US oil & gas industry saw a drop of 1.49% in overall deal activity during March 2021, when compared with the last 12-month average, led by Chevron ’s $1.32bn acquisition of Noble Midstream Partners , according to GlobalData’s deals database.
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A total of 66 deals worth $5.14bn were announced in March 2021, compared with the 12-month average of 67 deals.
M&A was the leading category in the month in terms of volume with 44 deals, which accounted for 66.7% of all deals.
In second place was venture financing with 19 deals, followed by private equity with three transactions, respectively accounting for 28.8% and 4.6% of overall deal activity in the US technology industry during the month.
In terms of value of deals, M&A was the leading deal category in the US oil & gas industry with total deals worth $3.9bn, while private equity and venture financing deals totalled $1.1bn and $136.19m respectively.
US oil & gas industry deals in March 2021: Top deals
The top five oil & gas industry deals accounted for 93.3% of the overall value during March 2021.
The combined value of the top five oil & gas deals stood at $4.79bn, against the overall value of $5.14bn recorded for the month.
The top five oil & gas industry deals of March 2021 tracked by GlobalData were:
1) Chevron’s $1.32bn acquisition of Noble Midstream Partners
4) The $880m asset transaction deal with Ovintiv by Validus Energy