North America’s oil & gas industry saw a drop of 21.43% in deal activity during August 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Holly Energy Partners and HollyFrontier ’s $2.56bn acquisition of Sinclair Oil & Gas and Sinclair Transportation , according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 44 oil & gas industry deals worth $6.2bn were announced for the region in August 2021, against the 12-month average of 56 deals.
Of all the deal types, M&A saw most activity in August 2021 with 26 transactions, representing a 59.1% share for the region.
In second place was venture financing with 14 deals, followed by private equity deals with four transactions, respectively capturing a 31.8% and 9.1% share of the overall deal activity for the month.
In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading category in North America’s oil & gas industry with $5.7bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $500m and $31.73m, respectively.
North America oil & gas industry deals in August 2021: Top deals
The top five oil & gas deals accounted for 96.7% of the overall value during August 2021.
The combined value of the top five oil & gas deals stood at $6.02bn, against the overall value of $6.2bn recorded for the month.
The top five oil & gas industry deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Holly Energy Partners and HollyFrontier $2.56bn acquisition deal with Sinclair Oil & Gas and Sinclair Transportation
3) Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors,Kayne Anderson Energy Fund VIII and Kayne Private Energy Income Fund $500m private equity deal with Black Knight Energy
5) NexTier Oilfield Solutions $268m acquisition deal with Alamo Pressure Pumping