Analysis of the key themes driving M&A activity reveals that shale accounted for 34 oil & gas deals announced in Q2 2023, worth a total value of $22.9bn. The $7.6bn acquisition of PDC Energy by Chevron was the industry’s largest disclosed deal. GlobalData’s Oil and Gas Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Deals report for Q2 2023 uncovers key trends behind the oil & gas market M&A deals and helps gain a comprehensive understanding of the disruptive themes driving most notable to deals. Buy the report here.
In value terms, shale-related deal activity increased by 139% in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter’s total of $9.6bn and rose by 70% as compared to Q2 2022. Related deal volume increased by 26% in Q2 2023 versus the previous quarter and was 37% lower than in Q2 2022.
The top-ranked financial advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Royal Bank of Canada; JPMorgan Chase & Co; Jefferies Financial Group with 10, 5, 4 deals respectively.
The top-ranked legal advisors supporting these M&A deals in Q2 2023 were Kirkland & Ellis; Vinson & Elkins; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher with 13, 10, 5 deals respectively.
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