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US Silica Investors OK Apollo’s $1.85B Take-private Deal

U.S. Silica stockholders approved a $1.85 billion all-cash deal with Apollo Global Management, a transaction that will take publicly traded proppant services provider private.

It’s All Relative: Family Oil Companies Attract Huge M&A Attention

What role do firms controlled by descendants of the original Permian Basin wildcatters play in a sector increasingly dominated by scale?

Asset-backed Securitization Emerges as Growing Finance Opportunity

A relatively new type of financing has emerged for E&Ps—PDP asset-based securitization.

Private E&Ps Pursue Dollars Amid Change

Producers contend with roiled capital markets as consolidation alters the strategic landscape.

PE Firm Pearl to Monetize $355MM in Permian Resources Shares

Since forming through a merger in 2022, Permian Resources has reduced its stock ownership by a group of private equity backers from over 50% of the company’s outstanding shares to 16% today.

Oil, Gas Firms’ Rising Market Caps Bump Laggards Off S&P Indices

Private equity investment firm KKR & Co. Inc. is among energy-related firms joining the S&P 500 as their market capitalization grows.

Family Offices: Familiar and New Names Coming to Oil, Gas Table

Haynes and Boone semi-annual surveys of oil and gas lenders and producers reveal measured optimism capital formation—and a broader audience of family offices than seen in prior decades is tuning in.

Recurrent Energy Marks Initial Closing of BlackRock Investment

When the transaction is fully complete, the investment will represent 20% of the outstanding fully diluted shares of Recurrent Energy on an as-converted basis, Canadian Solar said.

Quantum’s Wil VanLoh on Turning ESG into E$G

Wil VanLoh, founder and CEO of Quantum Energy Partners said private companies need to change their mindset on ESG because they’re building a product to sell to public companies — and may be missing out on cost savings.

Sector’s Appetite for Capital Remains Amid Consolidation Frenzy, Panelists Say

There’s still an appetite for capital in the oil and gas sector—companies just need to think creatively to find it, a number of panelists said during SUPER DUG in Fort Worth, Texas.