We are investigating the fairness of the proposed sale of Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) (“Hess”) to Chevron Corporation (“Chevron”) in an all-stock transaction valued at $171.00 per share.
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Why is there an investigation?
On October 23, 2023, Hess announced that it had agreed to be sold to Chevron in an all-stock transaction valued at $171.00 per share based on Chevron’s closing price on October 20, 2023. Under the terms of the agreement, Hess shareholders will receive 1.0250 shares of Chevron for each Hess share. The total enterprise value, including debt, of the transaction is $60 billion.
“We are investigating whether the Hess Board of Directors acted in the best interests of Hess shareholders in approving the sale,” explained Joshua Fruchter, a founding partner of Wohl & Fruchter. “This includes whether the price agreed upon is fair to Hess shareholders, and whether all material information regarding the transaction has been fully disclosed.”
Notably, according to TipRanks, the average target price for Hess among Wall Street analysts is $178.00 per share, which is above the implied deal price. The highest price target is $210.00 per share.
In an interview on CNBC on October 23, 2023, Paul Sankey of Sankey Research opined that Chevron appears to be getting a bargain with its $171.00 per share planned takeover of Hess. “It is a little bit of a light price,” Sankey said. “I didn’t think they could get it for a 5% premium. We were talking $200 a share.”