Fracker Keane Group Completes Buyout of RockPile Energy for $276M

Keane Group is a Texas-based oilfield services company that provides fracking, wireline and top-hole air drilling services to oil and gas companies in the Marcellus/Utica as well as several other major basins. In January 2016, Keane announced they were buying out Canadian-based Trican Well Service for $247 million (see Oilfield Serv. Co. Keane Group Buys Trican Well Service for $247M). The expansion tripled Keane’s fracking capacity and gave it access to proprietary new technology. The buyout, and Keane’s hard work, bore fruit. Last December the privately-held company announced it will go public with an initial public offering (IPO) of stock, hoping to raise $287.5 million with the IPO (see Oilfield Services Co. Keane Group Floats $288M IPO). Then in May of this year, Keane announced it is expanding again, buying out fracker RockPile Energy Services for $284.5 million (see Fracker Keane Group Continues Expansion, Buys RockPile Energy). The deal has closed, although for slightly less money than the original announcement. RockPile is no more after merging with Keane for $276 million. RockPile’s former CEO, Curt Dacar, is now the COO (Chief Commercial Officer) at Keane…

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