Royal Dutch Shell Acquisitions and Exits, 16 Deals Between 1999 and 2018
oil/gas exploration Company

Royal Dutch Shell has acquired 4 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 12 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 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include oil/gas exploration (75%) and renewable energy (25%).

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Royal Dutch Shell plc

Carel van Bylandtlaan 30,
The Hague, 2596 HR
+31 70 377 9111

Royal Dutch Shell plc, also known as Shell, is an Anglo–Dutch multinational oil and gas company incorporated in the United Kingdom and headquartered in the Netherlands.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 2 - 1 - - 1 4
vol $4.7B $72.4B $77.1B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 6 1 1 1 2 1 12
vol $1.0B $4.0B $5.0B

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Largest BG Group plc
$72.4B (2015-04-08)
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Largest Royal Dutch Shell - UK North Sea Assets
$3.8B (2017-01-31)

Oil/gas Exploration M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the oil/gas exploration sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 118 oil/gas exploration companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 2 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic oil/gas exploration acquirer over the past 3 years is Shell Midstream Partners, with 3 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the oil/gas exploration sector over the past 3 years is Warburg Pincus LLC with 6 platform acquisitions.

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