Why Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Stock Is Tumbling Today

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) was down today following news of a buyout offer for McDermott International Inc (NYSE:MDR).

Why Chicago Bridge & Iron Company Stock Is Tumbling Today

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The buyout offer for McDermott International Inc matters to Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. because the two previously agreed to a merger agreement that would have MDR buying CBI in a $6 billion deal.

However, McDermott International has now received an offer from Subsea 7 SA (ADR) (OTCMKTS:SUBCY). This offer would have SUBCY acquiring MDR for $7 per share, which represents an almost 16% premium to the stock’s closing price on Friday.

Subsea 7 SA (ADR) has openly spoke of the deal and said that it was subject to McDermott International Inc terminating its agreement with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. MDR points out that it rejected the offer from SUBCY, reports MarketWatch.

“It’s a very well played offer from Subsea 7,” Frederik Lunde, an analyst at Carnegie, told Reuters. “Timing wise, it gives enough time for McDermott management to consider alternatives before the May 2 vote.”

Subsea 7 SA (ADR)’s offer for McDermott International Inc could give it a major boost in the subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines sector. It would make it a market leader by having it control 24% of the sector.

Kristian Siem, the Chairmand and largest shareholder of Subsea 7 SA (ADR), has been pushing for consolidation in the industry. The acquisition of McDermott International Inc would achieve this goal and is the only single-target option to give it a market leader position in the sector.

CBI stock was down 14%, MDR stock was up 12% and SUBCY stock was up slightly as of Monday afternoon.

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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