Total oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q2 2019 worth $26.19bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 51.3% over the previous quarter and a rise of 116.6% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $12.09bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $16.67bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $16.64bn.

In terms of volumes, North America emerged as the top region for oil & gas industry private equity deals globally, followed by Europe and then Asia-Pacific.

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The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q2 2019 was the US with 15 deals, followed by Canada with four and Japan with three.

In 2019, as of the end of Q2 2019, oil & gas private equity deals worth $43.5bn were announced globally, marking an increase of 40.4% year on year.

Oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q2 2019: Top deals

The top five oil & gas industry private equity deals accounted for 83.4% of the overall value during Q2 2019.

The combined value of the top five oil & gas industry private equity deals stood at $21.85bn, against the overall value of $26.19bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced oil & gas industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q2 2019 was IFM Investors’ $10.3bn private equity deal with Buckeye Partners.

In second place was the $4.8bn private equity deal with Compania Espanola de Petroleos SAU by The Carlyle Group and in third place was Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners’ $3.6bn private equity deal with Oryx Delaware Holdings and Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings.

The $1.8bn private equity deal with Howden Group by KPS Capital Partners and Partners Group’s private equity deal with CapeOmega for $1.35bn held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.