PE-backed Parsley Energy launches IPO

Parsley Energy has debuted its IPO after pricing its 50 million shares at $18.50 per share. The stock began trading Friday on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “PE.” Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and Goldman Sachs are the lead underwriters. Based in Midland, Texas, Parsley Energy, which is backed by Natural Gas Partners, is an oil and gas company.


MIDLAND, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE: PE) (“Parsley”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 50,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at $18.50 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 23, 2014 under the ticker symbol “PE.” Parsley is offering 42,463,636 shares of its Class A common stock and the selling stockholders named in the registration statement are offering 7,536,364 shares of Parsley’s Class A common stock. Parsley has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 7,500,000 shares from Parsley. The offering is expected to close on May 29, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
Parsley intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $737.9 million to make a cash payment to certain holders of preferred interests in Parsley Energy, LLC, to repay all outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to fund the acquisition of acreage in Parsley’s Midland Basin-Core area and to fund a portion of its exploration and development program. Parsley will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares of Parsley’s Class A common stock by the selling stockholders.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are also acting as book-running managers for the offering. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Global Hunter Securities, LLC, Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., Simmons & Company International and Stephens Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. A copy of the registration statement can be accessed through the website of the SEC at
About Parsley Energy, Inc.
Parsley Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development and exploitation of oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas.