ATB Capital Markets Inc. plays key role in supporting West Lake Energy Corp’s Strategic Disposition and Highwood Asset Management’s Transformational Acquisitions

July 18, 2023


Calgary — ATB Capital Markets Inc. wishes to congratulate West Lake Energy Corp. (“West Lake”) on their strategic disposition and Highwood Asset Management Ltd. ("Highwood") (TSXV:HAM) on their “transformational” acquisitions following the July 5th announcement of Highwood’s arm’s-length agreements to acquire each of West Lake’s Boulder Energy Ltd. (“Boulder''), Castlegate Energy Ltd. (“Castlegate”) and Shale Petroleum Ltd. (“Shale”)(collectively, the “Acquisitions”) for a net purchase price of approximately CAD$139 million. 

This follows the engagement of ATB Capital Markets Inc. by West Lake to be its Exclusive Advisor on the divestiture of its subsidiary Boulder Energy Ltd. to Highwood for aggregate consideration of $98 million(1).  As outlined in the July 5th Highwood announcement referencing Boulder, Highwood will acquire approximately 2,700 boe/d (~74% oil and NGLs) of low decline, capital efficient production, which is expected to generate Field Cash Flow of $34.91/boe resulting in NTM Field NOI of $35 million, implying a 2.8x Enterprise Value (“EV”)/Field NOI multiple(2).

ATB Capital Markets Inc. supported the transaction further by advising on structuring as well as financing Highwood through debt and equity participation. ATB Capital Markets Inc. acted as a co-lead of Highwood’s new $100 million credit facility, acted as a Strategic Advisor, and participated as a co-lead manager of Highwood’s $35 million treasury offering of subscription receipts.

“ATB Capital Markets is pleased to play a key role in supporting West Lake and Highwood as a trusted partner and advisor. Our  experienced team takes pride in providing specialized advice and access to capital to support the success of our corporate clients.” said Darren Eurich, CEO of ATB Capital Markets Inc.   

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1.   Acquisition proceeds subject to a working capital adjustment
2.   Based on Management’s projections (not IQRE forecasts) and applying the following pricing assumptions: WTI: US$70.00/bbl; WCS Diff: US$14.00/bbl; MSW Diff: US$3.50/bbl; AECO: C$2.75/GJ; 0.74 CAD/USD.