Largest-Ever LBO Has Green Tint

Feb 26 2007 | 12:41pm ET

It’s the largest leveraged buy-out in history, but it’s also reportedly a boon to the environment. A private equity consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Texas Pacific Group is paying $31.8 billion for TXU Corp., a major Texas power company, but if TXU is to be believed, this is not the second coming of Danny DeVito in Other People’s Money.

The newly-private TXU is to be split into three independently-operated business, one each for generation, transmission and distribution, and retail. But the company will also slash energy prices by a tenth and reduce the number of new coal-fueled plants planned to three from 11, a move that got the deal endorsed by the Environmental Defense Fund and Natural Resources Defense Council.

What’s more, World Wildlife Fund Chairman Emeritus William Reilly, also a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is to join TXU’s board.

In Depth

Financial Industry Blockchain Consortium R3 To Open-Source Platform Code

Oct 20 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Bitcoin's blockchain technology has spawned a flurry of activity among fintech startups...


Hedge Funds Swarm Into Palm Beach

Oct 27 2016 | 2:32pm ET

As the first flakes of snow fall on New York's northern suburbs, Dan Weil of South...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...