[Context: On February 27, Energy Ventures-backed Westwood Global Energy (Aberdeen) announced the acquisition of RigLogix, a data services platform for the oil and gas industry, from DHI Group (NYSE: DHX). Further details and related links are below.]
Westwood Global Energy Group | Energy Ventures
Westwood Global Energy Group Announces Acquisition of RigLogix – a Premium Oil and Gas Data Services Platform
ABERDEEN, United Kingdom–February 27, 2018–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), an energy research, analysis and consulting specialist for exploration and oilfield services markets, announced today that it has acquired RigLogix from DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX).
RigLogix is a premium data services platform for the oil and gas industry. The platform offers on demand access to real time data and analysis for the global offshore rig market. The comprehensive service includes data and analysis of the historical, current and projected offshore rig fleets.
Andrew Reid, CEO of Westwood Global Energy Group commented; “With the acquisition of RigLogix we inherit a strong, global team and capability, which is highly complementary to the wider Westwood Group offering.”
The acquisition is another key step in the development of Westwood and enhances the Group’s Research and Consulting capability across exploration and oil field service markets.
“RigLogix is the sixth acquisition for Westwood and supports our strategic objective of creating a larger group of Upstream market intelligence products with real depth in niche markets,” said Andrew Reid. He added, “Our ambition to have embedded services with our clients is also secured and post-acquisition over 70% of Group revenue subscription based.”
Michael Durney, President and CEO of DHI Group, Inc., stated; “This is an exciting new venture for RigLogix which is a premium data services leader with an unmatched position in the oil and gas industry. The acquisition by Westwood Global Energy, who have a firm footing in the global energy market analytics space, will allow RigLogix to thrive, benefited by a new home that complements its comprehensive insights and innovative on-demand data.”
AGC Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor for DHI Group Inc for the transaction.
Westwood Global Energy Group is a leading provider of research, data analytics and consulting services to the global energy industry. Focused primarily on intelligence and insight for the worldwide exploration and oilfield services markets, Westwood coverage also extends to the offshore renewables and power generation markets. Westwood’s analysis is independent, comprehensive and based on deep sector knowledge.
Formed in January 2015 by the private equity firm Energy Ventures, Westwood Global Energy Group consolidates a number of leading providers and market research and consulting services with decades of experience in the sector. Today Westwood is a leading player in the energy related business intelligence and data analytics space.