South32 closes US$1.3B acquisition of remaining 83% stake in Arizona Mining
South32 Ltd. completed its acquisition of the remaining 83% stake in Arizona Mining for US$1.3 billion, it said Aug. 11. As part of the transaction, Arizona Mining was delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange on Aug. 10.
XCoal Energy buys international coal, coke trading division of German company
XCoal Energy & Resources Germany GmbH acquired the international coal and coke trading division of German company RAG Verkauf GmbH as the European country continues its move away from coal.
Natural gas/ Oil
Apache, Kayne Anderson shun MLP structure in launching $3.5B midstream company
Apache Corp.'s creation of a publicly traded midstream company with Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. not only provides a funding vehicle for the building of infrastructure for the budding Alpine High shale play but also serves as an explicit rejection of the master limited partnership model.
Williams closes $10.5B deal to roll up its master limited partnership
Williams Cos. Inc. completed its merger deal with its master limited partnership Williams Partners LP, which included a $10.49 billion share registration approved by Williams stockholders on Aug. 9.
Energy Transfer's appetite for M&A is good business for Citigroup, Barclays
As Energy Transfer Partners LP and Energy Transfer Equity LP have tried to take out pipeline industry competitors and simplify their own corporate structure, they have provided steady work for investment banks, especially Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Barclays Capital Inc.Marathon Petroleum identifies additional post-merger executives
Marathon Petroleum Corp. announced Aug. 10 another layer of leadership that will help to lead the company following the expected Oct. 1 closing of its $23.3 billion acquisition of Andeavor.
Diamondback to acquire Midland Basin assets in $1.25B deal
Diamondback Energy Inc agreed to acquire all leasehold interests and associated assets of the Midland Basin-focused producer Ajax Resources LLC for $900 million in cash and $345 million worth of Diamondback common shares.
Report: Goldman Sachs may buy LNG from Cheniere's Sabine Pass
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in discussions with U.S. LNG pioneer Cheniere Energy Inc. to buy a tanker of LNG from the Sabine Pass liquefaction and export facility, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 8, citing "people familiar with the matter."
Occidental Petroleum to divest Texas storage, export terminal to Moda Midstream
Occidental Petroleum Corp. agreed to divest its storage and export terminal, Oxy Ingleside Energy Center LLC, plus certain crude oil and LPG assets, to Houston, Texas-based liquids terminaling and logistics provider Moda Midstream LLC.
Linn Energy completes spinoff of Riviera Resources
LINN Energy Inc. completed its spinoff of Riviera Resources Inc, separating its midstream and certain upstream businesses and delineating the focus of Linn's oil and gas exploration and production operations.
American Midstream CEO: Failed Southcross merger hurt by 'difficult' financing
American Midstream Partners LP's CEO said that while the partnership was disappointed by Southcross Energy Partners LP recent decision to terminate a planned merger due to "funding failure", American Midstream had known from the start that credit issues would present tough challenges.
Cenovus to sell northern Alberta oil, gas assets to NuVista for C$625M
Canadian oil sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. and one of its subsidiaries have inked a deal to sell its oil and natural gas assets in northwestern Alberta for C$625 million in cash, according to Aug. 9 news releases.
Continental Resources divests stake in new minerals unit for $220M
Continental Resources Inc. agreed to sell a stake in a newly formed minerals subsidiary to Toronto-based gold-focused royalty and stream company Franco-Nevada Corp. for $220 million.
Bonanza Creek completes divestiture of Mid-Continent operations for $117M
Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. concurrently agreed to and completed a deal to divest its operations in the Mid-Continent region for $117 million to an undisclosed buyer, based on a Feb. 1 effective date.