Oilfield Services Company Expands Frac Water Business With Acquisition in Eagle Ford Shale
Houston-November 13, 2013 —HII Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”), symbol HIIT (OTCBB/OTCQB), an oilfield services company headquartered in Houston, Texas, with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia today announced it has acquired Aqua Handling of Texas LLC, an oilfield frac water transfer service company located in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South, Texas that operates under the name “AquaTex“. The purchase price was $1.3 million consisting of $300,000 in cash, $500,000 in notes and 1,443,696 shares of the Company’s common stock ($500,000 value based on the trailing 30-day average of the Company’s common stock prior to closing).
AquaTex is engaged in the business of high volume water transfer services through above- ground mobile piping solutions with environmentally safe, no-leak systems designed to support the millions of gallons typically needed for hydraulic fracturing in hydrocarbon reservoirs. AquaTex’s co-founder, Mr. Chris George, entered into a three year employment agreement in connection with the acquisition serving as General Manager and Vice President. Mr. George has extensive experience in the treatment, handling and logistics of frac water management. Previously, Mr. George served as Stallion Oilfield Services’ Waterline Operations Manager for their Texas Water Transfer Division.
AquaTex has contracts with nationally recognized exploration & production companies in the Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas areas, which will augment the Company’s existing customer base and is expected to result in additional revenues. For the nine months ended September 30, 2013, AquaTex’s preliminary unaudited revenues and net income were approximately $1.6 million and $18,000, respectively, which included start-up costs. For the month of September 2013, AquaTex’s preliminary unaudited revenues and net income were approximately $238,000 and $80,000, respectively.
“HII Technologies is pleased to bring on board AquaTex and Chris George’s significant management expertise for our water transfer business,” said Matt Flemming, HII Technologies’ CEO. “We anticipate an increase in South Texas market share from this immediately accretive acquisition and anticipate growth through our customer cross-fertilization program now underway.”
Mr. Brent Mulliniks, AES Water Solutions President, added, “AquaTex is an excellent acquisition for our existing water transfer business and will fit nicely with AES expanding our market share in the South Texas area. AquaTex has a good customer base some of which is strategic to our Company.”
“AquaTex is excited to join with HII Technologies, and AES Water Solutions to be a part of the water group of the Company and to grow the water transfer and frac water treatment business” stated Chris George, AquaTex General Manager and Vice President. “With the assistance of
HII Technologies and AES Water Solutions, we look forward to expanding our water management and treatment services in South Texas and benefiting from any future oilfield technologies the Company may commercialize.”
The acquisition requires an audit of AquaTex financial statements for the period January through September 30, 2013 which will be reported in an Amendment to our Current Report on Form 8-K by January 25, 2014. The Company anticipates filing its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q by November 14, 2013 which will not include results from AquaTex.
About HII Technologies, Inc.
HII Technologies, Inc. is a Houston, Texas based oilfield services company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio and West Virginia. The Company is positioned to take advantage of the significant anticipated growth in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing within the United States’ active shale and unconventional “tight oil” plays by deploying oilfield related technologies to enhance the value of services it offers its customers. The Company’s frac water supply and flow back services subsidiary does business as AES Water Solutions and AquaTex. Its onsite oilfield contract safety consultancy does business as AES Safety Services, and the Company’s mobile oilfield power subsidiary does business as South Texas Power (STP). HII Technologies’ objective is to bring proven technologies to these operating divisions to build a long-term competitive advantage. Read more at www.HIITinc.com, www.AESwatersolutions.com and www.Oilfield-Generators.com.
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growth in HII’s businesses, or could further deteriorate or worsen from the recent market declines, and/or that HII could experience further unexpected declines in activity and demand for its hydraulic frac related water transfer business, its safety consultancy business or its generator and related equipment rental service businesses; risks relating to HII’s ability to implement technological developments and enhancements; risks relating to compliance with environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, as well as actions by governmental and regulatory authorities; risks that HII may be unable to achieve the benefits expected from acquisition and disposition transactions, and risks associated with integration of the acquired operations into HII’s operations; risks, in responding to changing or declining market conditions, that HII may not be able to reduce, and could even experience increases in, the costs of labor, fuel, equipment and supplies employed and used in HII’s businesses; risks relating to changes in the demand for or the price of oil and natural gas; risks that HII may not be able to execute its capital expenditure program and/or that any such capital expenditure investments, if made, will not generate adequate returns; and other risks affecting HII’s ability to maintain or improve operations, including its ability to maintain prices for services under market pricing pressures, weather risks, and the impact of potential increases in general and administrative expenses.
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Source: HII Technologies, Inc.
CONTACT: Matthew Flemming, HII Technologies, Inc. +1-713-821-3157.