Utilities

Macquarie Group

E.ON, Macquarie in exclusive talks over Spanish ops

Germany's top utility E.ON SE (EONGn.DE) has entered exclusive talks to sell its Spanish activities to Australian infrastructure investor Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG.AX), four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Halliburton

Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for about $35 billion

Halliburton Co (HAL.N) will buy Baker Hughes Inc (BHI.N) for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV (SLB.N) as falling oil prices threaten to erode demand.

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US Oil Drill

KKR prepares more Samson asset sales as oil prices plunge

KKR & Co (KKR.N), which led the acquisition of oil and gas producer Samson Resources Corp for $7.2 billion in 2011 and has already sold almost half its acreage to cope with lower energy prices, plans to sell its North Dakota Bakken oil deposit worth less than $500 million as part of an ongoing downsizing plan, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Italy

Italy's Enel targets $3.8 billion with Endesa flotation

Italian utility Enel (ENEI.MI) could raise 3.1 billion euros ($3.8 billion) with the flotation of up to 22 percent of its Spanish subsidiary Endesa (ELE.MC) on the stock market, according to the prospectus lodged with regulators on Thursday.

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Oil

Potential buyers checking out two Citgo refineries

Potential buyers from at least six leading oil companies have visited Citgo Petroleum Corp’s refinery in Illinois and three firms have shown keen interest in its Texas plant, four sources familiar with efforts to sell the assets said.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Australia's UGL finalizes DTZ sale, reveals project cost blowout

Australian engineering firm UGL Ltd (UGL.AX) ended one fraught chapter and started another on Thursday as it finalised the years-long $1.1 billion sale of its DTZ property arm and revealed delays and cost blowouts at a power station project.

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General Electric (GE)

GE says Alstom power deal on pace for mid-2015 closing

General Electric Co's (GE.N) $16.9 billion purchase of the power assets of France's Alstom (ALSO.PA) is on pace for closing in the middle of next year after passing several steps, the head of GE's power business said on Wednesday.

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Talisman Energy

Talisman Energy says asset sale plan on track

Talisman Energy Inc, the Canadian oil producer whose shares have fallen more than half in the past year, said on Tuesday it expects to meet its goal of selling $2 billion in assets by mid-2015 despite tumbling oil prices.

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General Electric Co

French government gives green light for GE-Alstom deal

The French government gave the green light on Wednesday for General Electric's (GE.N) planned 12.4 billion euro ($15.6 billion) purchase of most of Alstom's (ALSO.PA) power business.

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TXU, now Energy Future Holdings Corp, company headquarters

Energy Future Holdings given conditional OK to take Oncor bids

Bankrupt power company Energy Future Holdings Corp received conditional court approval to accept bids for its majority stake in Oncor, a power transmission company in Texas worth billions of dollars.

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Repsol

Oil price tumble could accelerate Repsol deal search

Spanish oil firm Repsol (REP.MC) is set to accelerate a $10 billion acquisition drive to take advantage of lower U.S. shale valuations in the face of falling oil prices and eventually fill a gap left by the 2012 seizure of its Argentine business.

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Shell Midstream Partners prices IPO at $23/unit

Shell Midstream Partners LP IPO-SHLX.N, a master limited partnership formed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L), priced its enlarged initial public offering of 40 million units at $23 per unit, above its expected price range of $19-$21 per unit.

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Africa Energy

Somalia says reviewing oil deals U.N. says lack transparency

Somalia said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that U.N. investigators say lack transparency and risk hindering development of the country's energy industry.

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Total SA

Tanzania talks with Total, BP on hydrocarbon exploration

Tanzania has held talks with France's Total (TOTF.PA) and Britain's BP (BP.L) over oil and gas exploration, its energy ministry said on Saturday, aiming to add to major companies active in its thriving energy sector.

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Toronto Stock Exchange

QE2 Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of Qualifying Transaction

QE2 Acquisition Corp. (formerly Crowsnest Acquisition Corp.) (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:CAW.P), is pleased to announce that further to its news releases dated February 28, 2014, April 16, 2014, July 21, 2014, September 4, 2014 and October 7, 2014 that it has closed its Qualifying Transaction (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) and subject to receiving final TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV")

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