Technip in $1.07 billion swoop on Global Industries

techniplogoTechnip (NYSE EURONEXT PARIS:TEC) has announced an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Global Industries (NASDAQ: GLBL) and reinforce its leadership in the fast-growing subsea segment of oil services. The two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby Technip will pay US$8.00 per Global Industries share. The transaction values Global Industries at US$1,073 million (EUR768 million at current exchange rates), including approximately US$136 million of net debt. The Board of Directors of Global Industries has unanimously approved the transaction.

The transaction price represents a 55  ppercentremium to Global Industries' share closing price on September 9, 2011, the last day prior to announcement of the transaction. The transaction is to be funded using existing cash balances and credit facilities.

Global Industries brings to Technip its complementary subsea know-how, assets and experience, comprising 2,300 employees operating 14 vessels. The fleet includes two newly-built leading edge sister ships, Global 1200 and Global 1201, both with S-Lay and Heavy Lift capabilities.

The transaction is expected to close early in 2012.

January 12, 2011

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