TechnipFMC RESHAPES ITS FUTURE AND CREATES RemainCo AND SpinCo
TechnipFMC announced its Board of Directors has unanimously approved its plan to separate into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies: RemainCo, a fully-integrated technology and services provider, continuing to drive energy development; and SpinCo, a leading engineering and construction (E&C) player, poised to capitalize on the global energy transition. The separation would enhance both RemainCo’s and SpinCo’s focus on their respective strategies and provide improved flexibility and growth opportunities.
The transaction is expected to be structured as a spin-off of TechnipFMC’s Onshore/Offshore segment to be headquartered in Paris, France. The separation is expected to be completed in the first half of 2020, subject to customary conditions, consultations and regulatory approvals, at which time all outstanding shares of SpinCo will be distributed to existing TechnipFMC shareholders.
The 2017 merger of Technip S.A. and FMC Technologies, Inc. created a new subsea leader and established TechnipFMC as the only fully-integrated subsea provider. TechnipFMC has redefined subsea economics through its integrated model and accelerated technology development and innovation. At the same time, the Company’s Onshore/Offshore business has consistently demonstrated operational excellence, successfully delivered landmark projects, built an unprecedented backlog, and positioned itself to continue capitalizing on growing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG). The exceptional performance of TechnipFMC since the merger has made the proposed spin-off possible and, when completed, will enable the two companies to unlock additional value.
The two companies would have:
• Distinct and expanding market opportunities and specific customer bases
• Enhanced focus of management, resources and capital
• Robust backlogs supporting future revenue growth
• Strong balance sheets and capital structures tailored to individual business needs
• Compelling and distinct investment profiles
With approximately 15,000 employees, SpinCo would be one of the largest E&C pure-plays and is poised to capitalize on the global energy transition. SpinCo will be uniquely positioned to capture LNG opportunities as a result of its robust project delivery model, demonstrated capabilities and proven track record. In addition, the new company will benefit from its leadership position in the downstream market, as well as future growth opportunities in biofuels, green chemistry and other energy alternatives. The company would comprise the Onshore/Offshore segment, including Genesis – a leader in front end engineering and design. SpinCo would also include Loading Systems, a leader in cryogenic material transfer products, and Cybernetix, a technology leader in process automation, that have historically been a part of the Surface Technologies and Subsea businesses, respectively.
With approximately 22,000 employees, RemainCo would be a fully-integrated technology and services provider, continuing to drive energy development. The company’s role will be to support clients in the delivery of unique, integrated production solutions. As TechnipFMC has transformed the industry through its pioneering, integrated model in Subsea, RemainCo will apply the same winning formula to Surface Technologies.
As a standalone company, RemainCo will be the largest diversified pure-play in the industry. RemainCo will remain incorporated in the United Kingdom with headquarters in Houston and listed on both the NYSE and Euronext Paris exchange.
(Source and image: TechnipFMC)