Published On: Thu, Jun 4th, 2020

Apergy completes $4.4bn acquisition of Nalco Champion’s upstream energy unit

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Apergy, a Texan oilfield equipment company, has wrapped up its $4.4 billion acquisition of the upstream operations of Ecolab’s subsidiary to create a new combined company called ChampionX.

As part of the terms of the deal signed in late 2019, Apergy has assumed the upstream energy unit’s net debt of around $492 million.

Apergy issued approximately nearly 127 million shares to existing shareholders of Ecolab under the deal terms. In the combined oilfield equipment company, Ecolab’s shareholders hold nearly 62% stake, while the remaining stake of about 38% is held by shareholders of Apergy.

The operations of ChampionX will be drilling, completion, energy production, chemistry sciences, and solutions.

– President and CEO of ChampionX said: “Our combined company will be a strong and resilient organization with a broad geographic footprint, high quality customer base, and significant recurring revenue. The combination enables us to bring together a unique platform with best-in-class product lines in artificial lift, production chemicals, and digital technology delivered with superior service capabilities to provide the full of production-optimization solutions to our customers.”

Apergy acquisition of ChampionX

Apergy acquisition of ChampionX. Photo courtesy of John R Perry from Pixabay.

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