Wednesday, May 10, 2017

USA: Calpine Sounding Out Possible Buyers

Power Company Calpine Explores Sale (Wall Street Journal)

Calpine Corp., one of the biggest U.S. power generators including geothermal power plants at The Geysers in northern California, is exploring a sale.

The Houston company, which owns 80 power plants and has a so-called enterprise value of more than $15 billion, is working with investment bankers at Lazard to sound out possible buyers, according to people familiar with the matter. 

Calpine has attracted interest from a number of private-equity firms in an auction that is at an early stage, the people said. As always, there is no guarantee there will be any deal.