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Baker Botts Represents NRG Energy, Inc. in its Acquisition of Direct Energy for $3.625 Billion


On July 24, 2020, NRG Energy, Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Centrica PLC under which NRG will acquire Direct Energy, a North American subsidiary of Centrica PLC for $3.625 billion in an all-cash transaction. The transaction builds on NRG’s status as a growing, customer-driven integrated energy provider, adding more than three million retail customers across 50 states and Canada. 

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved: 

Global Projects: Martin Toulouse (Partner, New York), Elaine Walsh (Partner, Washington), Tim Coxon (Special Counsel, New York) 

Corporate: Preston Bernhisel (Partner, Dallas), Sean McClay (Associate, Austin) 

Finance: Rachael Lichman (Partner, Houston), Janice Han (Associate, New York) 

Tax: Jon Nelsen (Partner, Austin), Matt Donnelly (Special Counsel, Washington), Jacob Walley (Associate, Houston) 

The full NRG Energy Inc. press release can be found here.

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