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An investor group led by KKR and Itochu acquire Samson Investment for US$7.2 billion

An investor group led by KKR and Itochu acquire Samson Investment for US$7.2 billion

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On 23 November 2011 Samson agreed to sell the majority of its US Lower 48 upstream portfolio for US$7.2 billion. The buyers, an international consortium of investors led by private equity specialist KKR, will take an influential role in the newly-formed Samson Resources entity. Only deepwater Gulf of Mexico and select Gulf Coast assets will remain under the Samson Investment Company. This deal marks the largest corporate takeover by a private equity company in 2011, and underlines this ...

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