On October 30, 2017, Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST), the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, and Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN) announced that their Boards of Directors have approved, and the companies have executed, a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Dynegy will merge with and into Vistra Energy in a tax-free, all-stock transaction, creating the leading integrated power company across the key competitive power markets in the United States. The resulting company is projected to have a combined market capitalization in excess of $10 billion and a combined enterprise value greater than $20 billion.
The companies anticipate closing the transaction in the second quarter of 2018.
The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals, including expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, and approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the New York Public Service Commission, and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders of Vistra Energy and Dynegy. In addition, the transaction will not require any refinancing of Vistra Energy’s or Dynegy’s debt, but preserves flexibility for opportunistic refinancing at, or after, closing.