Antelope Water Management and Probitas Water Solutions Announce Merger Close

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Antelope Water Management, LLC (“Antelope”) announces the close of its merger between Probitas Water Solutions, LLC (“Probitas”) and a wholly owned operating subsidiary. The combined entity will operate as part of Antelope Water Management. The combined business entity is primarily focused on water infrastructure in the Permian and Appalachian Basins and will focus on a combination of greenfield development and distressed asset acquisitions.

Tony Gutta, Probitas CEO and now Antelope President said, “The Probitas team is excited to join the Antelope Water Management team developing greenfield water infrastructure and reviving distressed assets."

Antelope Water Management, LLC (“Antelope”) announces the close of its merger between Probitas Water Solutions, LLC (“Probitas”) and a wholly owned operating subsidiary. The combined entity will operate as part of Antelope Water Management. The combined business entity is primarily focused on water infrastructure in the Permian and Appalachian Basins and will focus on a combination of greenfield development and distressed asset acquisitions.

The principals of Probitas, Tony Gutta, Christopher Stanton, and Ryan Vernon, have worked together since 2013 and have a proven track record as a team starting with Shalewater Solutions, LLC followed by Hillstone Environmental Partners, LLC (“Hillstone”), a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company which was sold to NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL).

Antelope CEO, Dustin Brownlow, said, “The Probitas team has a history of building and operating the most reliable assets in the U.S. shale play and attracting marquee clients in core development areas. That combined with a very successful background in produced water treatment across multiple shale basins makes these guys, hands down, the most successful, experienced team in industry and we could not be more excited to have them on our team.”

Tony Gutta, Probitas CEO and now Antelope President of Oil & Gas, said, “The Probitas team is excited to join the Antelope Water Management team developing greenfield water infrastructure and reviving distressed assets. We look forward to working with such a strong team that shares the same mindset of developing high performing sustainable assets while providing second to none service to our clients.”

Tony Gutta was the President of Hillstone where he oversaw Hillstone’s midstream saltwater disposal, water recycling, solids handling, and heavy brine operations in the Permian, Marcellus and Utica, prior to co-founding Probitas Water Solutions. During Tony’s last two years with Hillstone, he was directly responsible for managing the disposal and recycling of nearly 200 million barrels of water. Prior to Hillstone, Tony was the President of Shalewater Solutions and oversaw operations in the Marcellus and Utica. Tony has significant water treatment experience and is the second named inventor on three US patents.

Chris Stanton was the Permian General Manager for Hillstone, prior to co-founding Probitas. He joins Antelope as Vice President of Oil & Gas. At Hillstone, Chris oversaw all daily operations in the Permian where Hillstone was receiving 400,000 barrels of produced water per day. Prior to Hillstone, Chris was the Director of Residual Waste for Shalewater Solutions where he managed over 60 employees, oversaw multiple water infrastructure facility buildouts, and dealt with numerous government agencies regarding permitting and environmental compliance.

Ryan Vernon served as Accounting Manager at Hillstone, prior to co-founding Probitas. He holds a B.S.B.A with a concentration in Accounting from West Virginia University. He joins Antelope as Vice President of Finance with responsibilities for corporate finance and accounting for water infrastructure operations, and supports valuation, strategy, and business development for Antelope’s broader activities.

Antelope was represented by Buhler Duggal & Henry LLP. Probitas Water Solutions, LLC was represented by Cutright Law PLLC.

About Antelope Water Management, LLC
Antelope Water Management partners with the oil & gas and mining industries to deliver water infrastructure, treatment, sourcing and disposal services. Our water solutions are tailored to meet the evolving environmental and economic challenges facing the extractive industries. For more information, visit https://www.antelopewater.com/, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @AntelopeWater. Contact us at: contact@antelopewater.com.

About Probitas Water Solutions, LLC
Probitas Water Solutions is a total water management company. We provide expertise in water recycling, water midstream/disposal, brine sales, solids management and offer consulting services to help manage water needs.

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