Shell’s Malampaya exit bodes well for the Philippines

Philippine tycoon Dennis Uy's Udenna conglomerate struck a deal worth up to $460 million to buy a gas exploration and development company from Shell last week. The deal, which attracted a premium valuation and boosts Udenna’s share in the Malampaya gas field to 90%, is positive for both the Philippines and Shell.


Vultures start to circle Singapore’s KrisEnergy

Singapore’s KrisEnergy is on the verge of collapse and eagle-eyed investors, seeking assets at bargain prices, are preparing to pick over the company’s carcass. However, given KrisEnergy’s recent dismal performance in Cambodia, there is not much left of interest.

Oil & Gas

Oil services M&A: 2021 and beyond

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson and consultancy ROOTT discuss the oil and gas services sector M&A trends expected in 2021.


Restructuring options for oil companies in 2021 – Mayer Brown

Whether dealing with failure of a major project, reacting to crises at counterparties or weighed down by oil price weakness, many companies in the oil sector will have to undertake financial restructuring in 2021.


Managing decommissioning risk in M&A transactions

With $14 billion of commitments before 2024, according to Rystad, decommissioning costs have long been a risk to and blocker in transactions, especially portfolio and corporate deals. The sector has moved a long way since early stage bilateral decommissioning agreements as sellers sought to navigate Section 29 of the Energy Act 2008 and other commercial risks in pursuit of the “clean break”.


Asia Pacific M&A shake-up on the horizon

More assets are expected to hit the market across Asia Pacific this year following the sustained drop in global oil prices and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has destroyed energy demand growth as economic activity contracts.