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M&A at $60 - what happens next?

M&A at $60 - what happens next?

Report summary

Uncertainty and corporate distress create opportunities for companies with the appetite and capacity to take advantage. Weak oil prices through 2015 (Wood Mackenzie expects Brent to average US$73.80/bbl), will ratchet up the pressure on a financially stretched sector.  Expect to see falling deal valuations and the emergence of a true buyers’ market.  Large scale corporate consolidation may be closer than it has been at any point since the late 1990s.  

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  • What happened last time?
  • Emergence of a buyers’ market?
  • Corporate consolidation looms
  • The Majors are weighing up opportunistic consolidation
  • The NOCs are primed to take advantage

In this report there are 3 tables or charts, including:

  • What happened last time?
    • Deal count vs. Brent forward month (US$/bbl) vs. ILTOP (US$/bbl)
  • Emergence of a buyers’ market?
    • Average Brent price required through 2015 to maintain current net debt (US$/bbl, NPV10)
  • Corporate consolidation looms
    • Implied long-term Brent price in current market valuations (US$/bbl, NPV10)
  • The Majors are weighing up opportunistic consolidation
  • The NOCs are primed to take advantage
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