JP Morgan: More oil mergers looming on horizon

The global oil and gas industry will see another wave of major mergers within the next 2 years, as the "bigger is better" trend in consolidation continues.That prediction came from Jeremy Wilson, JP Morgan's global head of energy mergers and acquisitions, speaking at the Institute of Petroleum's IP Week late last month in London. He said there are still "two or three major mergers to be done" in the near future, because global equity markets continue to reward oil companies that have scaled up their market capitalization through acquisition with higher share prices."This is a self-evident truth. The equity markets are assigning higher multiples directly correlating to size," he sa...

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