Mergers & Acquisitions News


Meridian Capital Rejects 'Wholly inadequate' Samuel Terry's Bid for FAR Ltd.

Feb 04, 2022

Meridian Capital International Fund, a 19.28% shareholder of Africa-focused oil explorer FAR Limited, has rejected the takeover bid for Far launched earlier this week by Samuel Terry Asset Management.Earlier this week, Samuel Terry Asset Management…

Maire Tecnimont Says Not Part of Any Tie-up with Struggling Saipem

Feb 03, 2022

Italian engineering group Maire Tecnimont said on Thursday 'it is not part of any project of integration with Saipem,' after fears of a potential tie up had pushed its shares down 6%.The idea of merging the two companies first emerged several…

BASF Presses for Wintershall Dea IPO in Dispute with Co-owner

Jan 31, 2022

BASF remains committed to a sale of its stake in oil and gas business Wintershall Dea AG on the stock market, it said on Monday, despite co-owner LetterOne opposing an initial public offering (IPO) in the short term.The disagreement between…

Takeover Offer Launched for Oil and Gas Firm FAR

Jan 31, 2022

Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd has launched a takeover offer for W. Africa-focused oil and gas company FAR.Samuel Terry Asset Management Pty Ltd as trustee for Samuel Terry Absolute Return Active Fund launched an offer to acquire FAR’s shares at 45c cash per share…

OEG Offshore Buys Manor Renewable Energy

Jan 25, 2022

UK-based offshore services business OEG Offshore said Tuesday it had acquired Manor Renewable Energy for an undisclosed fee, in a move to expand its renewables capability.The company said that the acquisition of the temporary power, engineering and vessel business…

Hibiscus Petroleum Completes Acquisitions of Repsol's Assets in Malaysia, Vietnam

Jan 25, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Hibiscus Petroleum has completed the acquisition of Repsol’s interests in oil and gas assets in Malaysia and Vietnam.The proposed agreement was first announced in June 2021, when the parties said that the purchase price would be $212…

Norwegian Competition Watchdog Clears Maersk Drilling/Noble Corp. Merger

Jan 17, 2022

The Norwegian Competition Authority has given its approval to the proposed merger between offshore drilling contractors Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation.Denmark's Maersk Drilling and U.S. rival Noble Corp announced the proposed $3.4 billion…

US Oil and Gas M&A Activity Slows in Q4

Jan 13, 2022

Dealmaking in the U.S. oil and gas industry halved in value in the fourth quarter from the third, with the annual total falling short of the pre-pandemic average, according to data published by analytics firm Enverus on Thursday.Oil producers…

Partners Group to Buy UK-based Offshore Vessel Firm North Star

Jan 13, 2022

Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has agreed, on behalf of its clients, to buy North Star, a UK-based operator of emergency response and rescue vessels, which has recently also dived into the offshore wind sector with several orders…

Eco Atlantic to Acquire Azinam's Offshore Blocks in Namibia, South Africa

Jan 11, 2022

Oil and gas company Eco Atlantic has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 100% of Azinam Group including Azinam's entire offshore asset portfolio, in return for a 16.65% equity stake in the enlarged group on completion of the acquisition…

Energy Transfer Must Pay Williams $410 Million for Abandoning $33 Billion Merger

Dec 30, 2021

A Delaware judge ordered oil pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP to pay rival Williams Cos $410 million for abandoning their $33 billion merger, one of the largest transactions to fall victim to sinking oil prices.In a 95-page decision on Wednesday…

SpotOn Energy Acquires AGR Well Management

Dec 22, 2021

SpotOn Energy has acquired AGR Well Management, a Scotland-registered well management division of AGR.As compensation for the transfer, AGR received 20% ownership in SpotOn Energy, which will strengthen the cooperation between AGR and SpotOn Energy going forward…

Aker BP to Acquire Lundin Energy's Oil and Gas Business

Dec 21, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has agreed to acquire Lundin Energy's oil and gas business, through a statutory merger, creating the second-largest oil and gas producer on the Norwegian Continental shelf.The transaction values the acquired assets to approximately NOK 125 billion (13…

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…

Competition Regulator OKs Woodside's Merger with BHP's Oil & Gas Business

Dec 16, 2021

Australia's competition regulator approved Woodside Petroleum's agreed $28 billion merger with BHP Group's petroleum arm on Thursday, saying it would not reduce competition in the domestic gas market.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission…

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