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M&A cools as Wall Street tames the wildcat out of the oil patch
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M&A cools as Wall Street tames the wildcat out of the oil patch

By Todd Garner Managing Director M&A activity in the oil patch appears to be on hiatus as Wall Street skepticism rises over whether there’s actual money to be made in the country’s current shale development environment. Dropping natural gas prices and the rising cost of oil production and exploration would seem to indicate a market...

CAC’s new acquisition & divestiture practice offers oil & gas developers and investors confidentiality and an alternative to auctions
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CAC’s new acquisition & divestiture practice offers oil & gas developers and investors confidentiality and an alternative to auctions

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO Investors and owners/developers in the conventional oil & gas assets and infrastructure middle market now have an advisor with a truly global reach and an alternative to the auction process for acquisitions and divestitures (A&D). Capital Alliance Corp. (CAC) recently added A&D to its suite of transaction services...

Neal Patel
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Neal Patel

Neal Patel is managing director and energy infrastructure practice leader. He comes to Capital Alliance with over 13 years in the oil & gas pipeline/midstream industry. Neal started his career as an investment banker at Lazard, where he worked on numerous deals totaling over $30 billion for major utility, midstream and other energy companies. Subsequently...

Todd Garner
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Todd Garner

Managing director Todd Garner leads Capital Alliance’s new upstream oil & gas asset practice. For over 30 years Todd has held senior management roles in both public and private companies in the energy sector, most recently as chief operating officer for a Dallas-based oil & gas company with active drilling operations in the Permian Basin....

Capital Alliance bulks up energy practice with two new hires and expanded services
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Capital Alliance bulks up energy practice with two new hires and expanded services

DALLAS, June 11, 2019 – Capital Alliance Corp. (CAC), an Oaklins International member firm, has expanded its energy practice group with two new hires who will focus on upstream oil & gas asset acquisition & divestiture (A&D) and utility infrastructure transactions. Neal Patel will serve as managing director and head of energy infrastructure at CAC....

Occidental’s acquisition of Anadarko could lead Permian Basin operators to reduce assets to prep for coming M&A opportunities
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Occidental’s acquisition of Anadarko could lead Permian Basin operators to reduce assets to prep for coming M&A opportunities

By Todd Garner Oil and Gas Asset Practice Leader Managing Director Occidental Petroleum’s recent announcement that it will buy Anadarko could signal a new wave of merger and acquisition activity in the oil patch, with the Permian Basin a main target. The deal, after all, is the largest acquisition in the oil & gas industry...

Dallas Fed: Oil & gas activity rises on higher prices
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Dallas Fed: Oil & gas activity rises on higher prices

By Bryan Livingston Managing Partner and CEO Energy sector activity grew modestly in the first quarter 2019, with oilfield services driving much of the increase, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Energy Survey. The business activity index—the survey’s broadest measure of conditions among 11th Federal Reserve District energy firms—was 10.8 in the first...

Amazing seller’s market for staffing industry firms won’t last forever
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Amazing seller’s market for staffing industry firms won’t last forever

By Neal England Practice Leader Domestic staffing buyers, private equity firms and cross-border strategic acquirers were out in force at this year’s Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum North America, as all seek to put capital to work amid a tightening time window. The event drew strong attendance and general optimism about the overall state of...