Have an extra $400 million to spare? Rice Energy is looking for investors to help it develop their “significant holdings” in the Utica Shale. Rice Energy was founded by Dan Rice, the single most successful mutual fund manager in the United States over the past 10 years. Because the company he worked for, BlackRock, screwed up and didn’t tell investors about Dan’s extra circular activities with Rice Energy, they fired him last summer (see BlackRock’s Screw-up with Dan Rice & Rice Energy). Nice company.
Here’s the story about Rice Energy’s hunt for new investors for the Utica: