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An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary. (Todd Korol/Reuters)
An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary. (Todd Korol/Reuters)

Canadian mid-sized oil companies ponder sales or IPOs Add to ...

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A growing list of Canadian energy companies owned by private equity funds are considering going public in coming months on the back of rising energy prices and surging investor interest in oil and gas stocks.

However, IPOs are not the only option on the table for these energy companies, as oil patch professionals say the same mid-sized oil companies working on public offerings are also quietly being shopped to strategic buyers such as the largest domestic and foreign energy companies.

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