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M&A market update: October 2017 - damp squib

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02 November 2017

M&A market update: October 2017 - damp squib

Report summary

Q4 is historically the busiest time for M&A, but October was an inauspicious start. Deal count of 30 was the lowest October deal count since 2008; deal spend of US$7.4 billion was down 60% year-on-year and down 70% on the five-year October average prior to the downturn. Of the announced deals, October encapsulated in microcosm some of the recent trends in upstream M&A: Majors returning to growth; IOCs repositioning to focus on core North America unconventional plays; a new wave of buyers moving in to exploit underinvested assets. In this M&A monthly market update: • A review of upstream M&A trends • A summary of the month’s biggest announced deals • Commentary on the current Deal Pipeline (potential / rumoured deals)

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:

  • Weighted average Implied Long-Term Oil Price vs. Brent oil price
  • No. of deals in Pipeline by region/resource
  • Value of deals in Pipeline by region/resource
  • Monthly spread between Brent and the Implied Long-Term Oil Price vs. deal count vs. deal spend
  • Monthly deal count North America vs. ROW
  • Monthly deal spend North America vs. ROW
  • Monthly deal count by region ROW
  • Monthly deal spend by region ROW
  • Implied Long-Term Oil Price (deal by deal) vs. Brent oil price
  • Global M&A – October 2017

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