Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America.Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation.Travelers coming to Gabon from countries without a Gabonese embassy can apply for a visa online via Gabon’s “E-Visa” program.Applications submitted online are processed by the DGDI, and the visa is issued at Libreville International Airport upon arrival.Production from the assets in Gabon is approximately 60,000 bopd operated and 40,000 bopd net, the latter reflecting production volumes both from Shell’s own as well as third party-operated fields.Upon completion of the transaction, all Shell Gabon local employees will transfer to Assala Energy.London, UK – Carlyle-backed Assala Energy today announced the acquisition of Shell’s onshore assets in Gabon, Africa, for 7 million.
Marcel van Poecke, Head of Carlyle International Energy Partners, said: “With a geographic focus in Sub-Saharan Africa, Assala Energy is committed to being a safe, responsible and efficient energy operator and to being an active contributor to the Gabon economy.
In addition to Marcel van Poecke, the CIEP team includes Bob Maguire and Joost Dröge, both industry veterans with 55 years’ combined successful energy investing experience, as well as Paddy Spink, a Senior Advisor to CIEP, with 35 years’ upstream experience in Africa, Latin America & Europe.
Established in 2012 the Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund and its affiliates, with 8 million of committed capital, have invested over 0 million to date across a variety of industries, including energy, financial services, TMT, retail, logistics and mining services, and across a variety of geographies, including South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Southern Africa.
Assala Energy is a portfolio company owned by global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (CG: NASDAQ).
With headquarters in London and a leadership team led by Chief Executive Officer David Roux, Assala Energy was created by Carlyle as a new oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company to focus on energy opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.