Shell-BG megadeal could push others in oil patch to rethink growth, M&A wave coming says The Edge

Shell-BG megadeal could push others in oil patch to rethink growth, M&A wave coming says The Edge By Shawn McCarthy and Jeffrey Jones, Staff Writers, The Globe and Mail: “We believe this [deal] proves an M&A wave is with us through 2016, which will be bigger than ever,” said Ryan Mendy, chief operating officer at Britain-based Edge Consulting Group, an independent consulting firm. It will force other companies “to focus on their own potential strategies. The remaining companies are now forced to either push to survive alone, spin off a segment to streamline and unlock value for investors, or find a partner like Shell-BG to attract new opportunities.”...