Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc., a provider of environmental, renewable fuels and industrial waste stream management services, has completed the sale of its wholly-owned railcar cleaning division, Tactical Cleaning Company, LLC ("Tactical") to Tactical Cleaning Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of New Seneca Partners. The Company received $2.4 million at the close on July 31, 2017 and will receive guaranteed payments of $1.1 million over the next three years. In addition, SEER is entitled to receive another $1.5 million based on Tactical's performance, also over the next three years. The sale contract represents a total possible purchase price of $5.0 million. SEER expects to use the net proceeds from the sale for general corporate purposes, repayment of debt obligations and growth opportunities in its core businesses.
As a result of the sale, management expects selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses to be reduced into the range of $2.3 million to $2.4 million for the second half of 2017. The full synergies should be realized in 2018 with expected annualized savings in the range of $0.5 million to $0.7 million.
"We are confident Tactical will continue to prosper under the new management team and the potential for bonus payments over the next several years represents a win-win for both parties," said John Combs, SEER's president and CEO. "This transaction is an important step for SEER on several levels. The contract grants to the Company's industrial services division, REGS, an exclusive, five-year right-of-first-refusal to perform any and all of the buyer's mobile railcar cleaning services throughout the United States: this creates an attractive upside for the Company. The new cash also enhances SEER's financial condition and provides the working capital to accelerate growth of our high-margin technology divisions. While the infusion of the new capital will enable management to improve our operating efficiencies going forward, we will carefully balance operating improvements with the need for future cash reserves," concluded Combs.
"Having closed the sale, a big part of the Company's go-forward strategy is to focus on and accelerate the accomplishment of our near-term expansion goals; particularly the roll out of Paragon's medical waste destruction technology and the increase of MV's market share in the landfill gas sector," said Don Moorehead, SEER's Chairman. "Having just received an operating permit in Florida and with significant and imminent opportunities in Texas where we are already permitted, the infusion of this capital at this time will enable us to more expeditiously achieve these goals," concluded Moorehead.
Source: Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources, Inc.
Date: Aug 1, 2017