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Path Clear for Woodside to Take Over FAR's Sangomar Stake as Remus Drops Out

Apr 21, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons which last week launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, eyeing its stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development, is now backing out from the FAR pursuit.In two letters sent to FAR this week, Remus cited citing lack of funding, regulatory issues, as well as lack of proper authorization for the takeover bid as reasons for not proceeding with a formal takeover bid…

FAR Postpones Vote on Sangomar Sale as Shareholders Study Remus Offer

Apr 15, 2021

Australia's oil and gas explorer FAR Ltd on Thursday postponed a vote on the sale of its stake in an oil project off Senegal for the third time while investors study a takeover offer from private investment firm Remus Horizons.Remus' A$209.6 million ($161…

Remus Horizons Moves to Take Over FAR, Enter Senegal Offshore Block

Apr 14, 2021

Private investment fund Remus Horizons has launched a conditional takeover offer for the Australian oil company FAR, which owns a stake in the RSSD offshore area in Senegal, containing the Sangomar offshore oil development.FAR has recently agreed to sell its stake in the Sangomar to Woodside…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Complete Merger and Become Harbour Energy

Mar 31, 2021

The merger of Chrysaor and Premier Oil is due to complete on Wednesday, creating Harbour Energy, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, which will replace Premier's stock exchange listing from Thursday, Premier said.The reverse takeover of Chrysaor by Premier Oil…

Report: Japanese Renewables Company JRE Up for Sale

Mar 09, 2021

Japanese renewables group JRE has been put up for sale by its owners, including Goldman Sachs, three people familiar with the matter said, a deal expected to draw interest from European firms eager to enter Japan's green power market.Japan Renewable…

Reuters: ExxonMobil, Chevron Explored Merger in 2020

Feb 01, 2021

The chief executives of ExxonMobil Corp and Chevron Corp held preliminary talks in early 2020 to explore combining the two largest U.S. oil producers in what would have been the biggest merger of all time, according to people familiar with the matter…

Rosneft Buys Huge Arctic Oilfield

Dec 28, 2020

Russia's Rosneft said on Monday it had bought the rights to a huge oilfield in the Taymyr peninsula in the Arctic, as it presses ahead with plans to use the Northern Sea Route to ship oil and products.In a regulatory disclosure, Rosneft said it had bought Taymyrneftegaz…

Remus Horizons Exploring Takeover of Australian Oil Firm Far

Dec 17, 2020

Oil and gas explorer Far Ltd said on Thursday it received a A$209.6 million ($159.15 mln) all-cash takeover proposal from private investment firm Remus Horizons PCC Ltd.The offer values Far at 2.1 Australian cents per share, representing a premium of 90…

Will 2021 Breathe Life Back into Asia Pacific Upstream M&A Market?

Dec 16, 2020

2020 has been dismal for upstream dealmakers across Asia Pacific. During a recent conversation with a senior banker in the region, I mentioned that deal activity was so poor this year that as of October, only a sliver over US$400 million and 117 million boe of 2P resources had transacted (vs US$5…

Husky, Cenovus Shareholders Approve $4.78 Billion Merger Deal

Dec 15, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc's C$6.07 billion ($4.78 billion)deal to buy Husky Energy Inc was approved by the shareholders of the two companies on Tuesday, creating Canada's No. 3 oil and gas producer in a rapidly consolidating industry.Cenovus said 93%…

European Commission Approves Vestas, Mitsubishi Offshore Wind Deal

Nov 27, 2020

The European Commission has granted its approval for wind turbine maker Vestas to acquire Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' shares in their offshore wind joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.The agreement, which will also see MHI acquire 2.5 percent…

Woodmac: Quiet Year for Upstream M&A in Asia Pacific. Improvement Seen in 2021

Nov 20, 2020

The year 2020 is on course to be the quietest year for upstream transactions in the Asia Pacific region since the beginning of the 21st century, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report this week, adding that the activity is expected to bounce back in 2021…

Vestas Buys Out Mitsubishi From Offshore Wind JV in Deal Valued EUR 709M

Oct 29, 2020

Wind turbine maker Vestas will acquire Mitshubishi Heavy Industries' shares in their joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind joint venture, against MHI acquiring 2.5 percent in Vestas and being nominated to a seat in Vestas’ Board of Directors…

Chevron Bets on Middle East Gas Riches and Reconciliation

Oct 26, 2020

After years of focusing on U.S. shale, Chevron Corp is staking its natural gas future on the Middle East, a volatile and divided region where energy majors have long tread warily.CEO Michael Wirth's pivot away from home is underpinned by a bet…

Lloyd’s Register to Sell Energy Business

Oct 07, 2020

Maritime classification society and technical services provider Lloyd's Register Group (LR) has agreed to sell its Energy business unit to Inspirit Capital, a London-based investment firm.LR said that the agreement followed a review of LR’s business portfolio and strategic direction…

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