Acquisitions & Divestitures - Mergers & Acquisitions


Verisk Analytics Closes Wood Mackenzie Acquisition

Data analytics provider Verisk Analytics Inc. completed its acquisition of industry research firm Wood Mackenzie Ltd. The purchase price was 1.85 billion British pounds, about US$2.8 billion.

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:48

Oil M&A Activity Might Rise In 2016

The Permian Basin is prime for M&A interest. There could be consolidation in the Eagle Ford as producers try to drive efficiencies and lower costs, a Citigroup executive told Bloomberg. 

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:55

Atlas Dropdown Acquisition To Dilute MLP’s Equity

After three years and $2.2 billion spent buying Eagle Ford, Permian and Arkoma Basin assets, Atlas plans to use $35 million in proceeds to pay down debt.


Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:59

Noble’s Merger With Rosetta Opens Door To Opportunities, Questions

An analyst argues that Noble’s D-J Basin assets may not have the firepower touted by the company, while another says the merger may prove to be the way large deals get done.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 17:00

Service Companies Might Turn To Mergers In Second-Half 2015

Services companies have taken the hardest hit in industry from the oil price drop, Bloomberg said. Companies with weaker balance sheets might need to consider mergers to survive.  

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:19

Williams Swallows Up MLP In $13.8 Billion Merger

Combined midstream operations will include the Marcellus, Utica, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Midcontinent and Niobrara. It’s anticipated to be one of the largest, high-dividend paying C-Corps in the energy sector.

Emily Moser
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:00

Analysis: Midstream Carries The A&D Load In Shale Deals

U.S. oil and gas deal activity stalls in first-quarter 2015 due to low oil prices while corporate deals surpass asset transactions for the first time in five years.

Darren Barbee
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:07

Noble To Absorb Rosetta In Deal For Permian, Eagle Ford

Noble will acquire 56,000 acres in the Permian and 50,000 in the Eagle Ford to buy Rosetta at a premium of nearly 40%.

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:46

Repsol's Acquisition Of Talisman Closes

Calgary, Alberta-based Talisman’s common shares will delist from the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. All preferred shares will delist from the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 14:48

Shell CEO Seeks Approval From China For Shell/BG Merger

Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden is in China discussing how Shell and BG Group merger won’t negatively affect China. But Shell/BG will have clout in global LNG market, Bloomberg said.

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:24

Repsol Nears Finish Line Of $13 Billion Talisman Buy

Talisman Energy Inc. (NYSE: TLM) said April 30 that Spain’s Repsol SA’s $13 billion purchase of the Calgary company is set to close on May 8. 

Darren Barbee
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 15:15

PetroChina, Sinopec Trading Surges On Merger Speculation

A merger of the two Chinese oil explorers goes against China’s own policy of allowing markets to play greater role in the allocation of resources, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst said.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:12