Geopolitical tensions driving M&A activity

04 May 2022

As featured in Energy Voice, Anderson Anderson & Brown Corporate Finance (AABcf) is delighted to share with you our Deals+ update for Q1 2022 in conjunction with Energy Voice, highlighting selected Energy M&A and Fundraising transactions across the UK.

Q1 2022 has certainly been an active quarter for the energy market. The market remained somewhat subdued during the first months of the quarter with their still being doubt surrounding the emergence of the Omicron variant. Continued global geo-political tensions stemming from the unrest in the East rocked markets in early March causing Brent’s price to spike as high as $127 per barrel amid fears of global shock in the economy and a reduction in supply.

Throughout the quarter we have seen green energy and oil tech being the key subsectors for M&A activity, with firms continuing to adapt their strategic plans and goals in a post pandemic world. We expect M&A activity levels to remain high in these subsectors as the major trade players look to shift their business into more renewable and technology industries.

Our Corporate Finance team was delighted to advise leading subsea rental specialist, Subsea Technology & Rentals Limited (STR), in their investment from US-based private equity firms Baird Capital during the quarter, which will enable STR to continue to grow its fleet and service offering as well as allowing further expansion overseas.

As we head into Q2, 2022, we continue to maintain strong positive momentum with a healthy pipeline of deal opportunities in the sector, and we will continue to invest time and resources with a view of initiating strategically compelling transactions for our clients.

More Information

The Energy Voice coverage can be viewed here.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Corporate Finance team.


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