Blockbuster Natural-Gas Merger Is Almost Too Perfect | EUROtoday

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Updated Jan. 11, 2024 12:57 pm ET

Chesapeake Energy’s merger with Southwestern Energy would create the most important natural-gas-focused producer within the U.S. It additionally creates an funding story that’s so compelling that it comes with dangers of its personal.

While merger-mania has swept up the power sector since final 12 months, natural-gas-focused producers have been comparatively much less energetic in deal making. The commodity’s worth has been low and risky, a tricky mixture for offers that lends itself to large bid-ask spreads, or gaps between promoting and providing costs, notes Andrew Dittmarsenior vice chairman at Enverus Intelligence Research.

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