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“Oil & Gas Quarterly Deals Analysis: M&A and Investment Trends – Q1 2013” report is a reliable source of essential data and analysis on mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and financing in the oil and gas industry. The report provides detailed information on M&As, equity/debt offerings, private equity (PE), venture financing and partnership transactions registered in the oil and gas industry in Q1 2013. The report offers detailed comparative data on the number of deals and deal values in the last five quarters segregated into deal types, segments, and geographies. Besides, the report furnishes information on the top private equity (PE), venture capital (VC), and advisory firms in the oil and gas industry.
M&A Activity Decreased in the Oil and Gas Market in Q1 2013 - http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/238377-oil-gas-quarterly-deals-analysis-ma-and-investment-trends-q1-2013.html
M&As, which include change in ownership and control of companies in the oil and gas industry, registered a substantial decrease of 61% in deal value from US$101.6 billion in Q4 2012 to US$39.3 billion in Q1 2013. Such decrease was due to some of the high-value transactions in Q4 2012 by industry majors such as Rosneft’s acquisition of 50% stake in TNK-BP from AAR Consortium for US$27.7 billion and the remaining 50% stake from BP for US$26.4 billion; Freeport-McMoRan’s agreement to acquire Plains Exploration & Production for US$6.9 billion and BP’s acquisition of 5.7% stake in Rosneft from Rosneftegaz for US$4.8 billion. The number of deals also registered a decrease of 46% with 118 in Q1 2013, as compared to 217 in Q4 2012.
M&As in the upstream energy sector accounted for 39% of the total deals and 51% of deal value, with 46 deals worth US$20.2 billion in Q1 2013. Of the 46 deals in upstream energy sector, 33 deals were registered in the conventional segment and 13 deals were registered in the unconventional segment. M&As in the equipment and services sector registered a considerable decrease in deal value from US$7.2 billion in Q4 2012 to US$4.4 billion in Q1 2013. The number of deals also recorded a decrease of 35% to reach 55 in Q1 2013 from 85 in Q4 2012.
11 M&A deals worth more than US$1 billion were registered in Q1 2013, down 22% from 14 deals in Q4 2012. Deal values of more than US$1 billion each accounted for 83% of the total deal value in Q1 2013, while similar deals accounted for 84% in Q4 2012.
New Investments Decreased in Oil and Gas Industry in Q1 2013
New investments in oil and gas companies, including financing through equity offerings, debt offerings, private equity and venture financing, registered a decrease of 27% in the number of deals and 36% in deal value with 347 deals worth US$61.2 billion in Q1 2013, as compared to 473 deals worth US$96.1 billion in Q4 2012. In total, 16 high-value deals of greater than US$1 billion each contributed around US$21.5 billion to the total deal value in Q1 2013.
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North America registered 126 deals, accounting for 63% of the deals in Q1 2013. Of the total, 91 deals were registered in the US prolific oil and gas zones of Texas with 38 deals, followed by seven deals in Oklahoma and six deals in Colorado.
Europe registered a substantial decrease of 60% in deal value from US$94.5 billion in Q4 2012 to US$38.2 billion in Q1 2013. Such decrease was due to the high-value transaction of Rosneft’s acquisition of 50% stake in TNK-BP from AAR Consortium for US$27.7 billion and the remaining 50% stake from BP for US$26.4 billion in Q4 2012. The number of deals also registered a decrease of 31% from 201 in Q4 2012 to 138 in Q1 2013. In Europe, upstream energy sector activity was concentrated in the conventional segment with 32 deals, while only two deals were registered in the unconventional segment.
Asia-Pacific registered a decrease in the number of deals with 111 in Q1 2013, as compared to 178 in Q4 2012. Deal value also registered a decrease with US$14.8 billion in Q1 2013, as compared to US$24.3 billion in Q4 2012. The rest of the world, including South and Central America and the Middle East and Africa, recorded a decrease in deal value from US$16.6 billion in Q4 2012 to US$14.9 billion in Q1 2013. The number of deals also registered a decrease of 36% to 66 in Q1 2013 from 103 in Q4 2012.
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