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Western Midstream Announces Expansion of Powder River Basin Footprint With the Acquisition of Meritage Midstream

Vinson & Elkins represented Meritage Midstream Services II, LLC (“Meritage”) in connection with its entry into an agreement to be acquired by an operating subsidiary of Western Midstream Partners, LP, in an all-cash transaction for a purchase price of $885 million, subject to customary adjustments.

Meritage, a privately held midstream company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, owns and operates a large-scale natural gas gathering and processing business in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. Completion of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

The Vinson & Elkins team was led by Jim Fox, Dan Komarek, Shay Kuperman, Caroline Kuehn, Matt Hortenstine and Alice Zhang, with assistance from David Peck, Sean Becker and Shane Tucker.

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