Qatar's Al Mirqab Capital assumes control of Heritage Oil
London listed Heritage is to be taken over by Al Mirqab Capital - a privately owned Qatari investment company. Heritage's largest stakeholder - Anthony Buckingham - will retain a 20% stake. Al Mirqab's £3.20 per share offer effectively values Heritage at US$1.71 billion (US$1.37 billion for an 80% stake), and represents a 25% premium to the previous day's closing price. We value the deal at US$1,034 million; a 25% discount to the purchase price.