Total oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q4 2020 worth $9.02bn were announced globally, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 11% over the previous quarter and a rise of 23.4% when compared with the last four-quarter average, which stood at $7.32bn.

Comparing deals value in different regions of the globe, North America held the top position, with total announced deals in the period worth $7.31bn. At the country level, the US topped the list in terms of deal value at $7.31bn.

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.

The top country in terms of private equity deals activity in Q4 2020 was the US with 13 deals, followed by the UK with three and Spain with three.

In 2020, as of the end of Q4 2020, oil & gas private equity deals worth $24.46bn were announced globally, marking a decrease of 56.5% year on year.

Oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q4 2020: Top deals

The top five oil & gas industry private equity deals accounted for 91.4% of the overall value during Q4 2020.

The combined value of the top five oil & gas private equity deals stood at $8.24bn, against the overall value of $9.02bn recorded for the month.

The top five oil & gas industry deals of Q4 2020 tracked by GlobalData were:

1) Riverstone Holdings’ $2.67bn private equity deal with International-Matex Tank Terminals

2) The $2.25bn private equity deal with ANGUS Chemical by Ardian

3) Allianz Capital Partners’ $1.42bn private equity deal with Galp Gas Natural Distribuicao

4) The $1bn private equity deal with Seacor Holdings by American Industrial Partners

5) Oaktree Capital Management’s private equity deal with FourPass Energy for $900m.

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.