Global Energy Institute Business Club, M&A and Strategic Procurement Insight, Recap

Close to 50 senior executives from the ENR sector gathered at Tower Club on 2 Oct 2014.

2 October 2014, 9:00AM - 9:00PM, SGT

Close to 50 senior executives from the Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) sector gathered at Tower Club on 2 Oct to share and discuss insights on strategic procurement and the latest oil & gas M&A trends. Hosted by KPMG’s Global Energy Institute (GEI) for Asia Pacific, the latest business club event addressed two of eight areas highlighted by the GEI as key to helping businesses achieve sustainable growth in 2014: Delivering Performance, JV’s and Structuring.

Procurement efficiency is an area increasingly at the forefront of business leader’s minds. Tony Rawlinson, who heads the firm’s Procurement Advisory, outlined the rising global megatrends that are challenging existing ENR procurement organizations and how procurement excellence can help ENR-related businesses evolve in order to maintain competitiveness.

Anthony Lobo, the Global Head of Oil & Gas at KPMG UK, provided insight into global M&A trends, highlighting the variables that impacted M&A activity over the last few years. In addition, the diverging and evolving portfolio strategies between National Oil Companies and International Oil Companies were assessed. Finally, with Africa reaching a record level of M&A activity in 2013, Anthony dissected the varying regions of Africa and pointed out the growth factors fuelling this attractive energy market for international and Asian players.

A post-event recap (PDF 1.81 MB) summarizes key issues discussed at the session.

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