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  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

    SECTIONS: DEAL MONITOR | CORPORATE MERGERS | JVS

    M&A Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

    Encana acquires Athlon Energy for $7.1B

    Sep 29, 2014

    Encana Corp. and Athlon Energy Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Encana will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Texas-based Athlon for $5.93 billion in cash, as well as the company’s $1.15 billion of senior notes, for a total transaction value of approximately US$7.1 billion.

    Siemens to acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

    Sep 22, 2014

    Dresser-Rand Group Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Siemens under which Siemens will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Dresser-Rand common stock for $83 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including the assumption of debt. 

    Eos Petro to acquire Dune Energy

    Sep 19, 2014

    Dune Energy Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Eos Petro Inc., whereby Eos will acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company for $0.30 per share in cash pursuant to an agreement and plan of merger dated Sept. 17.

    Breitburn updates on acquisition of QR Energy

    Aug 20, 2014

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP and QR Energy LP have received notification of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with Breitburn’s proposed merger with QR Energy, thereby satisfying a condition to the closing of the transaction.

    Sabine CFO to leave

    Aug 7, 2014

    Sabine Oil & Gas LLC reports that Shane M. Bayless, the company's executive vice president and CFO, will be leaving Sabine to pursue other opportunities. Bayless will step down effective with the closing of the previously announced merger with Forest Oil Corp.

    Horizon Oil Terminates Merger Implementation Deed with Roc Oil

    Aug 5, 2014

    On Aug. 4, Australia's Roc Oil Co Ltd. accepted a A$474 million ($441 million) takeover offer from Chinese conglomerate Fosun International Ltd., saying it was better than its plan to merge with Horizon Oil Ltd. As a result, Horizon Oil has given notice to ROC terminating the merger implementation deed between Horizon Oil and ROC dated April 29.

    Williams updates on acquisition, merger proposal

    Jul 5, 2014

    Williams has acquired a 50% general partner interest and 55.1 million limited partner units in Access Midstream Partners LP previously held by Global Infrastructure Partners II (GIP) for $5.995 billion in cash. Williams now owns 100% of the general partner and approximately 50% of the limited partner units in Access Midstream Partners.

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    Monthly Update

    In the largest transaction from January 17 to February 16, Calgary-based Baytex Energy Corp. announced a $2.3 billion deal with Australian-listed Aurora Oil & Gas to capture a prized Eagle Ford position. On the conventional side, Occidental's $1.4 billion sale of its famous Kansas Hugoton field demonstrates the shifting nature of Big Oil's portfolios toward unconventional oil growth areas while some companies continue to buy long-lived gas.


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