Shell to buy BG Group in £47bn deal
 April 9, 2015
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Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy oil and gas exploration firm BG Group in a deal that values the business at £47bn.

The two firms say they have reached agreement on a cash and shares offer which gives investors a 50% premium on BG Group's share price on 7 April.

The deal could be one of the biggest of 2015 and could produce a company with a value of more than £200bn ($296bn).

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