Mergers & Acquisitions News


Report: BP Relaunches Sale of UK North Sea Fields

Jan 08, 2021

BP has relaunched the sale of stakes in a number of North Sea oilfields it agreed to sell to Premier Oil before the beleaguered company was taken over last year, industry sources said on Thursday.BP originally agreed to sell its interest in the fields in the Andrew area and the Shearwater field to Premier a year ago for a total of $625 million.The companies later agreed to restructure the deal and lower its cash value to $210 million due to Premier’s financing problems…

Premier Oil Shareholders Vote in Favor of Merger with Chrysaor

Jan 12, 2021

Premier Oil shareholders on Tuesday voted in favor of a reverse takeover of private equity-backed Chrysaor to create the British North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer in which Premier shareholders will hold about 5.5%.'Shareholder approval for the Transaction has now been received…

Boskalis Buys Rever Offshore's Subsea Services Business

Jan 05, 2021

Dutch marine contractor Boskalis on Monday acquired all the shares of Rever Offshore’s subsea services business.Rever, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, provides solutions in the area of subsea construction, inspection, repair, and maintenance…

Cenovus-Husky Merger Complete

Jan 04, 2021

Canadian oil firms Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy said Monday their previously announced strategic merger had closed, creating Canada’s third-largest crude oil and natural gas producer.'The transaction creates a resilient integrated energy…

Express Engineering Sells Aerospace Branch to Focus on Oil and Gas Market

Jan 04, 2021

UK-based subsea energy products company Express Engineering has sold its aerospace division for an undisclosed sum, to focus on expanding its capabilities in the offshore oil and gas market.The aerospace division has been sold to Paralloy. 'The…

Sval Energi Buys Edison Norge

Dec 31, 2020

Italy's Edison said on Wednesday it had sold its exploration and production assets in Norway to Norwegian oil and gas group Sval Energi as part of its strategy to focus on clean energy.Edison, owned by France's EDF, said the deal valued Edison Norge AS at $300 million…

Energean to Pay Up to $405M for Remaining Stake in Energean Israel

Dec 30, 2020

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas firm Energean has entered into an agreement to buy Kerogen’s 30% shareholding in Energean Israel, which would result in Energean owning a 100% stake in the company.Energean Israel holds a 100% working interest in the Karish and Tanin leases…

AqualisBraemar Completes LOC Takeover. Targets 50% of Revenues from Renewables

Dec 22, 2020

Offshore energy and marine consultancy AqualisBraemar has completed the acquisition of the marine and engineering consulting firm LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants).Oslo-listed AqualisBraemar announced the completion of the transaction on Tuesday…

Energean Wraps Edison E&P Buy

Dec 17, 2020

Oil and gas company Energean has said it has completed its acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production from Edison.The gross consideration for the transaction, as at the locked box date of 1 January 2019, is $284 million and the final net consideration (net of cash acquired)…

Remus Horizons Exploring Takeover of Australian Oil Firm Far

Dec 17, 2020

Oil and gas explorer Far Ltd said on Thursday it received a A$209.6 million ($159.15 mln) all-cash takeover proposal from private investment firm Remus Horizons PCC Ltd.The offer values Far at 2.1 Australian cents per share, representing a premium of 90…

Will 2021 Breathe Life Back into Asia Pacific Upstream M&A Market?

Dec 16, 2020

2020 has been dismal for upstream dealmakers across Asia Pacific. During a recent conversation with a senior banker in the region, I mentioned that deal activity was so poor this year that as of October, only a sliver over US$400 million and 117 million boe of 2P resources had transacted (vs US$5…

Husky, Cenovus Shareholders Approve $4.78 Billion Merger Deal

Dec 15, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc's C$6.07 billion ($4.78 billion)deal to buy Husky Energy Inc was approved by the shareholders of the two companies on Tuesday, creating Canada's No. 3 oil and gas producer in a rapidly consolidating industry.Cenovus said 93%…

Mitsubishi Heavy Says It is Not in Talks to Buy Share in Wind Turbine Maker Siemens Gamesa

Dec 08, 2020

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is not in discussions to gauge Siemens Energy's interest to sell all or parts of wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa, the group said on Tuesday.Spanish newspaper Expansion a day earlier had cited financial sources…

Motive Offshore Buys Flowline Specialists

Dec 08, 2020

Motive Offshore, a UK-based marine equipment provider has acquired subsea equipment experts, Flowline Specialists, for an undisclosed sum.Motive, based in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland, said that the deal is the latest development in Motive’s growth trajectory…

Premier Oil, Rockhopper, Navitas Take More Time for Sea Lion Deal

Nov 30, 2020

Oil and gas firm Rockhopper Exploration, with an interest in the Sea Lion project off the Falkland Islands, and Premier Oil as the operator, have reached an agreement with Israeli firm Navitas Petroleum to extend the exclusivity period for the latter's farm-in into the project…

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