Terex sells Material Handling and Port Solutions Business to Konecranes

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Terex sells Material Handling and Port Solutions Business to Konecranes

Terex has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Material Handling and Port Solutions business (MHPS) to Konecranes for total consideration of approximately USD 1.3 billion. The agreement provides Terex with the ability to continue to pursue discussions with Zoomlion Heavy Industries Science & Technology Co., Ltd. on a potential sale of the company at USD 31 per share with the MHPS business or, alternatively, for the sale of Terex without the MHPS business.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 19/5/2016)
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Konecranes signed an agreement to acquire from Terex Corporation its Material Handling & Port Solutions, including the range of Gottwald harbor cranes.

Westport (CT), USA – On May 16, 2016, Terex Corporation announced that it has agreed with Konecranes Plc to mutually terminate the Business Combination Agreement (BCA) the companies entered into on August 10, 2015, without payment of a fee by either party.

In connection with the termination of the BCA, Terex has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Material Handling and Port Solutions business (MHPS) to Konecranes for total consideration of approximately USD 1.3 billion. The consideration being paid is comprised of USD 820 million in cash and 19.6 million newly issued shares of Konecranes. Upon completion of the transaction, Terex will own approx. 25% of the outstanding shares of Konecranes and have the right to nominate two directors. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of Konecranes, is expected to close in January 2017.

The agreement provides Terex with the ability to continue to pursue discussions with Zoomlion Heavy Industries Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Zoomlion). Terex has the right to terminate the agreement on or before May 31, 2016 for a fee of USD 37 million if Terex and Zoomlion agree on a sale of Terex as a whole.

“The sale of the MHPS business to Konecranes is good for our customers, team members and shareholders,” said John L. Garrison, Terex President and Chief Executive Officer. “This transaction is expected to be accretive to Terex earnings per share and preserves the strategic logic for the original merger of equals. In addition, it will significantly reduce Terex’s debt levels, improves our balance sheet and gives us longer term financial flexibility to invest in our business and buy back shares. As a 25% shareholder of Konecranes, Terex will also be able to share in the dividends, synergies and economic upside of the combined business.”

Mr. Garrison emphasized, “This new transaction structure offers other substantial benefits to Terex shareholders as well. Importantly, the transaction locks in the benefits of the MHPS sale while preserving the ability for Terex to continue discussions with Zoomlion on a potential sale of the company at USD 31 per share with the MHPS business or, alternatively, for the sale of Terex without the MHPS business.”

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