The global bulk liquids storage and infrastructure industry sits in the middle of a very active merger and acquisition market and there is no sign of this slowing, given underlying business drivers and the intentions of key transaction players.
Energy is vital to the economy but an investor is largely driven by upstream ‘mining’ activities in oil and coal. However, these come with significant exploration and commodity price risks – risks that financial investors are not willing to take.
Energy transportation infrastructure is one of the most attractive areas for investors, who are looking to capitalise on the resilience of this sector without taking any risk on the underlying energy commodities, namely coal, oil and gas.
Liquid storage terminals play on the movement of the largest energy commodity – oil – as well as other bulk liquid cargoes including chemicals and bio fuels. The scale of opportunity, oil price movements and the converging interests of the players involved have ...