Baker Hughes and GE Complete Merger, World’s 1st Fullstream Co.

The new Baker Hughes logo, released Monday

As of Tuesday, the world now has its first and (so far) only “fullstream” company–a company that ticks all of the boxes in the oil and gas section–upstream, midstream and downstream. In October 2016 MDN brought you the news that GE Oil & Gas was making a play to buy out and merge in Baker Hughes Inc. (see Breaking: Who Needs Halliburton? Baker Hughes Merging with GE O&G). The merger faced its share of challenges, but compared to Halliburton’s attempt to buy Baker Hughes, which was denied by the Obama Dept. of Justice, this merger was a piece of cake. The newly merged company, flying under the name Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE ticker symbol of BHGE) has sailed by oilfield services company Halliburton to become #2 OFS company in the world. It may even be larger that #1 Schlumberger (we haven’t heard yet). As we pointed out in June, this is not some sort of 50/50 merger, this is a takeover/buyout of Baker Hughes by GE. Most of the new top management at the merged company comes from GE (see Baker Hughes, GE Release Roster of Coming Management Changes). Today is the first day the newly merged company’s stock begins to trade. It will be interesting to see at what price it trades…

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