Tagged: mergers & acquisitions

Northeast to buy NStar

Northeast Utilities, a Connecticut-based energy supplier, announced that it will purchase Boston-based NStar for $4.3 billion in stock. The merger will form a company with 3.5 million electric and gas customers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire. SMG finance lecturer and an energy risk-management expert¬†Mark Williams comments on the deal. “Northeast Utlilities announcement to […]

New antitrust guidelines for mergers

U.S. antitrust regulators from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have proposed new guidelines for how they scrutinize mergers for possible antitrust violations.¬† Law Professor Keith Hylton, an antitrust law authority, and School of Management finance Professor Michael Salinger, a former FTC director, agree the proposed guidelines more accurately reflect current practice […]