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Fugro

Assisting the board with its largest crossborder transaction for a combined value exceeding € 1.4 billion
Fugro case Hill+Knowlton Strategies
The strategic divestment, with a provisional 2013 € 200 mln. net profit, and a new strategic partnership consist of the following connected transactions:
  • CGGVeritas acquired Fugro’s Geoscience division, excluding the multi client library and Ocean Bottom Nodes business, for a total cash consideration of € 1.2 billion
  • Fugro made a cash payment of € 225 million to CGGVeritas in order to achieve a 60% controlling interest in the Seabed Geophysics joint venture
  The successful closure of the deal resulted also in a direct cash benefit for shareholders with a one-off extra dividend of € 0.50 (total dividend proposal book year 2012  € 2.00: + 33%)