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Price Stabilization, Private Equity Engagement to Bolster Oil & Gas M&A Activity

David Castro and Chris Heasley discuss developments related to price stabilization and private equity engagement in oil and gas M&A deals.

"Uncertainty about crude oil pricing and related bid/ask spreads (the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay for an asset and the lowest price that a seller is willing to accept to sell it) created a thin mergers and acquisitions market during the last 12 months, forcing many companies to adopt a “wait-and-see” approach."

This article appeared in its entirety in the October 4, 2018 edition of Bloomberg Environment & Energy Report.