-(BUSINESS WIRE)–New Fortress Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: NFE) (“NFE”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Hygo Energy Transition Ltd. (“Hygo”), a 50-50 joint venture between Golar LNG Limited (Nasdaq: GLNG) (“GLNG”) and Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund II Cayman (G) Ltd., a fund managed by Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners (“Stonepeak”), for 31,372,549 shares of NFE and $580 million in cash. NFE simultaneously announced the completion of the acquisition of all of the outstanding common units of Golar LNG Partners, LP (Nasdaq: GMLP) (“GMLP”) for $3.55 per common unit in cash.
“The addition of the Hygo team, together with a great portfolio of world-class LNG ships and operators, enhances our efforts to bring more clean and affordable energy around the world,” said Wes Edens, Chairman and CEO of NFE. “With this acquisition, we are now a leading gas and power provider in a large and fast-growing market and have become one of the world’s premier energy transition companies.”
NFE is now a leading international gas-to-power company with an operational floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) terminal and a 50% interest in a 1500MW power plant in Sergipe, Brazil, as well as three other FSRU terminals with associated power opportunities that are advancing through development and construction.
Including the acquisition of GMLP, NFE has become more integrated by adding a global shipping fleet of seven FSRUs and six LNG carriers as well as a 50% interest in Trains 1 and 2 of the Hilli Episeyo, a floating liquefaction vessel.
The combined transactions are valued at a $5.1 billion enterprise value and a $2.43 billion equity value.
NFE’s management will host a conference call on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (866) 953-0778 (from within the U.S.) or (630) 652-5853 (from outside the U.S.) fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start of the call; please reference “NFE Investor Update Call.”
A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at http://www.newfortressenergy.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.
A replay of the conference call will be available after 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time on April 16, 2021 through 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time on April 23, 2021 at (855) 859-2056 (from within the U.S.) or (404) 537-3406 (from outside the U.S.), Passcode: 3694361.
About New Fortress Energy
New Fortress Energy is a global energy infrastructure company founded to help accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy. The company funds, builds and operates natural gas infrastructure and logistics to rapidly deliver fully integrated, turnkey energy solutions that enable economic growth, enhance environmental stewardship and transform local industries and communities.