HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the business of Challenger Industries, Inc. Terms of the all-cash transaction, which remains subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval, were not disclosed.
Challenger Industries, Inc. is a leading pipe, valves and fittings supplier for the downstream, midstream and upstream energy markets. The company manages a distribution business of approximately 11 sales and operations locations across the United States and employs approximately 160 employees.
Robert Workman, President and CEO of NOW Inc., remarked, “With a majority of their revenues tied to the provision of pipe, valves, fittings and flanges to downstream and midstream customers across several areas of the US, the Challenger Industries acquisition will expand our capabilities in those markets in addition to strengthening our ability to service upstream customers in the Rockies. We look forward to welcoming the Challenger employees to our team.”
NOW Inc. is one of the largest distributors to energy and industrial markets on a worldwide basis, with a legacy of over 150 years. NOW operates primarily under the DistributionNOW and Wilson Export brands. Through its network of over 330 locations and approximately 5,000 employees worldwide, NOW offers a comprehensive line of products and solutions for the upstream, midstream and downstream energy and industrial sectors. NOW's locations provide products and solutions to exploration and production companies, energy transportation companies, refineries, chemical companies, utilities, manufacturers and engineering and construction companies.
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