Antero Says Super Size Me – Floats 13.1M Shares of New Stock

super size meAntero Resources, one of the largest drillers in the Marcellus/Utica, wants cash and they want it bad. Two days ago we told you that Antero is in the market floating IOUs (or “notes”) looking to raise a huge $1.25 billion (see Antero Shops for $1.25B Cash from IOUs, Wants to Pay Down Old Debt). Just two days later the company put out a pair of press releases announcing a new stock offering too. At first they issued a press release saying they will float 11.5 million shares of new stock. A few hours later they issued another press release saying they are “upsizing” the offering to 13.1 million shares. Apparently McDonald’s meals aren’t the only thing that can get super sized (ba dop bop). Antero hopes to raise $485 million with this latest round. If everything happens as desired, they’ll haul in $1.25 billion from debt financing, and $485 million from equity financing, for a total of $1,735,000,000…

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