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October 27, 2017

Report: Upstream M&A activity at $12.6bn in September 2017

The global upstream market witnessed 43 mergers and acquisition (M&A) transactions with a combined value of $12.6bn in September 2017, according to a report by GlobalData.

By Alexander Love

The global upstream market witnessed 43 mergers and acquisition (M&A) transactions with a combined value of $12.6bn in September 2017, according to a report by GlobalData.

Titled ‘Monthly Upstream Deals Review – September 2017’, the report provides an overview of the global M&A activity during the month of September.

“A total of nine deals valued at more than $100m each and totalling $12.4bn were registered during the month.”

A total of nine deals valued at more than $100m each and totalling $12.4bn were registered during the month, compared with six deals with a combined value of $9.2bn in August.

In terms of deal volume, the Americas led the global M&A activity with 25 deals, representing 58% of global deals, while the EMEA led in terms of value with a 72% share from 12 deals worth $9.1bn in total.

CEFC China’s agreement to acquire Rosneft from Glencore and Qatar Investment for approximately $9.1bn was the top deal registered in the EMEA region.

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