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Potential Deal for $5 Billion: Tug Hill and Quantum Energy Seek Sale07/25/2022
Undisclosed industry sources said that THQ Appalachia I LLC (Tug Hill and Quantum Energy) is seeking a sale of the U.S. natural gas producer for more than $5 billion, including debt.
To run the sale process, which kicked off earlier this month, an investment bank has been hired for the company backed by Tug Hill Operating and private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners.
Mainly operating in the Marshall and Wetzel counties in West Virginia, THQ Appalachia has net production of around 760 MMcf/d.
Despite volatility in commodity markets which has made the valuation of energy producers tougher, THQ Appalachia is anticipating more than $5 billion due to the worth of its existing production and the possible value of its undeveloped acreage, the sources said on June 17.
Tug Hill Operating is a privately held, independent oil & gas exploration company focused on drilling and producing oil and clean-burning natural gas in the continental United States.
Tug Hill Operating plans to continue to grow in these areas through select strategic acquisitions and leasing efforts. Moreover, the company maintains an extensive non-operated asset position in Northeast Pennsylvania in the tier 1 Marcellus where Tug Hill or its team have drilled and/or participated in over 850 wells since 2007.
The company focuses on operational and detailed analysis, with all decisions underpinned by deep technical and financial evaluation. The senior team has acquired, operated, developed, and managed E&P assets in nearly every major US Domestic basin and has a proven track record of managing large-scale assets.
Founded in 1998, Quantum Energy Partners is a leading global provider of private capital to the responsibly sourced energy and energy transition & decarbonization sectors, what we call the Sustainable Energy Ecosystem. Quantum Innovation Fund invests in transformative technology-based businesses focused on the energy and sustainability sectors. It can provide early-stage companies with differentiated strategic insights and access. The company has significant experience coaching and mentoring founders to “cross the chasm” and build businesses of significant scale.
Additionally to purchasing THQ Appalachia, possible bidders in the sale process also have the opportunity to buy XcL Midstream, the pipeline firm that moves the company’s gas to market and has the same CEO as in Tug Hill. If the same buyer chooses to purchase XcL, the deal consideration will increase further.
However, the anonymous sources admitted that the sale depends on the market conditions and is not guaranteed since Tug Hill and Quantum could ultimately decide to retain some or all of THQ Appalachia and XcL’s assets. Tug Hill and Quantum refused to comment on these statements and XcL did not respond to a comment request.
Meanwhile, in June U.S. natural gas futures traded at their highest level since 2008. The high commodity price levels are inspiring longstanding owners of privately-held gas producers to explore sales.
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