2016: The year of the mega-merger

From Shell and BG to Baker Hughes’ multiple suitors, 2016 saw a major shake-up in sector’s players line-up. Find out who decided to combine their lots and who ditched the talk in the gallery below. Click “Read Article” to see the report in full. 2016 Mergers

Market info

Shell BG deal will ‘shape more competitive company’

Royal Dutch Shell has hailed its 52.6 billion US dollar (£36.4 billion) takeover of BG Group as a step towards becoming a “simpler, leaner, more competitive company”. The mega-deal - creating the biggest trader of liquefied natural gas - came into force on Monday after shareholders waved through the tie-up at the end of January.

Oil & Gas

Shell executive set for BG top job

Top Shell executive Huibert Vigeveno is set to become the transitional chief executive of BG Group after the expected completion of the £34billion “mega-merger” of the two oil giants next month