Hello reader,

Welcome to the September 2021 issue of The Dealmaker.

When considering the target geographies of anticipated deals, respondents point towards historical strongholds, North America (42 percent) and Asia Pacific (38 percent), as the top two destinations.

However, in third place is Africa, one of the world’s smallest Energy M&A markets, with 29 percent of respondents expecting to do at least one deal in the region over the coming 12 months, ahead of Western Europe (23 percent) and Latin America (21 percent).

Here are some of the most important M&A news we have read this month: