merger

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May 20, 2019 - 6:14 pm
A key federal regulator says he backs T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival wireless carrier Sprint, a crucial step for the deal's approval. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday he supported the deal because the two companies promised to expand mobile internet access...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 11:06 am
The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) is inviting the public to provide comments on the proposed merger of Kansas-based Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy (GPE), parent company of Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L). If the application filed by the companies on August 25, 2017 is...
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Dreamstime
November 21, 2017 - 8:25 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Shareholders have overwhelmingly approved a proposed merger of Kansas' largest electric company with a Missouri firm. Kansas City, Missouri-based Great Plains Energy Inc. and Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. announced in a news release Tuesday that more than 90 percent of the...
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Dreamstime
July 10, 2017 - 10:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy have announced a revamped plan to merge after Kansas regulators scuttled an earlier deal. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the deal announced Monday morning would form a utility with a combined equity value of about $14 billion. The...
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Dreamstime
April 19, 2017 - 10:05 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas regulators are preparing to decide whether the state's largest electric company can be acquired by a Missouri-based utility in a $12.2 billion deal. The Kansas Corporation Commission planned to issue its order Wednesday afternoon. Great Plains Energy of Kansas City,...
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