Israeli funds acquire 3% in Tamar gas field from Noble for US$369 million
The Harel Group and Israel Infrastructure Fund have agreed to acquire a 3% stake in the Tamar gas field, offshore Israel, from Noble Energy. The deal signals the start of Noble Energy's disposal of 11% of Tamar as required under the Gas Outline Agreement. The deal was done under a significant premium according to our base case valuation, reflecting in part the high quality nature of Tamar and a likely lower discount rate. The deal provides an attractive low risk return to the buyers.