Technip & FMC Technologies Shareholders Vote Dec 5 on Merger

M&AIn May, U.S.-based oilfield services company FMC Technologies announced they will merge with their much larger quasi-competitor, France-based Technip, in an all-stock deal that will create a new company called TechnipFMC worth $13 billion (see FMC Technologies & Technip to Merge, Create $13B Oilfield Giant). FMC had/has some operations in the Marcellus/Utica, hence the merger has implications for our region. The Obama Dept. of Justice approved the deal in June (see FMC Technologies/Technip Merger Approved by Obama DOJ/FTC). Apparently it’s A.O.K. for a French company to buy an American company, but when one American company (Halliburton) wanted to buy another (Baker Hughes), that wasn’t OK with the Obamadroids (see (see Obama DOJ Kills Halliburton/Baker Hughes Merger, Deal “Terminated”). But we digress. On Dec. 5 shareholders in both companies will vote on the deal. If they vote “yes,” as it expected, the deal with close and the two will have their nuptials in early 2017…

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