BP Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Oil/gas ExplorationCompany

BP has acquired 8 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 16 assets.

BP’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Amoco for $48.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2012, when it sold Atlantic Richfield Company to Andeavor for $2.5B. BP has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include energy services and equipment (29%) and oil/gas exploration (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity16
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21

BP

BP plc

1 St James's Square,
London, SW1Y 4PD
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7496 4000
www.bp.com

BP is an integrated oil and gas company with operations in Europe, the US, Canada, Russia, South America, Australasia, Asia and parts of Africa. BP provides customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants, and petrochemicals products used to make items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. BP was founded in 1908 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 4 1 2 - - - 7
vol $77.2B $155M $77.3B
Sell (0.8/yr) # 12 1 1 1 1 - 16
vol $3.3B $5M $3.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
BP plc - Global Aromatics and Acetyls Business 2020-06-29 5M USD Divestiture
, Switzerland
Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. - Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) 2019-08-27 - Stake Purchase
Anchorage, Arkansas
New Zealand Oil Services Ltd. 2018-11-19 - Stake Purchase
Wellington, New Zealand · www.nzosl.co.nz
Chargemaster plc 2018-06-28 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.chargemasterplc.com
Thorntons LLC 2018-03-12 - Joint Venture
Louisville, Kentucky · www.mythorntons.com
Olympic Pipeline Co. 2017-09-14 - Stake Purchase
Renton, Washington · www.olympicpipeline.com
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. - Biomethane Business 2017-03-01 155M USD Divestiture
Newport Beach, California
Cleopatra Gas Gathering Company LLC 2016-12-28 - Stake Purchase
, United States
Endymion Oil Pipeline Company LLC 2016-12-28 - Stake Purchase
Houston, Texas
Proteus Oil Pipeline Company LLC 2016-12-28 - Stake Purchase
, Louisiana
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
BP España, S.A.U.    - Petrocorner Retail S.L. 2019-01-15 1
Alcobendas, Spain · www.bp.com/es_es/spain.html Tres Cantos, Spain · www.petrocorner.com
BP Wind Energy North America, Inc.    - BP Wind Energy North America, Inc. - Three Texas Wind Farms 2018-12-21 1
Houston, Texas Houston, Texas

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 2 (29%) 75.2B (97%) 8 (50%) 2.8B (85%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (29%) 835M (1%) 3 (19%) -
Retail 2 (29%) 1.3B (2%) - -
Chemicals - - 2 (13%) 372M (11%)
Electrical Equipment 1 (14%) - - -
Apparel/Textiles - - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (6%) 115M (4%)
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (6%) -
Total 7 $77.3B 16 $3.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 75.4B 10 2.6B
  California 2 27.2B 2 2.5B
  Kentucky 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 48.2B - -
  Washington - - 1 -
  Texas - - 1 -
  North Carolina - - 1 -
  New Jersey - - 1 -
  Louisiana - - 1 -
  Kansas - - 1 115M
  Arkansas - - 1 -
United Kingdom 1 - 1 367M
Australia 1 1.3B - -
Brazil 1 680M - -
Indonesia - - 1 275M
Netherlands - - 1 -
New Zealand - - 1 -
Poland - - 1 -
Switzerland - - 1 5M
Domestic 1 (14%) - 1 (6%) 367M (11%)
Cross-border 6 (86%) 77.3B (100%) 15 (94%) 2.9B (89%)
Total 7 $77.3B 16 $3.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $76.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $835M
TOTAL $77.3B
Largest Amoco Corporation
$48.2B (1998-08-11)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $757M
< $100M 1 $5M
TOTAL $3.3B
Largest Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO)
$2.5B (2012-08-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
19%
3 (19%)
Strategic(s)
81%
13 (81%)

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