Private equity firm Advent International said Tuesday it has agreed to buy a $595 million stake in Colombia’s largest oil pipeline from Canadian oil and production company Talisman.
The agreement, sponsored by Advent International, is a joint investment with Proteccion and Porvenir, the two largest pension funds in Colombia.
The co-investment will acquire a 22% share of Colombia’s largest oil and pipeline, Ocensa.
Advent International is a global private equity firm, which primarily concentrates on buyouts of companies. They have invested in over 40 Latin American companies with a combined enterprise value of over $10 billion, the company claimed.
“We are pleased to welcome the Advent-led investor group as new investors in Ocensa, and we are excited to continue working with all of our shareholders to grow the company and ensure this critical asset maintains its proven track record of safety and reliability,” said Luisa Lafaurie, President of Ocensa said Tuesday in a press release by Advent International.
The share was purchased from Canadian Talisman Energy Inc., Total and CEPSA for $595 million.
Ocensa, established in 1994, has the capacity to pump 590,000 barrels per day and holds approximately 70% of the exports coming out of Colombia.
The finalization of the transaction is expected to take place within the next few weeks
- Talisman Energy Announces $595 million Sale of Colombian Pipeline Interest (Talisman Energy Inc., Press Release)
- Ecopetrol Subsidiary Cenit to Retain Majority Ownership of Ocensa (Advent International, Press Release)