Gone with the wind: Orsted sells domestic utility unit in $3.2bn deal to SEAS-NVE

Oersted A/S [CPH:ORSTED] – Market Cap as of 06/10/2019 DKK 264.25bn (USD 38.85bn) Intro On September 18th 2019 Orsted, the largest energy company in Denmark, signed an agreement to sell its domestic utility business to SEAS-NVE, a customer owned Danish energy company. Orsted has announced its divestment plan over a year ago, as an attempt […]

Electrification: Total S.A acquires Direct Energie

Total S.A. (EPA:FP) – market cap as of 27/04/2018: €138.0bn Direct Energie S.A. (EPA:DIREN) – market cap as of 27/04/2018: €1.90bn Introduction On April 18, 2018, French oil major Total S.A. announced the acquisition of 74.33% of Direct Energie’s share capital in a transaction valued at approximately €1.4bn. At a price of €42 per share, […]

E.ON, Innogy and RWE light up the German energy industry: a €43bn structural reshuffle

Innogy SE (ETR: IGY) – market cap as of 06/04/2018: €21.2bn E.On SE (ETR: EOAN) – market cap as of 06/04/2018: €19.9bn RWE AG (ETR: RWE) – market cap as of 06/04/2018: €12.2bn Introduction On March 10th, German electricity-utility company RWE announced it had reached an agreement to sell a 76.8% stake in Innogy to […]

Total buys Engie’s LNG assets for $1.5bn in a race to boost its gas business

Total S.A. (NYSE: TOT) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $138.514bn Engie S.A. (PAR: ENGI) – market cap as of 17/11/2017: $34.837bn Introduction On November 08, 2017, the French multinational oil and gas company Total announced that it entered into an agreement to buy the Liquefied Natural Gas assets of electric utility firm Engie in […]

Another Alternative to Grow in the US Energy Market: Sempra Energy to Acquire Oncor for $18.8bn

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) – market cap as of 16/09/2017: $29.39bn Introduction On August 20, 2017, Sempra Energy announced an agreement to acquire the 80% stake that Energy Future Holdings Corporation holds in Oncor Electric Delivery Company. The deal agreement ends a series of bids from relevant players, with Sempra being the fourth public suitor for […]

Consolidation in the Canadian Energy Sector Continues: Pembina to Acquire Veresen for C$9.7bn

Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) – market cap as of 05/05/2017: $17.38bn Veresen Inc. (TSE:VSN) – market cap as of 05/05/2017: C$5.81bn ($4.26bn) Introduction On May 1, 2017, Pembina Pipeline Corp. announced that it had agreed to buy smaller rival Veresen Inc. for about C$9.7bn, either paid through stock or cash, creating one of Canada’s largest […]

The Evolution of China’s Energy Landscape: BP’s $1.68bn Divestment from SECCO to Sinopec

BP P.L.C. (BP:LSE) – market cap as of 05/05/2017: £88.41bn ($114.33bn) China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (0386:SEHK) – market cap as of 05/05/2017: HK$762.30bn ($97.93bn) Introduction On April 27, 2017, it was announced that BP had agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Chinese SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) to Gaoqiao Petrochemical Co Ltd, […]

Tesla’s Race to the Sun

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) – market cap as of 23/09/2016: $30.85bn SolarCity (SCTY) – market cap as of 23/09/2016: $1.93bn Introduction On August 1, 2016 Tesla Motors (“Tesla”), US electric cars developer and manufacturer, agreed to acquire SolarCity, US provider of solar energy services, in a $2.6bn deal. Tesla shareholders will receive 1 share of […]

Enel goes green in order to grow

Enel S.p.A.; Market Cap: $39.10bn (as of 27/11/2015) Enel Green Power S.p.A.; Market Cap: $9.96bn (as of 27/11/2015) Introduction Under an agreement announced in mid-November, Enel, which owns 69% of Enel Green Power (EGP), plans to reintegrate EGP back into its corporate portfolio. Enel, Italy’s largest utility provider, plans to issues €3.1 billion of shares […]

Have you ever made 67% in one year?

If you answered no to the question above, you have not probably read our article on the Italian energy market one year ago (you can find it here, it is not everything lost yet). As some of you might remember, we suggested to go long A2A, the multi-utility of Brescia and Milan. However, which factors […]

Trouble Flows Downstream: Energy Transfer Equity Follows Consolidation Trend

Williiams (WMB); market cap (as of 02/10/15): $27.63bn Energy Transfer Equity (ETE); market cap (as of 02/10/15): $21.96bn   Introduction On Monday September 28, Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) announced to acquire its rival The Williams Company Inc. (WMB) for c. $37.7bn (assuming $4.6bn of Williams’ debt). This transaction happened in a context of a consolidating […]

MARKET RECAP 21/02/2015

US  Big news has struck the US economy this week and in particular the ones oil-related has had a strong effect on the market. The US economy has been once again the main driver of the fall in oil prices this week as the country’s stockpiles of crude last week increased by 7.7 million to […]

MARKET RECAP 6/12/2014

US The week ended with a boom for the US economy as the November jobs report was released on Friday. 321,000 new jobs were created in the last month, well ahead of economists’ forecasts of 230,000. This piece of news puts the US economy on track to achieve the best year of jobs growth since […]

MARKET RECAP 29/11/2014

US The week just past us was one of slight gains in US equity markets, with most volume on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. The week opened with a soft print of the US services PMI, then trading became jittery for the S&P 500 as on Tuesday the growth rate […]

MARKET RECAP 15/11/2014

US US equities continued to trade sideways in the last week due to the lack of news catalysts. The only major pieces of news out were the number of initial and continuing jobless claims diffused on Thursday and the retail sales figures released on Friday. The anticipation of the former two had pushed the S&P […]

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