Pilgrim Petroleum Completes Acquisition of Controlling Interest Oil and Gas Assets

Dallas, Texas , Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pilgrim Petroleum PLC a private company and subsidiaries, an independent oil and gas company, has completed its acquisition of an 79% controlling interest in the announced acquisition of Bakken, Eagle Ford and Woodford Shale assets for approximately $330 million net of customary closing adjustments. The assets include approximately 210,000 acres with most of the position held by production. American Capital Investment LLC has agreed to sell 100% of its equity interest in its oil and gas subsidiary Alpha Petroleum Resources LP (Texas Corporation) to Crescent Hill Capital Corp a Dallas Texas private equity firm providing a credit facility at closing of $615 million US Dollars, including an amendment to its credit agreement to, among other things (i) extend the working capital, (ii) reflect the repayment in full of all term loans thereunder including existing debt, (iii) increase the borrowing base up to 20%. In connection with the closing of the transaction, Crescent Hill Capital's investment in Pilgrim Petroleum PLC represents a new tack by private equity firms backing modern and experience wildcatters to gradually build portfolios of mineral rights.

Rafael A Pinedo, Chairman of Pilgrim, said the company would never have seen as many opportunities to put together so much acreage as demand has started to soared exponentially as new drilling techniques to extract crude at a profit are available despite low oil prices; Stephen Richardson, Pilgrim Petroleum President and CEO said, "The success would depend on whether the oil price recovery holds as will continue to acquire properties to increase our company valuation." also, Richardson Announces the reorganization of subsidiaries and consolidation will be announce by December 5, 2016, this will include plans for fiscal year 2017.

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Source:Pilgrim Petroleum Corp.