M&A Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

    Repsol set to acquire Talisman on May 8

    May 1, 2015

    Repsol expects to close its acquisition of Talisman Energy on May 8, following Talisman sharesholders’ Feb. 18 vote of approval on the transaction.

    ETP and Regency complete merger

    May 1, 2015

    Energy Transfer Partners LP (ETP) and Regency Energy Partners LP have completed their merger of an indirect subsidiary of ETP, with and into Regency, with Regency surviving the merger as a wholly owned subsidiary of ETP.

    Regency unitholders approve merger with ETP

    Apr 29, 2015

    Energy Transfer Partners LP and Regency Energy Partners LP confirm that Regency unitholders have voted to adopt the merger agreement dated as of Jan. 25, as amended, by and among Regency, ETP, their respective general partners, certain wholly owned subsidiaries of ETP, ETE GP Acquirer LLC and, solely for certain provisions therein, Energy Transfer Equity LP, pursuant to which Regency will become a wholly owned subsidiary of ETP.

    CGG acquires Taurus Reservoir Solutions

    Apr 22, 2015

    CGG’s GeoConsulting business line has acquired Taurus Reservoir Solutions Ltd., based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Vanguard to acquire LRR Energy for $539 million

    Apr 21, 2015

    Vanguard Natural Resources LLC and LRR Energy LP have entered into a purchase agreement and merger plan pursuant to which a subsidiary of Vanguard will merge into LRR Energy LP. Vanguard will also acquire LRE GP LLC, the general partner of LRR Energy LP, for a total consideration of $251 million in Vanguard common units and the assumption of LRE’s net debt of $288 million.

    GlobalData: Upstream M&A activity down $2B in March

    Apr 15, 2015

    Merger and acquisition (M&A) values in the upstream oil and gas sector decreased to $829.8 million in March, compared with $2.9 billion in the previous month, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. 

    Opportune acquires NEXIDEA, opens Dallas office

    Apr 14, 2015

    Opportune LLP, an international energy consulting firm, has acquired Dallas-based NEXIDEA Inc., which offers a range of energy consulting services assisting downstream clients worldwide in the petroleum refining, transportation, marketing, and petrochemicals industries.


    Monthly Update

    Q3 2014 global deal activity lost the gains made the previous quarter, dropping 32% to $39.2 billion from $57.6 billion in Q2. Canadian dealmaking fell 45% to $5.0 billion after running strong throughout H1, and international activity slumped 72% to $6.5 billion. However, US dealmaking jumped 9% to $27.7 billion, largely driven by two shale corporate takeovers, the $7.0 billion Encana/Athlon Permian deal in September (more on that below) and the $6.0 billion Whiting/Kodiak Bakken deal in July.

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