Orca Exploration Group, an international public company registered in the British Virgin Islands, finalized terms for strategic investment by Swala Oil & Gas (Tanzania) plc, which is US$130mln worth. Swala is an independent oil & gas exploration and production company, the first to be listed on an East African Stock Exchange.
Under the terms of the investment agreement, Swala will acquire up to 40% interest in BVI company’s wholly owned subsidiary, a Mauritius-registered company and the sole shareholder of PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited. The investment transactions are based on an agreed value of US$325mln for Orca’s subsidiary, approximately 85% of the purchase price is payable in cash.
Orca Group secures a strategic investor in Swala with international institutional and Tanzanian investor support. The first investment transaction is to be completed on or before 12 January 2018, and the remaining transactions are to be completed on or before 28 January 2018.
According to BVI group’s chairman and CEO W. David Lyons, “This is a transformational transaction for Orca. To the broader Orca Group, this investment is strategic in both underpinning the intrinsic value of our business and providing a platform from which to grow and diversify our company and deliver value to our shareholders.”