Energy Transfer Partners: Will The Distribution Be Cut Post Merger?

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About: Energy Transfer LP (ET)
by: Trapping Value
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Summary

We had speculated on what would happen post IDR buyout.

The consensus was that ETE would get the best treatment and ETP would suffer as a consequence.

The terms appear different than what we envisioned.

We run the numbers to analyze the potential of a cut.

Post market hours we were treated to a roll-up of gigantic proportions. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is being merged with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) subject to approval of the shareholders.