Latham & Watkins Advises NGP Regarding $7.2 Billion Samson Acquisition

Acquisition is for one of largest exploration and production companies in the United States.

November 23, 2011

An investor group consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Natural Gas Partners (“NGP”), Crestview Partners and Itochu Corporation, together comprising “the Investor Group,” have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Samson Investment Company, one of the largest private exploration and production companies in the United States for $7.2 billion. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the end of the fourth quarter 2011. Latham & Watkins LLP advised NGP in the matter, with a corporate deal team led by partners Charles Carpenter (New York/Houston) and Michael Chambers (Houston).

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