Vanoil Energy Ltd., Canada-based oil and gas company having portfolio of assets in Kenya and Rwanda, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vanoil Energy Holdings Ltd., which is incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, signed a warranty and implementation agreement with the majority shareholders of Avana Petroleum Limited, and is going to make an offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Avana.
All share transaction is recommended by the independent board of directors of Avana and supported by Avana’s CEO Sam Malin, with irrevocable undertakings to accept the offer from the Principal Shareholders, representing approximately 82 % of Avana's issued share capital.
Pursuant to the offer document, Vanoil Energy Holdings will offer to acquire the entire issued share capital of Avana for consideration including the issue of a total of 12,500,000 common shares in Vanoil, total of 5,000,000 Vanoil warrants; subject to the operator of the Kenyan Asset spudding a second well on Block L9, the payment of US$2 million in cash, equating to US$0.04515012 for each Avana Share held; and subject to the operator of the Seychelles Asset spudding a second well
on the Seychelles Asset, the payment of US$2 million in cash, equating to US$0.04515012 for each Avana Share held.
Following the offer, Vanoil's net recoverable mean unrisked prospective resources will increase from 927 million boe to approximately two billion boe, thus Vanoil will become closer to becoming an emerging leader in oil and gas exploration in East Africa. The transaction will bring geological and geopolitical diversification to the existing Vanoil portfolio.
Vanoil has agreed to guarantee the performance of the obligations of its BVI-registered subsidiary as they become due. All securities issued pursuant to the offer are subject to a 4 month hold period.
Sam Malin, the CEO and founder of Avana, is to be appointed to Vanoil's Board of Directors.