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Global upstream M&A: 5 things to look for in 2018

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08 January 2018

Global upstream M&A: 5 things to look for in 2018

Report summary

There were some big stories in upstream M&A in 2017. Permania finally came to an end after one final quarter of unparalleled activity. Canada saw a massive reorganisation in the oil sands. A surge in European deal activity transformed the corporate landscape. What can we expect in 2018? We analyse 5 things to look for in upstream M&A in 2018: 1. Majors will continue to bolster long-term growth 2. NOCs to increase activity levels 3. Private equity still hunting in North America and Europe 4. US unconventionals – "cash flow versus growth" dictates pace of market 5. Valuations to hold To provide context for our outlook, we have included a short summary of upstream M&A trends through 2017. Lookout for our full review of 2017 later this month.

Table of contents

  • 1) Majors will continue to bolster long-term growth
  • 2) NOCs to increase activity levels
  • 3) US unconventionals – "cash flow versus growth" dictates pace of market
  • 4) Private equity still hunting in North America and Europe
  • 5) Valuations to hold; more complexity in US deal structures
  • Upstream M&A in 2017 – a short summary

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  • North American deal activity adj.*
  • RoW deal activity adj.*

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