Transocean Ltd.

10 Chemin de Blandonnet,
Vernier, 1214
+41 22 930 90 00

Transocean Ltd. is a provider of offshore contract drilling services for energy companies, owning and operating among versatile fleets with a particular focus on deepwater and harsh-environment drilling. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Vernier, Switzerland.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 1 - 4
vol $18.5B $3.4B $21.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $2.1B $2.1B

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$17.0B (2007-07-23)
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Largest Transocean /Assets/
$1.1B (2013-01-08)

According to our data here at Mergr, Transocean has acquired 4 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Transocean’s largest acquisition to date was in 2007, when it acquired GlobalSantaFe for $17.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Transocean /Assets/ to Shelf Drilling Holdings for $1.1B. Transocean has acquired in 1 US state, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include energy services and equipment (50%) and oil/gas exploration (50%).

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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