El Paso Corporation

1100 Louisiana Suite 1000,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States,

El Paso Corporation is a processes, stores, and transmits natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company was formed in 1928.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $834M $225M $1.1B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - - - 1 2
vol $127M $127M
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Largest Medicine Bow Energy Corp.
$834M (2005-08-01)
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Largest El Paso Corp. - 300 MW U.S. Power Plant
$127M (2002-09-13)

El Paso was acquired by Kinder Morgan on October 16, 2011.

El Paso has acquired 4 companies of its own. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

El Paso’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Medicine Bow Energy for $834M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2002, when it sold El Paso - 300 MW U.S. Power Plant to TransCanada for $127M. El Paso has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include oil/gas exploration (67%) and communications (34%).

When analyzing the oil/gas exploration sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 125 oil/gas exploration companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 1 has acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic oil/gas exploration acquirer over the past 3 years is Shell Midstream Partners, with 3 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the oil/gas exploration sector over the past 3 years is Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP with 10 platform acquisitions.

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