Ares EIF Group completes acquisition of Van Hook gathering system

Natural gas pipeline being built
Source: WikiCommons, author: Ohikulkija

Ares – a publicly traded, global alternative asset manager with approximately $92 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2015 – announced yesterday that a fund managed by its Ares EIF Group completed its acquisition of the Van Hook Gathering System in North Dakota from WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) in a transaction valued at $185 million. The transaction was originally announced on August 31, 2015.

Yesterday’s acquisition consists of pipeline systems that currently gather approximately 11,000 barrels of oil, 6,500 million cubic feet of natural gas, and 5,000 barrels of water per day from WPX Energy’s Bakken shale oil assets. WPX Energy will continue to operate the Van Hook Gathering System, and MCP Operating, LLC, a subsidiary of MCP Asset Development Group, will provide asset management services for the investment.

“With long-term contracts and excellent partners in WPX Energy and MCP Operating, the Van Hook Gathering System is the type of midstream investment Ares EIF targets,” said Jose Torres-Monllor, Partner of the Ares EIF Group. “We are excited to add this project to our portfolio of high-quality energy infrastructure assets.”

The Ares EIF Group, formerly known as Energy Investors Funds (EIF), was acquired by Ares in January 2015

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