Mergers & Acquisitions News


Reuters: Eni in Talks to Buy Neptune Energy for $5-6B

Nov 30, 2022

Eni is in preliminary talks to buy private-equity backed gas and oil producer Neptune Energy for around $5 billion -$6 billion, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, adding that no official bid had been submitted.Neptune produces around 130,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), three-quarters of which is gas. It has operations in Norway - home to Eni's Var unit - Britain…

Capricorn AGM Could Aid Alternative to NewMed Deal, says Palliser

Nov 30, 2022

Capricorn Energy's move to ask shareholders for permission to bolster its options for payouts could pave the way for an alternative to its planned merger with NewMed, top-three Capricorn shareholder Palliser told Reuters. Palliser is one of…

UK Says Baker Hughes-Altus Deal May Hurt Competition in Oil Well Services

Nov 22, 2022

Britain's competition watchdog said on Tuesday that U.S.-listed oilfield services firm Baker Hughes Co's acquisition of Altus Intervention could reduce competition among UK oil and gas operators.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said…

ADNOC L&S Acquires Zakher Marine International. Adds 24 Jack-ups, 38 OSVs to Fleet

Nov 17, 2022

ADNOC Logistics & Services, the shipping and maritime logistics arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has completed the acquisition of Zakher Marine International (ZMI), adding 24 jack-up barges and 38 offshore support vessels to its fleet…

AIS Buys CRP Subsea

Nov 14, 2022

UK-based AIS has acquired its compatriot CRP Subsea (ex-Trelleborg Offshore UK) to expand its subsea offering.CRP Subsea specializes in polymer and syntactic foam-based buoyancy and protection products for the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries…

Sandbrook Acquires Majority Stake in Havfram

Nov 07, 2022

Sandbrook Capital has acquired a majority stake in the the Norwegian offshore installation services company Havfram and has committed $250 million to fund the company's future growth.The new capital will be used to build a fleet of vessels for…

Hurricane Energy Launches its Own Sale after Unsolicited Bid

Nov 02, 2022

North Sea oil and gas producer Hurricane Energy launched a formal sale process after receiving an unsolicited offer from an unnamed bidder which its board considers too low, it said on Wednesday.Last year, Hurricane effectively gave control…

OKEA Wraps Buy of Wintershall's Interests in Three Offshore Fields in Norway

Nov 02, 2022

Norwegian oil company OKEA has completed the acquisition of Wintershall's interests in three offshore fields in the Norwegian part of the North Sea. The companies first announced the agreement in May.OKEA has acquired 35.2% operated stake in the Brage Unit…

Verisk to Sell Wood Mackenzie to Veritas for More Than $3B

Oct 31, 2022

Global data analytics provider Verisk has agreed to sell its energy intelligence subsidiary Wood Mackenzie to Veritas Capital for $3.1 billion in cash consideration payable at closing plus future additional contingent consideration of up to $200 million…

Sembcorp Marine to Buy Keppel Offshore & Marine for $3.2B, Scraps Merger Plan

Oct 27, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) scrapped a deal to merge with Keppel Corp's offshore and marine unit and form new company, in favour of directly buying the unit for S$4.50 billion ($3.19 billion), the Temasek-backed oil rig builder said on Thursday…

Capricorn Investor Palliser Opposes Planned Merger with NewMed

Oct 27, 2022

Capricorn investor Palliser Capital said on Thursday it opposed Capricorn's planned merger with Israel's NewMed Energy, echoing its criticism of a previous failed merger plan with Tullow, as undervaluing the company. The Capricorn-NewMed deal would create an Israel-Egypt-focused gas producer…

Time to Move On: Jadestone, OMV 'Reluctantly' Scrap New Zealand Oilfield Deal Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

Oct 27, 2022

Oil and gas companies Jadestone Energy and OMV New Zealand have 'reluctantly' agreed to terminate the sale and purchase agreement to acquire an operated 69% interest in the Maari Project, offshore New Zealand, citing regulatory uncertainty.Singapore…

Aker No Longer Part of Group Seeking to Buy OMV's E&P Business

Oct 19, 2022

Norway's Aker ASA said on Wednesday it was no longer part of a consortium that had made an unsolicited offer in July to buy most of Austrian oil and gas firm OMV's exploration and production business. Austrian newspaper Kurier on Tuesday reported that Aker…

Norway's Equinor May Buy UK North Sea Oil Fields from China's CNOOC

Oct 17, 2022

Norway's Equinor considering buying oilfields in the British North Sea from China's CNOOC, including a big stake in the huge Buzzard oilfield, two industry sources told Reuters on Monday. The deal is valued at between 20 billion and 30 billion Norwegian crowns ($1…

CORRECTED - Waldorf Agrees to Buy KNOC-owned Dutch N. Sea Gas Producer Dana

Oct 06, 2022

Corrects with Dana Petroleum spokesman comment to clarify deal refers only to Dutch business.Korea National Oil Corporation agreed to sell the Dutch assets of North Sea oil and gas producer Dana Petroleum to private firm Waldorf Production,…

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