MasTec Expands Electrical Distribution Operations Footprint with Acquisition of INTREN, LLC, One of the Largest Private Energy Distribution Contractors in the Country

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (MTZ) today announced that it has acquired INTREN, LLC ("INTREN").  INTREN is a premier utility specialty contractor primarily providing electrical distribution network services under various multi-year master service agreements to the nation's largest utilities, municipalities, and cooperatives.  INTREN is headquartered in Union, Illinois and has approximately 2,000 employees providing services in 14 states across the United States.

In the transaction, MasTec (MTZ) acquired all the equity interests of INTREN for approximately $420 million in cash plus a contingent earnout through year end 2021.  At closing, INTREN is expected to have approximately $100 million in tangible net worth. The acquisition will be funded from MasTec (MTZ)' s cash on hand and its existing senior secured credit facility and is subject to customary purchase price adjustments.

Founded in 1988 by a sole female founder, INTREN has exhibited significant growth over the past ten years with a 23% compounded annual revenue growth rate. For the trailing twelve-month period ended March 2021, INTREN generated approximately $550 million of revenue, with over 90% generated from its multiple master service agreements, at a double-digit EBITDA margin. MasTec (MTZ) anticipates that this transaction will be accretive to its earnings in 2021 and 2022 and will provide additional details on INTREN during the Company's upcoming first quarter earning conference call on May 7, 2021.

Jose Mas, MasTec (MTZ)' s President and CEO noted, "We are very excited to add INTREN to the MasTec (MTZ) family and substantially expand our reach in the electric utility distribution business.  We believe that changes in electrical distribution needs, led by grid modernizations and hardening, coupled with the transition towards increased electric vehicle usage, will have an enormous impact on the last mile distribution of electricity.  The acquisition of INTREN represents a major expansion of MasTec (MTZ)' s operations at the forefront of that high-growth market."

Mr. Mas added, "I have followed INTREN's growth closely over the years. As the largest woman owned utility specialty contractor in the country, I have always been impressed with the quality of INTREN's management and their entrepreneurial spirit. We anticipate continued revenue growth over the next few years as INTREN continues to support the expansion of the nation's critical distribution networks."

"INTREN and MasTec (MTZ) have the same culture of quality, safety, innovation and inclusion with a strong emphasis on the values that our founders believed in, including hard work, commitment to customer service and employee empowerment," said Sherina Maye Edwards, President and CEO of INTREN. "Becoming a part of MasTec (MTZ) means INTREN will be able to not only expand the work we're doing today but also expand into new markets and better deliver for our clients."

MasTec, Inc. (MTZ) is a leading infrastructure construction company operating mainly throughout North America across a range of industries.  The Company's primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of communications, energy and utility and other infrastructure, such as: wireless, wireline/fiber, and customer fulfillment activities; petroleum and natural gas pipeline infrastructure; electrical utility transmission and distribution; power generation; heavy civil, and industrial infrastructure.  MasTec's (MTZ) customers are primarily in these industries.  The Company's corporate website is located at www.mastec.com.  The Company's website should be considered as a recognized channel of distribution, and the Company may periodically post important, or supplemental, information regarding contracts, awards or other related news and webcasts on the Events & Presentations page in the Investors section therein. 

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