April 30 Nuclear power company Exelon Corp
agreed to buy utility company Pepco Holdings Inc
for more than $5.4 billion in cash, Bloomberg reported, citing
people familiar with the transaction.
Pepco, with a market capitalization of about $5.71 billion,
operates utilities in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey and
serves about 2 million customers.
The deal is expected to be announced as early as Wednesday
morning, according to the report. (r.reuters.com/wav88v)
Exelon and Pepco were not immediately available for comment
outside regular U.S. business hours.
Chicago-based Exelon struck a deal three years ago to buy
rival Constellation Energy Group for $7.9 billion, in a bid to
become the largest generator of competitively priced electricity
in the United States. (r.reuters.com/bev88v)
(Reporting by Arnab Sen in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar