Williams Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Energy Services And EquipmentCompany

Williams has acquired 8 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Williams’ largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Discovery Midstream Partners for $1.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Williams Cos. - Canadian Assets to Williams Partners for $1.2B. Williams has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include energy services and equipment (50%) and oil/gas exploration (38%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 3

Williams

Williams Cos. Inc.

One Williams Center,
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74172
United States,
(918) 573-2000
www.williams.com

Williams is a North American energy infrastructure company. It owns interests in or operates 15,000 miles of interstate gas pipelines, 1,000 miles of NGL transportation pipelines, and more than 10,000 miles of oil and gas gathering pipelines. Williams was formed in 1908 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 5 2 - - 1 - 8
vol $1.2B $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 1 - - - - 5
vol $1.4B $177M $1.6B
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sequent Energy Management, L.P. 2021-07-01 - Divestiture
Houston, Texas · www.sequentenergy.com
Williams Cos. Inc. - Gulf Coast Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Systems 2018-12-06 177M USD Divestiture
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Williams Partners LP 2018-08-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.investor.williams.com
Discovery Midstream Partners 2018-07-30 1.2B USD Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.discoverymidstream.com
Access Midstream Partners LP 2015-02-02 - Merger
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.accessmidstream.com
Williams Cos. - Canadian Assets 2014-02-26 1.2B USD Divestiture
, Alberta
Access Midstream Partners LP 2012-12-11 - Stake Purchase
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · www.accessmidstream.com
WPX Energy, Inc. 2012-01-03 - Spin Off
Tulsa, Oklahoma · www.wpxenergy.com
Jackalope Gas Gathering Services LLC 2012-01-02 - Joint Venture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership 2002-09-05 217M USD Divestiture
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Energy Services and Equipment 4 (50%) 1.2B (100%) 3 (60%) 1.6B (100%)
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (38%) - 2 (40%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (13%) - - -
Total 8 $1.2B 5 $1.6B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 1.2B 4 394M
  Oklahoma 3 - 3 177M
  Texas 3 1.2B - -
  California 1 - - -
Canada - - 1 1.2B
  Alberta - - 1 1.2B
Domestic 8 (100%) 1.2B (100%) 4 (80%) 394M (25%)
Cross-border - - 1 (20%) 1.2B (75%)
Total 8 $1.2B 5 $1.6B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Simmons & Company International Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Discovery Midstream Partners
$1.2B (2018-07-30)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 2 $394M
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Williams Cos. - Canadian Assets
$1.2B (2014-02-26)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Strategic(s)
13%
1 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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