Consolidation is taking over legacy energy transactions. That’s not only expected, but maybe necessary given the restructuring that’s taking place in the industry itself. But however inevitable, it also has to be profitable; stockholders demand it. And that’s becoming the crux of the problem in energy deals. The CDT explains the dilemma, along with the usual inventory of last week’s deals.
Last week the CDT Roundup predicted an uptick in deals. The week provided far more than a tick, however, recording the most deals in a single week since 2018 and the most lawyers involved — well, ever. CDT Roundup has the details.
An informal survey of Texas dealmakers has revealed lots of optimism about the next 12 months. And they mostly depend on a single factor: dry powder. There is lots of it. Record amounts of it: VC money. PE money. Family money. All dressed up and looking for places to go. That combined with potential policy changes in Washington. CDT Roundup has that and last week’s transactions.