Occidental Petroleum Corp. sold $13 billion of debt to help finance its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. after receiving over $75 billion in orders for the deal at the peak, according to people familiar with the matter.
Occidental Petroleum sent a letter to its shareholders Monday asking them to reject the board takeover bid pushed by activist investor Carl Icahn.
Shareholders of Anadarko Petroleum will get to vote Aug. 8 on whether to approve the pending $38 billion acquisition of The Woodlands oil and gas producer by Occidental Petroleum, the company announced late Thursday.
The Refuge Bar & Bistro, just a short walk from Anadarko Petroleum's headquarters, is becoming a place for Anadarko workers to drown their sorrows as they update resumés and contemplate the future of The Woodlands without its flagship employer, which recently agreed to be acquired by Occidental Petroleum.
Houston's Occidental Petroleum received a $10 billion commitment from one of the world's richest men to help boost its bid to acquire The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum.