M&A Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

    Forest and Sabine provide merger update

    Oct 7, 2014

    Forest Oil Corp. and Sabine Oil & Gas report that the proposed business combination transaction between Forest and Sabine continues to progress. Forest has set the date for the special meeting of its shareholders to consider and vote on, among other items, the combination between Forest and Sabine as Nov. 20, pending completion of the SEC’s proxy statement review.

    Apco signs merger agreement with Pluspetrol

    Oct 6, 2014

    Apco Oil and Gas International Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pluspetrol Resources Corp.

    WPX Energy to receive $294M for international interests

    Oct 6, 2014

    WPX Energy says it expects to receive $294 million for its international interests, subject to the successful consummation of the definitive merger agreement entered into between privately held Pluspetrol Resources Corp. and Apco Oil and Gas International.

    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.

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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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