Global dealmakers were surveyed in order to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges within the energy sector for 2017.
Record dealmaking in the energy sector last year amounted to the second-highest total deal volume (1,141) and the third-highest total deal value (US$512.3bn) in history. This activity was due to a wave of consolidations as oil prices hovered around US$50 a barrel. Meanwhile, 437 transactions in the alternative energy space represented more than a third of the sector’s volume. With a solid year for M&A in the energy sector behind us, dealmakers expect that the 2017 market will continue to be just as robust.
In order to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges within the energy sector for 2017, Donnelley Financial Solutions commissioned Mergermarket to interview global dealmakers for their insights.
Key findings include:
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