Total oil & gas industry M&A deals worth $24.79bn were announced globally in February 2021, led by Energy Transfer’s $7.2bn acquisition of Enable Midstream Partners, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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The value marked an increase of 145.5% over the previous month of $10.1bn and a rise of 16.4% when compared with the last 12-month average, which stood at $21.29bn.
Comparing M&A deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $16.35bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $11.14bn.
In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for oil & gas industry M&A deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.
The top country in terms of M&A deals activity in February 2021 was the US with 35 deals, followed by the UK with 13 and Canada with 12.
In 2021, as of February, oil & gas M&A deals worth $34.89bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 126.9% year on year.
oil & gas industry M&A deals in February 2021: Top deals
The top five M&A deals accounted for 65.04% of the overall value during February 2021.
The combined value of the top five oil & gas M&A deals stood at $16.12bn, against the overall value of $24.79bn 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 $3.69bn merger of ARC Resources and Seven Generations Energy by
3) PTTEP Mena’s $2.59bn asset transaction with BP Exploration (Epsilon)
4) The $1.34bn acquisition of Numaligarh Refinery by Engineers India, Government of Assam and Oil India
5) NEO Energy’s asset transaction with Exxon Mobil for $1.3bn.