more than 350 people.

Delom transaction highlights:

• Consistent with Wajax strategy, the acquisition of Delom is expected to provide meaningful growth in the corporation’s Engineered Repair Services (ERS) business;
• For the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2018, Delom had revenues of approximately $69.4 million and adjusted EBITDA of approximately $8.5 million; and
• The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to Wajax shareholders in an anticipated range of $0.10 to $0.15 for the 2019 financial year, on an earnings per share basis.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Delom and its team of dedicated professionals to our company,” said Mark Foote, president and CEO of Wajax. “The addition of Delom not only enhances our ERS service offering and value proposition to existing customers, it also satisfies each of the criteria we have outlined in our updated acquisition strategy, which includes enhanced EBITDA margins, advancement of our corporate strategy and scale to drive further growth.”

Mario Montpetit, the president of Groupe Delom, stated, “Joining Wajax provides our team with significant opportunities to grow our volume nationally, leveraging the Wajax branch network and extensive sales and marketing infrastructure. Combining Delom’s electromechanical motor expertise with Wajax’s hydraulics, process, bearings and power train capabilities offers customers a value proposition unique in the marketplace. As well, Wajax’s commitment to its employees and customers is entirely aligned with the Delom philosophy and we’re excited to be a part of the organization.”
The transaction will be subject to normal post-closing adjustments.

Discover all the equipment and support Wajax offers at www.Wajax.com.


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