BP sells its 60% stake in Pan American Energy to Bridas Corporation for US$7 billion
BP is to sell its 60% stake in Pan American Energy (PAE) to Bridas Corporation for a cash consideration of $7.1 billion. Bridas Corporation is owned 50% by Bridas Energy Holdings Ltd. and 50% by CNOOC Ltd, the latter having acquired its share in March 2010 for US$3.1 billion. Bridas Corporation already holds the remaining 40% in PAE. We value the assets transferred at US$7.0 billion (NPV10). However, given the fiscal, regulatory and operational uncertainties associated with the ...