CALGARY, Sept. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - AltaGas Ltd. (AltaGas) (TSX: ALA) filed an early warning report dated September 14, 2018 advising of a change in its holdings in Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. (the "Issuer").
AltaGas Processing Partnership ("APP"), a wholly owned subsidiary of AltaGas, sold 43,703,571 common shares of the Issuer (the "Tidewater Shares"), and is decreasing its securityholding percentage from approximately 13.3% to 0.0% of the Tidewater Shares. The sale of the securities was pursuant to a share purchase agreement with Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc., as general partner on behalf of Birch Hill Equity Partners V, LP, Birch Hill Equity Partners (US) V, LP and Birch Hill Equity Partners (Entrepreneurs) V, LP. APP received cash consideration of $1.45 per Tidewater Share and aggregate cash consideration of $63,370,178.
APP sold the Tidewater Shares as part of the first phase of the sale of selected non-core smaller scale gas midstream and power assets in Canada, as well as AltaGas' commercial and industrial customer portfolio in Canada for aggregate purchase price of approximately $165 million. Closing of the second and final phase is subject to customary closing conditions, various National Energy Board approvals, the Competition Act, Canada Transport Act and various other provincial utilities' commission approvals, which are expected to be received by year-end.
An early warning report will be electronically filed with the applicable securities commission in each jurisdiction where Tidewater is reporting and will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. For further information or to obtain a copy of the early warning report, please contact Ashley Nuell at 1 877 691 7199.
AltaGas is an energy infrastructure company with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas creates value by growing and optimizing its energy infrastructure, including a focus on clean energy sources. For more information visit: www.altagas.ca.
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