"We believe MISCOR's electromechanical service offerings are an excellent strategic complement to our existing Industrial business"
HOUSTON & MASSILLON, Ohio--Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: IESC) ("IES") and MISCOR Group, Ltd. (OTCQB: MIGL) ("MISCOR"), today announced that IES Subsidiary Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IES, has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of MISCOR for an aggregate transaction value of approximately $24 million. For MISCOR shareholders, the per share consideration will be based upon MISCOR's average daily debt balance over the 30-day period ending fifteen business days prior to the closing of the transaction. As of March 11, 2013, MISCOR's unaudited average daily debt balance over the prior 30-day period was approximately $7.2 million. MISCOR anticipates that its debt balance at closing of the transaction will be between $6.5 and $5.5 million, which would yield consideration of between $1.48 and $1.57 per share, a 26 to 34 percent premium to MISCOR's 60-day trading average. The price-per-share adjustment will be communicated to shareholders prior to the closing of the election period and is more fully described in the definitive merger agreement.
With annual revenues of approximately $50 million, MISCOR provides maintenance and repair services to industrial customers, including electric utility, wind power, transportation, energy, pulp and paper, steel and mining. It is engaged in both on-site and off-site electrical and mechanical repair and remanufacture of industrial equipment including electric motors, transformers, switchgear, magnets, overhead cranes and generators. MISCOR also manufactures and provides repair services for key components in large transportation related motors and engines. MISCOR has locations in Indiana, Alabama, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and California.
"We believe MISCOR's electromechanical service offerings are an excellent strategic complement to our existing Industrial business," commented James M. Lindstrom, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IES. He continued, "The transaction meets our prudent strategy and financial criteria for investments, increases our base of recurring revenues and is expected to accelerate the utilization of IES' net operating loss tax carryforwards, creating value for all IES shareholders. Finally, the diversification of revenue and cash flow streams across multiple customer segments and geographies enhances our capability for further growth."
Michael Moore, Chief Executive Officer of MISCOR said, "Partnering with IES will position us for continued growth and enable us to maximize the favorable opportunities we see ahead. We believe this transaction is in the best interest of and creates significant value for our shareholders, our employees and our customers. Although MISCOR will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of IES, we expect to operate from a position of even greater strength by taking advantage of IES' financial resources, nationwide presence, operational infrastructure and, most importantly, IES' long-term commitment and investment philosophy."
Additional Information About the Merger
The definitive agreement provides that each share of MISCOR common stock will, at the election of the shareholder, be converted into the right to receive, subject to the adjustment described above, either (i) a cash payment currently estimated to be between $1.48 and $1.57 per share, subject to adjustment based upon MISCOR's average daily debt balance over the 30-day period ending with the fifteenth complete trading date prior to the closing date, with a minimum share price of $1.415 or (ii) shares of IES common stock having an equivalent value, based upon the volume-weighted average of the sale prices per share of IES common stock for 60 consecutive trading days (the "VWAP") ending with the fifteenth complete trading date prior to the closing date, subject to a collar 20% above and 20% below the 60-day VWAP ending with the second complete trading day prior to the date of the merger agreement. For illustrative purposes, assuming an average daily debt balance for MISCOR of $6.0 million, the midpoint of the anticipated total debt range of MISCOR, and an IES VWAP of $5.03, which is based on IES' VWAP as of March 11, 2013, MISCOR shareholders electing to receive IES common stock will receive 0.303 shares of IES common stock for each share of MISCOR common stock they hold. IES expects to use cash on hand and proceeds from debt financing to fund the acquisition. The transaction is expected to be accretive to IES' earnings per share in 2013, net of acquisition costs.
Both IES and MISCOR expect to hold special meetings of their shareholders to consider and act upon the proposed transaction as promptly as practicable. Details regarding the record date for, and the date, time and place of, the special meetings will be included in a press release when finalized. In anticipation of the shareholders meeting, MISCOR and IES will mail to their shareholders a notice of the meeting and a proxy statement relating to the transaction and the vote to be taken at the meeting. The transaction is subject to the approval of the shareholders of both IES and MISCOR and the requirement that a majority of each company's non-affiliated shareholders do not vote against the transaction, as well as other customary approvals.
The disinterested members of the board of directors of IES unanimously approved the merger agreement. MISCOR established a special committee of independent directors that approved the merger agreement and recommended approval of the merger agreement by the full board of directors. After receiving approval from the special committee, the disinterested members of the board of directors of MISCOR unanimously approved the merger agreement.
Stifel rendered a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of IES, and Periculum Capital Company, LLC acted as a financial advisor to IES. Western Reserve Partners LLC acted as financial advisor to MISCOR on the transaction and rendered a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of MISCOR.
About Integrated Electrical Services, Inc.
Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. is a leading national provider of electrical infrastructure services to the communications, commercial, industrial and residential markets. Our 2,500 employees serve clients throughout the United States. For more information about IES, please visit www.ies-corporate.com.
About MISCOR Group Ltd.
MISCOR, through its subsidiaries, provides electrical and mechanical solutions to customers both in the United States and abroad. The company operates in two segments, Industrial Services and Rail Services. For more information about MISCOR, please visit www.miscor.com.