Acquisitions & Divestitures - Mergers & Acquisitions


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 Legacy Oil & Gas For CA$563 Million

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

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