Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. have received all key regulatory approvals required for their proposed merger to create Canada’s No. 3 oil and gas producer, the companies said on Dec. 21.
Last week, the deal of about CA$6 billion (US$4.66 billion) was approved by shareholders of both the companies.
A recent recovery in oil prices has helped energy shares, boosting the value of the all-stock transaction by about 60% from its initial CA$3.8 billion valuation in October, when the deal was first announced.
The deal, expected to close on Jan. 1, comes amid a pandemic-driven demand collapse and weak oil prices which has forced the industry to consolidate.
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