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Marathon sells its 10% stake in Block 32 Angola to Sonangol EP for US$590 million

Marathon sells its 10% stake in Block 32 Angola to Sonangol EP for US$590 million

Report summary

On 10 September 2013, Marathon announced an agreement to sell its 10% stake in deep water Block 32, in Angola's offshore Lower Congo Basin, to Sonangol EP for US$590 million. Our base case valuation for the deal is US$687 million (discounted at 10% from January 2013). This is Marathon's second disposal in Angola in a matter of months; in June 2013 Marathon sold its stake in neighbouring Block 31 to Sonangol Sinopec International for US$1.52 billion. Completion of this deal will ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
    • Upsides
    • Risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • Marathon
    • Sonangol EP
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
    • Block 32 Angola
  • Deal analysis
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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