Total oil & gas industry deals worth $36.08bn were announced globally for February 2021, with the $7.2bn acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners being the sector’s biggest investment, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 230.1% over the previous month of $10.93bn and a rise of 53.3% when compared with the last 12-month average of $23.54bn.

In terms of number of deals, the sector saw a drop of 23.53% with 143 deals in February 2021 when compared to the last 12-month average of 187 deals.

In value terms, North America led the activity with deals worth $22.72bn in February 2021.

Oil & Gas industry deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five deals accounted for 64.7% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five deals stood at $23.35bn, against the overall value of $36.08bn recorded for the month.

The top five oil & gas industry deals of February 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Energy Transfer’s $7.2bn acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners

2) The $5.2bn private equity deal with Natural Gas Pipelineof America LLC by ArcLight Capital Partners

3) Bain Capital Private Equity and Cinven’s $4.67bn private equity deal with Lonza

4) The $3.69bn merger deal of ARC Resources and Seven Generations Energy by

5) PTTEP Mena’s asset transaction deal with BP Exploration (Epsilon) for $2.59bn.