GeoPark is to acquire Colombia-focused Amerisur Resources in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of US$271 million. GeoPark will pay US$315 million for Amerisur's equity and will assume US$44 million in cash and working capital. For Amerisur, a sale was not unexpected – amid a falling share price and an unsolicited offer from Maurel & Prom in July 2019, the company initiated a strategic review process in a bid to maximise value for its shareholders. That GeoPark offered 19.21p per share – up from Maurel & Prom's offer of 17p per share – the process can be considered a success. For GeoPark, the acquisition aligns closely with its strategy to grow both organically and inorganically in the region.