October 6, 2005
Utility Sector Consolidation
Click here for an interesting Corporate Counsel article predicting a massive consolidation in the utility industry with the recent repeal of the Public Utility Holding Company Act. PUHCA placed geographic limitations on utility ownership and prevented non-energy companies from investing. Now that these restrictions are gone, the article speculates that energy companies will expand geographically and that both non-energy strategic buyers and financial buyers will get in the game.
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