3 Parents Give Birth to New Fracking Co: BJ Services

Update: MDN’s headline and opening graf below are a tad confusing. As we pointed out in our previous story (here) BJ Services used to exist as a standalone company before it was purchased by, and merged into, Baker Hughes in 2009–for $5.5 billion. Now BH is spinning what is left of the company–an internal division–back into a standalone company once again. So perhaps our tongue-in-cheek analogy of a new company being “born” with “3 parents” is confusing. Our apologies! And our thanks to a sharp MDN reader for pointing out the confusion.

A quick post to note the birth of a new fracking company. As we noted in November, Baker Hughes, Goldman Sachs, and CSL Capital Management pledged to combine investments and assets to form BJ Services, a “pressure pumping” (i.e. fracking) company (see Baker Hughes, CSL & GS Form New US Fracking Co: BJ Services). Baby BJ has officially arrived and is now open for business. Yes, baby BJ has three parents. Hey, if three parents worked for Bridge Jones’s Baby, it can work for a fracker…

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