Callon Petroleum to acquire Carrizo Oil & Gas in all-stock deal valued at $3.2B
Callon Petroleum (CPE) and Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO) announced that their Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Callon will acquire Carrizo in an all-stock transaction valued at $3.2B.
This highly complementary combination will create a leading oil and gas company with scaled development operations across a portfolio of core oil-weighted assets in both the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.
Under the terms of the agreement, Carrizo shareholders will receive a fixed exchange ratio of 2.05 Callon shares for each share of Carrizo common stock they own.
This represents $13.12 per Carrizo share based on Callon’s closing common stock price on July 12 and a premium of 18% to Carrizo’s trailing 60-day volume weighted average price.
Following the close of the transaction, Callon shareholders will own approximately 54% of the combined company, and Carrizo shareholders will own approximately 46%, on a fully diluted basis.
The all-stock transaction is intended to be tax-free to Carrizo shareholders.
The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors at both Callon and Carrizo.
In addition, each of the Carrizo directors has committed to vote his or her shares in favor of the transaction.
Upon closing, the Board of Directors of the combined company will consist of 11 members, including Callon’s eight current Board members and three to be appointed from the Board of Carrizo.
The combined company will be led by Callon’s executive management team and will remain headquartered in Houston, Texas.
The transaction, which is expected to close during the fourth quarter, is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including the approval of shareholders of both companies.
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