Antero Resources Floats 27M Shares of New Stock to Buy Acreage

antero resourcesAs we pointed out in our companion story today, Antero Resources took Southwestern Energy to cleaners in buying 55,000 of Marcellus/Utica acres for about one-third less than Southwestern paid for the acreage just two years ago (see Antero Takes Southwestern to Cleaners in Deal for 55K Marc. Acres). Antero is purchasing the acreage for $450 million. They don’t just have that kind of cash laying around, so they have to get the cash. In addition to announcing the deal yesterday, Antero also announced a new stock offering–selling off more ownership in the company. Antero plans to float 26,750,000 new shares of stock and hopes to get $762 million for it–covering the cost of the acreage deal with Southwestern plus some extra for “general corporate purposes”…

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