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M&A at $60 – the buying window opens

M&A at $60 – the buying window opens

Report summary

We said in December that M&A would not bounce back until there was consensus on the shape and timing of oil price recovery. It seems we are reaching this point, with growing alignment – among companies, investors, lenders and analysts – that prices will steadily recover over the next few years, to average US$80-90/bbl longer-term. In this note, we look at how the M&A market might evolve in this consensus world, the implications for deal valuation, and the downside risks.

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  • Executive Summary
  • The story so far…
  • What happens next…?
  • The consensus scenario – now is the time to buy
    • What does this mean for M&A?
  • The bear scenario – wait and see
    • What does this mean for M&A?
  • Who are the potential buyers?
    • The big IOCs
    • The Asian NOCs
    • Private Equity (PE)
    • Influx of PE money is not without risk for investors…
    • …or the wider sector
  • Appendix
    • 1. Implied Long-term Oil Price
    • 3. PE funding examples

In this report there are 5 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • The story so far…
    • Oil price, Implied Long Term Oil Price, and deal activity
  • What happens next…?
  • The consensus scenario – now is the time to buy
    • Sector market performance 2014/15
    • LT Brent price implied in market EV
  • The bear scenario – wait and see
    • Gearing ratio vs. WoodMac corporate cash flow breakeven estimate 2016/2017
  • Who are the potential buyers?
  • Appendix
    • 2. Key PE transactions October 2014 to date
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