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American Electric Power is profiled as a potential benficiary and agressor in the new world of PUHCA-less Utility M&A, writes utility analyst Sandy Cohen. An article in Business First of Columbus profiles American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) as one company that could have both an easier time, and potentially take advantage of incentives created by the new Energy Bill passed into law by Congress this past summer.

Follow the link for this profile: AEP As Aquiror?.

We have published several articles on M&A, and its benefits (or lack thereof). Others in the series:

  1. Utility Mergers and Acquisitions, Part 1: Is a Wave Coming, and Is It Good For Shareholders?
  2. Utility Mergers and Acquisitions, Part 2: The Bull and Bear Case For Mergers
  3. Utility Mergers and Acquisitions, Part 3: The Bull and Bear Case For Mergers Discussed With Detail
  4. Utility Mergers and Acquisitions, Part 4: Why Should Shareholders Be Skeptical?
  5. Utility Mergers and Acquisitions, Part 5: Highlights from the CSFB Report on Utility Mergers

We also published a brief post highlighting one newspaper's article highlighting DPL as a potential target: DPL as Target?.

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Source: Utilities M&A Talk - AEP as Acquiror