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- Some analysts say Noble Energy’s (NBL -7.5%) acquisition of Rosetta Resources (ROSE +25.5%) is the deal that will finally open the floodgates of M&A activity in the oil patch.
- The premium for ROSE is below average for the sector over the past five years, suggesting there are more mergers to come, says Oppenheimer's Fadel Gheit, and the sale shows that M&A was “arguably” a cheaper option for growth than organic investment, according to Morgan Stanley's Martijn Rats.
- SunTrust's Neal Dingmann sees Matador Resources (MTDR -0.9%), Callon Petroleum (CPE -0.5%) and Carrizon Oil & Gas (CRZO -1.8%) as the most likely targets for acquisitive eyes.
Oct. 4, 2012, 7:41 AMOil India Ltd. and Indian Oil Corp. jointly purchase a 30% stake in Carrizo Oil & Gas' (CRZO) Niobrara shale assets in Colorado for $82.5M. CRZO holds 61,500 gross acres in the Niobrara basin, of which the Oil India-IOC consortium will have 18,450 acres. The deal marks the first investment by the Indian state companies in U.S. shale assets. CRZO +3.3% premarket. | Comment!
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