M&A at $60 – the buying window opens



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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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  • Oil price, Implied Long Term Oil Price, and deal activity
  • Sector market performance 2014/15
  • LT Brent price implied in market EV
  • Gearing ratio vs. WoodMac corporate cash flow breakeven estimate 2016/2017


  • 2. Key PE transactions October 2014 to date

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