Sterling Acquires a Concrete Foundations Business in Arizona
THE WOODLANDS, TX
December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022 – Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) (“Sterling” or “the Company”) today announced that it has acquired Concrete Construction Services of Arizona L.L.C. and its affiliated company (collectively “CCS”). CCS provides residential single-family home concrete foundations, including the preparation, pouring and finishing of post-tension concrete foundations in new housing subdivisions in the Greater Phoenix area. The transaction provides an experienced and highly effective management team and workforce.
- A purchase price of $22 million, consisting of a combination of cash and Sterling common stock, which equates to a purchase price multiple of 2.5 to 3.5 times EBITDA;
- Annual CCS revenues were approximately $70 million;
- Includes a broad range of high-quality private and public customers in a rapidly growing end market; and
- Significantly adds to our foundation production capacity in the Greater Phoenix area.
“The addition of CCS to our Building Solutions segment allows us to expand our breadth of residential service offerings to our key blue-chip customers in Arizona,” said Joe Cutillo, Sterling’s Chief Executive Officer. “The population shifts in the area have significantly increased the demand for our residential services, and this tuck-in acquisition broadens our capacity. We welcome CCS to our team and believe they are a culture fit with their strong entrepreneurial management and solid competencies in concrete foundations.”
Sterling operates through a variety of subsidiaries within three segments specializing in E-Infrastructure, Transportation and Building Solutions in the United States, primarily across the Southern, Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and the Rocky Mountain States, and Hawaii, as well as other areas with strategic construction opportunities. E-Infrastructure Solutions projects develop advanced, large-scale site development systems and services for data centers, e-commerce distribution centers, warehousing, transportation, energy and more. Transportation Solutions includes infrastructure and rehabilitation projects for highways, roads, bridges, airports, ports, light rail, water, wastewater and storm drainage systems. Building Solutions projects include residential and commercial concrete foundations for single-family and multi-family homes, parking structures, elevated slabs and other concrete work. From strategy to operations, we are committed to sustainability by operating responsibly to safeguard and improve society’s quality of life. Caring for our people and our communities, our customers and our investors – that is The Sterling Way.
Joe Cutillo, CEO, “We build and service the infrastructure that enables our economy to run, our people to move and our country to grow.”
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