Cameco, Brookfield Renewable To Acquire Westinghouse Electric For US$4.5 Billion

Cameco (TSX: CCO) and Brookfield Renewable (TSX: BEP.UN) announced on Tuesday a consortium to acquire nuclear services firm Westinghouse Electric Company.

Brookfield Renewable and its institutional partners will control 51% of Westinghouse, while Cameco will own 49%.

Westinghouse has a total enterprise value of US$7.875 billion. The firm’s existing financing structure will be retained, leaving the consortium with an estimated US$4.5 billion equity cost. Brookfield and its institutional partners (about US$2.3 billion) and Cameco (roughly US$2.2 billion) will divide the equity cost equally.

While Brookfield is footing its share through the Brookfield Global Transition Fund I, Cameco said it intends to pursue a long-term capital-source mix (cash, debt and equity). It is expected that this will include the $650-million bought deal Cameco announced on the same day. The offering has a size of 29.6 million common shares priced at $21.95 per share.

On the same day as well, Cameco said it intends to announce their 2022 third-quarter results before the markets open on October 27. Uranium deliveries are anticipated to land in the range of 5 million to 5.5 million pounds for the fiscal quarter.

Westinghouse Electric claims to be shaping the future of carbon-free energy by offering safe nuclear technology to utilities throughout the world. In 1957, the firm supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor, and the company’s technology forms the foundation for roughly half of the world’s running nuclear reactors.

Cameco last traded at $35.62 on the TSX.

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