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EQT acquires Appalachian-focused Rice Energy for US$8.1 billion


EQT acquires Appalachian-focused Rice Energy for US$8.1 billion

Report summary

On 19 June 2017, EQT announced it would acquire Rice Energy for a total deal consideration of $8.1 billion, including the assumption of $1.5 billion in debt. EQT will gain 187,000 net acres in the core of the southwest Marcellus, adjacent to the company's existing leasehold, plus an additional 65,000 net acres in the Lean Gas Core sub-play in the Utica. The Marcellus acreage is a particularly good fit for EQT, as it will allow them to increase their average lateral lengths to more ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upsides
    • Downsides
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

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  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
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