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Total US oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q4 2018 worth $4.93bn were announced, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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The value marked a decrease of 50.8% over the previous quarter and a drop of 29.5% when compared with the last four-quarter average of $6.99bn.

The United States held a 74.4% share of the global oil & gas industry private equity deal value that totalled $6.63bn in Q4 2018.

In terms of deal activity, the United States recorded 32 deals during Q4 2018, marking a rise of 3.2% over the previous quarter and a rise of 10.3% over the last four-quarter average.

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By GlobalData

US oil & gas industry private equity deals in Q4 2018: Top deals

The top five oil & gas industry private equity deals accounted for 85.5% of the overall value during Q4 2018.

The combined value of the top five oil & gas industry private equity deals stood at $4.22bn, against the overall value of $4.93bn recorded for the quarter. The top announced oil & gas industry private equity deal tracked by GlobalData in Q4 2018 was First Reserve’s $1.5bn private equity deal with Blue Racer Midstream.

In second place was the $1.12bn private equity deal with TransMontaigne Partners by ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VI and in third place was Blackstone Energy Partners’ $700m private equity deal with Ulterra Drilling Technologies.

The $500m private equity deal with EagleClaw Midstream Ventures by I Squared Capital and EnCap Investments’ private equity deal with Flat Creek Resources for $400m held fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

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.

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.