Mergers And Acquisitions News


Tullow Oil Sticks to Capricorn Merger Plans, $200M Cashflow Guidance

Sep 14, 2022

Africa-focused Tullow Oil said on Wednesday it would stick to the current form of its plan all-share merger plan with Capricorn Energy CNE.L, shrugging off criticism from some Capricorn investors who say the deal undervalues the company.Capricorn's board supports the merger…

Serica Energy, Kistos Abandon Merger Talks

Aug 09, 2022

North Sea investment firm Kistos on Tuesday walked away from its proposed offer to acquire British oil and gas group Serica Energy following weeks of wrangling.In July, Serica rejected Kistos's cash and shares merger proposal, which valued the company at 1…

Noble Corp. Finds Buyer for Five North Sea Rigs, Paving Way for Maersk Drilling Merger Completion

Jun 23, 2022

Noble Corporation has found a buyer for five jack-up rigs in a move that could alleviate concerns raised by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.Namely, the CMA said in April it had found that Noble Corp. and Maersk Drilling merger - first…

UK Tells Offshore Helicopter Player CHC to 'Unwind' Completed Babcock Merger

Jun 01, 2022

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Wednesday that offshore helicopter operator CHC must unwind its completed acquisition of Babcock’s oil and gas offshore helicopter services to address competition concerns.'CHC provides offshore transport in the oil and gas sector…

Offshore Helicopters: CHC, Babcock Merger Raises Competition Concerns in UK

Mar 17, 2022

Offshore helicopter operator CHC's acquisition of Babcock's oil and gas aviation business has raised competition concerns in the UK.Following an in-depth Phase 2 investigation of the completed acquisition, the UK Competition and Markets Authority…

Young Leaves Jadestone to Become Cooper CFO

Dec 27, 2021

Cooper Energy announced that it has hired Daniel Young as its new chief financial officer, effective May 2022. He will succeed David Di Blasio, who has been serving as acting CFO.An energy professional with over 25 years of global experience in Australia…

Santos Completes Acquisition of Oil Search

Dec 17, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has informed that the merger of Santos and Oil Search has been implemented.Santos has acquired 100 percent of the issued capital in Oil Search from Oil Search shareholders.  Oil Search shareholders have been issued 0…

Santos Takes Over Oil Search. Names CFO

Dec 13, 2021

Santos Ltd on Monday named a new chief financial officer in its first move since sealing its $6 billion takeover of Oil Search, who will play a key role in selling stakes in assets in Papua New Guinea and Alaska.Santos promoted Anthea McKinnell…

Woodside Confirms Talks to Buy BHP's Oil and Gas Business

Aug 16, 2021

Australian oil company Woodside confirmed Monday it has been in talks with BHP over the potential acquisition of BHP's oil and gas business.'Woodside notes recent speculation regarding a potential transaction between Woodside and BHP Petroleum…

Seadrill Names CFO, COO. Adds New Director to Board

May 28, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Limited has this week appointed a new chief financial officer and a new chief operating officer, as well as announced the appointment of a new director to its board.Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm said on…

Offshore Drillers Noble Corporation, Pacific Drilling Agree to Merge

Mar 25, 2021

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling said Thursday they'd entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling in an all-stock transaction.  'The definitive merger agreement…

Aker Solutions CFO to Resign

Jun 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering company Aker Solutions has said its Chief Financial Officer Ole Martin Grimsrud will resign in September.Aker Solutions said Tuesday that Grimsrud had given notice that 'he will leave the company September 1, 2020…

EU Clears OLT Takeover by SNAM and FSI

Feb 18, 2020

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of OLT Offshore LNG Toscana by SNAM and the UK’s First State Investments International (FSI), under the EU merger regulation.According to the Commission, OLT is active in the management of…

VAALCO Targets M&A for Growth

Jan 27, 2020

Africa-focused oil company VAALCO Energy has appointed William R. Thomas as president to help its M&A ambitions.VAALCO said: 'The Board believes the appointment of an experienced executive, with a commercial background in investment banking and proven track record for M&A-led value creation…

Offshore Helicopter Players Bristow, Era to Merge

Jan 24, 2020

Offshore helicopter specialists Bristow and Era have entered into a definitive merger agreement.In a joint statement on Friday, Bristow and Era said the combination in an all-stock transaction would create 'a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification…

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