Shell Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Oil/gas ExplorationCompany

Shell has acquired 8 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 17 assets.

Shell’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired BG Group for $72.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2017, when it sold Royal Dutch Shell - UK North Sea Assets to Chrysaor Holdings for $3.8B. Shell has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include oil/gas exploration (38%) and renewable energy (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 20

Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Carel van Bylandtlaan 30,
The Hague, 2596 HR
Netherlands,
+31 70 377 9111
www.shell.com

Shell is an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company. Shell was Incorporated in 1907 and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 3 1 3 - 1 - 8
vol $77.1B $77.1B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 11 1 2 1 2 - 17
vol $5.0B $2.0B $541M $759M $8.3B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Inspire Energy Holdings LLC 2021-07-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Cherry Hill, New Jersey · www.inspirecleanenergy.com
Mobile Chemical LP Refinery 2021-05-26 75M USD Divestiture
Mobile, Alabama
Royal Dutch Shell plc - Kaybob Duvernay Assets 2021-02-17 684M CAD Divestiture
The Hague, Netherlands
Royal Dutch Shell plc - U.S. Appalachia Assets 2020-05-04 541M USD Divestiture
, New York
Royal Dutch Shell plc - Martinez Refinery 2019-06-11 1.0B USD Divestiture
, California
Royal Dutch Shell plc - Caesar Tonga Oil Field 2019-04-11 965M USD Divestiture
, Mexico
Limejump Ltd. 2019-02-28 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.limejump.com
sonnen GmbH 2019-02-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Wildpoldsried, Germany · www.sonnengroup.com
Greenlots 2019-01-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.greenlots.com
Shell Olie-Og Gasudvinding Denmark Pipelines ApS 2018-10-17 - Divestiture
, Denmark
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (38%) 77.1B (100%) 12 (71%) 8.3B (100%)
Renewable Energy 2 (25%) - - -
Chemicals - - 2 (12%) -
Retail - - 2 (12%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (13%) - - -
Software 1 (13%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (13%) - - -
Consumer Services - - 1 (6%) -
Total 8 $77.1B 17 $8.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 4.7B 4 1.6B
  California 1 - 1 1.0B
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  West Virginia 1 4.7B - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Alabama - - 1 75M
  New York - - 1 541M
United Kingdom 2 72.4B 1 3.8B
Canada - - 2 1.0B
  British Columbia - - 1 1.0B
  Alberta - - 1 -
China - - 2 150M
Germany 1 - 1 -
Netherlands - - 2 684M
Denmark - - 1 -
Hungary - - 1 -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Malaysia - - 1 -
Mexico - - 1 965M
Thailand - - 1 -
Domestic - - 2 (12%) 684M (8%)
Cross-border 8 (100%) 77.1B (100%) 15 (88%) 7.6B (92%)
Total 8 $77.1B 17 $8.3B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $77.1B
TOTAL $77.1B
Largest BG Group plc
$72.4B (2015-04-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $5.8B
$100M to $1B 4 $2.3B
< $100M 1 $75M
TOTAL $8.3B
Largest Royal Dutch Shell - UK North Sea Assets
$3.8B (2017-01-31)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
38%
3 (38%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
6%
1 (6%)
Strategic(s)
94%
16 (94%)

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