BG Group, Gas-Shipping Pioneer, Trades Final Time Before Merger

By Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) -- BG Group Plc, pioneer of natural-gas shipping, will trade on stock exchanges for the last time on Friday, 19 years after it was created. The shares will delist Monday as BG becomes a fully owned unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc following the industry’s biggest acquisition in more than a decade. The stock has increased ninefold since 1997, … [Read more...]

Shell Seals BG Mega-Merger with Shareholder Approval

By Rakteem Katakey (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc won shareholder approval to buy BG Group Plc, sealing its biggest acquisition amid the worst oil-industry slump since the global financial crisis. More than 83 percent of Shell shareholders voted in favor of the transaction, the company said in a statement. Most votes were cast by proxy while other investors met in … [Read more...]