LINN Energy - M&A Summary and Business Overview

Oil/gas ExplorationCompany

LINN Energy M&A Summary

LINN Energy has acquired 4 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

LINN Energy’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Berry Petroleum Company for $4.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Linn Energy - Appalachian Properties to XTO Energy for $600M. LINN Energy has acquired in 3 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include oil/gas exploration (100%).

LINN Energy Business Overview

Where is LINN Energy headquartered?

LINN Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

What is LINN Energy’s revenue?

LINN Energy disclosed revenue of 1,827M USD for 2015 and 3,777M USD for 2014.

How many employees does LINN Energy have?

LINN Energy has 1,800 employees.

What sector is LINN Energy in?

LINN Energy is an oil/gas exploration company.

When was LINN Energy founded?

LINN Energy was founded in 2003.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1


600 Travis, Suite 5100,
Houston, Texas 77002
United States,
(281) 840-4000

LINN Energy acquires, develops and maximizes cash flow from a portfolio of oil and natural gas assets. LINN Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company with properties located in the United States. LINN's portfolio includes assets in the Hugoton Basin, the Rockies, California, east Texas and north Louisiana, the Mid-Continent, Michigan/Illinois, the Permian Basin, and south Texas. LINN Energy was formed in 2003 and is based in Houston, Texas. On May 11, 2016, LINN Energy filed for bankruptcy.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $5.3B $5.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $1.4B $1.4B

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
LINN Energy LLC - Williston Basin 2017-12-06 - Divestiture
, United States
LINN Energy - Jonah & Pinedale Fields 2017-05-02 580M USD Divestiture
, United States
Berry Petroleum Company LLC 2013-02-21 4.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas ·
Linn Energy LLC - Verden Assets 2008-08-15 185M USD Divestiture
, Oklahoma
Linn Energy LLC - Appalachian Properties 2008-07-01 600M USD Divestiture
, Texas
Lamamco Drilling - Oil and Gas properties 2008-01-31 552M USD Divestiture
, United States
Blacksand Energy LLC 2006-07-24 416M USD Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (100%) 5.3B (100%) 4 (100%) 1.4B (100%)
Total 3 $5.3B 4 $1.4B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 5.3B 4 1.4B
  Texas 1 4.3B 1 600M
  Colorado 1 416M - -
  Oklahoma - - 1 185M
Total 3 $5.3B 4 $1.4B

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Latham & Watkins

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.3B
$100M to $1B 2 $968M
Largest Berry Petroleum Company LLC
$4.3B (2013-02-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.4B
Largest Linn Energy LLC - Appalachian Properties
$600M (2008-07-01)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
1 (33%)
1 (33%)
Divested to
4 (100%)

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