• 荷蘭皇家殼牌同意收購BG集團

    發布時間:2016-03-23 10:43:20    被閱覽數:    來源:中國石化新聞網

      據道瓊斯倫敦消息,荷蘭皇家殼牌有限公司已經同意以現金加股票方式斥資470億英鎊(合696億美元)收購英國天然氣集團(BG),這是能源價格暴跌攪動全球油氣行業格局的最新跡象。

      BG股東將獲得383便士現金外加0.4454股荷蘭皇家殼牌B股來換取一股BG的股票,BG股東將在合并后的公司持有19%的股權。對BG的收購對價較BG周二(4月7日)收盤價9.104英鎊高出50%。

      殼牌還證實,2015年將派發每股1.88美元的股息,2016年將派發至少同樣金額的股息。該公司還將在2017年啟動股票回購計劃,計劃在2017-2020年回購至少250億美元的股票。

      BG周二晚間證實了華爾街日報關于該公司正與殼牌進行深入談判的報道。

      兩家公司稱,預計合并后的公司將在交易完成后大規模剝離非核心業務。實施非核心資產剝離將取決于這些業務的價值能否達到殼牌董事會所認為的合理價值。殼牌預計將在2016年至2018年間剝離300億美元資產。

      BG董事長安德魯·古爾德稱:“BG董事會對于公司在赫爾吉·隆德帶領下的長期發展前景依然抱有信心,但殼牌收購BG可以幫助BG加快速度實現自身價值,同時還能降低在這一過程中面臨的風險?!?/p>

      殼牌首席執行長范伯登表示:“果敢、戰略性的舉措塑造了油氣行業,BG和殼牌完全順應了行業趨勢。此次交易符合殼牌的策略以及公司對行業現狀的理解?!?/p>

      殼牌表示,按2014年的基數來計算,這筆交易將令殼牌的油氣探明儲量增加25%,產量增加20%,從而令殼牌在競爭激烈的新油氣項目上的地位將更加有利,尤其是在澳大利亞的液化天然氣項目以及在巴西的深水油氣項目。

      殼牌還預計,兩家公司合并后,每年將實現25億美元的稅前協同效應,同時已經確認了進一步的重大業務機遇。

      龐曉華摘譯自道瓊斯

       

      原文如下:

      Shell to Buy BG Group

      By Ian Walker 

      LONDON--Petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC has agreed to buy BG Group PLC for GBP47 billion ($69.6 billion) in cash and shares, the latest sign of how tumbling energy prices are shaking up the global oil-and-gas industry. 

      BG shareholders will get 383 pence in cash; and 0.4454 Shell B shares for each share held, giving them 19% of the enlarged group. The price is a 50% premium to BG's closing share price of 910.4 pence on Tuesday. 

      Shell also confirmed it will pay a dividend of $1.88 a share in 2015 and at least the same in 2016. It will also start a share buyback program in 2017 of at least $25 billion for 2017 to 2020. 

      Late last night BG confirmed it was in advanced talks with Shell after an earlier report by The Wall Street Journal. 

      The combined group is expected to make substantial disposals of noncore operations following completion of the deal, the companies said. Subject to achieving what the Shell board considers to be reasonable value for such operations, Shell expects these disposals to reach $30 billion during 2016 to 2018. 

      "The BG board remains confident in BG's long-term prospects under the leadership of Helge Lund. Shell's offer, however, allows us to accelerate and de-risk the delivery of this value," BG Chairman Andrew Gould said. 

      "Bold, strategic moves shape our industry. BG and Shell are a great fit. This transaction fits with our strategy and our read on the industry landscape around us," Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said. 

      The deal will add 25% to Shell's proved oil and gas reserves and 20% to production, each on a 2014 basis, and provide Shell with enhanced positions in competitive new oil and gas projects, particularly in Australia LNG and Brazil deep water, it said. 

      Shell also expects the combination to generate pretax synergies of $2.5 billion a year, and has also identified further significant opportunities.


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