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Baker Botts Advises Southern Company Gas on Sale of Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas to South Jersey Industries in $1.7 Billion Deal

Deal Description: Southern Company and Southern Company Gas today announced that Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Southern Company Gas, has entered into agreements to sell the assets of its utility operating divisions Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas to South Jersey Industries in an all-cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion. Southern Company Gas is a subsidiary of Southern Company.
For more information on the transaction, see the press release
Baker Botts represented Southern Company Gas in the transaction. 
Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved: 
Corporate: William Lamb (Partner, New York); Courtney Fore (Senior Associate, Austin); Allison Lancaster (Associate, Austin).
Employee Benefits: Mark Bodron (Partner, Houston); Stephanie Jeane (Associate, Washington)
Tax: Chris Morales (Senior Associate, Houston) 
Real Estate: Jeremy Gott (Partner; Dallas); Patrick Matthews (Senior Associate; Dallas)
Finance: Martin Toulouse (Partner; New York)
Environmental: Paulina Williams (Senior Associate; Austin)
Global Projects: Gregory Wagner (Partner, Washington), Kyle Henne (Associate, Washington)


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