Oil and gas mergers and acquisitions to increase

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global oil and gas industry are set to increase as oil price expectations stabilise. A new report reveals a sharp pick-up in deals announced at the end of last year, however 45% of the $850 billion (£644bn) worth of transactions declared since January 2016 are still said to be […]

Oil and gas sector expects M&A to increase by 50%

The global oil and gas industry expects mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to increase by 50% year-on-year. A total of 83% of 50 companies questioned also believe there will be a “substantial increase” in M&As in the next three years as “companies restructure asset portfolios, seek new growth options and act opportunistically”. Law firm Ashurst surveyed […]

Global utilities, power deals hit six-year low in 2015

Global transactions in the power and utilities sector hit a six-year low in the first half of 2015. That’s according to a new report which states energy reform is an “increasingly influential” driver. EY revealed markets and acquisitions (M&A) totalled $50.9 billion (£33.3bn) in the first six months of this year. It added although 2015 […]

Power deals predicted to speed up in 2014

After a slow year for buying and selling power projects in 2013, momentum is likely to rise again according to PwC. Last year the total value of power and renewables deals was down 10% year on year, finds PwC’s annual Power and Renewables Deals report released today. But when it came to the Asia Pacific […]

Utility firms’ confidence in global economy at ‘highest levels’

Confidence among power and utility (P&U) companies is at its “highest levels” for two years, with 89% of executives saying global economy is either improving or is stable. They are anticipating global growth of more than 3% in the next 12 months, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young. Half of the P&U […]

Power deals hit by buyer-seller “stand off”

The value of deals in the power and utilities sector has dived in the third quarter of 2012 amid a “stand-off” between buyers and sellers. A quarterly report from Ernst & Young out today shows the value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the sector dropped by 60% globally, down to US$68billion (£43bn) compared to […]

Shale gas boosts US energy deals in 2011

The total value of US oil and gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has increased significantly in 2011, according to PwC US. The analysis suggested it was due to continued investment in US shale gas infrastructures and continued interest from foreign buyers in the energy industry. Last year there were 191 deals worth an estimated $186.5 […]

Fukushima could push more nuclear firms into renewables

The Japanese nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima could speed up the push among nuclear firms to diversify into renewables, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers. In a report out yesterday looking at merger and acquisition activity in the renewables market during 2010, PwC says that activity by US and French nuclear power generators into wind and solar […]