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Takeover Mania and Capital Market Competition

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at how the corporate market responded to the new private-sector freedom: to restructure, diversify, and merge. Specifically, it focuses on regional electricity companies (RECs) and ... More


Price Reviews Again: Asset-sweating or Investment?

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Whilst government and regulators were focused on the removal of the domestic franchises on electricity and gas supplies, and on NETA, the five-year price caps for the networks were coming up for ... More


Regulatory Failure and Financial Engineering—The RECs' First Review

Dieter Helm

in Energy, the State, and the Market: British Energy Policy since 1979

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199270743
eISBN:
9780191718540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270743.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the regulation of the regional electricity companies (RECs), and the conduct of the Office of Electricity Regulation (Offer). The repeated interventions — the two attempts at ... More


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