Aecon Group selling Ontario road building business for $235 million


By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 1, 2023 10:16 am Aecon Group Inc. has signed a deal to sell its road building business in Ontario to Green Infrastructure Partners Inc. (GIP) for $235 million in cash. Under the agreement, GIP will acquire Aecon Transportation East (ATE), which builds roads throughout Ontario for the provincial government, municipalities and private clients.Aecon says it will sign a strategic co-operation agreement with GIP upon the closing of the deal Trending Now ATE has a workforce of about 1,000 employees.Aecon says it plans to use the net proceeds from the sale to pay down debt.Aecon Group CEO Jean-Louis Servranckx says the sale is consistent with the company’s goal of targeting prudent balance sheet leverage and liquidity and also reduces the overall capital intensity of Aecon’s business. &copy 2023 The Canadian Press

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