Talisman Energy shareholders unanimously agreed Tuesday to a deal that would finalize the sale of the company to Repsol. The deal includes includes the valuable Eagle Ford assets of of approximately 61,000 net acres of land.
In an organizational letter in 2014, the President and CEO expressed optimism for the future saying, “2013 was a turnaround year for Talisman…and they are emerging as a stronger, more predictable company with better opportunities for profitable growth.” Unfortunately the drastic drop in crude prices proved too much for the company and shares began to drop sharply in November. A December announcement of the acquisition soon followed.
The company reported a $1.59 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2014, and fell shy of its expected capex by $.2 billion. Additionally, the company reported that it would cut 300 jobs due to falling production and rising operating costs.
- All-cash price of US$8.00 (C$9.33) per Talisman common share delivers significant and immediate value to Talisman common shareholders.
- The $8.3 billion deal includes assumed debt of $4.7 billion
- The transaction received the unanimous approval of Talisman’s and Repsol’s boards of directors.
- Repsol and Talisman will create more competitive and more diversified global energy company, producing over 680 mboe/d, have refining capacity of 1 mboe/d, and have a presence in over 50 countries with 27,000 employees.
- The transaction is targeted to close in the second quarter of 2015.
Talisman boasts that its Eagle Ford interests are among its most valuable assets. Currently, they are activity in the following Texas counties:
- Bee County
- DeWitt County
- Dimmit County
- Frio County
- Karnes County
- LaSalle County
- Live Oak County
- McMullen County
- Webb County
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