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Terex Announces Sale of Material Handling and Port Solutions Business to Konecranes; Mutually Terminates Previous Business Combination Agreement

WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) today announced that it has agreed with Konecranes Plc (Helsinki: KCR1V.HE) (“Konecranes”) to mutually terminate the Business Combination Agreement (“BCA”) the companies entered into on August 10, 2015, without payment of a fee by either party.

“The sale of the MHPS business to Konecranes is good for our customers, team members and shareholders”

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In connection with the termination of the BCA, Terex has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Material Handling and Port Solutions business (“MHPS”) to Konecranes for total consideration of approximately $1.3 billion. The consideration being paid is comprised of $820 million in cash and 19.6 million newly issued shares of Konecranes. Upon completion of the transaction, Terex will own approximately 25% of the outstanding shares of Konecranes and have the right to nominate two directors. The transaction, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals and the approval of the shareholders of Konecranes, is expected to close in January 2017.

The agreement provides Terex with the ability to continue to pursue discussions with Zoomlion Heavy Industries Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (“Zoomlion”). Terex has the right to terminate the agreement on or before May 31, 2016 for a fee of $37 million if Terex and Zoomlion agree on a sale of Terex as a whole.

“The sale of the MHPS business to Konecranes is good for our customers, team members and...