said Monday it will acquire
in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.3 billion, or $72 a share.
“PDC’s attractive and complementary assets strengthen
position in key U.S. production basins,” said Chevron Chairman and CEO Mike Wirth in a statement. “This transaction is accretive to all important financial measures and enhances Chevron’s objective to safely deliver higher returns and lower carbon.”
The deal received unanimous approval from the boards of both companies. It remains subject to PDC shareholder approval. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2023.
Chevron expects the transaction to add about $1 billion in annual free cash flow with Brent crude at $70 a barrel.
Chevron (ticker: CVX) stock was down 0.9% in premarket trading, while PDC (PDCE) shares climbed 8% to $70.30.
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