The 2007 Upstream M&A Season is nearing a close. What was the No. 1 deal this year? There are many stand-outs: Plains’ purchase of Pogo; Linn Energy’s overnight deal for a $2B Dominion package; Loews’ entry to E&P via another Dominion package for $4B; McMoRan’s $1.1B (virtual) buy-out of Newfield in the Gulf of Mexico; the Crimson Exploration side deal for South Texas properties in Exco’s package purchase from Anadarko; BreitBurn’s asset acquisition from Quicksilver in trade for cash and units; the giant EnCana purchase from Leor; SandRidge and AREP/National Energy Group; Dune’s purchase of GoldKing; Atlas’ purchase from DTE…. What’s your favorite? Following are the criteria for M&A Deal of the Year, an Oil and Gas Investor Excellence Award. Make your nomination online now at www.oilandgasinvestor.com. Hurry! The deadline is end of day Dec. 14. M&A DEAL OF THE YEAR: The most innovative and highest impact acquisition or divestiture by a North American E&P company. Criteria may include: size and scope relative to previous company profile, ability to grow the company after acquisition, innovative deal structure or execution, impact on the A&D marketplace.
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