NRG Energy, Inc.

211 Carnegie Center,
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
United States,
(609) 524-4500

NRG Energy, Inc. is a wholesale power generation company. NRG engages in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities; the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services; and the trading of energy, capacity and related products in the US and select international markets. NRG Energy, Inc. was formed in 1989 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Buy (1.0/yr) # 9 5 - - - - 14
vol $8.4B $2.6B $11.1B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 1 - - 2 - 4
vol $15M $15M

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Largest NRG Energy 108MW Storm Lake 1 Wind Farm
$15M (2014-12-18)

According to our data here at Mergr, NRG Energy has acquired 17 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

NRG Energy’s largest acquisition to date was in 2005, when it acquired Texas Genco Holdings for $5.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold NRG Energy 108MW Storm Lake 1 Wind Farm to ALLETE Clean Energy for $15M. NRG Energy has acquired in 6 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include utilities (43%) and energy services and equipment (22%).

When analyzing the utilities sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 77 utilities companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 5 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic utilities acquirer over the past 3 years is Waterlogic, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the utilities sector over the past 3 years is Allianz Capital Partners with 3 platform acquisitions.

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