Host: Kate Hardin, managing director, Deloitte Services LP
Despite record energy prices and low valuations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the oil and gas (O&G) sector fell by 35% year over year in 2022. Is the O&G M&A playbook changing, and what are the new drivers of strategic deal-making in the O&G industry? We’ll discuss:
- Strategic influence of energy security and energy transition in deal-making
- Impact of environment, social, and governance (ESG) on buyer behavior
- Shift in growth strategy toward clean energy solutions and offerings
- Role of JVs and partnerships in building capabilities for the future
Meet the speakers
Kate Hardin, Executive Director of Deloitte’s Research Center for Energy and Industrials, has worked in the energy industry for 25 years. She currently leads Deloitte’s research on the impact of the energy transition on the energy and industrial manufacturing sectors. Before that, Kate led IHSMarkit’s integrated coverage of transportation decarbonization and the implications for automotive and energy companies. Kate has served as an expert in residence at Yale’s Center for Business and Environment, and she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Kate has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a MA in Russian studies from Yale University.
Amy Chronis is a vice chair, a US Energy & Chemicals leader, and the managing partner with Deloitte’s Houston practice. Chronis has more than 30 years of experience in serving public and private enterprises, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 companies, in the oil and gas, chemicals, technology, and manufacturing industries. She served as Deloitte’s US lead relationship partner for one of the world’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, as well as other Houston-based enterprises. In addition to her Houston practice leadership role, she is the US lead relationship partner for several international energy and chemical companies.
Melinda, a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, is the Energy & Chemicals industry leader for Deloitte’s Transactions & M&A practice. She has more than 25 years of public accounting experience with Deloitte, serving both corporate and private equity clients. Melinda has led numerous M&A teams, both foreign and domestic, on various acquisition and divestiture transactions of varying sizes and complexities, and has experience across the energy spectrum.