Insight & Commentary


Oil Drop Seen By A.T. Kearney To Spur $450 Billion M&A Spree

Oil and gas companies will spend about $450 billion buying each other this year.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:43

Report: M&A To Remain Resilient Despite Downturn

Commodity price uncertainty will continue to influence transaction decisions in 2015 as companies seek financial resilience.

Emily Moser
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 09:13

Low Oil Prices May Slow MLP Growth, Speed Up M&A

A major focus of cuts has been U.S. shale properties, given the typically high degree of flexibility in shale budgets, Fitch Ratings says.

Emily Moser
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:13

Encana Might Hunt Takeovers After Recent Asset Sales

Calgary's Encana has about $6.6 billion stockpiled from recent divestures, according to analysts.

Emily Moser
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:47

Siemens Pursues US Shale As GE Targets Europe

In the U.S., all roads lead to gas, says Munich-based Siemen chief executive.

Emily Moser
Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:42

Takeover Speculations Rise For BG Group After CEO's Surprise Exit

Exxon Mobil, Shell and Chevron have the capacity to acquire BG, says analyst.

Emily Moser
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:33

Canadian Natural Pulling Montney Sale Eases Energy Asset Glut

Retaining the Montney acreage removes the biggest asset on the block to supply proposed liquefied natural gas plants on the Pacific Coast.

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:47

Survey Shows Optimism About Shale Production

In the upcoming year, industry executives are optimistic about the prospects for additional production from unconventional resources, but are concerned that increased regulations could slow growth.

Thu, 01/10/2013 - 14:36

Apache To Reduce Stake In Katimat

Apache (with 40% share) leads this $15 billion venture in partnership with Encana Corp. and EOG Resources Inc. (with 30% stake each).

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:23

Apollo’s El Paso LBO

Two $7 billion leveraged buyouts in 90 days signal private equity’s hunt for domestic oil and gas assets is heating up.

Richard Mason
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:13

‘Crushing Amount Of Money’ Available Though Private Capital

Quantum Energy's Bill Montgomery: “By our count, 12 to 15 of the larger energy-focused funds are out there raising what could add up to $15 to $20 billion."

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 10:31

PLS: Global Upstream M&A Activity Totaled $170B In 2011

Total deal value in 2011 dropped 19% from 2010 record levels, yet the number of deals increased 15% to a record of 726.

Thu, 01/05/2012 - 10:39