Two independent U.S. oil and gas producers, Amplify Energy Corp. and Midstates Petroleum Co. Inc., agreed to merge in an all-stock combination expected to “achieve benefits of scale.”
Amplify’s operations are focused in the Rockies, offshore California, East Texas / North Louisiana and South Texas. Meanwhile, Midstates has a position in the Mississippian Lime play in Oklahoma. Combined, the companies produced about 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day during fourth-quarter 2018.
Pro forma, the total enterprise value of the combined company will be greater than $720 million with a market cap of more than $430 million. The companies expect annual G&A synergies of at least $20 million from the combination.
The combined company will be headquartered in Houston and trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker AMPY.
Amplify’s President and CEO Ken Mariani will lead the combined company. The new board of directors will include members who currently serve on the Amplify and Midstates boards.
Under the terms of the merger agreement, Amplify stockholders will receive 0.933 shares of newly issued Midstates common stock for each Amplify share of common stock.
At closing, expected third-quarter 2019, Amplify and Midstates stockholders will each own 50% of the outstanding shares of the combined company.
Amplify’s financial adviser for the transaction is UBS Investment Bank and its legal adviser is Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. is Midstates’ financial adviser and its legal adviser is Latham & Watkins LLP.
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