Rainoil Limited, a player in Nigeria’s downstream oil and gas industry, has announced the acquisition of majority shares in Eterna Plc, a publicly listed oil and gas company.
This, according a statement from the firm, was achieved following the successful purchase of majority shares of Eterna Plc, through its investment arm – Preline Limited.
On the 21st of December 2020, Eterna Plc issued a public statement notifying Shareholders, The Nigerian Exchange Limited and the general public of negotiations by substantial shareholders to sell equity holdings in the Company. On the 25th of August 2021, Eterna Plc announced the execution of a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) enabling Preline Limited acquire 794,969,774 shares.
Commenting on the transaction, the Group Managing Director, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie said: “The acquisition is in alignment with our targeted expansion strategy across the oil and gas value chain, and will position the Company for sustainable growth and superior value creation for all our stakeholders. It also underlines our commitment to Nigeria at this critical evolution point of the Energy Sector. We also expect that this will reinvigorate the fortunes of Eterna Plc and optimize the Company for improved performance.”