Mergers & Acquisitions News

 

Does Subsea Need More Consolidation?

Feb 06, 2019

Following “big consolidation activity” within the subsea industry in 2016 and 2017, slowed merger and acquisition action in 2018 has created challenges for the sector, according to Mike Beveridge, managing director at energy investment banking firm Simmons Energy…

Proserv Acquires SGC Metering

Feb 04, 2019

The  global energy services company has announced the acquisition of SGC Metering from Petrofac.SGC Metering is a specialist in the design and manufacture of flow computer metering systems for the oil and gas industry. It provides expertise right across the full life cycle of a metering project…

Talon Petroleum Buys EnCounter Oil

Jan 31, 2019

Australian company Talon Petroleum has agreed to buy 100% of EnCounter Oil in line with its target to scale-up its UK North Sea portfolio.The acquisition, which is for an undisclosed amount and subjected to shareholder approval, is more than doubling the size of Talo's North Sea portfolio…

Ophir Agrees to Be Bought by Medco for $511 Mln

Jan 30, 2019

Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it has agreed to be bought out by Indonesian oil and gas group Medco for a sweetened bid of 390.6 million pounds ($511.02 million) in cash.The offer of 55 pence per Ophir share represents a 65.7 percent premium to Ophir's closing price on Dec…

Global Marine Group Buys Stake in Rovco

Jan 29, 2019

Subsea technology company Rovco said it has formed an invested partnership with offshore engineering firm Global Marine Group (GMG) to bring intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market.GMG, made up of three business units - Global Offshore…

Medco Energi Extends Deadline for Ophir Takeover

Jan 28, 2019

Indonesian oil and gas group Medco Energi Internasional has been given more time to decide whether it will proceed with the proposed takeover of Ophir Energy, or not.“At the request of Ophir, the Takeover Panel has consented to an extension…

Santos Sees Production Surge on Quadrant Acquisition

Jan 24, 2019

Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, on Thursday said it expects 2019 production to rise by up to 32 percent boosted by the acquisition of Quadrant assets.The company expects to churn out 71 million to 78 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) in 2019…

RWE Submits E.on-Innogy Acquisistion Deal for EC Clearance

Jan 23, 2019

German energy group RWE AG announced that it has filed with the European Commission (EC) its planned acquisition of the renewable energy business of both E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) and Innogy SE.The landmark deal between German utilities Eon and RWE was signed in March 2018…

TAMS Acquires Two Marine Services Firms

Jan 23, 2019

Diversified marine and port services company TAMS Group has expanded outside of Western Australia with the acquisition of two Queensland-based marine services firms.TAMS announced Tuesday it has purchased marine services company MIPEC and diving-focused Taylored Offshore Services…

Shell Joins Dutch Pension Fund to Bid for Eneco

Jan 15, 2019

British-Dutch oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM are considering a joint bid for Dutch producer and supplier of natural gas Eneco, which is heavily invested in sustainable energy projects and worth an estimated USD 3…

Faroe Execs Quit After DNO Takeover

Jan 11, 2019

Faroe Petroleum's Chief Executive Graham Stewart, Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Cooper and Chief Operating Officer Helge Hammer will resign, Faroe said on Friday after the company was taken over in a hostile bid by DNO.The executives, including Stewart who was among the founders of Faroe…

DNO Clinches Faroe Petroleum

Jan 09, 2019

Norwegian oil company DNO has secured control of Faroe Petroleum, a day after raising its hostile bid for the British company to 641.7 million pounds ($819 million).The move effectively ends a bitter battle that started around nine months ago when DNO bought a stake in the British firm…

Sphera Acquires Petrotechnics

Jan 08, 2019

Sphera, a provider of integrated risk management software and information services with a focus on operational risk, environmental health and safety and product stewardship, announced it has acquired Petrotechnics, a provider of operational risk software for hazardous industries…

DNO Raises Cash Offer for Faroe Petroleum

Jan 08, 2019

Norwegian oil company DNO ASA raised its bid for Britain's Faroe Petroleum to 641.7 million pounds ($816 million) on Tuesday, lifting its cash offer to 160 pence per share from 152 pence.Shares in Faroe, which rejected DNO's 610 million pound…

Hedge Fund Opposes Rowan Sale to Ensco

Jan 07, 2019

Hedge fund Canyon Capital Advisors has warned it would vote against the $2.38 billion sale of offshore driller Rowan Companies Plc to rival Ensco Plc, casting doubt on a combination that had signaled optimism about the future of offshore exploration…

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