US M&A - a liquid market

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Report summary

US M&A continues to mirror commodity price dynamics: oil strong, gas sluggish. Liquids focused spend jumped to US$56 billion in 2012 - three quarters of the total. For the first time in a decade, the volume of liquids traded exceeded gas. This dynamic will persist in 2013.

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  • Strategic fit of US interests within the Majors' and Large Cap IOCs global portfolios
  • US tight oil acquisition spend by play
  • US tight oil production by play
  • Tight Oil net acreage across key plays by peer group
  • US Unconventional spend by play type
  • Implied Long Term Gas Price for US shale gas deals
  • Net M&A spend in US conventional oil & gas by company: top 15 buyers and sellers*
  • Gulf of Mexico exposure amongst second tier players (excludes top 10 companies by NPV)*
  • Implied Long-term Oil Price, deal-by-deal vs. Brent oil price (US focused deals highlighted)
  • Implied Long-term Oil Price
  • Share of global M&A
  • US buyers & sellers, 2012
  • Per barrel acquisition costs, US 2005-2012
  • US M&A - a liquid market: Image 19
  • US M&A - a liquid market: Image 20


  • Major US focused deals in 2012
  • Trends in US focused M&A

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