Acquisitions & Divestitures - Mergers & Acquisitions


Norwegian Tycoon Fredriksen Will Merge Tanker Companies

Frontline 2012 was spun off from Frontline three years ago and has since divested its dry-bulk and gas fleet to focus on crude oil and product tankers, Reuters said.

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 09:56

FTC Gives Shell-BG Group Deal Approval

Shell’s acquisition of BG, scheduled to close in early 2016, requires further regulatory reviews from several foreign agencies, but the FTC ruling might serve as a model for further regulatory reviews.

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 16:37

ENOC Buys Dragon Oil For $2.6 Billion

While focused mostly on Turkmenistan, Dragon is working to expand outside Central Asia in a bid to raise oil production to 100,000 barrels a day (bbl/d) by next year from almost 79,000 bbl/d in 2014. 

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:51

Deal And No Deal 2015: Living In A Haggler’s Paradise

Companies look to grow through acquisitions, buy distressed assets or escape being gutted as they run out of money in what looks to be an unpredictable finish to 2015.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 15:34

Vanguard Buys Second Upstream MLP In A Month

Vanguard continues to hunt upstream MLPs despite the vulnerability of commodity price. But it also picks up hedges in the deal with Eagle Rock Energy.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:40

Crescent Point Will Buy Calgary's Legacy Oil + Gas

Crescent Point Energy Corp. will buy Legacy Oil & Gas Inc. for CA$563 million (US$453 million) in shares, Bloomberg said. Crescent will gain about 22,000 barrels of oil equivalent daily. 

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:21

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