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Big changes in Financial Deal Insights Energy & Utilities January 2008

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Financial Deal Insights Energy & Utilities January 2008

Ongoing market developments, particularly in terms of liberalization, have resulted in continued energy sector M&A. Datamonitor's monthly Financial Deal Insights series provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of this activity in the energy and utilities sector. It offers a unique insight into both deal activity, deal rationale and the market fundamentals driving the sector.

Insight into recent M&A activity in the energy and utilities sector throughout the world. Detailed understanding of the market context behind factors driving both the sector as a whole and individual deals. An overview of deal trends on a historical basis and the progress of individual deals as they happen.

The Energy and Utilities sector recorded 163 M&A deals during January, a decrease of 11% on a month-on-month basis.

Record oil prices mean that the current outlook for energy sector M&A activity remains buoyant.

Public offerings continued to decline due to economic slowdown in the US and Europe and volatility in capital markets.

Understand current energy and utility sector M&A dynamics - Gain insight into factors driving individual deals and the sector as a whole - Keep track of deal developments throughout the sector.

DATAMONITOR VIEW 1

CATALYST 1

SUMMARY 1

ANALYSIS 2

Record oil prices mean that the current outlook for energy sector M&A activity remains buoyant 2

Long term market fundamentals point to a continuation of the oil price boom 3

The supply side 3

The demand side 4

In common with longer term dynamics, short term fundamentals point to bullish prices 4

The oil price rally has less relevance further downstream 4

APPENDIX 5

Definitions 5

Ask the analyst 5

Datamonitor consulting 5

Disclaimer 5

List of Figures

Figure 1: Energy sector by volume (August '07 - January '08 2

Figure 2: West Texas Intermediate crude oil price 1998-2008 3

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