Jul 16, 2014

Global Energy, Mining, Utilities Trends Report Released

The report records key findings from the first half of 2014

Global Energy, Mining, Utilities Trends Report 2014 Mergermarket

Mergermarket released its “Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Trend Report” for the first half (H1) of 2014.

A few key findings from the report include:

  • Q2 2014’s global M&A targeting the Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector recovered from a subdued Q1. Deal value increased 68.8% to $143.8 billion with 400 deals, up from 345 deals valued at $85.2 billion Q1 2014 and marking the highest valued quarter in over a year (Q4 2012 valued at $190.4 billion)
  • The growth in Q2 contributed to H1 2014 deals valued at $229.1 billion increasing very slightly on H1 2013 ($218.3 billion), up 4.9%. Despite the growth though, the market share the EMU sector had in total global M&A during H1 2014 remained at a low 14.5% compared to 21.7% during the same time last year—this was the lowest half-year proportion since H1 2006 (12.8%)
  • Q2’s comeback was primarily because of the dominant Energy sub-sector, which reached the highest quarterly value in Q2 2014 ($107.9 billion) since Q4 2012, over 40% higher compared to both Q2 2013 (43.9%) and Q1 2014 (49.6%). Energy deal value in H1 2014 ($180 billion) was up 16.5% from H1 2013