BARBERTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. ("B&W") (NYSE: BW) announced today that it has sold its Straubing, Bavaria, Germany-based material handling subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Loibl GmbH (Loibl), to a subsidiary of Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH.
“The proceeds from B&W’s sale of Loibl will be used to reduce debt, provide working capital and strengthen the company’s liquidity and overall financial position, as well as help us focus on our core businesses,” said Kenneth Young, Chief Executive Officer, B&W. “I would like to thank Loibl’s employees and management team for the many contributions they have made to B&W and wish them the best with their new parent company.”
B&W remains focused on its path to profitability and will continue to strategically focus on its core products and services for power and industrial markets and its strong aftermarket services and retrofit businesses, while driving savings through cost-reduction and efficiency improvements.
ACXIT Capital Partners, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, served as B&W’s M&A advisor on the transaction.
Headquartered in Barberton, Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more at www.babcock.com.
B&W Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company”) cautions that this release contains forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements relating to our strategic objectives; our business execution model; management’s expectations regarding the industries in which the Company operates; our cost reduction efforts; and efficiency improvements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to obtain and maintain sufficient financing to provide liquidity to meet our business objectives, surety bonds, letters of credit and similar financing; our ability to satisfy requirements under our revolving credit facility as recently amended, if at all; our ability to obtain all stockholder and regulatory approvals for the rights offering, issuance of warrants, reverse stock split and related transactions and proposals; our ability to complete said transactions in a timely manner, if at all; the highly competitive nature of our businesses; general economic and business conditions, including changes in interest rates and currency exchange rates; general developments in the industries in which the Company is involved; cancellations of and adjustments to backlog and the resulting impact from using backlog as an indicator of future earnings; our ability to perform contracts on time and on budget, in accordance with the schedules and terms established by the applicable contracts with customers; failure by third-party subcontractors, joint venture partners or suppliers to perform their obligations on time and as specified; our ability to realize anticipated savings and operational benefits from our restructuring plans, and other cost-savings initiatives; our ability to successfully address productivity and schedule issues in our Vølund and Other Renewable segment, including the ability to complete our European EPC projects within the expected time frame and the estimated costs; our ability to successfully partner with third parties to win and execute contracts within the Vølund and Other Renewable segment; changes in our effective tax rate and tax positions including any limitation on our ability to use our net operating loss carry forwards and other tax assets as a result of “ownership change” under Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code; our ability to maintain operational support for our information systems against service outages and data corruption, as well as protection against cyber-based network security breaches and theft of data; our ability to protect our intellectual property and renew licenses to use intellectual property of third parties; our use of the percentage-of-completion method to recognize revenue on time; our ability to successfully manage research and development projects and costs, including our efforts to successfully develop and commercialize new technologies and products; the operating risks normally incident to our lines of business, including professional liability, product liability, warranty and other claims against us; changes in, or our failure or inability to comply with, laws and government regulations; actual or anticipated changes in governmental regulation, including trade and tariff policies; difficulties the Company may encounter in obtaining regulatory or other necessary permits or approvals; changes in, and liabilities relating to, existing or future environmental regulatory matters; changes in actuarial assumptions and market fluctuations that affect our net pension liabilities and income; potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; our ability to successfully compete with current and future competitors; the loss of key personnel and the continued availability of qualified personnel; our ability to negotiate and maintain good relationships with labor unions; changes in pension and medical expenses associated with our retirement benefit programs; social, political, competitive and economic situations in foreign countries where the Company does business or seek new business; the possibilities of war, other armed conflicts or terrorist attacks; the willingness of customers and suppliers to continue to do business with us on reasonable terms and conditions; our ability to successfully consummate strategic alternatives for non-core assets, if the Company determines to pursue them; and our ability to maintain the listing of our common stock on the NYSE. If one or more of these risks or other risks materialize, actual results may vary materially from those expressed. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, see the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019. The Company cautions not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, except to the extent required by applicable law.