What Is the Chance Vistra Will Buy Dynegy?

What Is the Chance Vistra Will Buy Dynegy?

May 30, 2017

by Margarita Fournier, Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

As independent power producers struggle with low energy prices, rumors swirl about proposed buyouts and combinations. Last week, SeekingAlpha looked at the probability – as reported by The Wall Street Journal – that Vistra Energy will succeed in buying Dynegy. The article looks at operations of each and possible synergies, current loses, and management incentives. “Vistra owns almost 16,800MW of generating capacity in Texas, while DYN owns about 4,700MW in Texas and 26,700MW throughout the rest of the country. Figure 3 zooms in on Texas, and you can see that these plants are not all right on top of each other, though it is likely that some plant divestitures would be required if the two companies combined.” The author concludes that a deal is not likely, listing additional reasons.

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