Vista Oil & Gas $300 MillionFinancing Supporting Proposed Acquisition of Argentine Oil and Gas Platform


Simpson Thacher advised Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Vista”) (BMV: VISTA), a special purpose acquisition company backed by Riverstone, in connection with a $300 million bridge facility supporting the proposed acquisition of a fully operational oil and gas platform from Pampa Energía S.A. and Pluspetrol Resources Corporation with interests in certain exploitation concessions, assessment blocks and exploration permits in Argentina.

Vista is a Latin American oil and gas company and the first Mexican pure E&P listed company on the Mexican Stock Exchange. The company, led by Miguel Matias Galuccio, Pablo Vera Pinto and Juan Garoby is based in Santa Fe (DF).

The Simpson Thacher team includes Christopher Brown (Picture), Ryan Bekkerus, Jason Hwang and Jim Russell (Banking and Credit).

Involved fees earner: Christopher Brown – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ryan Bekkerus – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Hwang – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jim Russell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Vista Oil & Gas, S.A.B. de C.V.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti