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

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22 May 2017

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

Report summary

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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This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • EPI (70%) WM commercial reserves (mmboe): by country; by asset (top 10 only)
  • EPI production by country (70% net)
  • 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
  • EPI (70%) cash flow forecast
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 1
  • Oil & gas pricing and assumptions: Table 2
  • Upstream assets: Table 1

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