|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
Note 4 – Transactions
In 2022, we completed acquisitions of additional working interests in Ranger-operated wells along with certain contiguous oil and gas producing assets and undeveloped acreage in the Eagle Ford shale. The aggregate cash consideration for these acquisitions was $137.5 million, including customary post-closing adjustments. These transactions were accounted for as asset acquisitions.
On July 22, 2022, we closed on the sale of the corporate office building and related assets acquired in connection with the Lonestar Acquisition (defined below) that were classified as Assets held for sale on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2021. Gross proceeds were $11.0 million and total net proceeds were $1.8 million after netting costs to sell of approximately $0.8 million and payoff of the related mortgage debt and accrued interest of $8.4 million.
Acquisition of Lonestar Resources
On October 5, 2021 (the “Closing Date”), the Company acquired Lonestar Resources US Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Lonestar”), as a result of which Lonestar and its subsidiaries became wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company (the “Lonestar Acquisition”). The Lonestar Acquisition was effected pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated July 10, 2021, by and between the Company and Lonestar. In accordance with the terms of the Merger Agreement, Lonestar shareholders received 0.51 shares of the Company’s common stock for each share of Lonestar common stock held immediately prior to the effective time of the Lonestar Acquisition. Based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on October 5, 2021 of $30.19, the total value of the Company’s common stock issued to holders of Lonestar common stock, warrants and restricted stock units as applicable, was approximately $173.6 million.
The Lonestar Acquisition constituted a business combination and was accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting, with Ranger Oil being treated as the accounting acquirer. Under the acquisition method of accounting, the assets and liabilities of Lonestar and its subsidiaries were recorded at their respective fair values as of the date of completion of the Lonestar Acquisition. The Company completed the purchase price allocation during the third quarter of 2022.
The following table sets forth the Company’s final allocation of the purchase price to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed as of the acquisition date.
1 Includes the fair value of the replacement equity awards to the extent services were provided by employees of Lonestar prior to closing of $4.5 million. See Note 16 for additional information about the replacement equity awards.
2 Represents the fair value of the replacement equity awards considered post-combination services. See Note 16 for further details.
3 As of December 31, 2021, these assets met the held for sale criteria and were classified as Assets held for sale on the respective consolidated balance sheet.
4 Immediately following the Lonestar Acquisition, we paid approximately $50 million to restructure certain of Lonestar’s derivatives which were novated or terminated. We reset the majority of the swaps to reflect then current market pricing.
For the period from the closing date of the Lonestar Acquisition on October 5, 2021 through December 31, 2021, approximately $62.5 million of revenues and $34.0 million of direct operating expenses were included in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2021.
Lonestar Acquisition-Related Expenses
The following table summarizes expenses related to the Lonestar Acquisition incurred for the year ended December 31, 2021:
Employee severance and related costs primarily related to one-time severance and change-in-control compensation costs. Replacement awards stock-based compensation costs related to the accelerated vesting of certain Lonestar share-based awards for former Lonestar employees and directors based on the terms of the Merger Agreement and change-in-control provisions within the former Lonestar employment agreements.
Pro Forma Operating Results (Unaudited)
The following unaudited pro forma condensed financial data for the years ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 was derived from the historical financial statements of the Company giving effect to the Lonestar Acquisition, as if it had occurred on January 1, 2020. The below information reflects pro forma adjustments for the issuance of the Company’s common stock in exchange for Lonestar’s outstanding shares of common stock, as well as pro forma adjustments based on available information and certain assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including (i) the Company’s common stock issued to convert Lonestar’s outstanding shares of common stock and equity awards as of the closing date of the Lonestar Acquisition, (ii) the depletion of Lonestar’s fair-valued proved oil and natural gas properties under the full cost accounting method as well as other impacts of converting Lonestar from successful efforts to the full cost accounting method and (iii) the estimated tax impacts of the pro forma adjustments. The pro forma results of operations do not include any cost savings or other synergies that may result from the Lonestar Acquisition or any estimated costs that have been or will be incurred by the Company to integrate the Lonestar assets.
The pro forma consolidated statements of operations data has been included for comparative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of the results that might have occurred had the Lonestar Acquisition taken place on January 1, 2020 and is not intended to be a projection of future results.
On the Juniper Closing Date, (i) pursuant to the terms of the Contribution Agreement, JSTX contributed to the Partnership, as a capital contribution, $150 million in cash in exchange for 17,142,857 newly issued Common Units and the Company issued to JSTX 171,428.57 shares of Series A Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company (“Series A Preferred Stock”) (now Class B Common Stock as discussed below) at a price equal to the par value of the shares acquired, and (ii) pursuant to the terms of the Asset Agreement, including certain closing adjustments based on a September 1, 2020 effective date (the “Effective Date”), Rocky Creek contributed to our operating subsidiary certain oil and gas assets in exchange for 5,405,252 newly issued Common Units and the Company issued to Rocky Creek 54,052.52 shares of Series A Preferred Stock (5,406,141 Common Units and 54,061.41 shares of Series A Preferred Stock after post-closing adjustments) at a price equal to the par value of the shares acquired, including 495,900 Common Units and 4,959 shares of Series A Preferred Stock placed in a restricted account to support post-closing indemnification claims, 50% of such amount of which was disbursed 180 days after the Juniper Closing Date and the remainder was disbursed one year after the Juniper Closing Date. In connection with the contribution of the oil and gas assets under the Asset Agreement, we received $1.2 million of revenues attributable to production from the Rocky Creek assets for the period from December 1, 2020 through the Juniper Closing Date.
We incurred a total of $19.0 million of professional fees, including advisory, legal, consulting fees and other costs in connection with the Juniper Transactions. A total of $5.0 million were attributable to services and costs incurred and recognized in 2020 as G&A. The remaining $14.0 million of costs were incurred in January 2021 or otherwise incurred contingent upon the closing of the Juniper Transactions, including $5.5 million of transaction costs incurred by Juniper that were required to be paid by the Company under the Juniper Transaction Agreements as well as $3.8 million of costs incurred by us related to the issuance of the Series A Preferred Stock and Common Units. Collectively, these amounts were classified as a reduction to the capital contribution on our consolidated balance sheets. The remainder of $4.7 million, representing professional fees and other costs, was recognized as a component of G&A in the quarter ended March 31, 2021.
On October 6, 2021, the Company, JSTX and Rocky Creek entered into a Contribution and Exchange Agreement, whereby all outstanding shares of the Series A Preferred Stock were exchanged for newly issued shares of Class B Common Stock (“Class B Common Stock”), at a ratio of one share of Class B Common Stock for each 1/100th of a share of Series A Preferred Stock and the designation of the Series A Preferred Stock was cancelled. See Note 15 for additional information.
The following table reconciles the initial investment by Juniper and the carrying value of their Noncontrolling interest as of the Juniper Closing Date (after post-closing adjustments):
Due to the Lonestar Acquisition in October 2021, a change in ownership of the Noncontrolling interest occurred. Refer to Note 15 for additional information.
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The entire disclosure for business combinations, including leverage buyout transactions (as applicable), and divestitures. This may include a description of a business combination or divestiture (or series of individually immaterial business combinations or divestitures) completed during the period, including background, timing, and assets and liabilities recognized and reclassified or sold. This element does not include fixed asset sales and plant closings.
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