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Oil and Gas Ranks as the Third Most Active Sector for M&A in 2015

M&A in the Energy Sector in the Face of Long-Term Oil Prices covers the key drivers for attracting investor interest—including increasing consumption rates in Asia.

The oil and gas sector, behind health care and technology, was a significant contributor to global M&A activity in 2015, despite a more than 60% decline in crude oil prices. Both strategic and financial buyers were active in pursuing mergers and acquisitions. By the end of Q3 2015, the M&A market saw US$323 billion in announced or proposed oil and gas mergers. This white paper, produced by Merrill Corporation, summarizes what factors are driving M&A activity in the energy sector, the complexities facing today’s oil and gas companies and their investors, and the opportunities to acquire premium assets at attractive prices.

What’s covered:

  • Review of new supply and demand model based on new market conditions
  • World oil demand, from Q1 2013 through Q4 2016
  • World’s top oil producers, broken down by country

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