Over the past decade, the current universe of energy-focused MLPs has closed 689 acquisitions--a total value of $236.9 billion. With $32.2 billion worth of transactions announced thus far in 2013, these roughly 100 publicly traded partnerships appear on pace to match last year’s total.
Investors should expect this boom in mergers and acquisitions to continue. We examine the factors driving this trend and highlight a handful of potential takeover candidates.
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