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Akastor Agrees to Sell KOP Surface Products to The Weir Group PLC


Published Jun 12, 2017
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Akastor ASA, an oil service investment company, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell KOP Surface Products (KOP) to The Weir Group PLC for USD 114 million on a debt- and cash-free basis. KOP is headquartered in Singapore and is a supplier of surface wellheads, trees, valves and actuators to the oil and gas industry.

“KOP has done an excellent job in recent years of improving operations and expanding its footprint while adapting to challenging market conditions,” says Kristian Røkke, CEO of Akastor. “Weir is an ideal owner of KOP and is well positioned to take the company to the next level. We are pleased with the value created for Akastor through this transaction and would like to thank Gordon Cameron and the KOP organisation for their contributions.”

“We are thankful for the support Akastor has given us over the past few years which has put us in a position where we see exciting future opportunities for our business. We look forward to the next part of our transformation journey together with Weir,” says Gordon Cameron, CEO of KOP Surface Products.

The transaction will generate an estimated accounting gain of approximately NOK 700 million to Akastor to be recognised upon closing, expected to occur in Q3 2017. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. BA-HR lawfirm has acted as legal advisor.

Tags: Akastor ASA, The Weir Group PLC




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