China isn't Afraid to Invest in Egypt
Sep 4th 2013 1:16PM
Updated Sep 4th 2013 1:18PM
In terms of energy acquisitions, $3.1 billion might not seem like that high of a price tag, but a deal that size was enough to drive Apache's value up over 8% last Friday. For years, Egypt has weighed heavily on this company but for reasons outside of the company's control. Turmoil in the region since the beginning of the Arab Spring has plagued Apache's valuation given that over 25% of the company's revenue came from Egypt prior to this deal. Now, a third of its Egyptian assets will fall under the control of Chinese energy giant, Sinopec .
Deals like this could continue to increase in frequency based on the hunger for greater access to energy resources displayed by the Chinese people. Already, Sinopec has formed joint ventures with Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy . By reaching outside of the United States to a much riskier locale, it is clear that Sinopec is serious about its plans to spend $60 billion by 2020 on acquisitions. For more on this deal, tune in below.
Think the days of $100 oil are gone? Think again. In fact, the market is heading in that direction now. But for investors that are positioned to profit from the return of $100 oil, it can't come soon enough. To help investors get rich off of rising oil prices, our top analysts prepared a free report that reveals three stocks that are bound to soar as oil prices climb higher. To discover the identities of these stocks instantly, access your free report by clicking here now.
The article China isn't Afraid to Invest in Egypt originally appeared on Fool.com.Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Taylor Muckerman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apache and Devon Energy and has the following options: long January 2014 $30 calls on Chesapeake Energy. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.