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March 3, 2022updated 01 Mar 2022 11:31am

Revealed: top and emerging locations for M&A deals in the oil & gas industry

New figures released by GlobalData have shed light on the top locations for mergers and acquisitions in the oil & gas industry.

By Data Journalism Team

New figures released by GlobalData have shed light on the top locations for mergers and acquisitions in the oil & gas industry. The data shows that M&A activity is strongest in the US, which saw a total of 13 deals announced in the most recent quarter (2021 Q4). That’s down from 22 deals announced in the previous quarter (2021 Q3). Brazil also performed well over the most recent quarter, with 10 deals, the same as in 2021 Q3 (10).

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2022: So far In Venture Capital

Global investment in 2022 has been majorly dominated by North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, whereas the Middle East, and South and Central America have recorded low investments comparatively. In light of this, Europe and North America have been identified as the major destinations for Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) investments.   GlobalData’s whitepaper analyzes which sectors PE/VC firms have been investing in, looking at Technology, Media, and Telecom, with these sectors recording $356 billion and a deal volume of over 10,000 deals in 2022. Healthcare, Financial Services, Business & Consumer Services, and Construction sectors have also seen high investment activity by PE/VC firms, recording a deal value of over $70 billion each.   But what can this mean for you?   Understand how the Deals Database on GlobalData Explorer can be leveraged to:  
  • Track the Aggregate Investment Volumes in PE/VC-Stage firms across geographies and sectors, in addition to viewing the specific deals that drove these volumes
  • Identify the top investors already active in any sector-Geography combinations
  • Assess the Performance of Financial and Legal Advisors, supporting the Dealmaking in any segment of choice (Customizable League tables)
  • Understand what is driving the PE/VC fundraising (Deal Rationale)
  Consult our full report here and optimize your business strategy.
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Which countries are emerging as M&A powerhouses?

Recent months have also seen an uptick in M&A deals in Ghana. The country has seen four deals announced over the last two complete quarters, up from an average of one deal every six months between 2019 and 2021. That's the largest increase in M&A dealmaking in the oil & gas industry for any country.

Despite being the global hotspot for M&A dealmaking in the oil & gas industry, the US has had a difficult few months, with just 29 deals announced in the last two complete quarters. That's a decrease compared to the country's average of 46 deals announced every six months between 2019 and 2021, and the sharpest decrease in M&A dealmaking in the oil & gas industry experienced by any country in recent months.

Globally, the situation is looking distinctly positive for mergers and acquisitions in the oil & gas industry. A total of 127 deals were announced in the last quarter, up from 125 deals in the previous quarter and from an average of 103 deals per quarter over the previous three years.

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GlobalData tracks the performance and activities of more than 675,000 companies in over 200 countries around the world. The data analytics firm's deals database includes the details of approximately one million deals, ranging from mergers and acquisition to venture capital financing, equity offerings, and debt offerings.

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2022: So far In Venture Capital

Global investment in 2022 has been majorly dominated by North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, whereas the Middle East, and South and Central America have recorded low investments comparatively. In light of this, Europe and North America have been identified as the major destinations for Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) investments.   GlobalData’s whitepaper analyzes which sectors PE/VC firms have been investing in, looking at Technology, Media, and Telecom, with these sectors recording $356 billion and a deal volume of over 10,000 deals in 2022. Healthcare, Financial Services, Business & Consumer Services, and Construction sectors have also seen high investment activity by PE/VC firms, recording a deal value of over $70 billion each.   But what can this mean for you?   Understand how the Deals Database on GlobalData Explorer can be leveraged to:  
  • Track the Aggregate Investment Volumes in PE/VC-Stage firms across geographies and sectors, in addition to viewing the specific deals that drove these volumes
  • Identify the top investors already active in any sector-Geography combinations
  • Assess the Performance of Financial and Legal Advisors, supporting the Dealmaking in any segment of choice (Customizable League tables)
  • Understand what is driving the PE/VC fundraising (Deal Rationale)
  Consult our full report here and optimize your business strategy.
by GlobalData
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