Deloitte Mid-Year Report on M&A: Shale Continues to Dominate

The sharp minds at consulting firm Deloitte have once again turned in a mid-year analysis of oil & gas company mergers and acquisitions for the first half of 2014. Titled “Oil & Gas Mergers and Acquisitions Report – Midyear 2014: The deal market may be poised for a rebound” (full copy below), the report is a high level view, analyzing 299 transactions across the spectrum from upstream (drilling) to midstream (pipelines & processing plants) to downstream (refining and marketing). While Deloitte doesn’t share a list of those 299 deals (disappointingly), they do roll it all up and take the bird’s eye view to let us know what the trends have been and will likely be for the balance of 2014. It’s no surprise that shale continues to dominate the energy picture for M&A activity. Here’s the highlights…

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