Wed, Apr. 8, 3:48 AM
- European energy shares are having a party in early trading following confirmation of Shell's blockbuster deal to buy BG Group for $70B.
- Tullow Oil (OTCPK:TUWLF) soars 11.5%, BP (NYSE:BP) is +4.2%, Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY) +2.2%, Total (NYSE:TOT) +1.3% and Eni (NYSE:E) +1.5%. The STOXX Europe 600 Oil & Gas index is +5.4%.
- "The deal is done on a net asset value basis, and the good price tag is set to trigger some re-rating across the whole sector," says a Paris-based trader.
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Mon, Jan. 5, 2:44 PM
- Chevron (CVX -3.8%) is downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup after outperforming big oil peers in the past three months in a reflection of the resilience of CVX's balance sheet.
- Citi revises its earnings forecasts to reflect lower oil prices, and says the stock now offers little upside in absolute and relative terms, "certainly when balanced against a portfolio that still carries uncertainties around both execution and reinvestment."
- The firm also downgrades Eni (E -8.6%) and Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY -5.8%), whose business models and valuations will look more challenged in a lower oil environment, but prefers companies it says boast strong growth credentials, such as BG (OTCPK:BRGXF), Total (NYSE:TOT) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP); it keeps Exxon (XOM -2.6%) at Neutral, thinking share buybacks likely will be dialed down to preserve the balance sheet for a prolonged period of lower prices or eventual acquisitions.
Dec. 16, 2014, 10:24 AM
- Talisman Energy (TLM +47.2%) explodes higher at the open after Repsol's (OTCQX:REPYY -2.3%) $13B deal to buy the company, but investors in the Spanish company aren't so enamored, sending shares lower.
- The purchase price of $8/share reflects a 75% premium to the seven-day volume weighted average share price - a hefty price that analysts say could force Repsol to consider a sale of its 30% stake in Gas Natural; Repsol chairman Antonio Brufau says his company is not considering such a sale.
- Barclays believes Repsol is getting a business that is free cash flow negative with a problematic North Sea business of questionable value, and that it should have waited longer for what could be a prolonged oil price downturn to make an acquisition.
- But considering that TLM's share price topped $11 last June before plunging to ~$4 last week, 24/7's Paul Ausick says Repsol got a bargain; TLM’s main assets are high quality - in the Marcellus shale play in Pennsylvania and the Eagle Ford shale play in south Texas, as well as off the coasts of Indonesia and Malaysia - and the two companies' combined production capacity will total ~680K boe/day with refining capacity of ~1M bbl/day, vaulting it into the ranks of the 20 largest oil companies in the world.
Dec. 15, 2014, 9:51 AM
- Talisman Energy (TLM +21.2%) explodes higher at the open as Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) closes in on a deal and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board reportedly weighs a bid for the Canadian oil and gas explorer.
- Bloomberg reports that Canada Pension is considering making a bid for the whole company after initially considered buying parts of it, perhaps emboldened by a 59% YTD plunge in TLM.
- Expansion is reporting that Repsol’s board is meeting today to approve a TLM bid.
Dec. 15, 2014, 9:03 AM
- Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) +17.2% premarket after confirming it is engaged in discussions with Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) about a potential transaction, and has been approached by other parties.
- TLM closed 16% higher on Friday as details of Reposl's interest leaked out; senior execs reportedly traveled to Calgary to discuss a deal that could be completed before Christmas.
Dec. 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
- The perception takes hold that a takeover offer for Talisman Energy (TLM +34.5%) is imminent, as Financial Times reports that Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) executives have traveled to Calgary and hope to seal a deal by Christmas.
- The price being negotiated is in a range of $6-$8/share, which would represent a premium of up to 117% to TLM’s C$4.26 closing price yesterday; including debt, the deal would give TLM an enterprise value of $10B-$12B.
Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 AM
- Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) +10.8% premarket after a report suggests Repsol (OTCPK:REPYF, OTCQX:REPYY) is finalizing a €4B for the company.
- Citing financial sources, the newspaper Expansion says a bid could come in at ~C$6/share.
- Repsol had recently revived takeover talks with TLM after dropping a plan earlier this year to buy the company, according to reports.
Dec. 8, 2014, 3:58 PM
- Repsol (OTCPK:REPYF, OTCQX:REPYY) has revived talks with Talisman Energy (TLM -4.8%) in a bid to bolster its presence in North America, according to a Bloomberg report.
- Repsol and TLM are said to be discussing options including the sale of a selection of assets or the whole company.
- Repsol, which is seeking to deploy ~$10B in cash on acquisitions outside its home market, reportedly dropped a plan to buy all of TLM in August.
Nov. 21, 2014, 2:57 PM
- Petrobras (PBR +11.7%) says it has launched regular operations at its Cidade de Ilhabela offshore platform at the Sapinhoa field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.
- The facility can produce up to 150K bbl/day of oil and compress up to 6M cm/day of natural gas.
- Sapinhoa field production started in Jan. 2013 via an interconnecting well.
- PBR is the operator and owns a 45% interest, while BG Group (OTCPK:BRGXF, OTCQX:BRGYY) holding 30% and Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) 25%.
Sep. 29, 2014, 2:37 PM
- Talisman Energy (TLM -2.2%) is downgraded to Hold from Buy with a $10.50 price target, down from $14, at TD Securities on reduced expectations for a major deal.
- TD believes TLM needs to deliver on a game-changing transaction, such as spinning out an entire division such as the Asia Pacific assets or a corporate sale, to convince investors to bid up shares.
- TLM has been discussing a combination with Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF), but reports say the process has stalled.
Sep. 19, 2014, 3:28 PM
- Talisman Energy (TLM -2.2%) may still consider selling assets to Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) but "probably not of the significance people were expecting,” CEO Hal Kvisle tells Bloomberg.
- Repsol reportedly dropped plans to buy all of TLM in August to instead weigh the purchase of some of the company’s shale assets.
- Kvisle also says TLM may announce a partner to develop assets in the Duvernay shale formation in Alberta, which will require ~$20B of investment over two decades.
Aug. 28, 2014, 3:59 PM
- Repsol (OTCPK:REPYF, OTCQX:REPYY) has dropped a plan to buy all of Talisman Energy (TLM -1.9%) but is interested in purchasing some of TLM’s shale assets, Bloomberg reports.
- Repsol is said to have abandoned its original plan for a full takeover after failing to find buyers for assets it wasn’t interested in owning after a takeover, including TLM's North Sea and Southeast Asia assets, but the companies are talking about TLM assets in Texas’ Eagle Ford and Alberta’s Duvernay regions.
- Earlier: Repsol, Talisman talks over a potential deal have stalled, WSJ reports.
Jul. 23, 2014, 11:16 AM
- Trading resumes in Talisman Energy (TLM +11.8%) after the company acknowledges it has been approached by Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) regarding various transactions, but says there is no assurance that any deal will be reached and will make no further statement until "such time as it is appropriate."
- Media reports yesterday said Repsol is considering a bid for TLM, whose U.S. assets, especially an opportunity to gain a foothold in the oil-rich Eagle Ford basin in Texas, likely are the most enticing, according to a Cannacord note.
- "Talisman would be a big step,” a Banco Santander analyst says. “There might be assets in the Talisman portfolio that could be of interest, but a full company bid would be a surprising move.”
- Trading in TLM had been halted since ~10:00 ET.
Jul. 22, 2014, 6:35 PM
- Talisman Energy (NYSE:TLM) +13% AH following a Bloomberg report that Repsol (OTCQX:REPYY, OTCPK:REPYF) is exploring a bid for the company as it looks to deploy cash it received for compensation in the loss of its stake in YPF as a way to grow outside of its home Spanish market.
- Repsol is said to have identified TLM as a top target and is working with JPMorgan Chase as it evaluates the deal.
- Repsol has said it may spend as much as $10B on deals, and any acquisition probably would be in the U.S., Canada or other developed markets.
Sep. 17, 2013, 5:05 PM
- In an apparent delayed reaction, companies mentioned as possible takeover targets for Repsol (REPYY.PK, REPYF.PK) as it reportedly looks to make a North American oil acquisition in the $5B-$10B range moved higher today.
- After showing only mild action yesterday, Whiting Petroleum (WLL +3.7%) and Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG +1.6%) posted strong gains gains; strength in SandRidge Energy (SD +6%) also may have been sparked by Respol speculation, although SD wasn't mentioned in this weekend's WSJ article.
Aug. 28, 2013, 9:44 AM
- Libyan oil production has dropped to one-eighth of capacity as protests over pay and allegations of corruption spread to fields operated by Eni (E +2.5%) and Repsol (REPYY.PK, REPYF.PK).
- Earlier protests were in the central and eastern regions that produce and export the majority of Libya’s crude, affecting companies such as Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B), Marathon Oil (MRO), Hess (HES) and ConocoPhillips (COP).
- Libyan output has slumped to ~200K bbl/day vs. 640K earlier this month and optimal capacity of 1.6M, according to the chairman of the state oil company.
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