Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MDM Engineering Group signed agreement to merge with Foster Wheeler AG

MDM Engineering Group Limited, BVI-registered company engaged in mineral process engineering and project management, signed a merger implementation agreement with Foster Wheeler AG, the global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier registered in Switzerland and having its operational headquarters in the United Kingdom.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Foster Wheeler’s BVI subsidiary, Foster Wheeler M&M Limited, will acquire all the ordinary shares in MDM; the offer price is £1.70 cash per share. Foster Wheeler will also make an offer to acquire all outstanding options held over the shares of MDM. All the ordinary shares and options will be purchased by the company in issue in a cash transaction of approximately £65.3 million.

MDM shareholders representing 42.4% of the issued ordinary shares of the BVI company have executed agreements under which agreed to vote in favour of the proposed merger. It is expected that the Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting relating to the offer will be despatched to MDM shareholders by the end of March 2014, with the general meeting in relation to the transaction to be held on or around 11 April 2014.

The BVI company expects the transaction to be completed in August 2014, subject to the approval by shareholders. Upon the implementation of the merger, the admission to trading of MDM’s ordinary shares on the AIM Market will be cancelled.