T. Boone Pickens May Help Finance Exco Takeover

Pickens is an "approved financing source" for Miller, who is also Exco's chief executive officer, and will be allowed to see confidential financial information about the company.

January 28, 2011

Private Pursuits

During the final months of 2010, industry watchers were paying special attention to E&P announcements, reading between the lines for insight about development strategies and revised sentiments about natural gas. A year previous, just as energy reporters were starting to think about the holidays, the surprise was the flurry of M&A deals that suddenly came across the wires. Near the end of 2010, however, the markets saw a different surprise when two well-known, gas-weighted E&Ps, Quicksilver Resources Inc. and Exco Resources Inc., announced plans to take the companies private.

January 20, 2011

Private Pursuits

Plentiful private capital and low natural gas prices lead two gas-weighted E&Ps into going private to unlock value.

January 1, 2011

Crimson and Cobalt Tap Equity

From IPOs to shelf shares, E&Ps and their investment bankers are finding surprisingly receptive markets for equity issuances.

March 1, 2010

South Texas M&A

It’s Not Just Geology Or Seismic That Make South Texas Acquisitions Possible; It’s Relationships

October 9, 2008

South Texas M&A

When it comes to doing deals in South Texas, what you know is important, but who you know is absolutely crucial. "There's definitely a clique down there," says Charlie Chambers, president and chief executive of Houston-based Rosetta Resources Inc. "You have to be established with service providers, landowners, lease brokers and the legal part of the business. It's a pretty tight community and we're fortunate to have experienced people who have been down there awhile. That's a big part of what it takes to be a successful operator in South...

November 1, 2007