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It’s All Relative: Family Oil Companies Attract Huge M&A Attention

What role do firms controlled by descendants of the original Permian Basin wildcatters play in a sector increasingly dominated by scale?

By the Horns: Matador Wrangles Ameredev Deal for Delaware Scale

Matador Resources expects its enterprise value to reach $11.5 billion after acquiring Ameredev II for $1.9 billion in cash—not bad for a brand launched in 1983 with friends-and-family financing.

Permian Pulse: Franklin Mountain Stands Out Among Delaware M&A Targets

Franklin Mountain was a relative nobody when the company bid for Delaware Basin acreage in a 2018 BLM auction. Today, it’s one of the largest private U.S. oil producers and a major target for acquisition.

Permian M&A: Oxy Shops Delaware Assets, Family Oil Cos. Stand Out

As operators scour the Permian Basin for M&A opportunities, they’re keeping an eye on a tepid divestiture market. Family-owned oil companies also stand out among the pack of private inventory holders remaining in the Permian, according to Enverus Intelligence Research.