Arnold & Porter Advises Resolute Energy Corporation in Completion of Merger with Cimarex
Arnold & Porter advised Resolute Energy Corporation (Resolute), a Denver-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company with principal operations in the Permian Basin area of the US, in its previously announced definitive agreement to be acquired by Cimarex Energy Co. (Cimarex) in a cash and stock transaction with a total transaction value of approximately $1.6 billion. On March 1, 2019, Cimarex completed its acquisition of Resolute.
Earlier this year, Arnold & Porter represented Resolute in responding to a group of activist shareholders seeking a combination of board representation and a strategic review process, preparing the company's communication strategy and proxy filings, counseling the Board of Directors, and negotiating and finalizing the settlement and standstill agreement.
The Arnold & Porter team included Corporate & Finance attorneys Ron Levine, Edward Deibert, Heather Ashour and Sarah Wilhelm; Tax attorneys Ben Berk, Will Needle and Reuven Graber; Executive Compensation attorneys Jeffrey London and Kathryn Geoffroy; Antitrust attorney Justin Hedge; Litigation attorneys Jeff Fuisz and Aaron Miner, and Environmental attorneys Matthew Douglas and Sarah Grey.
The closing was announced on March 1, 2019. Read the full press release here.