2Q: OIL&GAS M&A
The US oil and gas industry experienced a substantial rise in mergers and acquisitions during the second quarter, according to a quarterly report by PwC US Energy Practice.
During the 3-month period ending June 30, 54 oil and gas deals took place with values greater than $50 million, accounting for $42.2 billion, compared with 47 deals worth $30.3 billion during last year's second quarter.
The upward movement is largely attributed to an increase in megadeals, with 12 occurring worth a combined $30.8 billion—73% of total deal value—due to larger oil and gas companies divesting more valuable assets. There were…
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