Atlas Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: APL) is buying Teak Midstream LLC for $1 billion in cash.
Teak is a natural gas gathering and processing company with assets in the Eagle Ford shale play in south Texas. Atlas is buying a cryogenic processing plant and contracts.
Atlas secured the financing for the deal though a $400 million Series D convertible preferred issuance, as well as committed bank financing from Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC).
Atlas owns and operates 13 gas processing plants, 18 gas treating facilities and gas gathering pipeline in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Tennessee. The company also has a 20 percent interest in the West Texas LPG Pipeline LP, which is operated by Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX). The company is a subsidiary of Atlas Energy LP (NYSE: ATLS).
In April, Midstates Petroleum Co. Inc. (NYSE: MPO) bought oil properties in the Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma for $620 million, Penn Virginia bought properties in the Eagle Ford shale play for $400 million and in March, Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq: ROSE) bought Comstock Resources Inc.’s (NYSE: CRK) oil and gas properties in west Texas for $768 million.
Citigroup was Atlas’ financial adviser for the deal and acted as the sole placement agent for the convertible preferred issuance. Jones Day and Ledgewood acted as legal counsel.
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