Logistec buys CapStreet’s Gulf Stream Marine for $84 mln

Logistec Corp (TSX: LGT.A, LGT.B) has acquired Gulf Stream Marine Inc, a Houston-based marine terminal operator and cargo handling company. Logistec acquired the company’s parent organization for about $83.9 million (US$65.7 million) in cash. The seller is U.S. private equity firm CapStreet Group, which recapitalized Gulf Stream in 2012. Logistec, a Montréal-based provider of cargo handling and port logistics services through facilities in eastern North America, said the deal expands its network of U.S. terminals and gives it a stronghold in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Logistec is led by President and CEO Madeleine Paquin.

PRESS RELEASE

LOGISTEC Announces Strategic Acquisition of Gulf Stream Marine

MONTRÉAL, March 1, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – LOGISTEC Corporation (TSX: LGT.A LGT.B) announced today the expansion of its network of terminals through the strategic acquisition of Gulf Stream Marine. This transaction will allow LOGISTEC to establish a stronghold in the U.S. Gulf, strengthen its position in a high-growth market in the United States, provide access to an experienced talent pool, facilitate knowledge transfer between the two organizations, and generate immediate positive benefits to shareholders.

This acquisition also represents a major expansion of our network of terminals in the USA. With Gulf Stream Marine’s 10 terminals in 5 ports, Logistec’s cargo handling activities now cover 58 terminals in 35 ports in North America.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Gulf Stream Marine is a leader in cargo handling, stevedoring and terminal operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. For the year ended October 31, 2017, the ultimate parent company of Gulf Stream Marine, GSM Maritime Holdings, LLC (“GSM”), generated revenue of US$68.7 million (approximately CA$87.7 million) and an adjusted EBITDA of US$8.2 million (approximately CA$10.5 million).

“Combining LOGISTEC and Gulf Stream Marine will bring together two highly complementary businesses to deliver greater value, service and innovation to customers. It builds on LOGISTEC’s longstanding track record of successful operations in Canada and in the eastern USA and from Gulf Stream Marine’s unmatched presence in the U.S. Gulf, as well as its leadership in operational excellence,” explained Madeleine Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of LOGISTEC.

“We see great synergies in joining forces. It provides an excellent platform for growth and development,” said Kevin Bourbonnais, President and CEO of Gulf Stream Marine.

“This unique combination of services, linked by water, is brought to life by the dedication of LOGISTEC’s people and now more than 2,300 people across North America, from the Arctic to Brownsville, Texas, plus key industry partners, who together strive every day to go beyond for their customers. The future is bright for the LOGISTEC family,” added Madeleine Paquin.

The acquisition was effected through the merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary of LOGISTEC with GSM, pursuant to which LOGISTEC acquired 100% of the shares of the merged entity and GSM shareholders received aggregate cash consideration of US$65.7 million (approximately CA$83.9 million), subject to adjustments.

About Logistec

Logistec Corporation is based in Montréal (Québec) and provides specialized services to the marine community and industrial companies. It offers bulk, break-bulk and container cargo handling throughout a network of facilities in eastern North America. In addition, LOGISTEC offers marine transportation services geared primarily to the Arctic coastal trade, short-line rail transportation services, as well as marine agency services to foreign shipowners and operators serving the Canadian market.

LOGISTEC also operates in the environmental sector where it provides services to industrial, municipal and governmental customers for the trenchless structural rehabilitation of underground watermains, regulated materials management, site remediation, risk assessment, and manufacturing of woven hoses.

A public company since 1969, LOGISTEC’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbols LGT.A and LGT.B. For more information, please visit www.logistec.com.

For further information: Jean-Claude Dugas, CPA, CA, Vice-President, Finance, Office: (514) 985-2345, E-mail: jdugas@logistec.com

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