Phillips 66 Partners Announces $1.3 Bn Acquisition

Phillips 66 Partners LP has reached agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire 30 crude, refined products and natural gas liquids (NGL) logistics assets for total consideration of $1.3 billion. The Partnership plans to fund the acquisition with a combination of debt and $196 million in new PSXP units issued to Phillips 66, to be allocated proportionally between common units and general partner units allowing the general partner to maintain its 2 percent general partner interest. The transaction is anticipated to close this month, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and is expected to be immediately accretive to unitholders. Upon closing, the Partnership will be entitled to receive the cash earnings associated with the acquired assets as of Oct. 1, 2016.

The acquisition consideration reflects an approximate 8.7 times multiple based on the forecasted full year 2017 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) attributable to the assets of approximately $150 million. In connection with the acquisition, Phillips 66 will enter into 10-year terminaling and throughput agreements that will include minimum volume commitments covering approximately 85 percent of forecasted volumes.

“As our largest dropdown acquisition to date, this represents a milestone for the Partnership and will provide additional fee-based income and diversity to our already strong midstream portfolio,” said Greg Garland, Phillips 66 Partners chairman and CEO. “We remain committed to maintaining a stable, fee-based, growing business model at Phillips 66 Partners, and are on track to deliver on our commitment to a five-year distribution compound annual growth rate of 30 percent through 2018.”

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Source: Phillips 66 Partners LP
Date: Oct 11, 2016