Total consideration to be paid at closing is approximately $210 million, including at least $75 million of cash and up to 6.75 million newly issued Expro common shares. The cash component of the proposed transaction may be increased at Expro's election, and the notional value of any equity consideration will be unitized based on Expro's thirty trading day volume weighted average price ("VWAP") prior to closing, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2024. Excluding possible cost and revenue synergies, total consideration is approximately 4.7x Coretrax's estimated 2024 Adjusted EBITDA. Expro is targeting up to $10 million of annual run-rate cost synergies to be achieved in the first 18 months.
The acquisition of Coretrax will enable Expro to expand its portfolio of cost-effective, technology-enabled Well Construction and Well Intervention & Integrity solutions, particularly across the North and Latin America (NLA), Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Building on Coretrax's successful 15-year history, the acquisition will accelerate the availability of the company's innovative, high value-adding tools by leveraging Expro's global operating footprint.