M&A
US shale deal-making stirs to life
22 October 2020
Domestic acquisitions gain momentum after woeful performance across the first three quarters of the year
No golden age for North Sea M&A—Westwood
16 October 2020
Chrysaor-Premier deal could see copycats, says consultancy, but deals will need to meet strict criteria
US shale patch dealmaking stays sluggish
16 October 2020
Several prominent deals have helped partially salvage M&A activity, but conditions still look gloomy
Chrysaor gets listing with Premier deal
8 October 2020
The private equity-backed producer accesses London market without having to attempt an IPO
Buyer’s market for UKCS sell-offs
1 October 2020
Majors may want to accelerate their North Sea divestments. But they may also need to dance to acquirers’ tunes
Desperation fuels Canadian M&A activity
1 October 2020
Offloadings accelerate as many domestic oil firms struggle to stave off bankruptcy
Chevron sees East Med value
20 August 2020
The major was attracted first by Noble’s gas assets. This could be promising for breaking the deadlock on the rocky road to monetising the region’s finds
US domestic M&A sent reeling
28 July 2020
Deal-making across the oil and gas patch has slowed to a crawl despite a swathe of potential devalued assets and strained companies eager to divest
Canadian cashflows tempt i3
23 June 2020
North Sea developer eyes cut-price production to bolster its balance sheet
Caribbean small caps combine
12 June 2020
BPC consolidates its expansion into Latin America with takeover of Trinidad producer Columbus Energy Resources
PE Live: Hope remains for UKCS buyers
2 June 2020
The landscape may look very different to when deals were struck. But it is not all bad news for those that acquired North Sea assets in recent years
PE Live: UKCS M&A faces challenges
2 June 2020
Downturns often usher in buying opportunities, but there are unique obstacles in the current environment
Private equity ready to play M&A role
5 May 2020
The capital is there, but the amount and cost of funding may be less favourable than it has been in the past.
Logistics no barrier to deal making
4 May 2020
The current M&A market environment is challenging, but deals can still get done
M&A bargain hunters explore options
16 April 2020
Depressed prices and the availability of previously out-of-reach assets may encourage the largest firms to relax their cautious approach, say PE Live panellists.
Independents seize Southeast Asia M&A initiative
9 December 2019
As the majors exit, ambitious small and mid-sized entrants are challenging NOCs' dominance in the asset purchase market
Culture is critical in New Energy dealmaking
7 November 2019
In the New Energy environment, culture may sometimes trump traditional calculations in determining deal success
Permian M&A faces challenges
16 July 2019
Expectations of a post-Anadarko flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the prolific shale basin may be wide of the mark
Disruption shapes oil and gas M&A at a time of oil price volatility
18 December 2018
Technology's growing importance in building resilience to volatility means that digital capabilities will likely be a notable driver of acquisitions in 2019
Priced out of the Permian
26 February 2018
M&A has slowed in the US' hottest shale basin as investors look elsewhere for cheaper growth opportunities
Buyer's market
31 January 2018
Deal making recovered in 2017 and will continue to pick up in 2018 as investors look for new growth opportunities
Buy now
25 January 2018
Transactions defied low oil prices, as investors bet on long-term economics
North Sea's last hurrah
24 January 2018
M&A in the region picked up in 2017, but European output was still expected to wane
Is it all about the gas?
24 November 2017
CEFC’s investment in Rosneft should bring badly needed financing to Russia’s largest oil company
North Sea waters start to calm
19 October 2017
Total's Maersk oil deal is unlikely to be surpassed in the region any time soon
Indian battleground
2 August 2017
Rosneft is expanding its reach in Asia, competing against Middle Eastern exporters