Chevron Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko in a stock and cash transaction valued at $33bn, or $65 per share.
Based on Chevron’s closing price on 11 April 2019 and under the terms of the agreement, Anadarko shareholders will receive 0.3869 shares of Chevron and $16.25 in cash for each Anadarko share. The total enterprise value of the transaction is $50bn.
The acquisition of Anadarko will significantly enhance Chevron’s already advantaged upstream portfolio and further strengthen its leading positions in large, attractive shale, deepwater and natural gas resource basins. Furthermore, Western Midstream Partners is a successful midstream company the assets of which are well aligned with the combined companies’ upstream positions, which should further enhance their economics and execution capabilities.
“This transaction builds strength on strength for Chevron,” said Chevron’s chairman and CEO Michael Wirth. “The combination of Anadarko’s premier, high-quality assets with our advantaged portfolio strengthens our leading position in the Permian, builds on our deepwater Gulf of Mexico capabilities and will grow our LNG business. It creates attractive growth opportunities in areas that play to Chevron’s operational strengths and underscores our commitment to short-cycle, higher-return investments.”
“This transaction will unlock significant value for shareholders, generating anticipated annual run-rate synergies of approximately $2bn and will be accretive to free cash flow and earnings one year after close,” Wirth concluded.
“The strategic combination of Chevron and Anadarko will form a stronger and better company with world-class assets, people and opportunities,” said Anadarko chairman and CEO Al Walker. “I have tremendous respect for Mike and his leadership team and believe Chevron’s strategy, scale and operational capabilities will further accelerate the value of Anadarko’s assets.”
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