Oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q3 2020 total $10.2bn globally

5 November 2020 (Last Updated November 5th, 2020 20:04)

Oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q3 2020 total $10.2bn globally

Total oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q3 2020 worth $10.2bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked an increase of 235.1% over the previous quarter and a rise of 81.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $5.62bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.43bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.43bn.

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

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q3 2020 was the US with 15 deals, followed by the UK with three and Brazil with three.

In 2020, as of the end of Q3 2020, oil & gas private equity deals worth $15.35bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 63.8% year on year.

Oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q3 2020: Top deals

The top five oil & gas industry private equity deals accounted for 95.3% of the overall value during Q3 2020.

The combined value of the top five oil & gas private equity deals stood at $9.71bn, against the overall value of $10.2bn recorded for the month.

The top five oil & gas industry deals of Q3 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Blackstone Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Asset Management’s $7bn private equity deal with Cheniere Energy Partners

2) The $2.45bn private equity deal with Ahlstrom-Munksjo Oyj. by Ahlstrom Capital, Bain Capital, Belgrano Inversiones and Viknum

3) Arbel Fund’s $132.04m private equity deal with Delek Israel Fuel

4) The $100m private equity deal with Venator Materials by SK Capital Partners

5) Tarpon Investimentos’ private equity deal with Agrivalle Brasil for $29.81m.

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.