Victor Barcot

Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas Advisory

Victor Barcot


Victor Barcot is a Managing Director for Mizuho Securities, specializing in Oil and Gas sector coverage globally and well-regarded strategic advisor to National Oil Companies (NOCs) as well as the US Oil Majors. Mr. Barcot has spent his 20+ year career focused exclusively within the Energy sector, advising major US companies, public and private independents, and NOCs on a range of regional and cross-border M&A and capital markets transactions. Over his career Mr. Barcot has advised on over $50 billion in corporate and asset M&A transactions as well as $65 billion in capital markets transactions within the energy sector. Before joining Mizuho, Mr. Barcot was a key member of Deutsche Bank’s Global Oil & Gas Group, where he was a Managing Director focused on providing capital markets and M&A advisory services for public and private clients worldwide. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was a Managing Director in HSBC’s Resources and Energy Group, working with E&P clients in the US, Canada, and Latin America. Mr. Barcot also was the Founding Partner of Exxel Energy Group, an independent E&P firm focused on the U.S. Rocky Mountains, and the Founder and CEO of Archer Petroleum, with operations in Western Canada and Permian Basin. He began his investment banking career at Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997.

Book runner for $26 billion IPO of Saudi Aramco (2019); Exclusive Advisor to Cox Oil on the $1.0 billion corporate acquisition Energy XXI (2018); Exclusive sellside advisor to ConocoPhillips on sale of Permian Basin assets to multiple buyers (2017); Sellside advisor to Dow Chemical and YPF S.A on sale of unconventional shale (Vaca Muerta) assets in Argentina (2017); Advisory to Legacy Resources (private E&P) on corporate and asset acquisitions in the GOM (2017); Advisor to Royal Dutch Shell on $3.0 billion potential disposition of deepwater GOM assets (2016); Exclusive sell-side advisor to Petrobras S.A. on disposal of entire onshore upstream and midstream businesses in Colombia for net proceeds of $380 million (expected close Q4’13); Exclusive sell-side advisor to Petrobras S.A. on “farm-out” of six (6) offshore exploration blocks in the Caribbean Basin (2013); Exclusive sell-side advisor to ConocoPhillips on disposal of entire business in Vietnam which included midstream and upstream assets for net proceeds of over $1.5 billion (2011-2012); Sole Advisor to Sinopec on $1.5 billion acquisition of 49% W.I. in Talisman’s UK N. Sea operations (2012); Exclusive buyside advisor for a large Tecpetrol on U.S. corporate acquisition (2013); strategic advisor to SK Gas on midstream opportunities in the Americas (2013); Strategic advisor to PEMEX on opening the $30+ billion upstream sector to foreign investment (“round zero”, 2010)

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