Total oil & gas industry cross border deals worth $5.4bn were announced globally for August 2021, with the $2.55bn acquisition of 50% stake in Scotland Gas Networks being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 61.7% over the previous month of $14.11bn and a drop of 27.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $7.49bn.

In terms of number of cross border deals, the sector saw a drop of 3.33% with 29 deals in August 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 30 deals.

In value terms, Europe led the activity with cross border deals worth $3.5bn in August 2021.

oil & gas industry cross border deals in August 2021: Top deals

The top five cross border deals accounted for 95% of the overall value during August 2021.

The combined value of the top five cross border deals stood at $5.13bn, against the overall value of $5.4bn recorded for the month.

The top five oil & gas industry cross border deals of August 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Brookfield Super-Core Infrastructure Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan $2.55bn acquisition deal for 50% stake in Scotland Gas Networks

2) The $1.3bn acquisition of OxitenoIndustria E Comercio by Indorama Ventures

3) BC Partners Fund XI and CPP Investment Board European Holdings $942.61m private equity deal with CeramTec

4) The $200m private equity of AGP CGD India by ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund III and ISQ Growth Markets Infrastructure Fund

5) Raizen Energia $130m acquisition deal with Barcos y Rodados