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Baker Botts Represents BP in its Commitment to Complete the Sale of its Alaska Business


HOUSTON, April 28, 2020 - On April 27, 2020, BP confirmed its commitment to completing the sale of its Alaska business to affiliates of Hilcorp Energy which was first announced in August 2019. Under the revised agreement, the total consideration for the sale remains unchanged at $5.6 billion, subject to customary closing adjustments.

The revised agreement adjusts the structure and phasing of the remaining consideration to include lower completion payments in 2020, new cash flow sharing arrangements over the near-term, interest-bearing vendor financing and, potentially, an increase in the proportion of the consideration subject to earnout arrangements. The parties expect to complete the transaction in June 2020, subject to regulatory approvals.

Baker Botts is representing BP in the transaction.

Baker Botts Lawyers/Offices Involved:

Energy Projects: Dan Mark (Partner, Houston); Craig Vogelsang (Partner, Houston); Branden Lankford (Associate, Houston)

Corporate: Justin Hoffman (Partner, Houston); Katie Belleville (Associate, Houston); Stephen Noh (Associate, Houston)

Tax: Robert Philpott (Partner, Houston); Renn Neilson (Partner, Houston); Ben Geslison (Senior Associate, Houston); Thor Fielland (Associate, Houston)

Finance: Rachael Lichman (Partner, Houston); Dan Tristan (Partner, Houston); Clint Culpepper (Senior Associate, Austin); Josh Espinosa (Associate, Dallas)

Financial Restructuring: Omar Alaniz (Partner, Dallas)

Litigation: Brooke McNabb (Partner, Houston); Kim White (Senior Associate, Houston)

For more information, please see BP’s news release here.

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