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Investing Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions

Ignore the Headlines: AT&T is Still on Track

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 25, 2019

Barron's is piling on with an article concerning AT&T Inc’s (NYSE: T) loss of DirectTV subscribers, following up on a cover story critiquing the telecom giant's acquisition of Time Warner last year. Investors, however, saw the situation quite differently, pushing the stock to solid gains on earnings day, despite media mono-focus on the pay television unit.

Aqua’s Gas Deal: Utility Convergence Picks up Steam

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 25, 2019

Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) is closing in on its proposed acquisition of Pennsylvania-based Peoples Gas, positioning the companies' merger for a late third-quarter close.

Sprint/T-Mobile USA: What It Means for Telecom

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 23, 2019

Get big or go home: The "Big Four" will likely soon become the "Big Three."

Big Money Now Finds Value in Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 13, 2019

Fair value is always in the eye of the beholder. But energy investors are best advised to follow our one simple rule for picking takeover targets: Only buy companies with the strength to thrive on their own.

Dominion Energy: Beyond the Scana Merger

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 15, 2018
This week, Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) is set to reap the reward for its bold takeover of Scana Corp (NYSE:SCG) as the South Carolina Public Service Commission has approved the merger.

Utility Mergers: The State of Play

By on Dec. 10, 2018
Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA) closed December 4 at $52 and change, and opened December 6 in the low-40s. The catalyst: While the US market was closed on December 5, the Washington Utilities Commission concluded months of deliberations by rejecting Canadian utility Hydro One Ltd’s (TSX: H, OTC: HRNNF) all-cash takeover offer.

Staying with Southeastern Utilities Through the Storms

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2018
Already hard-hit areas of the Carolinas braced today for Hurricane Michael while residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast worked to dig themselves out from possibly the worst weather event ever to hit their region.

Comcast Wins Sky and Other M&A Activity

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 25, 2018
Comcast bests Disney in its bid for European entertainment giant Sky: Here's the latest news on this and other current M&A deals.

Dominion Energy Makes Its Move

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 22, 2018
Dominion Energy's (NYSE: D) offer could do a lot to resolve uncertainty surrounding Dominion Midstream Partners LP's (NYSE: DM) future.

Propane Distributors: Unloved Big Yields and Ripe for M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2018
Canada’s Superior Plus Corp (TSX: SPB, OTC: SUUIF) generated few headlines last month, when it paid $900 million for NGL Energy Partners’ (NYSE: NGL) propane distribution business. However, this merger is highly remarkable for three major reasons.

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