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Will 2015 Be The Year Of The Mega-Merger?

By John Donovan

Rupert Hargreaves of The Motley Fool raises the prospect in an article published today of potential mega-mergers in 2015, including a merger between Royal Dutch Shell and BP.

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He covers much of the same well-trodden ground in relation to Shell BP as in a flurry of recent articles by excited journalists, before concluding that a merger is unlikely, but not beyond the bounds of possibility.


Overall, then, there could be too many risks, uncertainties and hurdles to jump over for a deal between Shell and BP to go ahead. That being said, if the price is right, I’m sure Shell’s management would figure out a way to make the deal work so I wouldn’t rule out a deal completely.


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