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Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. Announces $1.65B Acquisition of Williston Basin Assets

Published: 11-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp., an energy-focused special purpose acquisition entity led by Roger Biemans, former Chairman & CEO of Vantage Energy LLC, and President of Encana Oil & Gas (USA), in definitive agreements with QEP Energy Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of QEP Resources, Inc. (collectively, “QEP”), to acquire the entirety of QEP’s Williston Basin assets in North Dakota and Montana, which includes the South Antelope and Fort Berthold leasehold and various mineral interests, for $1.65 billion cash consideration, prior to post-effective date adjustments, and up to 5.8 million shares of Vantage common stock if certain stock price targets are achieved. Upon closing the transaction, Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. will change its name to Vantage Energy Inc. 

The V&E corporate team was led by partner Bryan Loocke, associate Cesar Leyva, senior associate Emery Choi and associate Josh Rocha. Also advising were partner John Lynch and associate Curt Wimberly; partner Sean Becker; partner Stephen Jacobson and associate Kristy Fields; partner Larry Nettles and senior associate Matt Dobbins; senior associate Nick Shum and associate Stephanie Noble; and associates Kara Chung, Ed Vaunder, Ben Glass and Tukeni Obasi.

The finance team was led by partner David Wicklund, with assistance from associates Caitlin Snelson and Arthur Munoz.

The capital markets team was led by partner Ramey Layne and senior associate Doug Lionberger, with assistance from associates Zachary Swartz and Jing Tong.

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