HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRZO) today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 9,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $23.00 per share. The total gross proceeds of the offering (before underwriters’ discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses) will be approximately $218.5 million.
Carrizo intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund the purchase price for the pending acquisition of assets from Devon Energy Production Company, L.P., as described in Carrizo’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2018, that is due at closing, and for general corporate purposes, including funding future potential acquisitions or a portion of its 2018 capital expenditure plan. Pending such uses, Carrizo intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to reduce borrowings under its revolving credit facility. If the pending acquisition is not consummated, Carrizo intends to use net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including funding future potential acquisitions or a portion of its 2018 capital expenditure plan.
In connection with the offering, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are serving as the joint book-running managers. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 25, 2017. When available, copies of the prospectus for the offering may be obtained from the offices of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., via telephone: (800) 831-9146 or standard mail c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717; or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, phone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, email: email@example.com.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. is a Houston-based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from resource plays located in the United States. Carrizo’s current operations are principally focused in proven, producing oil and gas plays primarily in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and the Permian Basin in West Texas.