BP plc

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

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 formed in 1889 and is based in London, England.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 3 - - 1 1 1 6
vol $75.9B $1.3B $155M $77.3B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 7 1 - 4 1 - 13
vol $3.3B $3.3B

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Largest Amoco Corporation
$48.2B (1998-08-11)
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Largest Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO)
$2.5B (2012-08-13)

According to our data here at Mergr, BP has acquired 7 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 13 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 Tesoro for $2.5B. BP has acquired in 2 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include energy services and equipment (34%) and oil/gas exploration (34%).

When analyzing the oil/gas exploration sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 105 oil/gas exploration companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 2 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic oil/gas exploration acquirer over the past 3 years is Valero Energy Partners, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the oil/gas exploration sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 7 platform acquisitions.

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