Whole-company takeovers in the energy sector peaked in 2011, when companies completed almost $192 billion worth of deals.
Mergers and acquisitions activity in the energy patch has slowed in subsequent years, declining by 41 percent last year; however, the premiums paid in these deals have steadily increased in recent years–a boon for investors who own these names.
Over the years, we’ve amassed a solid track record of identifying takeover targets, including mining equipment producer Bucyrus International, Bakken operator GeoResources and artificial-lift specialist Lufkin Industries.
More recently, Energy XXI (NSDQ: EXXI) offered to purchase Model Portfolio holding EPL Oil & Gas (NYSE: EPL) for a premium of 33.4 percent.
Our Secret: Focusing on high-quality names that trade at reasonable valuations. Holding a name that can’t stand and grow on its own in the hope of a takeover isn’t a winning strategy.
Your complete guide to energy investing, from growth stocks to high-yielders.
In October 2012, renowned energy expert Elliott Gue launched the Energy & Income Advisor, a twice-monthly investment advisory that's dedicated to unearthing the most profitable opportunities in the sector, from growth stocks to high-yielding utilities, royalty trusts and master limited partnerships.
Elliott and Roger on Dec. 21, 2017
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