Sale of LF Ranch Featured in Great Falls Tribune - October 3rd
"Oil executive with Montana roots pegged as new owner of $52M Augusta ranch"
Article Written by Kristen Inbody
Described as having "all the attributes of a national park," the LF Ranch, listed at $52.5 million, sold in September.
The LF Ranch includes more than 42,000 deeded and leased acres, from west of Augusta to the Lewis and Clark National Forest, which it borders for almost eight miles.
Swan Land Co. broker Tim Anderson, of Bozeman, signed a non-disclosure agreement on the sale price and the buyer.
"The buyer resonated with how unique the opportunity was, with the fisheries and the productive cattle operation," Anderson said. "It checked all the boxes."
Rumors circulated that the mystery buyer was Donald Trump Jr., a frequent visitor to Montana who is said to be shopping around for a ranch, but sources in Augusta said Felix Energy CEO Skye Callantine, a Belgrade native, Montana Tech graduate and Air Force veteran, bought the ranch.
Callantine founded Felix Energy in 2013, and the Denver-based company "has built and sold over $2.5 billion of assets consisting of upstream projects, midstream assets and mineral interests," according to its website.
This year Callantine and his wife, Kambria, donated $1 million to Montana Tech.
The article also discusses the Ranch history, operation of the Ranch as well as other interesting fact regarding LF Ranch as well as Swan Land Company.
The article wraps up with the fact that "The Swan Land Co. also brokered the sale of the 123,000-acre Broken O Ranch in Augusta to sports tycoon Stan Kroenke in 2012."