More Background on Investors Encouraging EQT to Sell Itself

W Barnes Hauptfuhrer

Last week MDN told you about a kerfuffle that erupted yesterday when Chapter IV Investors, a Charlotte, NC-based investment firm with investments in EQT, Range Resources and Antero Resources, announced it had sent a letter to EQT urging the company to consider merging with either Range Resources or Antero Resources (see EQT Urged by Major Investor to Merge with Either Range or Antero). As we told you, Chapter IV is essentially two investors, W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, and Ryan J. Jack, Partner. We said at the time, “we don’t detect any kind of bullying on the part of Chapter IV, like that of a raider Carl Icahn (successful takeover of Chesapeake Energy & Cheniere Energy) or Keith “Mini-Me” Meister (unsuccessful attempt to takeover Williams). Rather, it appears to be a couple of investors who believe there is an honest and good case for a combination of EQT with another company.” We now have more evidence that our gut instinct was right–from an article Bloomberg published…

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