This morning, Heritage Oil announced it’s to be bought by Qatar’s Al Mirqab for £924m.
Shares have rocketed over 22 per cent on the news.
Heritage’s board has recommended a share offer of 320p per share - a 25p premium on yesterday’s closing price - to the investment fund, which is owned by Qatar’s royal family.
As part of the deal, chief executive tony Buckingham is retaining a 20 per cent stake in the business. He’ll also serve as an adviser for at least five years.
In its full-year results, released today, Heritage announced a 104 per cent increase in post-tax profit to $100.4m (£59.7m) and revenues of $431.9m.