Energean sells portfolio in three countries to Carlyle

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Greek energy company Energean on Thursday announced an agreement to sell its portfolio in Egypt, Italy and Croatia to Carlyle International Energy Partners for a price of up to $945 million (880 million euros) and not less than $820 million (€763 million).

The price according to London- and Tel Aviv-listed Energean is more than three times the cost of acquiring the specific assets from Edison, which was $284 million in 2020.

The agreement as indicated creates sufficient cash liquidity for Energean to fully repay the $450 million corporate bond and to facilitate the payment of an extraordinary dividend of up to $200 million to shareholders.

It also allows Energean to focus on its natural gas-based development strategy, marked by the development of the Karish and Karish North fields in Israel as well as the recent entry into the Anchois field in Morocco.

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