荷兰皇家壳牌同意收购BG集团

发布时间:2016-03-23 10:43:20    被阅览数:    来源:中国石化新闻网

  据道琼斯伦敦消息,荷兰皇家壳牌有限公司已经同意以现金加股票方式斥资470亿英镑(合696亿美元)收购英国天然气集团(BG),这是能源价格暴跌搅动全球油气行业格局的最新迹象。

  BG股东将获得383便士现金外加0.4454股荷兰皇家壳牌B股来换取一股BG的股票,BG股东将在合并后的公司持有19%的股权。对BG的收购对价较BG周二(4月7日)收盘价9.104英镑高出50%。

  壳牌还证实,2015年将派发每股1.88美元的股息,2016年将派发至少同样金额的股息。该公司还将在2017年启动股票回购计划,计划在2017-2020年回购至少250亿美元的股票。

  BG周二晚间证实了华尔街日报关于该公司正与壳牌进行深入谈判的报道。

  两家公司称,预计合并后的公司将在交易完成后大规模剥离非核心业务。实施非核心资产剥离将取决于这些业务的价值能否达到壳牌董事会所认为的合理价值。壳牌预计将在2016年至2018年间剥离300亿美元资产。

  BG董事长安德鲁·古尔德称:“BG董事会对于公司在赫尔吉·隆德带领下的长期发展前景依然抱有信心,但壳牌收购BG可以帮助BG加快速度实现自身价值,同时还能降低在这一过程中面临的风险。”

  壳牌首席执行长范伯登表示:“果敢、战略性的举措塑造了油气行业,BG和壳牌完全顺应了行业趋势。此次交易符合壳牌的策略以及公司对行业现状的理解。”

  壳牌表示,按2014年的基数来计算,这笔交易将令壳牌的油气探明储量增加25%,产量增加20%,从而令壳牌在竞争激烈的新油气项目上的地位将更加有利,尤其是在澳大利亚的液化天然气项目以及在巴西的深水油气项目。

  壳牌还预计,两家公司合并后,每年将实现25亿美元的税前协同效应,同时已经确认了进一步的重大业务机遇。

  庞晓华摘译自道琼斯

   

  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.