Royal Dutch Shell plc - proposed acquisition of BG Group plc

Acquirer(s)

  • Royal Dutch Shell plc

Target(s)

  • BG Group plc

Summary

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) proposed to acquire BG Group plc (BG). Both Shell and BG produce oil and gas globally, including gas in Australia.

Market definition

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Competition analysis

Please refer to the Public Competition Assessment.

Statement of issues

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Public competition assessment

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Timeline

DateEvent
11/06/2015ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
09/07/2015Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
16/07/2015ACCC requested further information from Shell.
31/07/2015ACCC received further information from Shell.
07/08/2015ACCC requested further information from Shell and BG.
21/08/2015ACCC received further information from Shell and BG.
03/09/2015Former proposed decision date of 3 September 2015 delayed by ACCC to allow additional time to consider the proposed acquisition.
17/09/2015ACCC published a Statement of Issues outlining preliminary competition concerns.
08/10/2015Closing date for submissions relating to Statement of Issues.
22/10/2015Former proposed decision date of 12 November delayed by ACCC to allow additional time to consider the proposed acquisition.
19/11/2015ACCC announced it would not oppose the proposed acquisition.