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Neptune Energy buys ENGIE's upstream assets for US$2.6 billion

Neptune Energy buys ENGIE's upstream assets for US$2.6 billion

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Private equity-backed Neptune Energy is buying ENGIE's E&P business as the French utility exits the upstream. Neptune will pay US$2.6 billion for a 70% interest in Exploration & Production International ("EPI"). The remaining 30% of EPI is held by China Investment Corporation, which acquired its stake from GDF Suez in 2011 for US$3.2 billion. Upon completion of the ENGIE deal, Neptune will become the sole (100%) owner of EPI, implying a change in the nature of CIC's investment. EPI's commercial reserves base covers a large number of mostly gas assets. Europe accounts for three-quarters of our commercial reserves figure. The portfolio is expected to decline from 2018, but is highly cash generative for many years. Neptune intends to build a diverse international E&P business of scale and EPI offers an ideal starting point. It is not a surprise to see ENGIE exit the upstream. European utilities are focusing on a low-carbon future, and others have already left the sector. ENGIE has ...

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  • Executive summary
  • Transaction details
    • Assets excluded
  • Upstream assets
    • Country and key asset summary
  • Deal analysis
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • ENGIE
    • Norway
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • UK
    • Indonesia
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Transaction details
  • Upstream assets
    • EPI (70%) WM commercial reserves (mmboe): by country; by asset (top 10 only)
    • EPI production by country (70% net)
    • Upstream assets: Table 1
  • Deal analysis
    • EPI (70%) WM commercial valuation (standalone): by country; by asset (top 10 only)
    • Deal analysis: Table 1
    • Deal analysis: Table 2
    • Deal analysis: Table 3
  • Upsides and risks
  • Strategic rationale
    • EPI (70%) cash flow forecast
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
    • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
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