A new giant emerges in the oil services industry: the marriage of Baker Hughes with GE

General Electric and Baker Hughes reached a deal for the combination of their oil services business units. General electric will contribute its oil-and-gas business and pay $7.4 billion through a special dividend of $17.50 for each Baker Hughes share. The new company will be 62.5% owned by GE and 37.5% owned by Baker Hughes shareholders. … Continue reading A new giant emerges in the oil services industry: the marriage of Baker Hughes with GE

Halliburton and Baker Hughes broken marriage

On May 1, 2016, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, respectively the second and third largest oilfield services firms, have announced the abandonment of their planned $34.6bn merger because of opposition from US and European regulators. Recap of acquisition’s drivers and structure of the deal Throughout this deal, Halliburton aimed to broaden its product lines and increase … Continue reading Halliburton and Baker Hughes broken marriage