On Demand Webinar:
Upstream M&A will continue to nose-dive
Mergers and acquisitions rely on the interconnectedness of financial systems to function. So, what happens when international markets slow down beyond anything previously seen? Whilst oil & gas companies focus on shoring up liquidity, cost efficiencies and, when needed, raising equity, the M&A market has inevitably slowed – but how long will this last and what can we predict for the end of the year?
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear industry-leader discuss and debate:
- What are we likely to see from players such as hedge funds who look to attempt takeovers of undervalued companies, companies selling or spinning off non core assets, and larger investors investing in businesses looking to recapitalise?
- With the value of global M&A deals in the industry already significantly down YoY in 2019, is COVID and the renewed low oil price the nail in the coffin for M&A?
- With majors historically the most likely buyers, are they more likely to be focused on divestitures in light of the current climate over M&A?
- Are there large, world class assets available and if so, where are they likely to be found?
Vice President, Capital Markets, Equinor
Annant is the Vice President, Capital Markets at Equinor (formerly Statoil), an international energy company with c.20,000 employees developing oil, gas and renewables in over 30 countries. Annant joined Statoil in 2012, and previously held roles heading strategy, part of the M&A group, and managing large / complex M&A transactions. Prior to Statoil, Annant advised Majors, independents and National Oil Companies oil & gas transactions at Rothschild
VP ESG and Business Innovation, SERICA ENERGY
Clara Altobell has twenty-five years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, starting out as a petroleum engineer, working globally and managing most aspects of the industry. Recently her focus has been closer to home in the UK North Sea, with Serica’s acquisitions of the Erskine, Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields. With an exciting new role in ESG and business innovations, Clara is now helping to steer Serica through the energy transition.
MD - EMEA Investment Banking, Mizuho International plc
Katya’s career spans over two decades of investment banking and corporate development across EMEA, Asia and the Americas. Katya has advised PE funds and corporate clients in energy, infrastructure and industrials on corporate finance, business strategy, direct investments, M&A roadmaps and post-merger integrations. Most recently, she spent three years at McKinsey & Company, London as Senior External Advisor on M&A and Private Equity.
Founder Director, ERC Equipoise Ltd (ERCE)
Simon McDonald is a petroleum engineer with over 40 years’ experience. A reservoir engineer by background with a strong “hands-on” approach, Simon’s experience and expertise encompasses all aspects of reservoir evaluation and field development planning and management, anchored by a good understanding of geoscience issues and a strong commercial perspective.