KKR plans more shale acquisitions after $5.5B Contango Oil & Gas deal

KKR & Co. is building a shale-oil acquisition vehicle with the $5.7 billion combination of two little-known explorers. The buyout firm’s Independence Energy will merge with Contango Oil & Gas Co. in an all-stock deal that will be used to hunt down even bigger deals, Contango Chairman John Goff told analysts during a conference call […]