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John Wood Group PLC (‘Wood’ or ‘the Group’) today announces that it has completed the sale of its offshore labour supply operations in the Gulf of Mexico to Louisiana-based energy services contractor, Danos.
The sale was for a cash consideration of $17 million, with Wood retaining working capital. This represents an EV/EBITDA multiple of around 8x, including the working capital.
Wood’s offshore labour supply operations in the Gulf of Mexico contributed around $90 million of revenue and around $3.5 million of adjusted EBITDA in 2022. It employs around 700 people.
The net cash proceeds from this sale will further enhance the financial flexibility of the Group.
Ken Gilmartin, Wood’s CEO, said: “This divestment signals the proactive steps we’re taking to selectively high grade the Group’s portfolio and invest in the markets and solutions where we see the strongest profitable growth. This is aligned to the strategy we set out in November 2022. Wood is committed to the USA with the Gulf of Mexico remaining an important region for our offshore consulting, capital projects and brownfield engineering businesses.”
For further information:
Simon McGough, President, Investor Relations +44 (0)7850 978 741
Alex Le May / Ariadna Peretz, FTI Consulting +44 (0)20 3727 1340