Kaes Van’t Hof is also the president of Viper Energy Partners, also located in Midland. He never takes for granted that he became the president of one company and a senior vice president of another at an early stage in his oil and gas industry career. With him watchful at the helm, Diamondback is hot on deals and there is exciting buzz around a midstream subsidiary, Rattler, which he could not discuss in much detail. Rattler had filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission before press time.
“In the course of two weeks, our company was able to announce two trades which will transform Diamondback and catapult us into the large-cap E&P peer group,” Van’t Hof says of the recent $1.25 billion acquisition of Ajax Resources LLC and the $9.2 billion acquisition of Energen.