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Occidental Petroleum acquires Anadarko Petroleum for $55bn


International oil and gas exploration and production company, Occidental Petroleum has completed its previously announced acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum in a $55billion deal.

According to Offshore Technology, the transaction was closed after it was approved by the shareholders of Anadarko at a meeting, where more than 99% of the shares voted were in favour of the Occidental merger agreement.

Interestingly, Occidental secured the acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum in May after Chevron decided not to increase its initial offer to counter Occidental’s bid. Besides, the deal which was proposed in April will also include the assumption of Anadarko’s debt.

According to Occidental Petroleum president and CEO Vicki Hollub, “With Anadarko’s world-class asset portfolio now officially part of Occidental, we begin our work to integrate our two companies and unlock the significant value of this combination for shareholders.

He added saying “we expect to deliver at least $3.5bn annually in cost and capital spending synergies and the focus of our board and management team is on execution to achieve the promise of this exciting combination.”

Meanwhile, as part of the acquisition, Anadarko shareholders are receiving $59 in cash and 0.2934 shares of Occidental common stock per share of the former’s common stock in the transaction.

Occidental’s midstream and marketing segment purchases, markets, gathers, processes, transports and stores hydrocarbons and other commodities.

Source offshore technology
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