Mergers and Acquisitions in Oil and Gas: 2017-Q1 2020 Thematic Research Report – M&A Activity Reached $224.4Bn in Deal Value, Reflecting Growth of 29% and 159% Compared to 2018 and 2017 Respectively –

DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The report “Mergers and Acquisitions in Oil and Gas (2017-Q1 2020) – Thematic Research” has been added Offer.

In 2019, M&A activity reached a transaction value of $ 224.4 billion, an increase of 29% and 159% compared to 2018 and 2017, respectively.

The main themes that led to M&A activity in the oil and gas industry in 2019 were shale, emerging markets, impact on China, industrial regulation, market liberalization, strategic partnerships, extraction technology, underwater, IoT, cloud and renewable energy. The growing importance of sustainability combined with volatile oil prices and declining resources has also led to mergers and acquisitions for diversification.

In the short term, COVID-19 is likely to reduce business activity in the oil and gas sector. The number of M&A deals and total goodwill have declined for the past three consecutive quarters, as measured by advertised deals and deal value. In the first quarter of 2020, a total of 14 M&A transactions with a transaction value of USD 50 million or more were announced in the global oil and gas space.


  • The report analyzes the importance of M&A as an issue for the oil and gas industry

  • The report discusses key M&A deals in the oil and gas industry and identifies the underlying issues that led to those deals

  • The report assesses how COVID-19 is affecting business across the oil and gas value chain

  • The report also identifies potential acquisition targets in the short term, which include key oil and gas issues and the thematic rationale for these targets.

Reasons to buy

  • Review of the business conducted by oil and gas companies between 2017 and Q1 2020

  • Understand the key trends that are driving these mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry

  • To assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business operations in the oil and gas industry

  • Identify potential M&A targets in the oil and gas industry.

Main topics covered:


Part 1: Thematic drivers of the M&A strategy

Part 2: Covid-19 impact on the M&A market

Part 3: M&A activity in the oil and gas sector over the past three years

Part 4: Future M&A targets in the oil and gas sector

Part 5: Deal Selection Method

Part 6: Glossary

Part 7: Thematic methodology

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