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Total oil & gas industry M&A deals worth $11.14bn were announced in the US in February 2021, with Energy Transfer’s $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 540.2% over the previous month of $1.74bn and a rise of 28.9% when compared with the last 12-month average of $8.64bn.

The US held a 44.94% share of the global oil & gas industry M&A deal value that totalled $24.79bn in February 2021.

In terms of M&A deal activity, the US recorded 35 deals during February 2021, marking an increase of 12.90% over the previous month and a drop of 25.53% over the 12-month average.

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By GlobalData

US oil & gas industry M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals

The top five oil & gas industry M&A deals accounted for 90.6% of the overall value during February 2021.

The combined value of the top five oil & gas M&A deals stood at $10.1bn, against the overall value of $11.14bn recorded for the month.

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

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

2) The $1.08bn acquisition of Emerald Kalama Chemical by Lanxess

3) Grayson Mill Energy’ $900m asset transaction with Equinor Energy.

4) The $570m asset transaction with Albemarle by W R Grace

5) CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust’s acquisition of Crimson Midstream Holdings for $350m.