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Kirkland & Ellis Advises NRG Energy in $1.7 Billion Acquisition of GenOn Energy

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) in its agreement with GenOn Energy, Inc., (NYSE: GEN) to combine the two companies in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at about $1.7 billion. This deal will create the largest competitive generator in the United States with a combined enterprise value of $18 billion. Partners Thomas Christopher, Gerald Nowak, Mitchell Hertz, Andres Mena and Claire Sheng are advising NRG.