Alpha Dhabi buys 25% stake in MWD provider Gordon Technologies for $164mn

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Alpha Dhabi Holding has acquired a 25 percent stake in Gordon Technologies, a US-based leading provider of Measurement While Drilling (MWD) technology to the oil and gas industry, for $164 million.

Founded in 2014, Gordon Technologies is majority owned by private equity firm Pelican Energy Partners and its management team, including the founder, who will remain as part of the Company post-transaction which will see Alpha Dhabi acquire its stake on a proportional basis from the existing shareholders.

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Alpha Dhabi Holding

“This transaction reaffirms our strong commitment to growing and driving value across our portfolio through investment in innovation and technology, a core tenet of our growth strategy at Alpha Dhabi. We continually look at investments in disruptive and new technologies and by partnering with a market leader such as Gordon Technologies, we aim to accelerate our growth in this space while also complementing our energy portfolio, which we continue to scale and diversify across different markets and geographies.”

This aligns with Alpha Dhabi’s long-term investment and expansion strategy to expand into international markets and diversify its growing portfolio across its core and complementary verticals in order to achieve growth and deliver strong returns. Alpha Dhabi will support Gordon Technologies in its geographic expansion plans with one key focus being the Middle East market as it looks to build on the strong performance and track record of growth that the existing ownership team has witnessed to date.

Mr. Terry Frith, Chief Executive Officer of Gordon Technologies, added that “We have experienced significant growth and have a strong track record of delivering outstanding services across the United States, and we look forward to working with Alpha Dhabi to catalyze our growth further and expand internationally into the Middle East market which represents a great opportunity to generate further value as we grow and provide our proprietary technology services to what is one of the core oil and gas markets globally.”

Chimera Capital acted as the sole financial advisor to Alpha Dhabi Holding on the transaction.

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