Eastern’s LDC Buying Continues With Colonial Gas

Massachusetts’ Eastern Enterprises clearly has embraced theconcept of consolidation and is doing deals to prove it. Fresh fromits acquisition of Essex County Gas, the Boston Gas parent lastweek said it will buy nearby Colonial Gas Co. for nearly half abillion in stock, cash, and assumed debt. The deal grants a 27%premium to Colonial’s closing price preceding the deal’sannouncement.

October 26, 1998
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