Mergers & Acquisitions News


Equinor Sells Stakes in Greater Ekofisk Area, Martin Linge Field to Sval Energi for $1 Billion

May 10, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has agreed to sell its non-operated share in the Greater Ekofisk Area and a minority share in the Martin Linge offshore field, both offshore Norway, to Sval Energi for $1 billion in cash, plus contingent payments linked to oil and gas prices in 2022 and 2023…

UK CMA Says Noble Corp, Maersk Drilling Proposal Could Alleviate Competition Concerns over Merger

May 09, 2022

Offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling are making progress with regards to the completion of their proposed merger transaction, as the UK Competition and Markets Authority said Monday it might accept the two companies' proposed solution to alleviate competition concerns…

Marco Polo Marine Wraps Buy of Taiwan-based PKR Offshore

May 06, 2022

Singapore-listed offshore services provider Marco Polo Marine has completed the acquisition of the offshore renewables service firm PKR Offshore.Marco Polo bought the Taiwan-based company through its 49% owned joint venture company, Oceanic Crown Offshore Marine Services Ltd…

Standard ETC Buys 25% Stake in Dolphin Drilling

May 06, 2022

Standard ETC, an Oslo-listed company previously known as Standard Drilling, has acquired 25% in offshore drilling operator Dolphin Drilling for USD 10 million through an equity issue.Martin Nes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Standard…

SRJ's Proposed Acquisition of STATS Falls Through

May 03, 2022

ASX-listed SRJ Technologies Group plc in December last year struck a deal to buy the UK-based oilfield services firm STATS. However, STATS said Monday that the deal had fallen through over SRJ's inability to raise funds for the deal.'[STATS…

Aker BP, Lundin Energy Merger Gets All Necessary Approvals

May 02, 2022

All the necessary approvals have been granted for the proposed merger between the Norwegian oil firm Aker BP and Sweden-based Lundin Energy's oil and exploration and production business. Aker BP said in December 2021 it had agreed to acquire Lundin Energy's oil and gas business…

Offshore Rig Builders Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine Set to Combine

Apr 27, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has agreed to a multi-billion dollar merger with Keppel Corp's larger offshore and marine unit, a year after the Temasek-backed firms began deal talks to cope with an industry downturn.The loss-making…

Tidewater Completes Swire Pacific Offshore Acquisition

Apr 22, 2022

U.S.-headquartered offshore support vessels (OSV) owner Tidewater Inc. on Friday announced it has completed its acquisition of Singapore's Swire Pacific Offshore Holdings Limited (SPO), creating the industry’s largest OSV fleet.The $190 million transaction adds 50 vessels to the Tidewater fleet…

Maersk Drilling, Noble Corp. Merger Raises Competition Concerns in UK

Apr 22, 2022

The proposed merger between offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling has raised competition concerns in the UK as the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the merger could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea…

KOTUG to Buy Seaways International

Apr 19, 2022

Dutch marine services and towage company KOTUG has agreed to buy offshore support vessel firm Seaways International, in what is the largest acquisition in KOTUG's history.KOTUG said the move, of an undisclosed value, was part of its strategy…

Maersk Drilling, Noble Corp. May Need to Sell Several North Sea Rigs to Get Merger Clearance in UK

Apr 13, 2022

Offshore drilling firms Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation, which are working to merge their businesses, might need to sell certain offshore rigs in the North Sea to obtain antitrust clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority…

HAL Making 'Good Progress' With Boskalis Takeover Offer

Apr 08, 2022

HAL Holding, which on March 10 announced plans to launch a takeover offer for the Dutch marine services and dredging giant Boskalis' all remaining shares, said Thursday it was making good progress with the offer preparation.The company had said…

Australia: Woodside Shareholders to Benefit from $40B BHP Merger - KPMG

Apr 08, 2022

Australian gas producer Woodside Petroleum Ltd's agreed merger with BHP Group's petroleum arm is in the best interest of its shareholders, an independent expert said, valuing the combined group at around $40 billion.Global miner BHP agreed to…

Ithaca Buys North Sea Rival Siccar Point Ahead of IPO

Apr 07, 2022

Israeli energy conglomerate Delek Group said on Thursday its North Sea subsidiary Ithaca has acquired private equity-backed Siccar Point Energy for $1.1 billion [plus contingent payments totaling a maximum of USD 360 million].The acquisition…

Offshore Renewables Push: DeepOcean Buys Installit from Endúr

Apr 07, 2022

Subsea services company DeepOcean has agreed to acquire the Norwegian engineering and technology company Installit AS from Oslo-listed Endúr ASA to strengthen the group’s offering within offshore renewables. DeepOcean and Endure have agreed to not disclose the financial details of the transaction…

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