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Best Candidates for Another Burst of Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2020

Never buy a company just because it may get a takeover offer—unless you’d be happy owning if there’s never a deal.

That’s a rule I’ve followed religiously for over 35 years in this business. It’s kept me away from some obvious targets like the former Sprint, which was ultimately bought after nearly going bankrupt.

But focusing on high quality companies has also limited exposure to “take under” situations, where acquirers take advantage of distressed prices to squeeze out other shareholders. And when picks have received offers, they’ve been at sizeable premiums to prices prevailing before deal making rumors started to fly.

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