M&A Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

    Vanguard to acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners for $614 million

    May 22, 2015

    Vanguard Natural Resources LLC and Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP have entered into an agreement and plan of merger pursuant to which a subsidiary of Vanguard will merge into Eagle Rock for total consideration of $474 million in Vanguard common units and the assumption of Eagle Rock's net debt of $140 million as of March 31.

    Verisk Analytics closes Wood Mackenzie acquisition

    May 19, 2015

    Verisk Analytics Inc., a data analytics provider, has completed the acquisition of Wood Mackenzie Ltd., which provides data analytics and commercial intelligence for the energy, chemicals, metals, and mining verticals. The purchase price was £1.85 billion (approximately $2.8 billion, net of foreign currency hedges).


    Lucas terminates agreements with Victory Energy

    May 18, 2015

    Lucas Energy Inc. confirms that, on May 11, the nonbinding letter of intent previously entered into between Victory Energy Corp. and Lucas was terminated. 

    Williams to acquire all public equity of Williams Partners

    May 14, 2015

    Williams and Williams Partners LP have an agreement under which Williams will acquire all of the public outstanding common units of Williams Partners in an all stock-for-unit transaction at a 1.115 ratio of Williams common shares per unit of Williams Partners.

    Crestwood companies agree to merge

    May 6, 2015

    Crestwood Equity Partners LP and Crestwood Midstream Partners LP have agreed to merge the two partnerships and simplify Crestwood’s corporate structure into a single publicly traded partnership with a consolidated enterprise value of approximately $7.5 billion.

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    May 6, 2015

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    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.

    Read the latest article covering Q3 2014

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