Double Eagle III Midco 2 LLC (the “Company” or “Double Eagle”), wholly owned by DoublePoint Energy, LLC (“DoublePoint”), announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to sell all leasehold interests, subsidiaries and related assets to Pioneer Natural Resources Company (“Pioneer”). This transaction is valued at approximately $6.4 billion as of April 1, 2021, comprised of approximately 27.2 million shares of Pioneer common stock, $1 billion of cash and approximately $0.9 billion of debt and liabilities.

The transaction was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each company and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Double Eagle is backed by equity commitments from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc., Quantum Energy Partners, Magnetar Capital, and Blackstone Credit.

Pioneer will issue approximately 27.2 million shares of common stock in the transaction with an additional $1 billion of cash. After closing, existing Pioneer shareholders will own approximately 89% of the combined company and existing DoublePoint owners will own approximately 11% of the combined company.

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Source: Business Wire