MasTec (NYSE: MTZ ) is well-known for being a leading infrastructure construction company across various industries, so its announcement this morning that it is acquiring an oil and gas pipeline and facility construction services company should not come as a surprise.
Big Country Energy Services is based in Calgary, Canada, and Florida-based MasTec has previously made it clear it wants to expand along with Canada's energy industry.
For around $103 million in cash, the assumption of approximately $24 million in debt, and a five-year contingent earn-out, MasTec will acquire a business whose services include oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids gathering systems and pipeline construction; pipeline modification and replacement services; and compressor and pumping station construction.
Big Country employs some 1,200 employees and owns 600 pieces of construction equipment that will significantly expand MasTec's ability to exploit the growing energy infrastructure opportunities present in the North American energy infrastructure market.
MasTec said it will provide additional details about the acquisition during its second-quarter earnings conference call that is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 2.