Fracker Keane Group Doubles Line of Credit from $150M to $300M

Frackers are in big demand. However, it takes a lot of cash to operate a fracking business. 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. Keane has just doubled its line of credit and can now tap up to $300 million in cold, hard cash–if it needs it. 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. In December 2016, 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 2017, 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). Keane continues to do well and has proven to its bankers that the company has enough assets to warrant an increase in their line of credit…

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