OKLAHOMA CITY – BCE-Mach LLC, a recently formed partnership between Bayou City Energy Management LLC (“BCE”) and Mach Resources LLC (“Mach”), closed the purchase of operated producing properties concentrated in Woods and Alfalfa counties, Oklahoma on March 29, 2018 from Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). BCE-Mach was formed with a focus on acquisition opportunities with strong cash flow generation and drilling inventories.
Mach CEO Tom Ward commented, “The Mississippi Lime in Woods and Alfalfa counties is a well-delineated play with an extensive inventory of future drilling locations. On a full cycle economics basis, this play competes with any in the Lower 48 and we are excited to join with a like-minded partner in Bayou City Energy focusing on projects with strong returns driven by stable cash flow. We will be an active developer of these properties from day one led by a team of well-seasoned industry professionals with extensive experience in the area.”
BCE Managing Partner Will McMullen added, “This acquisition is an excellent fit for the strategy set out for BCE-Mach and represents precisely the type of opportunity BCE targets for its platform company investments. We are thrilled to be commencing this partnership in earnest with a great cash-flowing asset and have the utmost confidence in the Mach team’s ability to maximize value from this well understood and infrastructure-advantaged position.”
TD Securities (USA) LLC as Lead Left Arranger & Sole Bookrunner, Capital One, National Association as Joint Lead Arranger, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as Joint Lead Arranger assisted in debt financing for the acquisition. In addition, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, and McAfee & Taft provided legal counsel.
Mach is an independent oil and natural gas producer focused on acquiring, exploring and developing high-return, low-cost projects. Founded in January 2017, the company pursues assets with production history and development opportunity. Mach is located in Oklahoma City, OK.
About Bayou City Energy
BCE is a private equity firm founded in 2015 to focus on making investments in the North American upstream oil and gas sector. BCE targets privately negotiated investments through two complementary strategies: providing buyout and growth equity capital for operated assets with current production and exploitable upside and partnering with operators to provide dedicated drilling capital in off-balance sheet structures. The BCE team, combined with the firm’s Advisory Board and strategic relationship with Argus Energy Managers, provides operators access to expertise, capital, and trusted partnership.