The first report, Global M&A Series Energy & Resources 2012 (PDF), offers comprehensive data on M&A activity in energy (including oil and gas, power and renewable energy), mining and utilities in 2011, and insights into the challenges and opportunities facing these industries in 2012.
Despite depressed M&A activity in many other sectors, the energy and resources sector continues to be one of the busiest and most high profile for M&A, with some 1261 deals globally in 2011 worth a combined US$577.3 billion. The report provides:
- detailed analysis of global trends in dealmaking, highlighting the rise of cross-border M&A and of Asia-based buyers;
- snapshots of M&A in each sub-sector and of activity by geographical region (both targets and bidders); and
- a look forward at prospects for M&A in 2012 including a table of global hotspots.
The publication also features a spotlight on mining & metals with full data and analysis, plus a Q&A with Duncan Maclean, leader of the Squire Sanders Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group.