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Hess To Acquire American Oil & Gas: Strategic Move to Expand its Acreage – Deal Analysis From GlobalData

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Hess To Acquire American Oil & Gas: Strategic Move to Expand its Acreage – Deal Analysis From GlobalData Summary Hess Corporation (Hess) entered into an agreement to acquire American Oil & Gas, Inc., (American Oil & Gas) for a purchase consideration of approximately $445m. The acquisition of American Oil & Gas will enable Hess to increase its strategic acreage position in the Bakken Oil Play in North Dakota by approximately 85,000 net acres. The merger agreement provides for a possible cash dividend to American Oil & Gas's stockholders. Scope - Rationale behind Hess acquiring American Oil & Gas - Strategic Benefits for the companies involved - Geography covered -US Reasons to buy - Develop a sound undestanding of the major M&A's, Partnerships, And Joint Ventures taking place in North American Oil & Gas industry - Identify the most lucrative segments to leverage on the growth oppurtunities available in the US oil & gas market - Get a detailed analysis of a deal to enable you to take better decisions

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									            Hess To Acquire American Oil & Gas: Strategic Move to
             Expand its Acreage – Deal Analysis From GlobalData
      Reference Code: GDGE0177M&A                                                                                                                            Publication Date: AUG 2010

                      1          Table of Contents

                      1      Table of Contents............................................................................................. 1
                      1.1        List of Tables .......................................................................................................................................... 2

                      1.2        List of Figures ........................................................................................................................................ 2


                      2      GlobalData Deal Analysis................................................................................ 3
                      2.1        Summary................................................................................................................................................. 3

                      2.2        Deal Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 3


                      3      Hess To Acquire American Oil & Gas ............................................................ 3
                      3.1        Deal Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 3

                      3.2        Deal in Brief ............................................................................................................................................ 3

                      3.3     Hess intends to acquire American Oil & Gas’ Bakken Play assets to significantly establish itself
                      in the region ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

                      3.4        Hess to use Equity to Finance the Deal ............................................................................................... 6

                      3.5        Bakken Oil Play-Gaining Importance ................................................................................................... 6

                      3.6        American Oil & Gas Overview............................................................................................................... 7

                      3.7     Deal Financials and Valuations............................................................................................................. 8
                         3.7.1    Companies Involved......................................................................................................................... 8
                         3.7.2    Deal Financials................................................................................................................................. 8
                         3.7.3    Deal Rationale.................................................................................................................................. 8
                         3.7.4    Advisor Information .......................................................................................................................... 9
                         3.7.5    Detailed Target Information.............................................................................................................. 9
                         3.7.6    Key Financials....................................
								
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