Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp has completed the previously announced investment in Impact Oil and Gas Limited, a private UK company with exploration assets in South and West Africa.
In connection with the Investment, the Company issued 13,946,545 common shares in the capital of the Company to Helios Natural Resources 2 Limited and invested $15 million in shares and warrants of Impact. Africa Oil owns an approximate 25.2% equity interest in Impact.
PillarFour Securities LLP acted as financial advisor and Pareto Securities acted as strategic advisor to Africa Oil in connection with the transactions described herein.
Africa Oil Corp has assets in Kenya and Ethiopia, including the South Lokichar Basin, 25 per cent working interest in Blocks 10BB and 13T, where the Company and its Joint Venture Partners are undertaking activities aimed at sanctioning development.
The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol “AOI”.
Impact Oil and Gas acquired its first asset, the Tugela South Exploration Right, offshore South Africa in 2011 and has subsequently expanded its asset base across the offshore margins of South and West Africa.
It has since partnered with ExxonMobil and Statoil, South Africa, CNOOC, AGC – between Senegal and Guinea Bissau and Total in Namibia and South Africa. It is currently seeking a partner in its Gabonese assets. The company’s current portfolio covers a combined area of over 90,000 km².