Royal Dutch Shell Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Oil/gas Exploration Company

Royal Dutch Shell has acquired 7 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 15 assets.

Royal Dutch 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. Royal Dutch Shell has acquired in 3 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include oil/gas exploration (43%) and electrical equipment (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity15
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18

Royal Dutch Shell plc

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

Royal Dutch Shell plc, also known as Shell, is an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company. Royal Dutch Shell was founded in 1907 and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 3 - - 1 3 - 7
vol $77.1B $77.1B
Sell (1.4/yr) # 8 1 2 1 2 1 15
vol $1.0B $4.0B $2.0B $541M $7.5B
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Silicon Ranch Corp. 2018-01-15 - Stake Purchase
Nashville, Tennessee · www.siliconranchcorp.com
Royal Dutch Shell plc - LPG Business In Hong Kong & Macau 2017-04-05 150M HKD Divestiture
, Hong Kong
Royal Dutch Shell - UK North Sea Assets 2017-01-31 3.8B USD Divestiture
, United Kingdom
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Shell Australia Pty Ltd.    - ERM Power Ltd. 2019-08-22 1
Perth, Australia · www.shell.com.au Brisbane, Australia · www.ermpower.com.au
Shell International Exploration And Production B.V.    - WellDynamics BV 2001-04-12 1
The Hague, Netherlands , Netherlands
Shell Development (Australia) Proprietary Ltd.    - North West Shelf Gas Pty Ltd. 1970-01-01 1
Perth, Australia Perth, Australia · www.nwsg.com.au

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 3 (43%) 77.1B (100%) 10 (67%) 7.5B (100%)
Chemicals - - 2 (13%) -
Retail - - 2 (13%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (14%) - - -
Renewable Energy 1 (14%) - - -
Software 1 (14%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (14%) - - -
Consumer Services - - 1 (7%) -
Total 7 $77.1B 15 $7.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 4.7B 3 1.5B
  California 1 - 1 1.0B
  West Virginia 1 4.7B - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  New York - - 1 541M
United Kingdom 2 72.4B 1 3.8B
Canada - - 2 1.0B
  British Columbia - - 1 1.0B
  Alberta - - 1 -
Germany 1 - 1 -
China - - 1 -
Denmark - - 1 -
Hong Kong - - 1 150M
Hungary - - 1 -
Indonesia 1 - - -
Malaysia - - 1 -
Mexico - - 1 965M
Netherlands - - 1 -
Thailand - - 1 -
Domestic - - 1 (7%) -
Cross-border 7 (100%) 77.1B (100%) 14 (93%) 7.5B (100%)
Total 7 $77.1B 15 $7.5B

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 3 $1.7B
TOTAL $7.5B
Largest Royal Dutch Shell - UK North Sea Assets
$3.8B (2017-01-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
7%
1 7%
Strategic(s)
93%
14 93%

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