Transaction Is One of The Largest “Borrowing Base” Facilities Completes in Oil and Gas Market
London (January 24, 2007) — Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that it has advised Addax Petroleum Corporation (“Addax”) in connection with the $1.6 billion re-financing of its banking facilities.
Addax is an independent, international oil and gas exploration and production company and this medium term refinancing of its external debt will allow it to develop further its West African oil fields and may assist with possible future acquisitions. This transaction is one of the largest “borrowing base” facilities completed in the oil and gas market. The lending syndicate was led by BNP Paribas S.A., Natixis SA and Standard Chartered Bank.
The transaction was led out of the firm’s London office by partner Keith Wilson, who was assisted by asssociates Will McCallum and Jiten Tank.
The firm recently represented Addax in connection with the financing aspects of its acquisition in September 2006 of the Pan-Ocean group of companies.
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