PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sprague Resources LP (“Sprague”) (NYSE:SRLP) announced today that its operating subsidiary, Sprague Operating Resources LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the membership interests of Coen Energy, LLC and Coen Transport, LLC as well as assets consisting of four bulk plants and underlying real estate (collectively, “Coen Energy”).
Coen Energy, located in Washington, PA, provides energy products and complimentary energy field services to over 7,000 Energy Field Services, Commercial, and Residential customers located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The Energy Field Services segment provides fuel sales, delivery, management and related services supporting the Marcellus and the Utica shale drilling activity. The Coen Energy business is supported by four in-land bulk plants, two throughput locations, approximately 100 delivery vehicles and nearly 250 employees. The transaction is expected to contribute an additional $7 to $8 million of adjusted EBITDA1 on an annual basis, and is also expected to be immediately accretive to unitholders.
“I’m thrilled to announce Sprague’s fifth acquisition of 2017. Coen Energy expands both our geographic footprint and business model to include additional commercial fueling activities,” said David Glendon, President and CEO of Sprague. “Coen’s strong reputation for customer service and safe operations has generated strong customer loyalty and provides an outstanding platform for continued growth in the region,” remarked Glendon.
“We are proud of our team and the business that we have built together at Coen Energy to become a leader in our line of work. Legacy is very important to the Coen Family. Coen Energy already has an exciting future ahead of it on many levels. Its future is made even more exciting with enhanced capabilities and effectiveness to serve our customers as part of the Sprague Family,” added Andy McIlvaine, President of Coen Energy.
Sprague intends to fund the transaction with borrowings from its senior secured credit facility; closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter.
Sprague has updated its investor relations website with slides containing additional information regarding the pending acquisition. The presentation can be accessed from Sprague’s website at http://www.spragueenergy.com/investor-relations. Height Securities served as financial advisor to Sprague on the transaction.
About Sprague Resources LP
Sprague Resources LP is engaged in the purchase, storage, distribution and sale of refined petroleum products and natural gas. The company also provides storage and handling services for a broad range of materials. More information concerning Sprague can be found at www.spragueenergy.com.
About Coen Oil Company, LLC
Founded in 1923, Coen Oil Company, LLC is the parent company of Coen Energy, Coen Transport as well as Coen Markets, a leading convenience store chain in the PA, OH, WV tri-state area, and Coen Tire, a leading tire retailer in that same region. More information can be found at coenoil.com.