NRG Energy Acquisitions and Exits, 19 Deals Between 1999 and 2019
utilities Company

NRG Energy has acquired 17 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 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 2019, when it sold NRG South Central Generating to Cleco for $1.0B. 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%).

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NRG Energy, Inc.

804 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.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $11.3B $11.3B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 - - 2 - 1 5
vol $15M $1.0B $1.0B

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Largest Texas Genco Holdings, Inc.
$5.8B (2005-10-03)
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Largest NRG South Central Generating LLC
$1.0B (2019-01-16)

Utilities M&A - Last 3 Years

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, 6 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 9 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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