mergers and acquisitions


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”.


Due diligence expert to chair M&A debate

Experienced due diligence expert and partner at big four firm Deloitte, Shaun Reynolds, will chair a discussion on Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) at a P&J business breakfast next month.


Strong, but not stable sums up M&A activity in 2019

In a highly political year, defined by Brexit and climate change and culminating in a general election, you will forgive me for corrupting a slogan from our former prime minister to describe the last 12 months.


Aberdeen deal activity – an honest assessment

I was asked to present a view on deal flow in Aberdeen. Not a bland “it’s getting better, albeit still challenging” comment, but something more realistic, perhaps more honest, based on what we’re seeing in the day-to-day.