A successful separation

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A multi-billion-dollar energy company successfully launched an MLP IPO and separated into two new companies that are ready to run on Day One.

Client challenge

To plan and execute a Master Limited Partnership (MLP) and a major spin-off by:

  • Evaluating the costs and challenges of various MLP and separation plans.
  • Addressing the operations and transaction complexities, industry regulations and tax laws as well as NYSE and SEC requirements.
  • Preparing for the possibility of business disruptions.

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PwC's solution

Helping to design and implement an MLP formation and operations separation plan across all departments and workstreams by:

  • Working with department heads on separation analysis and execution, financial modeling, and transaction planning.
  • Using a minimal-risk “clone and go” approach to set up the new entities.
  • Dealing with the tax modeling and public offering associated with creating an additional MLP.

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Impact on client's business

  • The MLP raised over $1 Billion.
  • The billion-dollar spin-off occurred on time and was met enthusiastically by investors.
  • There were no post-separation business disruptions.
  • The new entities complied with all financial, tax and industry regulations.

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As the company’s CEO told us, “There aren't enough superlatives for the PwC Team. You have been absolutely outstanding, the personification of execution excellence!"

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Curt  Moldenhauer

Curt Moldenhauer

Deals Partner, PwC US