Halliburton in take over talks with Baker Hughes

Screenshot from Baker Huges Website
Francisco Rojas 14 Nov 2014

Baker Hughes, the world renowned drilling company has confirmed that it is currently in talks to possibly merge with Halliburton.

A press release by Baker Hughes reveals the possibility of a merger with Halliburton. The following is the verbatim press release done in BH website:

Baker Hughes Incorporated today confirmed that it has engaged in preliminary discussions with Halliburton Company regarding a potential business combination transaction. These discussions may or may not lead to any transaction. Baker Hughes does not intend to comment further on market speculation or disclose any developments unless and until it otherwise deems further disclosure is appropriate or required.

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company’s 61,000 employees today work in more than 80 countries helping customers find, evaluate, drill, produce, transport and process hydrocarbon resources. For more information on Baker Hughes, visit:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (each a “forward-looking statement”). The words “may” and “potential” and the negative thereof, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. There are many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are also affected by the risk factors described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and those set forth from time-to-time in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The documents are available through the Company’s website at: or through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (“EDGAR”) at: We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.

Source: Press Release by Baker Hughes