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Empeiria Acquisition Buys Integrated Drilling for $87.5M

The drilling company provides land drilling rigs and other services

Empeiria Acquisition Corp. (OTCBB: EPAQ) will acquire Integrated Drilling Equipment Co. Holdings Inc.’s shares for $87.5 million.

Houston-based Integrated Drilling provides land drilling rigs, rig refurbishment and electrical and control systems for both land and offshore rigs.

The purchase price could include an additional $10 million payment based in Integrated Drilling’s performance in 2013.

Empeiria is a special purpose acquisition company started in 2011 to acquire one or more businesses.

Kevin O’Mara of Jones Day advised Empeiria Acquisition Corp. for the deal. Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. is Empeiria’s financial adviser. 

 

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