Total oil & gas industry deals worth $28.8bn were announced globally for April 2021, with the $12.4bn private equity deal with Aramco Oil Pipelines being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 57.6% over the previous month of $18.25bn and a rise of 1.5% when compared with the last 12-month average of $28.36bn.
In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 2.60% with 187 deals in April 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 192 deals.
In value terms, Middle East and Africa led the activity with deals worth $14.41bn in April 2021.
Oil & Gas industry deals in April 2021: Top deals
The top five deals accounted for 78.03% of the overall value during April 2021.
The combined value of the top five deals stood at $22.45bn, against the overall value of $28.8bn recorded for the month.
The top five oil & gas industry deals of April 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) EIG Global Energy Partners’ $12.4bn private equity deal for 49% stake with Aramco Oil Pipelines
2) The $6.2bn acquisition of DoublePoint Energy by Pioneer Natural Resources
3) Summit Utilities’ $2.15bn asset transaction with CenterPoint Energy Resources
4) The $1.1bn asset transaction deal of Delek DrillingPartnership by Mubadala Petroleum
5) Trafigura’s acquisition of 31.78% stake in Puma Energy Holdings for $600m.
Verdict deals analysis methodology
This analysis considers only announced and completed deals from the GlobalData financial deals database and excludes all terminated and rumoured deals. Country and industry are defined according to the headquarters and dominant industry of the target firm. The term ‘acquisition’ refers to both completed deals and those in the bidding stage.
GlobalData tracks real-time data concerning all merger and acquisition, private equity/venture capital and asset transaction activity around the world from thousands of company websites and other reliable sources.
More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported deals are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s deals database.