Mergers And Acquisitions News


SNC-Lavalin weighs Atkins acquisition

Apr 03, 2017

Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin has expressed interest in acquiring UK-based engineering firm Atkins Global for cash consideration of £2.08 billion (US$2.6 billion). Neil Bruce…

Schlumberger job cuts hit 16,000 in 2016

Jul 22, 2016

Schlumberger has reduced its workforce by 16,000 so far this year, which the oil services giant attributed to weak activity that it expects to persist throughout the year. Image from Schlumberger…

Halliburton, Baker Hughes call off merger

May 02, 2016

Halliburton and Baker Hughes have terminated their proposed US$34.6 billion merger, both companies announced late Sunday, 1 May 2016. According to the terms of the merger proposal, Baker Hughes will receive $3.5 billion for the termination of the agreement…

Schlumberger, Cameron win Chinese approval

Mar 25, 2016

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has cleared Schlumberger and Cameron's proposed US$14.8 billion merger without any conditions. This approval from China's antitrust regulator, MOFCOM, represents the last major hurdle towards closing the deal…

EU to stop clock on Halliburton, Baker Hughes merger

Mar 21, 2016

The European Union (EU) is delaying Halliburton’s US$34.6 billion pending takeover of Baker Hughes once again, after not receiving key data about the deal, the European Commission (EC) said in a statement. Image from Halliburton…

EU suspends Halliburton, Baker Hughes review

Feb 22, 2016

The European Union (EU) suspended the deadline for its review of Halliburton’s US$34.6 billion pending acquisition of Baker Hughes last week, about a month after the EU opened an in-depth investigation to find out if the merger would impede effective competition…

Shell completes BG merger

Feb 15, 2016

Royal Dutch Shell has officially acquired 100% of BG Group today (15 February) in a US$70 billion mega merger that leaves Shell as one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden…

EU clears Schlumberger, Cameron merger

Feb 05, 2016

Schlumberger has received approval from the European Commission (EU) for the US$14.8 billion takeover of Cameron International, after the EU concluded that the proposed acquisition would raise no competition concerns. Schlumberger…

Shell shareholders approve BG merger

Jan 27, 2016

Shell shareholders approved the US$70 billion takeover of BG Group in a landslide vote of 83.08% in favor of the mega merger today (27 January) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden…

Schlumberger inks Statoil GoM seismic

Dec 21, 2015

Schlumberger and Statoil Gulf of Mexico signed an agreement to license a large part of the WesternGeco Campeche wide-azimuth (WAZ) deepwater multiclient seismic survey in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The license also includes collaboration with WesternGeco in the seismic processing phase…

Stockholders say yes to CAM-SLB merger

Dec 18, 2015

Cameron stockholders voted to approve the merger agreement between the equipment manufacturer and Schlumberger today (December 18) at a special meeting. In late August, oilfield services giant Schlumberger announced it would acquire Cameron in a deal worth US$14…

Schlumberger to raise $6 billion for merger

Dec 15, 2015

Houston-based Schlumberger will issue five tranches of senior notes worth US$6 billion to help fund its pending $14.8 billion mega merger with Cameron International. Image from Schlumberger. Last week on 10 December…

Shell, BG to shed 2800 jobs as merger clears

Dec 14, 2015

Shell has cleared the final regulatory approval for its US$70 billion acquisition of BG Group, after receiving 'unconditional merger clearance' from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). This approval from China is the final regulatory…

Shell, BG merger gets Auz clearance

Nov 19, 2015

The US$70 billion Shell and BG Group mega merger received antitrust clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Image from Shell. This leaves the…

US clears Schlumberger, Cameron merger

Nov 18, 2015

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the proposed multi-billion dollar merger between Schlumberger and Cameron International without any conditions, both companies announced in a joint statement on Wednesday (18 November). The…

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