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Chesapeake Energy Accelerates Strategic Plan with Acquisition of WildHorse

Vinson & Elkins advised WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a transaction valued at approximately $3.977 billion.

WildHorse is an oil and gas company with operations in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk formations in southeast Texas.

The V&E corporate team was led by partners Steve Gill and Doug McWilliams with assistance from senior associate Crosby Scofield and associates Claire Campbell, McCall Grimes, Sara Bloom, Andrianna Frinzi and Michael Pascual. Also advising were partners Lina Dimachkieh, David D’Alessandro, Larry Nettles, Hill Wellford, Billy Vigdor, Michael Holmes and Jeremy Marwell.

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