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Carlyle to sell Assala Energy to Maurel & Prom

15 Aug. 2023
Libreville, Gabon - Global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has agreed to sell Assala Energy (“Assala”), an upstream oil exploration and production company operating in Gabon, to Etablissements Maurel & Prom SA (“M&P”), an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on Euronext.

Assala achieves top 7%* ESG Risk Rating amongst oil & gas producers rated by Morningstar Sustainalytics

04 Jul. 2023
In June 2023, Assala Energy Holdings Ltd., the parent company for Assala Energy UK Limited and Assala Gabon S.A. (collectively Assala), was assessed by Morningstar Sustainalytics to be at Medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.

Assala Energy strengthens its activities in Gabon with licence renewals and new exploration acreage acquisition

28 Oct. 2019
Assala Energy announced today a 25-year renewal of four of its onshore production licences, as well as the acquisition of three new onshore exploration licences.

Assala Energy, with backing from The Carlyle Group, support elephant conservation through “Space for Giants” in Gabon, West Africa

12 Oct. 2018
Assala Energy today announced a three-year program with Space for Giants, an international conservation organisation that protects the habitat of Africa’s elephant populations. Assala Energy, an oil and gas exploration and production company backed by The Carlyle Group, plans to support an extensive project to build a series of fences around community farm-land in Gabon, which will protect elephants and foster economic growth.

Assala Energy acquires Total Gabon’s remaining stake in the Rabi-Kounga Block

31 Jul. 2018
Assala Energy today announced the acquisition of Total Gabon’s remaining equity in the Rabi-Kounga Block, located in southern Gabon. Assala Energy has operated the Rabi-Kounga Block since November 2017, following its acquisition of Shell’s onshore assets in Gabon.

Assala Energy completes its acquisition of Shell Gabon assets

01 Nov. 2017
Assala Energy today announced it has completed the acquisition of Shell’s onshore assets in Gabon, Africa, for a total of USD $628 million including an amount equivalent to interest. This sale, backed by the Carlyle Group, was announced on 24 March 2017 with an economic date of 31 December 2015. With this transaction, Assala Energy will assume debt of USD $285 million.