Simpson Guides Year's Biggest LBO In $7.2B KKR Oil Buy

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 1:38 PM EST) -- KKR & Co. LP and three partners have agreed to buy privately held oil and gas company Samson Investment Co. for $7.2 billion, KKR said Tuesday, in the year's biggest leveraged buyout of an American company.

Itochu Corp., a Japanese import/export company, and private equity firms NGP Energy Capital Management LLC and Crestview Partners LP joined New York-based KKR in the deal, which was hammered out by Texas and New York deals teams from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, representing the investor group, and Jones Day,...
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