Oil M&A Seen Picking Up as Further Pain Forces Producers to Sell

  • Deals declined 22% to $143 billion last year, IHS report shows
  • Companies with heavy debt forecast to become more vulnerable

Oil and gas producers should see an increase in deals this year as cheap crude prices and limited funding options force debt-saddled energy companies to sell assets, according to consultant IHS Inc.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.