Feed the Beast: Southwestern Seeks $2.34B from New Stock Offering

As MDN previously pointed out, Southwestern Energy has racked up a lot of expenses lately. They picked up 413,000 acres and 1,500 wells from Chesapeake Energy, and another 46,700 acres and 63 Marcellus wells from WPX in 2014 (see Southwestern Energy on a Tear – Doubles Marcellus Budget for 2015). Southwestern has to pay for that rapid expansion somehow. Early last week they announced they would float 20 million new shares of stock (see Southwestern Energy Floats 20M New Shares of Stock). Later last week the number of shares was increased and we found out how much money they hope to raise: $2.34 billion. What will they do with the money?…

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