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A $5.7 Billion U.S. Shale Giant Has Been Created in a New Merger

In the latest merger in the U.S. oil and gas industry, Independence Energy and Contango Oil & Gas Company announced Tuesday an all-stock deal to combine operations in a new business with an enterprise value of around $5.7 billion. 

Independence Energy was built and managed by KKR’s Energy Real Assets team with assets across the Eagle Ford, Rockies, Permian, and Mid-Continent. 

Fort Worth, Texas-based Contango Oil & Gas has producing assets in most of Independence Energy’s focus areas—in the Mid-Continent, Permian, and Rockies areas. 

The all-stock transaction will create a premier, diversified, and low leverage U.S. independent oil and gas company focused on consolidation, the companies said. 

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