Southern Co.

30 Ivan Allen Jr Boulevard NW,
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
United States,
(404) 506-5000
www.southerncompany.com

Southern Company is a premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # - - - 2 2 - 4
vol $12.0B $827M $12.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # - - - - - 2 2
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$12.0B (2015-08-24)
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According to our data here at Mergr, Southern has acquired 4 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 2 assets.

Southern’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired AGL Resources for $12.0B. Southern has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include renewable energy (50%) and electrical equipment (25%).

When analyzing the utilities sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 85 utilities companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 5 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic utilities acquirer over the past 3 years is Pennsylvania American Water, with 8 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the utilities sector over the past 3 years is First Reserve Corp. with 2 platform acquisitions.

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