Mergers

North America Again Tops Global Energy M&A

Oil and natural gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) “slowed dramatically” in the first three months of this year from 2012, with activity slipping about 40% from the full-year 2012 average and inventory down by almost one-third, according to PLS Inc. However, as it has been for a few years, North America continued to draw the most interest and the most dollars, pulling in close to two-thirds of the transactions by dollar value and almost 80% of the total deals.

April 22, 2013

North America M&A Leads Global Markets in First Quarter

Oil and natural gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) “slowed dramatically” in the first three months of this year from 2012, with activity slipping about 40% from the full-year 2012 average and inventory down by almost one-third, according to PLS Inc. However, as it has been for a few years, North America continued to draw the most interest and the most dollars, pulling in close to two-thirds of the transactions by dollar value and almost 80% of the total deals.

April 16, 2013

MDU Resources Ties Growth to Bakken Boom

Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group is aligning its utility, construction, midstream infrastructure and exploration/production (E&P) businesses so each one profits and grows with the continuing hydrocarbon boom in the Bakken, the MDU senior executives emphasized in a half-day financial analysts meeting Thursday in New York City.

March 18, 2013

Marcellus, Utica Drew Fewer Buyers, Sellers in 2012

The Marcellus and Utica shales aren’t drawing near the attention they have been, according to a review of 4Q2012 mergers and transactions (M&A) in the United States by PwC US.

January 30, 2013

U.S. Led Global Upstream M&A Activity in 2012

Global upstream oil and natural gas deals in 2012 jumped 50% higher year/year to a record $254 billion in 679 mergers and acquisitions (M&A), according to data compiled by PLS Inc. and Derrick Petroleum Services.

January 8, 2013

Executives Expect Oilfield Services M&A to Increase

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the oilfield services sector should pick up steam over the next one to two years, with most of the activity centered in North America, according to a survey by Ernst & Young.

August 31, 2012

Appetite Appears to Drop for Oil, Gas M&A

Instead of jumping in, natural gas and oil companies instead may wade into the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) pool this year until they have more confidence in the broader business environment, according to the sixth Ernst & Young Global Capital Confidence Barometer.

May 14, 2012

Appetite Drops for Oil, Gas M&A, Says Survey

Instead of jumping in, natural gas and oil companies instead may wade into the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) pool this year until they have more confidence in the broader business environment, according to the sixth Ernst & Young Global Capital Confidence Barometer.

May 10, 2012

Energy Sector M&A ‘Inevitable,’ Says Expert

U.S. oil and natural gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the third quarter jumped 135% from the same period a year ago, with nearly half of the transactions related to shale plays, according to the latest survey by consultancy PwC US.

October 31, 2011

Energy Sector Consolidation ‘Inevitable,’ Says Merger Expert

U.S. oil and natural gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the third quarter jumped 135% from the same period a year ago, with nearly half of the transactions related to shale plays, according to the latest survey by consultancy PwC US.

October 28, 2011
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