Replay Link: http://ow.ly/lP4RQ
The past few months have seen a surge in A&D activity in the upstream oil and gas markets. Weak natural gas prices and a relatively stable oil price are acting as catalysts for increased deal activity. Whether it’s to raise capital to strengthen balance sheets, develop existing assets or acquire new assets that better fit their longer term strategic goals, oil and gas corporations are focused on shedding their non-core assets.
What’s the likely trajectory of this trend and what factors will continue to drive it? Which buyers are demonstrating the most interest and muscle? Which asset classes will see the most divestiture activity, and what opportunities does it present you and your organization? How will valuations be impacted and how can you be sure to get the best price? Above all, how should you adapt your A&D strategy in light of these market conditions and position your firm to benefit from them?
On June 6th, Claire Poole spoke with leading market experts, including Akin Gump’s Christine LaFollette, about these and other critical questions facing oil and gas dealmakers as they fine-tune their strategies for 2013.