Wednesday, 10 May 2017
M&A WATCH- Our friends at PICO are on a tear this week: PICO Group subsidiary Cheiron Egypt acquired a 50% stake in Sahara North Bahariya Ltd for USD 83 mn from EFG Capital Partners Fund III, sources close to the matter told Al Borsa on Tuesday. Cheiron reached financial close on the transaction earlier this week after winning approval from the state’s Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. Sahara North Bahariya owns the North Bahariya oil concession in the Western Desert. The news comes on the heels of news that Cheiron also acquired 100% of Engie’s West El Burullus gas concession earlier this week.