King & Wood Mallesons is advising Horizon Oil in connection with its merger of equals with ROC Oil, which was announced today.
Under the all scrip deal which is to be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement, Horizon shareholders will receive 0.724 ROC shares for each Horizon share held. The scheme is subject to shareholder and court approvals, as well as other conditions in the merger implementation deed.
The transaction will bring together two highly complementary E&P companies to form a single Asian E&P company, providing a platform for significant potential growth and value realisation in the Asian oil and gas sector.
The Brisbane-based KWM team was led by Partner Stefan Luke, together with Senior Associate Rhys Casey and Solicitors Steve Mylonas and Jack Handford.