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Berry Completes Macpherson Energy Acquisition


Berry Corporation has successfully completed the acquisition of Macpherson Energy Corporation, a privately held Kern County, California operator, previously announced in June. 

“Macpherson’s high-quality, low decline oil producing properties are a complementary fit with Berry’s existing portfolio and demonstrates Berry’s disciplined approach to consolidation with a focus on value creation and accretion. This transaction is immediately accretive to Berry in both production and cash flows, supports our overall strategic plan to efficiently maintain our California production, and is expected to enhance our cash flows and shareholder returns,” said Fernando Araujo, Berry’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are well-positioned to be a consolidator of value creating opportunities in California and other basins with conventional reservoirs.”

Consideration for the Macpherson acquisition, primarily funded through a reduction in 2023 capital expenditures, comprised an all-cash purchase price of $70 million (subject to customary post-closing adjustments), $50 million of which was paid at closing and the remainder of which will be paid in July 2024. Berry funded the initial payment through a combination of cash on hand and funds drawn from our credit facility and expects the final payment to be funded similarly. The Company expects to repay the credit facility borrowings by the second half of 2024.

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