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  • Resurgent IPO market provides fresh capital for increasing deal activity

    YTD, the upstream A&D markets are significantly outperforming year-ago comparisons. An emerging theme adding more capital for acquisitions is the resurgence of upstream IPOs which, so far in 2014, are shaping up to the best in several years.  


    US State Department names Hochstein as acting head of of Bureau of Energy Resources

    The US State Department has named Amos Hochstein as acting head of the Bureau of Energy Resources, effective Aug. 1.


    Breitburn to acquire QR Energy to create largest oil-weighted MLP

    Los Angeles, based Breitburn Energy Partners LP has signed an agreement to acquire Houston-based QR Energy LP in a unit-for-unit exchange implying a transaction value of approximately $3.0 billion.


    Mexico’s senate approves key energy reform bill

    Mexico's Senate gave general approval July 18 to a key bill to regulate the opening of the oil and gas industries to private investment, the centerpiece of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic reform agenda.


    Whiting Petroleum to acquire Kodiak for $6B

    In a deal that will create the largest Bakken/Three Forks producer, Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) has agreed to acquire Denver, CO-based Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) in an all-stock transaction valued at $6 billion.


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