Callon to acquire Carrizo in $3.2-billion stock transaction

7/15/2019

HOUSTON -- Callon Petroleum Company and Carrizo Oil & Gas 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 $3.2 billion. 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.

"We are excited about this transformational transaction, creating a differentiated oil and gas company by integrating core asset bases in premier basins. Together with Carrizo, we will accelerate our free cash flow, capital efficiency and deleveraging goals through an optimized model of large-scale development across the portfolio. We will also benefit from leading cash margins to navigate commodity price volatility and allow for reliable, continuous development of the combined asset base. With a deep inventory of high rate-of-return well locations in well-established areas and substantial upside opportunities for organic inventory delineation, we will be able drive differentiated growth deploying our life-of-field development model for many years to come," said Joe Gatto, president and CEO of Callon. "As a larger organization, Callon will be well-positioned to benefit from an expanded infrastructure footprint and critical mass for our production marketing and supply chain functions and also leverage our technology and data capture initiatives across a broader base. Importantly, this combination brings together two organizations grounded in strong values and a shared commitment to responsible operations, integrity, and a drive to deliver leading results. We look forward to welcoming Carrizo's employees and joining forces as a Houston-based company focused on the development of a premier Texas asset base to create enhanced value for all of our stakeholders." 

S.P. "Chip" Johnson, IV, president and CEO of Carrizo, commented, "We believe that Callon is the ideal partner for Carrizo. Through our combination, we bring together a strong foundation of Midland Basin and Eagle Ford Shale assets and overlay a substantial Delaware acreage position and value proposition that will be unlocked through an integrated plan of large-scale program development. This all-stock transaction provides Carrizo shareholders with the opportunity to participate in the significant near- and long-term upside potential of the merged company. We look forward to a bright future for our employees and all of our stakeholders and expect a seamless integration."

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